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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!

Stay Connected

Follow us on social media for information about public events, lectures & performances

A jumbo congratulations to Marie Cassidy, director of the Medford Family Network, and Senator Edward J. Markey for receiving honorary degrees this past Sunday and thank you to Congressman Jim McGovern for delivering remarks to graduates of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. We were lucky to have so many local leaders involved in Tufts University's Commencement festivities this year! ... See MoreSee Less

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A jumbo congratulations to Marie Cassidy, director of the Medford Family Network, and Senator Edward J. Markey for receiving honorary degrees this past Sunday and thank you to Congressman Jim McGovern for delivering remarks to graduates of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. We were lucky to have so many local leaders involved in Tufts Universitys Commencement festivities this year!Image attachmentImage attachment

ICYMI, we hosted @SpeakerPelosi and MA Congresswomen @RepKClark, @RepPressley, and @RepLoriTrahan at @TuftsUniversity on 5/3 for a special #SpeakerInTheHouse panel on affordable child care. Here is the full recording: https://t.co/53STHKmskn

#Boston #SomervilleMA #MedfordMA