Events & Reunions

Admissions 101 - 2017 - SOLD OUT

Sponsored by:

Tufts Admissions Office and Tufts University Alumni Association

Location: Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA 02155 | See Map

When: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (iCal)


In recent years, as the college admissions process has become even more complex, many graduates have reached out to Tufts for advice. They want to learn about the process and how they can support their sons and daughters. If you have a son or daughter who is currently a high school junior, we are pleased to invite you and your child to attend Admissions 101, a special program designed for parents and college-bound students to help you better understand and best prepare for the college admissions process. Admissions 101 is offered to alumni parents and their high school juniors at no charge.


This event is sold out.


If you have any questions, please call the Office of Special Events at 888-320-4103 or email


Sunday, April 23, 2017

10:00 – 11:00 am: Registration
11:00 – 11:15 am: Welcome Remarks by President Anthony P. Monaco and Ed Ellison
11:15 – 11:45 am: Students, Parents and the College Admissions Process by Karen Richardson, Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management
11:45 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 pm: Who Gets In and Why by Susan Garrity Ardizzoni, Director of Undergraduate Admissions
2:30 – 3:15 pm: For Parents: Financial Aid Q&A
2:30 – 3:40 pm: For Students: Two workshops (25 minutes each)
Application Advice
Essay Writing Workshop
3:15 – 3:40 pm: Parents: Coffee and Conversation
3:45 – 4:45 pm: Optional campus tour with student guides