University Chaplaincy resources, Senior Memory Book, Art Galleries and more
University Chaplaincy resources, Senior Memory Book, Art Galleries and more
Tufts Student Life
February 17, 2021
Dear Parents and Families,
We have successfully begun another semester!  We recognize that this year has been full of unexpected challenges and we are grateful for your continued support. In this issue, we are highlighting ways that the University Chaplaincy supports our students.

University Chaplaincy Resources

Greetings from Goddard Chapel! The Tufts University Chaplaincy is a multifaith hub committed to serving students across religious, spiritual, and philosophical traditions. We do this by supporting eight distinct chaplaincy communities, promoting multifaith engagement, offering educational and experiential programs, and providing pastoral care.
Pastoral care involves nonjudgmental and compassionate listening and facilitates meaning-making through a student's own spiritual or moral values. A student might seek pastoral care in order to process a challenging time in life, explore questions about religion and spirituality, or to share a traumatic experience. Upon request, chaplains can engage in prayer, sacred text reading, or any rituals from a student's tradition. Chaplains can also support students seeking unique resources from their religious or philosophical tradition.
Our chaplains work directly with student religious or philosophical communities and can support a student in finding and connecting with a community. Our chaplains are confidential resources, are open and affirming of LGBTQ identities, and will never proselytize or seek to convert. Please contact University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger at if you have questions or concerns about our programs and resources!
Celebrating 115 Years at Tufts: The University Chaplaincy

Purchase a 2021 Senior Memory Book

Class of 2021 Parents and Families! Order your copy of the 2021 Senior Memory Book now. The book will include 64 color pages in a coffee table format celebrating the Tufts Class of 2021. The book will include the traditional senior portrait section and other campus and community highlights from this special year. Books will be completed following commencement weekend and be mailed to addresses provided during the ordering process in mid- to late July 2021.

Art Galleries New Programs and Exhibitions

The Tufts University Art Galleries in the Aidekman Arts Center on the Medford campus are now open for the Spring semester for current Tufts students, faculty, and staff from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about our current exhibitions and upcoming programs, visit

What's Happening Academically?

At the start of the semester, students should review the Academic Calendar for deadlines. Students with unresolved incompletes from the fall should complete them before March 15. The Exceptional Pass/Fail grading policy will continue this semester. It is meant to be utilized not as a GPA boost but rather for extenuating circumstances that may impact academics. Students should consult with an advisor before making a decision. The Exceptional Pass/Fail workshop recording can be viewed here.

Dates to Remember

March 8 – Last day for AS&E students to DROP courses without record of enrollment
March 15 – Last day for AS&E students to make up incomplete grades from Fall 2020
March 15 – Last day for graduate students to apply and submit materials for May graduation
View the Student Life calendar
Join the Tufts Parents Facebook Group
Medford Campus in the summer

Op-ed: Making the right choices for the common good

Dean of Student Affairs and Chief Student Affairs Officer for AS&E Camille Lizarríbar wrote an op-ed in The Tufts Daily about the importance of continuing to follow COVID-19 protocols.
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