Saturday, October 10, 2015

Photos from Homecoming 2014

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. Bring future Jumbos to Kids Corner for games and arts and crafts, stop by the photo booth to get your commemorative homecoming photo, or simply come back and cheer on the Jumbos as they face teams from other schools.

Reserve a space in Tailgaters' Village!

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

Schedule of Events:

Ongoing Arts Events:

Shahzia Sikander: Parallax
September 10–December 6, 2015
Tisch Family Gallery
See details on the Tufts Art Gallery exhibition page.

Last Folio
September 10–December 6, 2015
Koppelman Family Gallery
See details on the Tufts Art Gallery exhibition page.

Sophia Ainslie: In Person—574
September 10–December 6, 2015
Remis Sculpture Court
See details on the Tufts Art Gallery exhibition page.

Friday, October 9:

Erev Shabbat Service
Granoff Family Hillel Center
6:00 pm | Services
7:00 pm | Dinner
Join us for student-led Reform and Conservative Shabbat Services followed by dinner (registration required for dinner). Visit the Tufts Hillel website to make reservations.

Annual Tufts Athletics Awards
Alumnae Lounge, Cohen Auditorium
6:30 pm | Reception (by invitation only)
7:30 pm | Awards Program
Student-athletes, alumni fans and athletic boosters come together for this annual program honoring our outstanding teams and athletes, featuring special student award presentations and the presentation of the Distinguished Achievement Award to former Athletics Director Bill Gehling. Please check the Athletics website for more details.

Annual Homecoming A Capella Concert
Goddard Chapel
7:00, 9:30, and 11 pm
Three shows featuring outstanding performances by the three oldest a cappella groups at Tufts: the Beelzebubs, the Amalgamates, and the Jackson Jills! Tickets on sale prior to the shows and also at the door.

Saturday, October 10:

Tufts Alumni Council Homecoming Committee Breakfast for Volunteers and Staff
Jumbo's Tent, J-Field
9:00–10:00 am
Help get everything ready under the tent before the big crowds arrive. Complimentary coffee, juice, and assorted pastries and fresh fruit will be served.

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

Theta Delta Chi-Kappa Charge Annual Meeting
123 Packard Avenue, Somerville, MA
10:30 am
Come join us at 123 Packard Avenue for our annual meeting! Stop by to catch up with current brothers and the Kappa Corporation while seeing what's new around the house. During the meeting, we will provide updates on our current projects and future plans. Bagels, donuts, muffins, coffee, OJ, etc. will be served at 10 am. Please RSVP to Kyle Boutin, E12, at kyle.g.boutin@gmail.com or call 978-430-5429.

Hillside House Homecoming Open House
Hillside House, 32 Dearborn Road, Somerville, MA
10 am–6 pm
The Hillside House for Commuting Students invites alumni and family to a Homecoming Open House. Remember those days of college classmates, the rival football game, and the Homecoming punch? Well, come back and reconnect with those old friends, watch some football, and enjoy some free food and soft drinks! (Sorry, no punch).

Tufts Athletics Alumni Group Table
Lower Campus Road
11 a.m.
Calling all former athletes and superfans—stop by the Tufts Athletics Alumni Group table for some hot coffee, cider, and donuts on Lower Campus Road starting at 11 am. All Tufts alumni are welcome.

Jumbo's Tent in Homecoming Village
J-Field (adjacent to Ellis Oval and Baronian Field House)
11:00 am | Tent opens; cars with reservations enter parking area for tailgating
12:00 pm | Food service begins
Visit Homecoming Village and bring your appetite for lots of delicious free food and beverages, complimentary souvenir items, and lots of Jumbo spirit. Don't forget to bring future Jumbos to Kids' Corner for arts and crafts and other games. Carnival games and other activities surround the tent area again this year, sponsored by the student Programming Board.

Sunday, October 11:

Charles River Architecture Boat Tour
Charles River Boat Dock, 100 Cambridgeside Place, Cambridge, MA 02141
2:15 pm | Meet at the Charles River Boat dock behind the CambridgeSide Galleria
2:30 pm | Boat departs for tour
4:00 pm | Boat docks, walk just a few steps to ArtBar at Royal Sonesta
5:30 pm | Depart ArtBar
Join the Association of Tufts Alumnae during Homecoming weekend for a beautiful and fascinating architecture boat tour with the Charles River Boat Company. Meet fellow female graduates, learn more about Boston, and catch up over a drink and appetizers with classmates at ArtBar! Pre-registration is required.

Jumbo Nation will be honoring four national champions at halftime during Homecoming 2015:

  • 2014 NCAA Champion Men’s Soccer Team
  • 2015 NCAA Champion and New England Track Athlete of the Year, Mitchell Black, E16
  • 2015 NCAA Champion Men’s Lacrosse Team—second title in a row
  • 2015 NCAA Champion Women’s Softball Team—third title in a row

Tufts is tied for the most NCAA championships in 2014–2015!

Homecoming Day Athletics Events, Saturday, October 10
11:00 am Men's Soccer vs. Middlebury Kraft Field
12:00 pm Field Hockey vs. Middlebury Bello Field
12:00 pm Volleyball vs. Colby Cousens Gym
1:00 pm Football vs. Bowdoin Ellis Oval
1:30 pm Women's Soccer vs. Middlebury Kraft Field
5:00 pm Volleyball vs. Brandeis Cousens Gym