Life After Tufts

Programs for Recent Graduates

Approximately 450 young alumni turned out to show their Jumbo spirit at the annual New York Tufts gathering. The reception, hosted by the Young Friends of Tufts Advancement (YFTA), a volunteer group of young Tufts alumni, took place on March 18 at the Public House in New York. Packing the trendy hot spot were hundreds of young Tufts alumni who now look forward to this annual spring Tufts alumni tradition. Alumni from Classes of 2001-2008 were invited.

After you leave campus as a new graduate, the Tufts University Alumni Association is committed to maintaining its connection to you as a young alumnus. In addition to the events below, new grads can also serve as liaisons to Tufts Alumni regional chapters, shared interest groups, active citizenship programs, and through committees of the alumni association. Here are just a few of the annual young alumni programs supported by Tufts Alumni:

Tuftonia’s Day

Tuftonia’s Day is Tufts’ own holiday, an event which pays homage to the founding of the university on April 21, 1852. Each year in late April a large carnival is held on campus, featuring games, food, and music, and the evening culminates with a fireworks display above the Hill. Tufts University Spirit Coalition (TUSC), a student-run organization, plans the event, and in 2009, the activities were opened up to the local alumni community. TUAA is a co-sponsor of the event.

Alumni Lectures

Including the Light on the Hill Award (co-sponsored by the TCU Senate) and the Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture.

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Professional Networking Nights and Events

Including Engineering Career Networking Night, Diversity Career Networking Night, Law Day on the Hill, and Medical Day on the Hill.

Welcome Week

Every fall, the TUAA hosts social networking events for Tufts graduates arriving in new cities such as New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. This is a great way for new grads to meet other local alumni and to build connections to Tufts away from the Hill. Special giveaway items are included.

Young Friends of Tufts Advancement.

The annual New York Tufts gathering is hosted by the Young Friends of Tufts Advancement (YFTA), a volunteer group of young Tufts alumni. Each year, this “Young Alumni Bash” aims to reconnect young graduates and demonstrate that young alumni are key players in Beyond Boundaries: The Campaign for Tufts. Designed to raise awareness and excitement about Tufts and philanthropy for the university, the young alumni booster club focuses on peer-to-peer outreach before and after the event. At the event, information about Tufts, TUAA, and the importance of philanthropy of Tufts, is provided to alumni.

Third Thursday Socials

Tufts Alumni Boston hosts a series of happy hour events throughout the year around the Boston area to encourage social and career networking among young alumni. The monthly socials, held on the Third Thursday of the month, rotate to venues in different neighborhoods and include complimentary appetizers and door prizes for attendees.

Boston Alumni Softball Tournament

The Boston Alumni Softball Tournament is an annual event held in Boston for young alumni. The tournament is a one day event which pits Boston-area alumni chapters against each other for Beantown bragging rights (and a shiny trophy). Teams the Jumbos square off against include Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern University, the University of Vermont, University of Virginia, Duke University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. At the Tournament’s conclusion, all of the teams retire to a local pub to swap stories and highlights from the day at the Post-Tournament Social.

Back to the Hill: Young Alumni Festival

All alumni from the classes of 2002-2011 are invited back to take over campus for one weekend on June 8-10, 2012! Find out more.