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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 stay 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

3 days ago

Tufts Community

Join us TONIGHT at 8pm on our Medford/Somerville campus for a concert that will surely get you in the holiday spirit! Tufts students and alums will play the entirety of Vince Guaraldi’s album, A Charlie Brown Christmas, in Distler Performance Hall! 🎄

Free admission; no tickets required.

Musicians: Aidan Scrimgeour, piano, Matt Estabrook, bass, and PJ Holiday, drums.

Suggested donation of $10 to Operation Warm, an organization that provides winter coats for children in need.

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Community Relations Twitter

Applications for Tufts Children's Theater are live and due in January. Programming geared towards ages 8-15. Scholarships available. More information on our @TuftsCommunity Facebook Page:

#MedfordMA #SomervilleMA #Boston #performingarts #bostoncreates

We are proud of you, @TuftsDU!

#TuftsCommunity #TuftsUniversity #MedfordMA

Check out this year's book recs from @TuftsUniversity faculty and staff. The list includes #fiction, #nonfiction and #poetry!

Research from @TischCollege and @CivicYouth helps make the case for why young activists were a deserving finalist for @TIME Person of the Year. #TIMEPOY

ICYMI, @TuftsUniversity has a new podcast: #TuftsTellMeMore. The latest episode is an interview with @GovernorSununu, the 75th governor of NH and former chief of state to President H.W. Bush. You can listen here: #nhpolitics #Bush41 #Honoring41

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