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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

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Community Relations Twitter

We love @tuftstv- thanks for sharing your love and your creative talents with us! @tuftsuniversity @tuftscommunity .
“We just wanted to give a HUGE THANKS to the SMC for awarding us "Best Field Production." Everyone at TUTV feels so appreciative of SMC for making us feel…

Medford and Somerville neighbors: join us Thursday evening for a @TuftsUniversity community presentation. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to

Tufts University will hold a community presentation on the Medford/Somerville campus to inform community members about programs/resources available to them and to provide an overview of recently completed and upcoming projects.
For details and RSVP info:

Thank you @bostonchamber for hosting this morning’s Government Affairs Forum with @SpeakerDeLeo. It was great to hear the Speaker address issues key to the #Massachusetts economy: healthcare, education and transportation.


Join former U.S. Senator @JeffFlake for a conversation about the Senate, presidential politics and the current state of the Republican Party as part of the @TischCollege Distinguished Speaker Series on Tuesday, March 12. RSVP:

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