Health and Wellness

We are a diverse team of healthcare professionals who are passionate about providing comprehensive and integrative health and wellness care to help all undergraduate and graduate students enhance and maintain their physical, social and emotional health. We offer free, respectful and confidential primary medical care, mental health care, preventive services and health promotion to help our diverse student population achieve their goals inside and outside the classroom.  Through partnerships with other campus departments, student organizations and the community, we seek to enhance the health of the inclusive Tufts community and advocate for a respectful environment that enables healthy choices and fosters positive health decisions.  Student input and feedback is core to our mission.

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Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Sep 26, 2018

Enjoy a free lunch while meeting Sociology faculty and students! Catch up with what everyone did over last semester and the summer and hear about study abroad, internship, research, job opportunities and more!

Sep 27, 2018

Topic: Where to Start, Understanding Budgeting & Financial Aid

Guest Speakers from Financial Aid

For more information about Off-Campus Housing, contact Residential Life at reslife@tufts.edu.

Sep 30, 2018

All are welcome to explore spiritual life at Tufts. Learn more about the mission of the University Chaplaincy and the history of Goddard Chapel. Coffee, tea, and water are available.

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News & Announcements

Submit Your Photos to the Global Perspectives Photo Contest!

Deadline Extended to October 26, 2018!

Travel abroad this summer? Submit your photos to the the 2nd annual Global Perspectives Photo Contest! Tufts undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit up to 3 photos that capture the contest’s global themes:

  • One Health
  • Reclaiming the Human
  • Climate, Food, and Water
  • Secure and Equitable Society
  • Living Technology

Photos should have been taken when students were studying, working, interning, or conducting research abroad or, in the case of the last theme, should represent global perspectives on Tufts’ campuses in Boston, Grafton, or Medford during the last year. Submissions are now due October 26. Winning photos will be displayed on the Global Tufts website and in a rotating exhibit on the Medford, Grafton, and Boston campuses!

Learn More and Submit Your Photos!

2017 Food and Water 1st place (tie). Alex Cherry, A&S Undergraduate. Purpose of Travel: Study Location: Assisi, Italy

2017 Food and Water 1st place (tie). Alex Cherry, A&S Undergraduate. Purpose of Travel: Study Location: Assisi, Italy

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.

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).

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