Parents watching the matriculation ceremony

Parents and Families

We have the resources you need to support your student in their Tufts Experience. Make sure you also visit our Parent Resource Center for answers to many frequently asked questions.

We know that sending your child to Tufts will be an adjustment for you, too. Whether you attended college yourself, have already seen another child begin their higher education journey, or are new to all aspects of this experience, we support you as well as your Jumbo.

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Watch the 2019 Tufts Experience for New Parents and Families!

Watch the 2019 Matriculation Ceremony!

Note: the recording of the 2019 Matriculation Ceremony was cut short by rain.

Concerns about your student

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. Should we have any serious concerns regarding your student’s academic progress or general well-being, we will contact you. Please note that instructors and academic advisors will not respond to parent inquiries about a student's progress, per our FERPA related policies. Should you have any concerns about your child's well-being, in any regard, please contact Student Services (617-627-2000) to be connected to the most appropriate dean in Undergraduate Education or Student Affairs.

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Parent Newsletter

The monthly Parent Newsletter provides news and updates from Undergraduate Education, Student Affairs, Student Services, the Tufts Career Center, Financial Services, and other Student Life departments. Parents and families of undergraduate students are typically added to the mailing list for the Parent Newsletter and other general University communications the summer before their student begins their first year. But parents and family members may also add themselves to the mailing list anytime using our sign-up form

Being enrolled to receive the Parent Newsletter means you will also automatically be enrolled in the University's emergency notification system for parents and families. Please note that, in the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of the Tufts community, the University may use TuftsAlert to reach students, faculty, and staff. To communicate with parents and families, the University maintains this separate email list.

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