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Use our list of frequently asked questions to find the answers. If you don't see what you're looking for, find the person who can answer your question on the Office of Alumni Relations staff page.
- What is the Online Community?
- How do I register for the Online Community?
- How do I update my online alumni directory listing?
- Will people be able to view my information in the alumni directory?
- I've forgotten my Online Community username and password. How do I get this information?
- Why didn’t I receive an email to reset my forgotten password?
- How do I change my username or password?
- Do alumni get email accounts? What is alumni email forwarding?
- My email address has changed. How do I update my alumni email forwarding?
- When email sent to my @alumni.tufts.edu address is forwarded, it says mailed by/via bounce2.pobox.com. What does this mean?
- How do I let the university know about my new address?
- How do I send in a class note
- I'm not receiving Tufts Magazine, the magazine for alumni. How do I get on the mailing list?
- Where should I stay when visiting Tufts?
- Where can I find a map and directions to Tufts?
- Where can I eat when visiting Tufts?
- How do I get in touch with former classmates?
- How do I find other alumni in my area
- How do I get involved in reunion activities?
- How do I nominate an alumnus or alumna for a Distinguished Service Award
- If I want more information about something I saw on the alumni website, whom do I contact?
News and Events
- Where can I find news stories on Tufts faculty, alumni, and students?
- How do I keep up with Tufts sports teams
- How do I find out about cultural events on campus?
- What events are happening in my area?
- What's going on at Tufts?
Programs & Services
- What continuing education courses are available to alumni
- Does Tufts offer travel packages tailored for its alumni
- Where can I find information on career services and networking opportunities?
- How do I find a TUAA chapter in my area?
- How do I get a copy of my transcript?
- How can I buy Tufts merchandise?
How do I let the university know of my new contact information?
Please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-800-THE-ALUM (1-800-843-2586) with your updated contact information. Please be sure to include your full name, school, degree, and class year so that we can be sure to update the correct record. You can also update your contact information at any time in the Tufts Online Community.
How do I send in a class note?
To send in a new class note for the magazine, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm not receiving Tufts Magazine, the magazine for alumni. How do I get on the mailing list?
Please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-800-THE-ALUM (1-800-843-2586) to let us know that you would like to be on the mailing list for Tufts Magazine.
What is the Online Community?
The Online Community is a website for alumni and students offering free services designed to help you make the most of your Tufts connection, including:
- Find friends using Directory Search
- Update your profile and contact information so Tufts, friends, and classmates can stay in touch
- Activate or update your alumni email forwarding address
- Utilize library databases (including JSTOR)
- Chapter webpages - Create a website for your alumni group
- Receive invitations and news - never miss an event!
How do I register for the Online Community?
Registering for the Tufts Online Community is an easy process. Go to the Online Community and click on the "Sign Up" link. Enter your first and last name and your email address. This email address will be your username. If Tufts knows you by this email, an email will be sent to that address with a link for you to log into the Online Community and set your password. If it doesn’t recognize this email, you can try a different address, or alternatively, if you know your student ID, you can select “Student ID” from the Search By drop-down menu and enter it in the new field that appears.
How do I update my online alumni directory listing?
All alumni are included in the online directory. To update your information online, you must first be registered for the Online Community. Registration instructions are available above. Once registered, click “Profile” in the top navigation bar. From there, select Personal, Education, or Employment, and click “Update” to edit or hide your information. Once you've made changes, be sure to click "Save."
Will people be able to view my information in the alumni directory?
Only other registered alumni and students will be able to search the directory. You can control whether certain fields are viewable or private. See instructions above on how to update your directory listing. If you want your entire profile to be private, click on “Profile” in the main navigation bar and then “Preferences” in the secondary navigation bar. Click “Update” and then under “Directory Search” check the box next to “Do not show my profile in directory.” Be sure to click the "Save" button.
I've forgotten my Online Community username and password. How do I get this information?
Your username is your email address. If you have forgotten this, you can either click the “Sign Up” link to re-register, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send a message to the email address associated with the account containing a link to reset your password.
If you’ve only forgotten your password, click the “Forgot Your Password?” link on the login page. Enter the email address associated with your profile and you'll receive an email with a link to reset your password.
Why didn’t I receive an email to reset my forgotten password?
After you click the “Forgot Your Password?” link on the login page and enter an email address, you should receive an email with a link to reset your password. It would come from the Tufts Online Community (email@example.com) with a subject line of “Your new Tufts Online Community password.” If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your spam folder. If you still do not see it, it is possible that you did not enter the email address associated with your profile. Please try another email address or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
How do I change my username or password?
To change your password, click the “Forgot Your Password?” link on the login page. Enter the email address associated with your profile and you'll receive an email with a link to reset your password.
Do alumni get email accounts? What is alumni email forwarding?
Alumni can sign up for an @alumni.tufts.edu email alias via the Online Community. You must be a registered member to sign up for an alumni email address. This service provides you with a Tufts affiliated address that never changes which makes keeping in touch with friends much easier. You won't have to notify everyone each time your email address changes. They'll always be able to reach you through your alumni address. Any mail sent to the @alumni.tufts.edu address will be forwarded to whichever email address you're currently using, providing that you update the service each time you get a new email address. NOTE: Tufts alumni email is not an email program that will allow you to view, read, and store mail, so you will need to have another email address. Alumni email is a mail forwarding service. This service does not store email. Once forwarded, it is out of the system.
