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2012 Candle-lighting Ceremony

Legend has it that when Charles Tufts donated the land for the university to be built upon, he did so because he wanted to put “a light on the hill.” Each year, the newest group of Jumbos come together for the candle-lighting ceremony. This beloved Tufts tradition signifies the beginning of these students’ Tufts experience.

New and transfer students gather on the president’s lawn where a few candles are lit and each student then lights the candle of the person beside them. The candlelight slowly progresses up the hill until the whole lawn is lit. Coming full circle, this class will join together again the night before graduation and will once again put “a light on the hill.”

Check out some of these great photos we found on Instagram of this year’s candle-lighting ceremony:

I will put a light on the Hill #tufts2016




#tufts2016 coolest thing ever=candle lighting ceremony


Tufts class of 2016 #tufts2016 #candles


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Move In Day

The Class of 2016 is all moved in! Cars and trucks filled with furniture, clothes, and mini fridges made their way through campus and new Jumbos hauled boxes and bags up flights of stairs to meet new roommates and friends. We captured some great photos of the day as well as advice offered by alumni. Take a look!




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Tufts 2016: Make sure you…

Who better to offer advice to incoming students than those who already have a few years at Tufts under their belts? Rising senior Veronica Richter asked six Tufts students what one thing they thought members of the newest class at Tufts should make sure to do during their four years here. From maximizing your meal plan to the traditional painting of the cannon, check out these Jumbos’ recommendations for the Class of 2016:

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Tufts Orientation Helping Class of 2016 Get Ready

In less than two months the class of 2016 will arrive on campus and Tufts is well on its way in planning their official welcome. The Undergraduate Orientation Office understands that starting college can be a stressful time, so orientation coordinators have made an effort to reach out to 2016ers online. Their Twitter account offers these Jumbos information on everything from housing to advising, while also providing reminders for upcoming deadlines and helping connect the future classmates.

 The office’s Communications and Logistics Coordinator Audrey Abrell, A13, commented:

We hope to continue getting [the Class of 2016] excited about arriving to Tufts and keeping them informed about orientation. The students seem to appreciate that there are staff members online to answer their questions, and we hope that it encourages them to be proactive in preparing for Tufts.

The Facebook page is checked daily, Monday through Friday, so members of the Class of 2016 can ask questions online and get a quick response straight from the Orientation office. Bet these new Jumbos can’t wait for the fall!


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