News & Announcements

Late Night Dining is Back!

Late Night is Back! Stop by Carmichael or Commons Friday and Saturday nights, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. for Late Night snacks! Use a meal swipe at Carmichael and a meal swipe equivalent at Commons. It’s equal to lunch. 

Late Night Dining

Share your experiences abroad via the Global Perspectives Photo Contest!

Tufts graduate and undergraduate students from across the University are invited to submit photos that capture the contest’s global themes. Submissions due October 26th!

Studying abroad in spring 2019? Apply for the Gilman Scholarship!

If you receive a Federal Pell Grant and plan to study abroad in spring 2019, applications for the Gliman Scholarship will be due Tuesday, October 2nd! If you have questions, contact Melanie Armstrong in the Office of Programs Abroad.

Protect Yourself Against Phishing Scams

Tufts have been informed that there is an active phishing campaign targeting student email accounts. This malicious phishing campaign may lead to potential fraud associated with student refunds and aid distributions.

What’s Happening

The attackers are using a phishing email to obtain access to student accounts via the student portal. DON’T TAKE THE BAIT! The hackers are relying on students not having two-factor authentication (2FA) – which is required at Tufts – and that they will go into the portal to access the payment options. For more detail see the Federal Student Aid announcement.

What You Should Do

The TTS Service Desk advises students to do the following if they believe have received one of these messages:

  • DO NOT click on or open any attachments
  • DO NOT respond or share any personal information
  • DELETE suspicious email messages immediately
  • DO NOT enter or share your Tufts account information
  • Enroll in 2FA (which is required for all students at Tufts)
  • If not already in place, install and use the most current version of Antivirus software

If you have any concerns or think you were impacted by one of these phishing attacks, please contact the TTS Service Desk at (617) 627-3376 immediately.

Maddie Norman to be IES Abroad Correspondent from Sydney this fall!

Maddie Norman (A20) selected to be an IES Abroad Correspondent for this fall in Sydney! Follow her journey


Join us at our annual Study Abroad Fair! Wed. 9/12

Representatives from over 25 programs will be in attendance! Join us to learn all about your options: Wed., 9/12 from 11:30am-2:00pm in Dowling 745. Check our more details on our calendar page.

We have a new guide on the LGBTQ+ experience abroad!

Check out our newly-updated guide, which is now part of our 'Cultural and Social Identity Resources' page!

Create Your NEW Profile on

The Office for Campus Life is excited to announce an upgraded Tufts Tickets system! Upgrades not only include a modern look and feel, but new functionalities for all event goers. Same great Tufts events, newer, more user-friendly ticketing system!

What does this mean for you?

You need to create a new user profile to access your favorite events. All students, returning or incoming, need to register for a new account on
Step 1: Head to

Step 2: Select "Log In / Register" on the top right-hand corner of your browser.


Step 3: Select "Students / Faculty / Staff" in the drop-down menu.

Students / Faculty / Staff

Step 4: Use your Tufts UTLN and password to login.

UTLN and password screen

Step 5: Create Your Profile

Create Your Profile Screen

Step 6: Check out the first events of the semester!

Discounted MBTA Passes

Discounted Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) passes are now available to students for Fall 2018!

Tufts University, in partnership with Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions, has implemented a new online storefront for the purchase of MBTA Passes. To access the MBTA Storefront:

  1. Log into SIS.
  2. Navigate to the “Bills & Balances” tab.
  3. Click “Purchase MBTA Pass.”

All pass orders will be discounted at 11% off the full MBTA price and must be ordered by August 8, 2018. The fall semester pass will be valid from September through December 2018. Before you purchase your MBTA pass, you will have the ability to update your delivery address. Along with hosting the site, Edenred will be offering customer service for all technical questions that may arise. Edenred will also send a reminder email before each purchase deadline.

Please note that Link, Bus, Inner Express Bus, and Outer Express Bus passes will be on Charlie Cards. Zone Passes (including Zone 1A) will be in ticket form. For more information regarding pass types, visit

If you have questions, please call 617-627-2000, or email

MBTA map

Academic Standing: Updated Criteria for BA and BS Students

The criteria for determining the academic standing of BA and BS students have been revised as a result of recommendations provided to the Academic Standing Committees for the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering by the Mental Health Task Force. The criteria have also been adjusted as a result of the Change to the Credit Hour System in June 2018. (Please note that there are separate criteria for determining the standing of BFA students, which remain unchanged.)

Beginning in Fall 2018
  • A BA/BS student will be sent an academic alert at the end of any semester in which they earn fewer than 12 SHUs but more than 4 SHUs and/or failed one course of any SHU value.
  • A BA/BS student will be placed on academic probation at the end of any semester in which they earn 4 SHUs or fewer and/or a semester GPA lower than 2.0 and/or failed to make satisfactory progress as defined by number of credits earned at the end of any semester beyond their first semester (see table below).
  • To return to good academic standing, in the following semester a BA/BS student must complete a minimum of 12.0 SHUs and earn a minimum term GPA of 2.0.
  • Satisfactory Progress for all BA/BS students will be defined as follows: 
Semester-hour units (SHUs) - Fall
Semester-hour units (SHUs) - Spring
First Year 12 24
Sophomore 39 54
Junior 70 86
Spring Seniors 102 120


Full information about Academic Standing for BA/BS students can be found on the Academic Advising website and in the 2018-19 Bulletin (available in August 2018). A comparison of Academic Policies before and after the June 2018 credit conversion is also available online. Students with questions about Academic Standing are invited to contact their Advising Dean (Liberal Arts BA/BS, Liberal Arts BFA, or Engineering).