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Parents &Family Weekend 2015: October 16-17

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Schedule of Events

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Friday, October 16
Saturday, October 17

Registration and Welcome:

Friday, October 16, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday, October 17, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sophia Gordon Hall, 15 Talbot Avenue

Thanks to all who registered for Parents and Family Weekend in advance! Online registration is now closed. All parents should come to Sophia Gordon Hall, 15 Talbot Avenue upon arrival, to pick up registration packets, check for last-minute schedule changes, and to register in person if you didn't register online.

Some of our registration packets!

Please note that there will be no scheduled events on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Please use this day to spend time with your Jumbo, attend religious services and enjoy brunch.

 

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Friday, October 16
7:15 am–8:00 pm
Dining Centers Open

Meals are available in Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie dining centers for parents and students who wish to remain on campus. Parents visiting campus eat for free in the dining centers if accompanied by daughters or sons enrolled in a meal plan. Students are required to use their Tufts ID to gain access to the dining centers. Cash, guest meals, or JumboCash may be used for additonal family members or friends.

CAMPUS DINING CENTERS

10:00 am–6:00 pm

Registration, Welcome and Sign-In

Refreshments

SOPHIA GORDON HALL, 15 TALBOT AVENUE


10:00 am–8:00 pm
Tufts University Art Gallery (Extended hours)

Please visit the Art Gallery website for a listing of exhibitions.

AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER, 40 TALBOT AVENUE

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Tisch Family Gallery Curatorial exhibitions tour with Gallery Director Amy Ingrid Schlegel. Meet in Gallery lobby.

AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER, 40 TALBOT AVENUE

11:30 am-12:30 pm
Career Coaching Your Tufts Student

Donna Esposito, Senior Associate Director

Tufts Career Center offers programs, resources and services to help your student learn what's available and how you can contribute to your child's career development.

DOWLING HALL 745
 

1:15 pm
Muslim Friday Prayer


INTERFAITH CENTER, 58 WINTHROP STREET


 

Parents and Family Weekend Welcome:
1:00-2:00 pm

Tufts today: A conversation with the Provost and Deans

David Harris
Provost and Senior Vice President
James M. Glaser
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
Jianmin Qu
Dean of the School of Engineering
Alan Solomont
Dean, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service

AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER, 40 TALBOT AVENUE

 

2:10–3:10 pm
Student Services Panel

Staff in student affairs, public safety, academic affairs, and health and wellness will discuss resources and programs to support your student at Tufts.

Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium, 40 Talbot Avenue

3:30–5:00 pm
Friends of Tufts Libraries Author Talk:

Our Future with Bees

Noah Wilson-Rich, G11, Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, The Best Bees Company

TISCH LIBRARY, HIRSH READING ROOM, 35 PROFESSORS ROW

5:00–6:00 pm
Tisch Library Open House

See where your student studies and learn about programs, services and collections that support your student.

TISCH LIBRARY LOBBY, 35 PROFESSORS ROW


5:00–6:00 pm
Hillel Open House

Please join us at the Hillel Center for a chance to explore the building, learn about programs offered through Tufts Hillel, and to speak with current students and staff.

Granoff Family Hillel Center, 220 Packard Avenue


WEEKEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES

Jumah Prayer – Friday, October 16, 1:15-2 pm, Interfaith Center (58 Winthrop St.)
All are welcome to come pray or simply observe.


Pre-Shabbat Reception and Schmooze, Friday, October 16, 5:00 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner --Friday, October 16, 6:00 p.m., Granoff Family Hillel Center, 200 Packard Ave

You are welcome to join Hillel for a pre-Shabbat reception and schmooze! Please register here as soon as possible.

Please join us for Shabbat student-lead Conservative and Reform services. A delicious kosher dinner follows services at approximately 7:15 pm. Advanced registration for dinner is required (the registration site is now open). There will be a special performance at dinner by Shir Appeal, Tufts' only Jewish, co-ed acapella singing group. You'll be welcomed for services, dinner or both! For more information, please call the Hillel Center at 617-627-3242.

Conservative and Reform Dinner follows at 7:15 pm. Cost for dinner is to be one meal or free for students, $18 per adult guests, and $5 for guest under 10. Advance registration is required; please call the Granoff Family Hillel Center at 617-627-3242 for availability.

You're welcome to attend any component or join us for the entire evening.  


Eid Al-Adha Dinner Celebration – Friday, October 16, 6:30-10 pm, 51 Winthrop St.
Please join us at our 2015 Annual Eid Al-Adha Dinner Celebration. All our welcome to this celebration and free dinner will be provided. This year we are incredibly fortunate to have Shahed Amanullah as our guest speaker, speaking about "Social Entrepreneurship in American Muslim Communities." Mr. Amanullah is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several Silicon Valley new media startups. He serves as CEO & co-founder of LaunchPosse, a DC-based startup based at Affinis Labs that helps people leverage their social networks to shape and launch ideas for entrepreneurship. For more information, please click here (https://www.facebook.com/events/129509540737392/).


Saturday, October 17, 3:15-5:00 p.m. Goddard Chapel
Protestant Chaplaincy Tea

Join a diverse group of Protestant students for tea and scones with traditional Devonshire cream. An intimate and participatory circle prayer gathering begins at 4:30 pm. Fellowship with the Protestant Chaplaincy and bring your intercessions and thanksgivings to share in the community.

Sunday, October 18
Catholic Mass – Sunday, October 18, 11 am, Goddard Chapel

Sunday, October 18, 7 pm
Protestant Worship Service, Goddard Chapel

7:00 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Wesleyan
Cousens Gym

Select a date: Friday, October 16 | Saturday, October 17

General Information

Parking

Parking is available in all Tufts lots, in visitor parking areas, on streets within the campus boundaries, and in the Dowling Hall parking garage at 419 Boston Avenue. Handicap parking areas are reserved only for vehicles so designated.

Registration

PLEASE COME TO THE SOPHIA GORDON MULTIPURPOSE ROOM IN SOPHIA GORDON HALL UPON ARRIVAL TO RECEIVE YOUR REGISTRATION PACKET AND LEARN ABOUT LAST-MINUTE SCHEDULE CHANGES.

Emergencies

In case of an emergency, dial ext. 66911 from any Tufts University campus telephone to reach the Tufts University Police in Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Avenue. If you’re calling from a non-campus phone, dial 617-627-6911. For a non-emergency, call 617-627-3030.


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