Signing up for alumni email is a separate process from Online Community registration. You don't automatically get an alumni email account when you register for the OLC. You have to activate your account by logging in, clicking “Profile” in the main navigation and “Email Forwarding” in the secondary navigation. Click “Update” and enter and Alias (what appears before @ sign) and a Target Email (where these emails should be delivered to). Click the "Save" button.
Alumni of the Class of 2015 or later: You can establish or update forwarding of your @tufts.edu email account by accessing Tufts Tools.
My email address has changed. How do I update my alumni email forwarding?
Log into the Online Community and select “Profile” in the main navigation and “Email Forwarding” in the secondary navigation. Click “Update” and enter the new email address to which you want your mail forwarded in the Target Email field. Click the "Save" button.
When email sent to my @alumni.tufts.edu address is forwarded, it says mailed by/via bounce2.pobox.com. What does this mean?
This email forwarding service is provided by POBox.com, a company that offers lifetime email addresses. Tufts switched to using POBox.com in early 2016, which is why you may not have seen this before.
How do I let the University know about my new address?
You can update your contact information in the Online Community directory or you can send an e-mail to email@example.com. If emailing, please include both your old and new contact information. For more information about registering for the Online Community and updating your contact information, see the complete list of questions above.
How do I send in a class note?
Recently promoted? Newly married? Climbed Mt. Everest? Share the news with your classmates. Submit a class note for publication in the alumni magazine, Tufts Magazine, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your year of graduation and school affiliation. Submissions are rolling, your class note will appear as soon as space allows. Please note that wedding pictures will only be accepted for publication within a year of the wedding.
I'm not receiving Tufts Magazine, the magazine for alumni. How do I get on the mailing list?
If you're not receiving the magazine, we probably don't have your address. Update your contact information in the online community directory, send your current address to email@example.com or fax it to 617-627-3938 with your request to receive the magazine.
Where should I stay when visiting Tufts?
For your convenience, we've compiled a list of area hotels, based on location and price.
Where can I find maps and directions to Tufts?
Where can I eat when visiting Tufts?
For your convenience, we've compiled a list of area restaurants and cafes organized by location.
How do I get in touch with former classmates?
How do I find other alumni in my area?
You can find other alumni in your area by using the directory search in the Online Community. Using this option you can search for all alumni in a particular city or state. You can also connect with alumni in your area by becoming active in your region's TUAA chapter.
How do I get involved in reunion activities?
You can volunteer to be on your class's reunion committee to help plan and prepare Alumni Weekend. Read more about reunions.
Contact Tom Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-627-3279 for more information.
How do I nominate an alumnus or alumna for a Distinguished Service Award?
This will change once we have the expanded list of what alumni may be nominated for. It is much expanded from this one classification. Can you note that text needs to be updated? Distinguished Service Awards are given out annually by the Tufts University Alumni Association. Nomination forms are available on the alumni website in the fall. Check the news section for information as it becomes available. Contact Mini Jaikumar for more information at 617-627-3021 or email@example.com.
If I want more information about something I saw on the alumni website, whom do I contact?
The OAR Staff page will help you find the person who can answer your question. Search the topic list to find the person who can be of most help in answering your query or go directly to the staff listing.
Where can I find news stories on Tufts faculty, alumni, and students?
There are many news sources available to alumni who want to keep up with Tufts news. Check the news section of the website for links to news sources from around the university.
How do I keep up with Tufts sports teams?
Visit the Tufts Athletics Department website for all the latest schedules and results for your favorite sports.
How do I find out about cultural events on campus?
The Events calendar on our website includes links to the various sources and departments that list cultural events including music, theater, and art exhibits.
What events are happening in my area? What's going on at Tufts?
For information about events at Tufts or in your neck of the woods check our calendar of events. You'll find information about TUAA chapter events, Travel-Learn trips, events happening on campus and more.
What continuing education courses are available to alumni?
Tufts offers several educational opportunities for alumni. Find out more about the following programs in the Benefits and Services (link) section of the website: The Osher Life-Long Learning Institute offering on-campus study groups as well as distance learning courses for alumni of all ages; community audit and other degree and non-degree programs of the Graduate and Professional Studies department; and Travel-Learn.
Where can I find information on career services and networking opportunities?
The Career Services page provides information about the Tufts Office of Career Services. Regionally, TUAA Chapter events provide excellent networking opportunities. You can also search the Online Community directory for alumni working in the field you're interested in to inquire about an informational interview. If you're a seasoned professional able to offer guidance to a fellow graduate, these services offer opportunities to help. If you're trying to break into a new field and are looking for a mentor, the services above will be a useful resource.
Does Tufts offer travel packages tailored for its alumni?
The Tufts Travel-Learn program offers a wide range of trips to meet the diverse interests of alumni.
How do I find a TUAA chapter in my area?
Check out the TUAA chapter directory to find alumni clubs in your area.
How do I get a copy of my transcript?
For detailed instructions for obtaining a copy of your transcript, please see the Benefits and Services page.
How can I buy Tufts merchandise?
How do I get involved with Tufts?
There are many opportunities to be involved through TUAA committees and chapters and other programs offered through the Office of Alumni Relations. Visit the Connect with Alumni and Give Back pages for more information. Follow the links for more detailed information. We welcome your enthusiasm and expertise.
How do I make a donation to Tufts?
You can make a donation online via the Giving Back page.