Next Friday is the first of some of the greatest days of the school year: Jumbo Days. On April 17th, 23rd, and 24th, Tufts University welcomes prospective students for the purpose of showing all of the wonderful things this campus has to offer.
I, the great over-committer of Tufts University, have signed up to help organize these glorious celebrations. I am on the Registration subcommittee of the Jumbo Days Advisory Committee. I will be there to welcome the adorable prospies super early in the morning, armed with my free T-shirt and overcaffeinated smile. But other than my position on JDAC, I’m going to be involved in the Jumbo Days activities fair with the Entertainment Board table, and, of course, the ExCollege open house. (Sometimes I just look at my Google calendar and cry at the amount of perfectly color-coded obligations on each day.)
But despite the amount of work that Jumbo Days will bring for me, I’m still very excited. There’s a reason I signed up to help so many times, and that’s because I believe Tufts is a truly special place. I have had so much fun during my two years here, and I really want prospective students to see all of the amazing things Tufts has to offer and decide to come here as well.
My Jumbo Days visit was the reason I decided to go to Tufts. I remember visiting the Activities Fair, looking at possible classes, registering early in the morning and getting free breakfast. I remember sitting in Dowling Hall and telling my mom that I thought this was where I wanted to be. I remember feeling so oddly mature making that choice, knowing that my life was officially about to change. I’ve never regretted that decision, even when I’ve been at my most busy and stressed out. Jumbo Days was so special for me, and I want to make sure that it’s just as amazing for the next generation of Tufts students.
There will be an ExCollege open house from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the 17th, 23rd, and 24th. If you’re interested, you can come visit and talk to me there. I’d love to talk to you about the ExCollege, about my experiences with it, and why every single student should take ExCollege courses during their time at Tufts. I am so excited for Jumbo Days, and I really hope that everyone who comes will love it as much as I do!