For social events, workshops, and graduate student gatherings, check the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate Student Council calendars and keep an eye out for the weekly newsletters.

Annual events include:

Professors shared their hidden musical talents at the 2014 Fall BBQ.

Fall BBQ

This is a fun social event for new and returning graduate students, as well as faculty members and graduate program staff. All graduate students are encouraged to attend, and this is a great opportunity for students to meet peers from other departments at the start of the academic year.

Date: Mid September

Tufts Ignite

This fast paced competition features students from the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Gordon Institute, and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Presenters face the challenge of creating a slide deck with 15 slides auto-advancing every 20 seconds. This is a great chance to learn about research happening here at Tufts, and a great opportunity to get ideas about how to present research to a broad audience.

Date: Early November

Occupational Therapy students enjoy the photobooth at the February 2016 Moo & Brew (Photo by Irina Yakubovskaya).

Moo & Brew

Each February, graduate students will have the opportunity to speak with: Deans from GSAS and the School of Engineering, the Office of Student Affairs and Student Services, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) officers, and fellow students as well as professors and other university officials. As is traditional for this event, beer & cheese refreshments will be served as well as milk and cookies.

Date: Early February

Graduate Student Research Symposium

The annual research symposium provides graduate students from across the university with the opportunity to develop their communication skills as they deliver short presentations on their research to a general audience. The most effective communicators will win prizes, and all presenters will receive feedback from experienced judges. Check out the event page for more info.

Date: Late February

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Every April, we celebrate National Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation week! In partnership with the Graduate Student Council, Tufts sponsors several events this week to celebrate our graduate students. Events have included free cupcake stands on campus, candle-pin bowling, art exhibits, yoga, pub nights, and a gathering with the Boston Graduate Leadership Organization for socializing with graduate students across the Boston area. For a full schedule of this year’s events, check the GSC calendar.

Date: Early April