October 12, 2013

Cheer on Tufts as the Jumbos face the Trinity Bantams and Connecticut College Camels at Homecoming 2013! Join us for a full day of activities for the entire family on J-Field. 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. Tufts prides itself with being as green and sustainable as possible. Members of the Tufts Recycling program will be with us at Homecoming. Please help us lesson our impact on the environment and help us recycle and compost during Homecoming. For more information and guidelines, visit our sustainability website.

Schedules and events continue to be planned by members of the Tufts University Alumni Association, so check often for updates.

Check out all of the Homecoming action live throughout the weekend on Twitter!

Show your Jumbo pride! Tweet photos of Homecoming traditions, festivities, and spirit at @TuftsAlumni and be sure to use #JumboPride! The Tufts Alumni Traditions Committee will be picking a winner - this is your chance to win brunch for four at SoundBites and great Tufts Alumni swag!


Schedule of Events:

Friday, October 11:

Alumni Shabbat and Reception
6 pm, Granoff Family Hillel Center
Join current students and fellow alumni for Reform and Conservative services at 6pm. Dinner begins at 7:15pm, with a special oneg following. For more information and reservations, contact Tufts Hillel at 617-627-3242 or Hillel-Center@Tufts.edu, or visit the Tufts Hillel website.

Awards Night
Athletics Distinguished Achievements Awards Ceremony
7:30 pm, Cohen Auditorium
Tufts Athletics

Saturday, October 12:

Tufts Alumni Homecoming Committee Hospitality Tent
9:30 am to 11 am, Jumbo Tent
For the early birds out there, come by and meet members of the Tufts University Alumni Association and the Homecoming Committee while enjoying coffee and breakfast pastries. Help set up the Village for the day’s activities.

Tufts International Relations Alumni
10:30 am to 11:30 am, Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room, 15 Talbot Avenue
The Tufts International Relations Program invites you to a casual reception with fellow IR alumni and current students on Homecoming Saturday. We will serve breakfast, and hope that the event will be a fun kickoff to your day of tailgating, watching the game, and catching up with old friends. Current students will be advised to bring their energy, questions, and appetite, but not their resumes. Dress is casual; please feel free to come in your homecoming day attire. This event is free and is sponsored by the Tufts International Relations Program. Please contact John Taylor, International Relations Program Administrator, at john.taylor@tufts.edu with any questions. Register online today!

Jumbo’s Homecoming Tent
11 am to 4 pm, J-Field
The festivities get under way on J-Field. Bring the family, catch up with classmates, and enjoy free food. Visit members of the Tufts Fund and come by for your annual 2013 TuftsAlumni Commemorative Homecoming Photo! The Tufts University Bookstore will be offering a special Homecoming discount – get 15% off all Tufts emblematic items.

ACT Boston: The Active Citizens of Boston will run our Kid’s Corner! Little Jumbos can have fun with games and crafts and soccer, touch football, and potato sack races. Come by and lend a hand. There will be a balloon artist, decorations for the Jumbo Cookie Contest, face painting, and more.

Young Alumni Homecoming Party, Classes of 2004 to 2013
8 pm to 11 pm, Tavern in the Square, Porter Square
Registration coming soon!

Athletics Events - On Campus

Saturday, October 12
12 Noon Women’s Soccer vs. Connecticut College Kraft Field
12 Noon Women’s Field Hockey vs. Connecticut College Bello Field
1:30 pm Men’s Football vs. Trinity College Ellis Oval
2:30 pm Men's Soccer vs. Connecticut College Kraft Field
Time TBA Men’s and Women's Cross Country Franklin Park, Boston
Time TBA New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association Championship Franklin Park, Boston
Visit the Athletics website for more details.

For questions and more information, please call 1-800-THE-ALUM or 617-627-3532.