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The Office of Community Relations is a department of Tufts’ University Relations division. Community Relations creates the bridge between Tufts and its host communities of Medford, Somerville and Chinatown. Please subscribe to our Neighborhood Newsflash, and e-newsletter to keep you up to date on what is happening at Tufts.

What We Do at Tufts

  • Advise university departments about a wide range of opportunities and connections in our host communities and advise them on maintaining these relationships.
  • Work with student organizations on community service and volunteer opportunities.
  • Manage the logistics of the annual Tufts Community Appeal campaign and the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund grant opportunity.

What We Do in the Community

  • Build and maintain relationships with our neighbors.
  • Make university resources available to the community.
  • Connect Tufts programs to specific community needs.
  • Present Tufts’ annual Community Day – a celebration of our partnerships with Medford and Somerville.
  • Manage the Tufts Neighbors Page – a collection of lectures, discussions, concerts, art exhibits, performances, and other Tufts campus events that are open to our neighbors. Visit the site often!

Community Relations Facebook Page

Due to the wet conditions of the green, Tufts has rescheduled tonight's Outdoor Movie to this Sunday, April 30 at 7 p.m. on the Residential Quad. We hope you’ll join us for Disney’s Moana, , smoothie bar, photo booth and popcorn. ...

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Great to see so many of our community partners at last night's Eat & Greet at the West Medford Community Center. Thank you to Bill Hagar & Brian Collins for hosting us. ...

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Slideshow: Neighbors Page, May 2012 – Images by Tufts University
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