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Welcome to the Tufts Neighbors page. You will be able to find information here on upcoming events and university resources. We hope you will visit often! If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Community Relations at 617.627.3780 or email us at

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Most performances are free, require no tickets, and take place at the Granoff Music Center on the Medford/Somerville Campus, unless otherwise noted. More Details >>

Tufts Jazz Orchestra: Speak No Evil
Apr. 24, 8 p.m.
Delivering boundless energy, unbridled passion, and scorching hot dance rhythms, the Tufts Jazz Orchestra brings in spring with the music of living jazz composers Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, and Oscar Hernandez. Joel LaRue Smith, director
Goddard Chapel>>

Kiniwe: Akpese
Nani Agbeli, Director
Apr. 25, 8 – 10 p.m.
Tufts African music ensemble continues its yearlong setting of Akpese, a relatively recent creation that blends Christian songs with traditional Ewe recreational drumming and dancing.

Sunday at Tufts-Community Concert Series -- Klenèngan Manasuka
Apr. 27, 3 – 5 p.m.
The Boston Village Gamelan and Rinengga Sih Tentrem, the Tufts gamelan ensemble, perform a concert of Javanese gamelan music under the direction of Barry Drummond. Guest artists include I.M. Harjito and Peni Candrarini.

Tufts Early Music Ensemble: Music from Rome and Naples
Apr. 27, 8 – 10 p.m.
Tufts Early Music Ensemble explores the musical wealth of southern Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries from both native composers and visitors. Works include songs, diminutions, canzonas, madrigals, and fantasias by Lassus, Palestrina, Trabaci, Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, and others. Jane Hershey, director

Tufts Flute Ensemble
Apr. 28, 8 p.m.
The Tufts Flute Ensemble performs works by Lodovico Grossi da Viadana, David Uber, Kathy Farmer, Charles Threatte, J.S. Bach, Paule Maurice, and Jukka Viitasaari under the direction of Nina Barwell.

Tufts Takht and Jumbo Knish Factory
Apr. 30, 8 – 10 p.m.
These two groups present a joint program featuring music from Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Israel, and Eastern Europe. Kareem Roustom and Michael McLaughlin, directors

Community Music Program Spring Concerts
May 10 (see times below)
Students in the Tufts Community Music Program, from elementary through high school ages, perform their  spring concerts.

  • 11:00 a.m. - Community Music Program Concert I
  • 12:15 p.m. - Community Music Program Concert II
  • 2:00 p.m. - Community Music Program Concert III
  • 3:00 p.m. -  Community Music Program Concert IV

Community Music Adult Chamber Concert
May 10, 8 p.m.
Participants in the Adult Chamber Music Workshop, part of the Tufts Community Music Program, perform a concert of chamber music as the culmination of their semester of study.



Film | Arts | Athletics


Tufts Film Series
a free, on-campus movie theater every weekend!
Medford/Somerville Campus
Barnum Hall, Room 008>>
Blockbusters to cult films to animated movies to classics, and everything in between are shown on 35mm film on a big screen with a Dolby Digital 12.1 surround sound system, in a theater that seats about 200 people. Times are subject to changeSee updated schedules and Trailers>>

  • Apr. 28, 8 p.m.


Tufts Art Gallery
Current exhibitions at the Art Gallery
Medford/Somerville Campus:

Tanja Softić: Migrant Universe
Jan. 30 – Apr. 27, Koppelman Gallery and Remis Sculpture Court
A series of ten large works on paper by Bosnian-born, Virginia-based artist Tanja Softić.
Complete information>>

Seeing Glacial Time: Climate Change in the Arctic
Jan. 30 – May 18, Tisch Family Gallery
This exhibit examines how eight contemporary artists employ the "real time" of photography to visualize the largely imperceptible, gradual changes in "glacial time" from the bellwether Arctic region.
Complete information>>

Program Highlights:
Museums Without Walls - Tufts Medford/Somerville Campus
A new web app with stories, images, and videos about works of art on Tufts' main campus in Medford
More info>>

Group Tours and Class Visits
Voice Your Vision! 
Gallery Guide Program
Tufts University Art Gallery’s free, discussion-based tour program fosters directed looking and critical dialogue using VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies). To schedule a tour for a group of minimum 6 visitors, contact Madeleine Delpha at madeleine.delpha@tufts.edu or by calling (617) 627 5988.


Most of Tufts’ NCAA Division III Varsity team games are free and open to the public. Visit the Athletics website >>
Directions to Athletics facilities>>
* = Conference Games

Alumni Fields: Huskins Field
Apr. 21, 12 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Spicer Field
Apr. 22, 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse:
Bello Field

Apr. 23, 7 p.m.



                   Featured Events

           Tuftonia’s Day Fireworks

April 25, 9 p.m.
Residential Quad

Each year, Tufts celebrates its founding with a campus celebration and fireworks display. This event will take place from 9:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. on the Residential Quad. All community residents are invited to watch.


The rain date for the fireworks is Sunday, April 27.


Lectures & Conference
Free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public

Political Science Lectures and Seminars
View 'Research Guide' for all events >>
Two Frank C. Colcord Lectures:
both on Apr. 22 at noon – lunch will be served
The Fletcher School>>

  • Professor Vasileios Syros is a Senior Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland and currently an Onassis Visiting Professor at McGill University.  Professor Syros will present Visions of Empire and the Ideal Urban Organization in the European and Islamic Traditions.
  • Professor T.V. Paul is a James McGill Professor of International Relations at McGill University, and will speak on his forthcoming book, Pakistan: The Warrior State (Oxford University Press).

Environmental Studies Lunch & Learn Program:
every Thursday from 12:00-1:00pm at the Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room on the Medford/Somerville Campus
More info about current lectures>> 

  • Advancing Sustainability and Social Good Through Consulting
    Apr. 24
    Ian Kline is President and CEO of The Cadmus Group, Inc.  In his project work, he provides technical and strategic advice to government and commercial clients on a variety of complex sustainability, environmental, and public health issues.

On the Grafton Campus:
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Agnes Varis Campus Center>>

  • Fighting Words: Rights vs Welfare. Who Really Cares?
    Presented by Jane Mackta>>
    May 5, 2014, noon – 1 p.m.
    In academe, the general community and cyberspace, people are talking about the role and place of animals in society. Sadly, battle lines have been drawn, making it a struggle to engage in a civil discussion about this complex topic without taking sides.
    More information>>