Students and the Alumni Association

"I’m very happy with the Alumni office because they have helped me out so much with my senior project. I’ve been put in contact with people who I wouldn’t have had access to otherwise because they’re so famous. They were very willing to help me out. Those interviews will have a big impact on my project."

–Maddie Garber, A10


Did you know that from the moment you step on campus, you become a part of the Tufts Alumni network, made up of over 100,000 graduates? The 150 year-old Tufts University Alumni Association (“Tufts Alumni”) is not only a resource for after graduation, but is also available to help you make the most of your college experience.

Class-Specific Programming

Tufts Alumni plans programs for you and your classmates to enjoy. Check out our Senior, Junior, Sophomore, and First Year events.

Campus-wide Programming

In addition to the programming we provide for individual classes, Tufts Alumni hosts a number of programs designed to help you connect with alumni and experience the traditions that have shaped Tufts's unique campus culture.

Traditions Week

This week-long series of events in April brings together students and alumni in celebration of old and new traditions. Last year's events included a campus sing-off, brown and blue spirit competition, tug-o-war, and more!

Tuftonia’s Day

This annual event, planned by the Tufts University Spirit Coalition (TUSC), pays homage to the founding of the university on April 21, 1852. Each year in late April, Tufts Alumni co-sponsors a carnival featuring games, food, and music. The evening culminates with a fireworks display above the Hill.

Alumni Lectures

  • Light on the Hill Award (co-sponsored by the TCU Senate)
    The Light on the Hill award is the highest award presented Tufts Alumniby undergraduates to Tufts Alumni to recognize their leadership within their fields and for serving as outstanding role models within and beyond the Tufts community. This award is given out annually in April.
  • Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture Series
    Established by JB Lyon, A85, and Tom Bendheim, A85, and co-sponsored by the Tufts Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, this lecture series honors alumni leaders who are highly recognized in their fields. All Tufts students are encouraged to attend to learn how to make the most of their education and to network with alumni. The Lyon & Bendheim Lecture Series is held biannually in the fall and spring. Registration coming soon! Click here to find out more.

Professional Networking Nights and Events

Explore majors, grad school options, and future careers with guidance from Tufts Alumni. Tufts Alumni partners with Tufts Career Services to plan events throughout the year to help students learn about careers and industries, and offers the chance to network with alumni. Annual events include:

  • Engineering Career Networking Night
  • Diversity Career Networking Night
  • Environmental Career Networking Night
  • Law Day on the Hill
  • Medical Day on the Hill
  • Pre-Law Networking Night

Student Issues and Young Alumni Committee

This committee meets throughout the academic year to plan programs, and to ensure that students and alumni maintain an open line of communication. Contact Adam Bissonnette in Alumni Relations at for more information.


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