Dear Parents and Families,
I hope this finds you well. I am the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering at Tufts, and part of my role is to support our sophomore students. As a “double Jumbo” myself, I feel a deep sense of excitement whenever I get to work with current students and help them find their place, discover their passion, or figure out what their next steps might be after college. Sophomore year can be both exciting and overwhelming for many students. Some feel like they’ve already found their place; others feel like they might still be searching. Either experience is perfectly okay and, in fact, feeling a little bit of both is often a vital part of sophomore year. Whether you’re the parent or family member of a current sophomore or your student is busy enjoying another part of their time at college, understanding the pivot point that is the second year of a student’s undergraduate education can be a great way to begin identifying the particular resources and opportunities your Jumbo might use to get the very most out of their entire Tufts experience.