Tufts Alumni Weekend Schedule

Thursday, May 18

10:30 am & 1:30 pm

Main Event

Undergraduate Admissions Campus Walking Tours

Location: Dowling Hall

2:30 pm

Super Seminar

A New Hope for Curing Alzheimer's

Dr. Philip Haydon, Tufts University School of Medicine

Location: Pearson Hall, Room 104

Hear about a potential new target for curing Alzheimer's disease currently in clinical trials, from the neuroscientist who discovered it!

Explore more: Treating Alzheimer's Disease

3:30 pm

Super Seminar

Post-Seminar Reception with Dr. Phillip Haydon

Location: Pearson Hall, Room 106

4:00 pm

Super Seminar

The "I" Diet

Dr. Susan Roberts, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Location: Pearson Hall, Room 104

Can you train your brain to prefer healthy food? Learn more about Dr. Susan Robert's promising new weight loss program, the "I" Diet, which has a very high success rate and uses cutting-edge science to change the way you think.

Explore more: Boston Magazine | Tufts Now

6:00 pm

Main Event

Packard Society Reception (invitation only)

Location: Gifford House

Friday, May 19

10:00 am–5:00 pm

Alumni Weekend Registration

Location: Alumnae Hall

Sign in, relax, and grab a coffee or soda!

10:00 am

Super Seminar

From Medford, to the Mountains, to the Moon

Ken Goodwin, E67

Location: Pearson Hall, Room 104

10:30 am & 1:30 pm

Main Event

Undergraduate Admissions Campus Walking Tours

Location: Dowling Hall

2:30 pm

Super Seminar

Why the SMFA at Tufts Makes So Much Sense

Nancy Bauer, School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Location: Pearson Hall, Room 104

6:00 pm

Religious Event

Shabbat Services

Location: Granoff Family Hillel Center

7:15 pm

Religious Event

Shabbat Dinner (reservation only)

Location: Granoff Family Hillel Center

Saturday, May 20

9:00 am

Main Event

Fun Run with Coach Don Megerle

Location: From Tisch Athletic Complex

Lace up your sneakers for a family-friendly running tour of Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus. Tufts Marathon Team coach and former swim coach Don Megerle will be there to cheer you on.

9:45 am

Main Event

Jumbo Yoga

Location: Tisch Library Roof

Start the day with some movement and meditation led by Carmela Fleury, E02, a professional life coach and Yin yoga instructor.

10:00 am

Religious Event

Shabbat Services

Location: Granoff Family Hillel Center

10:00 am–5:00 pm

Open House

Tisch Library Open House

Location: Tisch Library

10:30 am

Class Event

Class of 1957 60th Reunion Celebration

Location: Hirsh Reading Room, Tisch Library

11:00 am

Super Seminar

This is Your Brain on Sports

Dr. Samuel Sommers, School of Arts and Sciences

Location: Pearson Hall, Room 104

Join the Tufts psychologist described as this generation's Sol for an entertaining journey into the psychology of sports. Discover the hidden influences and surprising cues that inspire and derail us on the field and in the stands—and by extension, in corporate board rooms, office settings, and our daily lives.

12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Main Event

Service Day Project

Location: Residential Quad Tent

12:00 pm

Open House

Music Department Graduation Recital

Location: Granoff Music Center

12:30 pm

Religious Event

Shabbat Lunch

Location: Granoff Family Hillel Center

1:30 pm

Main Event

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Location: Goddard Chapel

Rain site: Sophia Gordon Hall Multi-Purpose Room

2:00 pm

Main Event

ROTC Commissioning Reception

Location: Tisch Library Roof

Rain site: Sophia Gordon Hall Multi-Purpose Room

2:00 pm

Super Seminar

We've Been There Before: God, Immigration, Race, What Makes an American, Who Gets to Vote, and What Happened in 2016

Sol Gittleman, School of Arts and Sciences

Location: Pearson Hall, Room 104

Contrary to what we like to believe, immigrants have rarely had an easy time becoming Americans. From the moment the Pilgrims planted a foot on Plymouth Rock, they began having questions about who was coming next. Religion played a major role, but so did color, race, and class.

Those issues continued to play a prominent role in American history, as the frontier moved west. The doors never shut—until the second decade of the twentieth century. In the recent national election, immigration was on everyone's mind. Let's connect the dots and learn something about our nation.

3:00–4:20 pm

Main Event

Baccalaureate Service

Location: Gantcher Center

4:00–6:00 pm

Main Event

Delta Tau Delta Reception

Location: "Shelter," 98 Professors Row

All graduating seniors, returning alumni, and guests are welcome!
Please RSVP to Bob Karp at BusEnviron@aol.com.

4:30 pm

Open House

School of Engineering Open House

Location: CLIC Building, 574 Boston Avenue

Catch up with faculty and students at the fantastic new CLIC Building! There will be welcome remarks from Dean Qu and opportunities to network with alumni, faculty, and students.

5:30 pm

Religious Event

Catholic Mass

Location: Goddard Chapel

5:30 pm

Class Event

Class of 1962 55th Reunion Celebration

Location: Cheryl A. Chase Center

6:00 pm

Class Event

Class of 1967 50th Reunion Celebration

Location: Dewick-MacPhie Dining Hall

6:00 pm

Class Event

Class of 1972 45th Reunion Celebration

Location: Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center

6:00 pm

Class Event

Class of 1982 35th Reunion Celebration

Location: Tower Cafe, Tisch Library

7:00 pm

Class Event

Class of 1977 40th Reunion Celebration

Location: Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street

7:00 pm

Class Event

Class of 1987 30th Reunion Celebration

Location: Remis Sculpture Court

7:00 pm

Class Event

Class of 1992 25th Reunion Celebration

Location: Mayer Campus Center

7:00 pm

Class Event

Class of 1997 20th Reunion Celebration

Location: Granoff Music Center

7:00 pm

Class Event

Class of 2002 15th Reunion Celebration

Location: Brown and Brew, Curtis Hall

Sunday, May 21