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Parents and Family Weekend

Save the date for Parents and Family Weekend, October 21-22, 2016,

Each October, Tufts welcomes thousands of parents and friends to campus for Parents and Family Weekend, a celebration of life on campus. Parents and other guests are welcome to attend the arts festival and myriad lectures and workshops.

Campus-Wide Events

Parents are invited to events hosted by Tufts parents and Tufts alumni throughout the world. As part of the Tufts family, parents can also come to the many lectures, concerts, and theatre and dance performances on campus.

See the complete list of what's happening on campus.

Incoming Student Receptions

We are hosting several incoming student receptions across the country this summer to welcome you to the Jumbo family and help answer your questions about campus life. Please note that occasionally dates change, so continue to check our website for updated information.

  • Houston, Texas
    Sunday, June 26
    2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • New York, New York
    Wednesday, June 29
    6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Short Hills, New Jersey
    Sunday, July 10
    3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • South Hamilton, Massachusetts
    Thursday, July 14
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Potomac, Maryland
    Sunday, July 17
    1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Los Angeles, California
    Thursday, July 21
    6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Laguna Beach, California
    Sunday, July 24
    11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Glencoe, Illinois
    Monday, July 26
    6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Portland, Oregon
    Wednesday, July 27
    6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Portola Valley, California
    Sunday, July 31
    3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Riverside, Connecticut
    Wednesday, August 2
    6:30-8:30 p.m.

Other Events

Cocktail Reception with Dean Jianmu Qu, dean of the Tufts School of Engineering

Saturday, July 23, 2016
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel
61 Dongsanhuan Middle Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100022 China
+86-10-5863 8888

Tufts alumni, students, and parents are cordially invited to a cocktail reception with Jianmin Qu, dean of the Tufts School of Engineering. Dean Qu will speak on "Leadership, Entrepreneurism, and Disruptive Technologies: The Education of a Tufts Student." He will also share updates from Tufts and his reflections from his first year at Tufts.

Come and join us for an evening of great conversation, food, and networking!

Questions? Please contact Ming Zhong at


Keep up to date with Tufts happenings and with the Parents Giving Program, through our print and e-newsletters and Tufts University publications such as The Tufts Daily.

Students and parents can also share good news with their local papers!

A few times a year, the public relations office at Tufts sends certain kinds of good news announcements to undergraduate students' local newspapers. This could include enrollment at Tufts, graduation from Tufts, and certain honors and awards your child may receive in between.

In accordance with federal privacy regulations, we will include your child in these announcements only if she or he gives us permission by logging into the WebCenter and visiting the "Hometown News Release" function to authorize this service. If your child chooses to opt into this system, the newspaper announcements will potentially include her or his name, home city, state, major, degree earned, and the nature of the good news

If you have any questions, please call the public relations office at (617) 627-4703.

Tufts Parent's Program