Programs & Events

The Office of Residential Life and Learning is committed to creating a safe, engaging, and welcoming environment in our residence halls through a variety of programs and events. Our residential life staff build strong communities through programming that spans a wide selection of categories responding to both the developmental needs and interests of their communities.

Residential students at Tufts can count on events ranging from Hall Snacks, a Tufts tradition, to programs capitalizing on current events such as the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes in early 2010 as well as the 2014 Presidential Election. Other past programs have included:

  • Course advising and tutoring nights
  • Ice Cream socials and BBQs
  • Baking and cooking workshops
  • Movie nights and film discussions, "International Film Series"
  • Yoga nights and other fitness classes
  • RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) self-defense workshops
  • Music Festival
  • Painting the cannon
  • Hall snacks with various guests and themes
  • Stress relief workshops
  • Awards night or Super Bowl viewings
  • "Good Eats" nutrition workshops and smoothie events
  • Sustainability programs such as composting or planting herbs
  • Guest faculty speakers, e.g. Improving Your Arguments from the Scholars In Residence
  • ...and more!

We also provide an initiative to residents to attend our various programs through our "Passport to your Adventure" program. Residential students receive a passport from the Office of Residential Life and they bring their passport with them to the various events happening in the Halls to collect stamps for attending. By collecting so many stamps, they are entered into a drawing for great prizes at the end of the semester. There are up to four total prizes that are given out.

For more information about all of the residential programming initiatives and opportunities at Tufts, check out the links to the left. Have a great idea for a program in your hall? Contact your RA or send an email to Elizabeth Hartford, Programming Coordinator of Residential Life.

  Office of Residential Life and Learning, South Hall, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 02155  |  Tel: (617) 627-3248  |  Fax: (617) 627-3929  |  Email