A quick guide to typical student technology needs at Tufts Univeristy in the summer.
A seven digit series assigned to you when you were enrolled at Tufts this summer. It serves as a student record number for many student service points, particularly for billing and payment via Tufts eBill.
Your Tufts Username is a unique sequence of letters and numbers used to identify you in Tufts computer systems, networks and online services. This Username is the account name that is used to gain access to most Tufts systems, such as the Student Information System, Trunk, Tufts Exchange, or secure wireless connections.
Typically, Tufts Usernames are in the form of your first name initial followed by 5 letters from your last name and two digits. For example, Ludwig Von Beethoven’s Username could be “lbeeth09.” Your Username is assigned during a profile set up process that you launch when you apply for summer enrollment status at Tufts University.
*Your Tufts Username is sometimes called a “Tufts User ID” or “UTLN” (Universal Tufts Login Name).
A password is needed in order to access student technology and networked services at Tufts. You choose your own password, although there are security requirements. Your password is created when you self‐provisioned your Tufts logon profile.
Tufts will communicate with you primarily through email using your Tufts email address. You are required to set up and use a Tufts email account although you are permitted to forward your Tufts email to other services (such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc.) using the Tufts email forwarding service at tuftstools.tufts.edu. Your Tufts email address is assigned to you when you self‐provisioned your Tufts logon profile.
A Tufts logon utility located at tuftstools.tufts.edu, which allows persons with active Tufts Usernames to recover service, password, or forward Tufts email to a non-Tufts account.
Tufts student technology and networked services are accessed by a single logon, which includes your Tufts User ID. Valid users simply enter their ID and password on the lines provided.
Tufts University expects all users of university-owned computers, devices, networks, and other resources to use these properties for educational purposes, and to refrain from prohibited activities. A full statement of policies concerning the responsible use of Tufts technology can be viewed at The Tufts Responsible Use Policy website.
Popular browsers (MS Edge, Opera, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) should support your connectivity to the Tufts network and services. You may find that one browser works best with a particular service. For example, the Tufts Student Information System (go.tufts.edu/sis) tends to work best in either Chrome or Firefox. If you find your service “frozen” or non‐responsive, try opening the site in another browser before seeking assistance.
Technology support at Tufts University is provided around the clock, seven days a week. Contact Tufts Technology Services for assistance with:
Usernames & Passwords
Wireless Set Up
Other Services as Available
Tufts Technology staff will trouble shoot your particular computer, network, or access problem, or connect you with another service provider, such as Tufts Student Services, Tufts Summer Session, etc.
Contact Tufts Technology Services:
By phone: 617.627.3376
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Student Information System (SIS) is accessed at go.tufts.edu/sis. This platform is used by all students to register, adjust registration, view enrollment, billing, and balance information, as well as to make Visa, MasterCard, or Discover payments on tuition and other summer charges.
SIS is also the resource to view your course grade and to request an academic transcript in the event that you wish to document your study at Tufts this summer and/or transfer your course or courses to another college or university.
The university’s learning management site is called “Trunk.” A Sakei‐based, open source platform, Trunk is used by Tufts faculty to build course sites, post class resources, contact students, and facilitate discussions. This site can be used to support collaborations among multiple users.
Trunk is the platform used by the Tufts Summer Online program.
Most, but not all, summer faculty will host course material (syllabus, readings, review questions, etc.) on a Trunk course site. Access to Trunk and relevant courses materials is achieved by logging on to trunk.tufts.edu with your Tufts Username and a password.
This is a web‐based email reader used to manage your Tufts email. It includes calendar and contact management tools as well.
You must read Tufts University email, since this is the primary way that the univeristy will send you information about registration and payment. Also, your course site on Trunk will use your Tufts email address to deliver reminders, data, etc.
If you want to use your own private email reader, such as Gmail, you can set up an email forward at the TuftsTools site.
Tufts Exchange - exchange.tufts.edu
TuftsTools - tuftstools.tufts.edu
A host of resources and information can be accessed using your phone or other hand‐held device using the Tufts mobile platform. It includes a directory of Tufts faculty and staff, maps and directions, and other information services. Please be aware that not all services listed are available in the summer.
If you didn’t bring a computer with you this summer, you can use visit a campus computer lab. Try the Eaton Hall Computer Lab where that are plenty of PC and Mac machines with full connectivity to Tufts and other services.
The computer labs and libraries use a pay for print system that allows users of these facilities to print from both Tufts-owned and personal computers. In addition, students, faculty, and staff can print to the public lab, library and certain public space printers from anywhere on campus by installing and using the print installation packages for Mac or PC.
Tisch Library information, catalog, databases, and other web‐based services can be viewed and accessed using your Tufts Username and password. Some services do not require a Tufts logon, but access to third-party sites, databases, and indexed services will require a logon.
Use this site to register your computer, phone, or hand‐held device. Registration ensures the fastest connections and verifies your agreement with Tufts responsible use policies.
Tufts Emergency Alert System (TuftsAlert) consists of technology and procedures to enable the university to quickly send information to the community during significant emergencies. Messages from the Tufts Emergency Alert System are sent to university email accounts and can be sent by text and voice to mobile and landline phones; however, you must provide your contact information to be included in the system.getrave.com/login/tufts
Two options for connecting to campus networks wireless exist. There is a guest network, which does not require a logon with Tufts credentials. The Tufts Wireless network does require a Tufts logon, and will provide enhanced connectivity.
To register for the Tufts Wireless network, enable wireless option on your computer or device, open a browser window, and follow directions. If the Tufts registration page does not automatically pop up, you can browse hostreg.net.tufts.edu and follow directions.
A recent Bundesgymnasium graduate, Matthias decided to leave his home in Austria for six weeks and spend part of his summer studying international relations and economics at Tufts. He thought the summer before completing his zivildienst (year of public service) was the perfect time to try something new. Matthias saw the advantages of international study at a great American university before entering his "gap" year, and he knew that Tufts University had the summer courses he needed and could transfer to his home university, when the time comes.