Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cheer on Tufts as the Jumbos face Bates and Amherst Colleges at Homecoming 2014! Join us for a full day of activities for the entire family on J-Field. The Jumbos are determined to continue their success after an outstanding spring with NCAA championships in both Men’s Lacrosse and Women's Softball. Visit Homecoming Village for free food and beverages, free give-away items, and lots of Jumbo spirit. Don’t forget to bring future Jumbos to Kids’ Corner for arts and crafts and other games. And be sure to stop by the Photo Booth to get your commemorative homecoming photo!

Check out the Tufts Bookstore table at Homecoming Village and get new Jumbo gear for 15% off all emblematic items.

Tailgating Reservation Form: Please return the reservation form (PDF) to the Office of Alumni Relations by fax, mail, or email.

Events continue to be planned, so visit often for more details!


Schedule of Events:

Jumbo: Marvel, Myth, and Mascot
September 11 – December 7, 2014
Curated by Dr. Andrew McClellan
Koppelman Family Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center
Back in 1889, students and alumni welcomed the arrival of Jumbo the Elephant on the campus of Tufts University. Come back to campus and celebrate the 125th anniversary of that important event and marvel at a special Art and Ephemera Exhibit entitled Jumbo: Marvel, Myth, and Mascot.

Friday, September 26:

Erev Shabbat
Services: 6:30 pm, Granoff Family Hillel Center
Dinner: 7:15 pm, Granoff Family Hillel Center
Join us for student-led Reform and Conservative Shabbat Services followed by dinner (registration required for dinner). Please visit the Tufts Hillel website to make a dinner reservation.

Athletics Department Annual Awards
Cohen Auditorium
7:30 pm
This year’s Distinguished Awards will honor Team IMPACT and founders Dan Kraft, A87; Jay Calnan, E87; Robert “Tish” Tishman, A86; Kris Herman, J86, AG90; and Dan Walsh, A87. Visit the Athletics site for more details.

Annual Homecoming A Capella Concert: Beelzebubs, Amalgamates & Jills
Goddard Chapel
7:00 & 9:30 pm

Essense A Cappella 20th Anniversary Celebration
Reception/dinner with current students and alumni
Location TBD
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 27:

Services: 10:30 am, Granoff Family Hillel Center
Lunch: 12:30 pm (approx.), Granoff Family Hillel Center
Join us for egalitarian Conservative Shabbat morning service, followed by a delicious kosher lunch. No reservations necessary.

Homecoming Village: BBQ & Carnival
11:00 am

Class of 1959 Mini-Reunion
J-Field Tent
12:00 pm

Ceremony to Honor NCAA Champion Men's Lacrosse and Softball
Ellis Oval/Zimman Football Field
Halftime of Football game
1:00 pm vs. Bates

T4A (Tufts Asian American Alumni Association) reception & meeting
Sophia Gordon
3:30 pm

Women’s Rugby gathering
Details TBD

Theta Delta Chi - Kappa Charge Annual Meeting
Breakfast: 10:00 am, 123 Packard Avenue
Meeting: 10:30 am, 123 Packard Avenue
Catch up with current brothers and the Kappa Corporation while seeing what's new around the house. RSVP to kyle.g.boutin@gmail.com or 978-430-5429.

Essence Anniversary Celebration Concert
Cohen Auditorium
Admission is $10 for those outside the Tufts community, $7 for faculty/staff/alumni, and $5 for students.
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Young Alumni Homecoming Celebration
Tavern in the Square Porter
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cost TBD

Athletics Events
12:00 pm Women's Soccer vs. Amherst
12:00 pm Field Hockey vs. Amherst
1:00 pm Football vs. Bates
2:30 pm Men's Soccer vs. Amherst
Visit the Athletics website for more details.

Sunday, September 28:

Essence A Capella 20th Anniversary Celebration
Breakfast and dedication ceremony
Location TBD
9:00 am - 11:00 am