AAC Alumni at Start House

Tufts Alumni Association

The Asian American Center is in its 35th year and continues to have a visible presence on campus.

We are pleased to inform you of some exciting news! Start House is now entirely student and office space open to the Tufts community! When established in 1985, the center had just one room in Start House, which was a residential unit. Having an administrative office and student center in a residential space limited student access to the building.

Last year, student leaders led a successful effort to separate the center and house. The Asian American House has been relocated to a suite in Hillsides Apartments. Students were very supportive of this decision, and last spring we had a record number of applicants for the house.

This fall, Center interns are busy collaborating with academic departments to present educational programs, coordinating social events for the community, and overseeing the Peer Leader Program for first-years.  With our new space in Start House, they are all helping to make the Center a more welcoming student resource.

Asian American Center alums

Clockwise from the far left: Firdaus, Justine, Zach, Daniel, Keelin, Sook-Hee

Justine Marie Aquino: “I like interning at the Center because I get to meet people and play a part in creating an inclusive community for Asian Americans at Tufts!”
Firdaus Gupte: “I love the community at the Asian American Center and how supportive and friendly everyone is.”

We are excited about this new chapter for the Asian American Center and look forward to new possibilities for student programming and engagement. Please visit us the next time you’re on campus to see it in person! And, check out our programming calendar to see what else is happening.

Please think of us on #GivingTuesday! Your support will allow us to grow as a center and expand our work and outreach to students. Tufts is going for a record 8,000 gifts on #GT, 11/27/18, and your gift to the Asian American Center will count toward the overall challenge!

Many thanks,
Linell Yugawa, Director
Asian American Center

Tufts Asian American Alumni Association (T4A)

The Tufts Asian American Alumni Association, also known as "T4A," is a Shared Interest Group within the Tufts University Alumni Association and was founded in 2008. The mission of T4A is to bring together Asian and Asian American affiliated alumni for social and professional development opportunities. In the past, we have hosted mixers, student-alumni networking events, and community service day activities.

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