Tufts Student Life
MAY 26, 2020
Tutoring at the ARC
Hello Jumbos,
We're introducing academic life at Tufts this week and are taking you on a tour of all your supports and resources. 

As a reminder, we are closely monitoring the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on the fall semester as well as Undergraduate Orientation and Pre-Orientation Programs. While we continue to plan for an on-campus fall semester, no decision about when students may come or return to campus has been made. Our priority is the health and safety of our community, and our decisions will be made in consultation with local and state health authorities. As soon as decisions are made, they will be communicated to students and families so everyone can plan accordingly. 

Academics: Getting Started

There are many different fields of study at Tufts in the School of Engineering, and the School of Arts and Sciences which also includes the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (or SMFA at Tufts)What's the best way to get your bearings?
We're glad you asked! We've created an Academics page just for incoming students to help you with your first steps:
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Academic Advice and Support

Now that you're a Jumbo, you have a bunch of people and departments that are ready to help you make progress towards your degree.

All Jumbos have a team of advisors, including a special team for BFA students on the Fenway campus:
Combined Degree and BFA advising begins July 10th and students should make appointments only after accessing their Academic Essentails starting June 16th.

The Academic Resource Center supports your learning beyond the classroom by offering free individual and group sessions that focus both on specific content areas and skills that transfer to various academic situations. Their programs promote engaged, collaborative learning by building on your strengths while addressing your concerns and questions.

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Tufts' Private Social Network: Raftr

Raftr helps you get current on campus, bringing together every event from departments, student groups, athletic teams, arts, speakers, concerts and more, all into a single app that gives you immediate control of your day, week and month. Sing up today to begin connecting with your peers and exploring the Tufts community! 
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Class of 2024 Events This Week:

(Web)ExCollege Classes
Tomorrow at noon, Nina '21 will dazzle you with the skills she has cultivated over the past four years cooking in the college environment. Later that day, Theo '24 will guide you through a discussion of the politics embedded within Harry Potter. Then, on Friday, Lily '21 will present a mini-class on environmental economics that touches on everything from ethical dilemmas to ecological destruction. 
Elephant in the Zoom
This week's Elephant in the Zoom will allow you to connect with peers interested in similar disciplines! You will get to join a Zoom that speaks most to the academic area you’d like to explore at Tufts. The Elephant in the Zoom: Academics will be at 8pm EDT this Saturday, May 30. You’ll get an email invite with a link to the Zoom one hour before the Hangout.
Tisch College Lecture Series
Tisch College is rolling out a special 8-part weekly webinar series designed to support Tufts students and community members as we all navigate COVID-19. To learn more about how to take care of you, head over to  their website.

Coming Up Next

Checklist Reminders

We keep your New Student Checklist 2020 up all summer to help keep you on track. Here are a few reminders about upcoming deadlines:

Health and Wellness at Tufts

Next week, we're going to introduce you to everything Health and Wellness: resources for health concerns and counseling, supports for nutrition and substance use, and information about all kinds of other services. We'll introduce you to staff and explain who you should contact for a variety of services and supports.  
Start Exploring Health and Wellness at Tufts
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