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"I Declared!" Pins

We feel that it’s important to celebrate every important milestone in your college career ─ graduation, completing your first year, making Dean's List, attending your first office hours, and declaring your major, to name a few. As you all consider, identify, and declare your majors this year, feel free to use our virtual “pin” to celebrate this achievement with the FIRST Center Community! Click on this link to download your very own FIRST Center “I Declared!” pin. There are three designs to choose from. If you share this pin on social media, please make sure to tag us!

I Declared Pins


Academic / Employment Opportunities

Princeton Prospective Ph.D. Preview (P3) Program

The Princeton Prospective Ph.D. Preview (P3) is a nationally recognized program that focuses on engaging scholars from historically underrepresented groups around the path to the Ph.D. The program prepares scholars for the graduate admissions process, provides skill and professional development workshops, and provides a unique opportunity to learn more about graduate education at Princeton.

P3 invites the class of 2022, 2023, 2024, and post-grad students to apply by Tuesday, June 15th! This program is open to any interested students, however, we highly encourage participation from first-generation/low-income students and historically underrepresented groups given the disparity in graduate education across the country.

Princeton Prospective Ph.D. Preview (P3) Program


Enroot Mentor and Tutor Application

Hey everyone! Are you looking for a great way to give back to the community? Are you interested in partnering with immigrant high school students in the Cambridge/Somerville community? Consider becoming a mentor or tutor with Enroot!

For many immigrant youth, there are many challenges in building a strong foundation in a new country. Enroot is a nonprofit educational organization based in Cambridge and Somerville that supports these students by assisting with academic tutoring, mentoring, leadership development, college prep, English practice while uplifting and empowering immigrant youth voices.

We are looking to recruit more volunteers for the Fall for both our mentoring and tutoring programs. Additionally, we are looking for a diverse demographic and want our students to be paired with tutors and mentors that they can relate to and help maximize their potential!

For more information about us, please visit The application to become a volunteer can be found here.

Enroot Mentor and Tutor Application


Additional Information / Reminders

Jumbo Appreciation Awards

The Jumbo Appreciation Awards recognize extraordinary contributions by our staff, the non-teaching members of Tufts who provide support in a variety of functions. All staff members in the School of Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and the AS&E Shared Student Divisions (including Student Affairs, Student Services, Undergraduate Education, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Admissions, and Tisch Library) are eligible.

Please note that faculty, the teaching members of Tufts such as professors and lecturers, are not eligible.

Nominations can be made by anyone – colleagues, faculty, managers, and students. Winners are selected every month and will receive a Jumbo Awards elephant figurine as well as a bonus vacation day.

For more information or to nominate a colleague, please visit the Jumbo Appreciation Awards page.

We look forward to receiving your nominations and celebrating the achievements and contributions of our fantastic staff.