This page provides an overview of the Student Life departments as well as additional departments and services for students.

Student Life Departments

Academic Advice and Support

Our teams assist you in the pursuit of undergraduate degrees, in exploring research and scholarship opportunities, and when applying for professional degrees.

Located at Dowling Hall, Suite 710, and SMFA, 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

Audience: All students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering; students and alumni interested in professional degrees

Office for Campus Life

The Office for Campus Life at Tufts University seeks to build community and inspire the growth of the whole student through a support system of guidance, compassion, service, and leadership.

Located in the Mayer Campus Center, fosters the growth and development of students in the areas of leadership and self-governance, and assists students in planning and coordinating a broad range of social, cultural, and educational programs.

Audience: All students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering

Community Standards

The Dean of Student Affairs Office supports social and academic life at Tufts. We help maintain a campus environment of mutual care and respect by offering formal and informal methods for conflict resolution and by promoting the University's Community Standards.

Audience: All students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering

Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion (DSDI)

We are a collective of leaders, educators, and most importantly, people looking to serve as a resource for all undergraduate and graduate students interested in thinking about social identities and the ways they impact our lives and our world. 

Audience: All students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering

Engineering Dean's Office

The School of Engineering's undergraduate and graduate deans are here to support students, faculty, and staff. As An Engine for Good, our leadership empowers the Tufts engineering community to improve the world through the advancement of science, technology, and engineering.

Audience: Graduate students in the School of Engineering

Family Engagement

The college experience is a major transition for your entire family. We look forward to partnering with you from the time your student arrives on campus to the day they graduate—and through all the milestones that happen in between.

Audience: Undergraduate students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering

Financial Services

We understand that students have unique financial needs. We are here to support you with everything from paying the bill to finding a job on campus.

Audience: All students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering

Tufts Global Education

Tufts Global Education is committed to providing transformative, intercultural experiences to students-encouraging them to engage in the world with curiosity, to approach new challenges with innovation, and to distinguish themselves as responsible, active citizens of the world.

Audience: Undergraduate in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Dean's Office

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office supports the vision and strategy of the Graduate Dean and strives to create an intellectually engaging experience for the graduate students. The office interacts with all administrative units that touch graduate students, including academic affairs, admissions, student affairs, and development.

Audience: Graduate students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts)

Health and Wellness

Between classes, clubs, homework, and social events, there is a lot to do. We can help make sure you are happily enjoying what Tufts has to offer you in a balanced, healthy way.

Audience: All students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering

International Programs and Partnerships

Developed in 2015, International and Extended Programs is charged with expanding traditional English as a foreign language (EFL) programs, supporting the development of new non-degree international programs and partnerships, providing intense teacher training programs, responding to opportunities from international institutions, as well as partnering with other departments throughout the university to expand and enhance the many international initiatives that Tufts University currently offers.

Schools: International students and institutions

Registrar

We are the custodian of AS&E undergraduate and graduate student records and facilitate course registration and changes, degree certification, grading, transcripts, enrollment verifications, the Bulletin, transfer of credit and other functions as they relate to the student record.

Audience: All students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering

Residential Life and Learning

Our office oversees all aspects of residential living, including on- and off-campus housing, roommate selection and Fraternity and Sorority Life. In addition, our student and professional staff collaborate with campus partners to create educational and social programming that foster a community of inclusivity, belonging, and learning.

Audience: All students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering

StAAR Center

The StAAR Center offers academic support through one-on-one academic coaching, writing consultations, tutoring, study groups and study strategies and discipline specific workshops. Our programs promote engaged, collaborative learning that build on students’ strengths while addressing their concerns and questions.

Audience: All students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering

Student Affairs

We are a central resource and can help you out when you’re not sure where to start. We support an inclusive and safe community for all students and promote leadership development in partnership with many other campus offices. Our mission is to help all Tufts thrive in our living and learning community.

Audience: All students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering

Student Outreach and Support

As educators, we approach our work through the lens of student growth and development. We teach students to navigate challenging situations, understand and evaluate their options, and make decisions aligned with their goals and values. Through their work with us, we aim to help students build the skills, frameworks, and confidence they need to be independent, thoughtful, community-minded citizens. 

Audience: All students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering

Student Services

Student Services is the first point of contact bridging academic and administrative functions and services at Tufts. Student Services provides a wide range of support, from guidance on how to pay tuition, apply for financial aid, obtain a transcript, register for classes, and leverages their service center structure in support of other student facing department’s service needs when appropriate. Student Services collaborates with students, families, faculty, staff, and outside agencies to provide accurate and timely information and support of the completion of university transactions, as they relate to their areas of expertise.

Audience: All students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering

Undergraduate Orientation

We assist students and families to understand the expectations and opportunities of the Tufts community. We help prepare students for their academic and co-curricular journeys by facilitating an introduction to their peers and to Tufts’ services.

Audience: Undergraduate students in Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and Engineering

Additional Departments and Services

Athletics

Tufts takes tremendous pride in our Jumbo student athletes, who represent the University with distinction on the field, in the classroom, and throughout their lives. Learn about Tufts Athletics, and our mission to provide transformational experiences for varsity student athletes.  

Dining

Find out where to eat when you’re at Tufts! Tufts Dining operates 11 on-campus eateries and manages meal plans. They also oversee the JumboCash, Rhino Bucks, and Meal Money programs, which allows students to load funds onto their ID cards to pay for food and more.

Public Safety

We'd like to welcome everyone back to campus for the school year, especially first year and transfer students, and parents of our first year undergraduates. College should be exciting, fun, enriching, and safe, and we're here to work with you from matriculation to commencement on that last point, staying safe and sound.

Tisch Library

Tisch Library and its branches, the Lilly Music Library and the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library at the SMFA, embrace Tufts University's mission wholeheartedly. The goals below provide a framework to more effectively integrate library support into the university's pursuit of its mission.

Mail Services

Mail and package services for Tufts Students.