Welcome to the StAAR Center!
Welcome to the StAAR Center!
Tufts Student Life
Explore accessibility & Academic Services
JULY 21, 2020
Hello Jumbos,
Tufts is proud to welcome students with a variety of backgrounds, interests, and abilities. This week, we're introducing the academic resource hub for Tufts undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences (including the SMFA at Tufts) and School of Engineering, the Student Accessibility & Academic Resources (StAAR) Center

Student Accessibility & Academic Resources (StAAR) Center

At StAAR we value the individuality of each student, offering a number of different types of free programs to help students reach their full potential while at Tufts. Specific programs include: 
This fall all StAAR Center appointments, tutoring sessions and study groups will be offered remotely. Our workshops will be available both remotely and in-person. 
Resources and Events
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Students with Disabilities

Any Tufts student who may have a diagnosed disability (chronic health, cognitive, sensory, physical, mental health, etc.) that fundamentally impacts one or more of their major life functions should consider registering with the StAAR center. The STAAR Center supports students with appropriate academic, housing, transportation and dining based accommodations depending on the individual nature of their disability. 
Register a Disability-Related Need
To make an appointment with a representative from the StAAR center, please email us at: StAARCenter@tufts.edu.

The Lyft Program

The StAAR Center is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the rideshare app Lyft! Through the generous contributions of Michael and Kathryn Lainoff, all AS&E and Fletcher students with a documented disability who are registered with the StAAR Center and approved for a transportation or parking accommodations may now utilize Lyft to assist them as they navigate campus and their Tufts-sponsored activities. 
Learn More and Enroll

Academic Coaching and Workshops

The Academic Coaching Program aims to promote self-regulation and resiliency in graduate and undergraduate students across the university. We provide individual and group programming that attends to the needs of a diverse community of learners; students can meet with members of our staff to learn more about their individual learning styles, how to navigate their workloads and extracurricular commitments, and what resources may be helpful to them during their collegiate experience.
Academic Strategies workshops address a wide range of skills for Tufts students at all levels including exam and study strategies, time management, text anxiety, note taking, tackling problem sets, and reading strategies. We partner with academic departments across the university to provide programming for students studying specific disciplines. 
Writing Support:
Our Writing Support programs aim to demystify academic writing and engage writers in a more robust process. We can work with you on papers for any class, at any stage in your process—from brainstorming to drafting to revising. We work collaboratively to help you clarify your argument, organize your ideas, deepen your analysis, develop your writing style, and better understand the conventions of different academic disciplines.
During the fall semester appointments will be offered  online. 
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Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment for writing support, academic coaching, or tutoring, or to sign up for a workshop or group session, follow these steps:
  1. Log into our booking system, TutorFinder, with your Tufts username and password.
  2. Choose the type of appointment or group you’re looking for.
  3. Click the button on the left to reserve an appointment or register for a group.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email with the details.
Book an Appointment
Contact the StAAR Center
The StAAR Center is located in Dowling Hall and is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. We also offer writing support and academic coaching in the Tisch Library. 
You may call or email us to speak with a StAAR team member:

New and Announcements

Reminder: we're going live on Fcebook tomorrow, July 15
  • 12 p.m. EDT: Residential Life at Tufts
Join us on the Tufts Student Life Facebook page for these sessions! You can also watch them on our Facebook page afterwards and can submit questions online ahead of time.

Reminder: Don't forget to complete the University Chaplaincy's Spiritual Interest Survey by August 31st for a chance to win an Apple Watch!

Newly Added: A new item has been added to your checklist. Create your TuftsTickets account using your Tufts UTLN and email. This is the platform we will use for some ticketed orientation events and many student organizations and departments use for social programs all-year long! 

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Checklist Reminders

Residential Life & Learning

Next week, we're going to introduce Tufts' Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) oversees all aspects of residential living-- including on- and off-campus housing, roommate selection, Fraternity and Sorority Life and other theme-houses --to create educational and social programming that foster a community of inclusivity, belonging, and learning.
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