Welcome from the Graduate Student Council

Hello, and a huge welcome to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University! We are the Graduate Student Council (GSC),and we serve the graduate community within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, including the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and the School of Engineering on the Medford/Somerville and Boston Campuses. The GSC is the student government that advocates for student issues, as well as provides: social events, community outreach, academic events, career development, and student life improvements.

We want to help make your Tufts experience the best possible!

  • Student Life – Adjusting to Tufts University
    • Graduate Student Organizations are a good way to get involved and get to know people, either in your department or just those with shared interests
    • Our Curtis Hall lounge offers a grad-student-only social and relaxation space, conveniently located next to the Brown and Brew coffee house. Bring your Student ID for access!
    • Our West Hall lounge (entrance @ ground level, behind the building) offers a grad-student-only study space, free printing, a conference room, and a snack bar. You can also purchase tickets to various events both on campus and around Boston. Bring your Student ID for access!
  • Navigating Boston – Once you have arrived, get familiar with:
    • MBTA.com – Boston's public transportation system
    • Davis Square Shuttle – Tufts Medford/Somerville campus shuttle
    • The NEC/SMFA Shuttle - Tufts campus shuttle to New England Conservatory and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts downtown
    • Boston Avenue Shuttle - Tufts campus shuttle to labs and offices located at the 200 Boston Avenue Complex and Science the Technology Center.
  • Social Events – Some popular recurrent events that the GSC offers to balance work and life
    • BBQ to enjoy the sun and to mingle with other graduate students
    • Pub Nights with Drinks and Appetizers around Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston
    • Academic events offered by the GSC – Ways to enhance your graduate career
    • Two research symposiums to present your research, get feedback, and earn cash awards : Tufts Ignite in the Fall, Research Symposium in the Spring
Students celebrate the opening of the Curtis Hall graduate student lounge in February, 2015.

If you have any questions about what we can help you with, feel free to send us an email at GSC@tufts.edu, visit the GSC website, or our Facebook page.

If you want a taste of graduate student life, subscribe to our email newsletter for upcoming events and meetings on our homepage. You can also like our Facebook page, or feel free to come to our meetings, which are the first Monday of every month, at 6:30 in the Campus Center, room 203! We look forward to meeting you in the Fall!