Saturday, October 10 - Saturday, October 17


Even though we're not able to gather on the Hill to cheer on our favorite teams during Homecoming weekend, Jumbos can still come together virtually to reminisce and reconnect! 

Tufts will be offering a week's worth of virtual activities - check out the schedule below! 

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Jumbo Fun Run Virtual 5K Winners


Classes of the 60's
Classes of the 70's
Classes of the 80's
Classes of the 90's
Classes of the 00's
Classes of the 10's
Classes of the 20's


Jack Martin E65
Owen Vincent II E79
Madeline Kass J84,A22P, A22P 
Douglas Clancy A97
Becky Reily A02
Ginny Lewis AG14
Josh Lavine F20



Thank you to everyone that took part in the first ever Jumbo Fun Run Virtual 5K!

A special thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the Jumbo Fun Run Virtual 5K Spirit Award!

Spirit Award Photo Submissions 

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Shared Interest Group Virtual Events

Tufts Black Alumni Association (TBAA) Virtual Tailgate

Saturday, October 10
1:00pm - 2:00pm ET

We may not be able to gather on the lawn of the Capen House but join us to meet and re-connect with alumni friends, old and new. Hear campus updates from Katrina Moore, the director of the Africana Center! 


LAATU Homecoming Celebration

Saturday, October 10
5:00pm - 6:30pm ET

Come celebrate homecoming with the Latino Alumni Association! Join us for an evening featuring live music by Grupo Aurora, socializing, and quirky games--all handcrafted and hosted by Tufts alumni!

Grab a glass of sangria as we begin with live music from Grupo Aurora, an energizing band from New York City whose goal is to revitalize the Bachata music scene through creativity, soul and showmanship. On vocals is Tufts very own Kelvin Perez Macario, E12! ¡Bachateame Mama! We will then have a welcome note and update from Marvin Casasola, director of the Tufts Latinx Center, before hopping into breakout rooms on Zoom designed to let you mingle with other alumni.


Pride on the Hill Homecoming Celebration

Tuesday, October 13
8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Join Tufts Pride on the Hill for a gathering of LGBTQ+ students, alumni, and staff to connect, learn, and have a drink!

This event will start with a State of the LGBTQ Campus address from LGBT Center Director Hope Freeman. It then will continue on to a very special DIY tutorial with a Boston-based queer bartender to make both cocktails and mocktails with pantry basics. And finally we'll wrap with a chance for participants to hang out, reconnect, and meet new LGBTQ+ alumni, students, and staff in Zoom breakout rooms!

All are welcome to join!  And if you'd like to follow along with the cocktailing tutorial, register early to get a list of ingredients to have on hand. We can't wait to see you there!


FIRST Center Community Gathering 

Wednesday, October 14
7:00pm – 8:00pm ET
Join us to hear updates from current students and Jared Smith, A16, associate director of the FIRST Resource Center and program director of BLAST.  Meet and re-connect with alumni friends, old and new during virtual homecoming! 


Asian American Alumni Association Homecoming Gathering

Thursday, October 15
6:30pm – 7:30pm ET

 Re-connect with alumni friends, old and new! Hear campus updates from current students and Aaron Parayno, director of Asian American Center!! 

Friends of Tufts Athletics Virtual Events

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Hear program and campus updates from coaches, meet and re-connect with former teammates and fellow alumni!

Friends of Tufts Swimming and Diving Virtual BBQ featuring Head Coach Adam Hoyt

Saturday, October 10
12:00pm – 1:00pm ET

Cannon next to Ballou Hall

Friends of Tufts Women’s Lacrosse featuring Head Coach Courtney Shute

Saturday, October 10
6:00pm – 7:00pm ET

Friends of Tufts Men’s Soccer featuring Head Coach Kyle Dezotell

Monday, October 12
6:00pm – 7:00pm ET


Friends of Tufts Rowing featuring Director of Rowing/Women's Head Coach Noel Wanner and Men's Head Coach George Munger

Tuesday, October 13
6:00pm – 7:00pm ET


Friends of Tufts Women’s Soccer featuring Head Coach Martha Whiting, J93, AG95

Wednesday, October 14
6:00pm – 7:00pm ET


Friends of Tufts Field Hockey featuring Head Coach Tina Mattera

Thursday, October 15
6:00pm – 7:00pm ET


Additional Virtual Events

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Virtual 5K Jumbo Fun Run

Saturday, October 10 – Saturday, October 17

Calling all Jumbos! Grab your favorite pair of sneakers and join us for our first ever, family-friendly Virtual 5K Jumbo Fun Run! Runners and walkers of all abilities are invited to show their Tufts spirit and join in this fun, virtual 5K! It’s easy to participate, and it’s FREE. Simply register, then run at a time that fits your schedule.  Obviously, we want you to be safe and stay healthy, so please practice appropriate social distancing and wear a mask! 

How to Participate

Prizes will be given out to the runners with the fastest times per decade and to the runner who displays the most Tufts spirit while on the course! All participants will receive a finisher’s certificate. 

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Jumbo Preschool Hour

Saturday, October 10
10:00am – 11:00am ET

Join Tufts faculty and students from the Crehan Lab in the Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development for some preschool reading, searching, and decorating fun! We will kick off with an active story reading that will get your preschooler moving around which will lead into a scavenger hunt for some common household items. We will wrap up by decorating a Jumbo that we will send once you register and can be printed from home.  Tell your preschooler to bring their smiley self and some art items if they want to decorate their Jumbo at the end!

Hosted by Eileen T. Crehan, Ph.D., associate professor; Mary E. Casey, Ed.D., lecturer; Surya Adeleye, A23; Abby Donaghue, A23;  Jordan Sclar, A22.


Jumbos helping Jumbos: Strengthening our Commitment to Student Financial Aid 

Tuesday, October 13 
5:30pm -6:30pm ET

Join leaders at Tufts University to hear about the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the school’s undergraduate financial aid budget and learn about the experiences of current students as they navigate and overcome these unprecedented challenges.

To register for this event please CLICK HERE.

(Please note this event has its own registration page and this link will take you away from the Jumbos@Home-coming registration page)


Ageism in the Media

Wednesday, October 14
8:00pm - 9:00pm ET

Join us for an interactive viewing and discussion of Old Guy, a thought-provoking comedy series exploring how media drives stereotypes about aging.  Produced by Jennifer Burton, Ph.D., A24P, professor of the practice, Film and Media Studies, along with her company, Five Sisters Productions, the series stars Peri Gilpin (Roz from Frasier) and Jennifer’s father, Roger Burton (Shameless, Fargo, Baskets), and is based on Roger’s actual experience of becoming a professional actor in his 70s.  Filmed half in LA and half around the Medford/Somerville campus, the series was a collaboration with Tufts students and faculty, including costume designer Linda Ross Girard (Senior Lecturer, Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies) and actor Sheriden Thomas (Senior Lecturer, Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies).  

Please consider contributing to a new scientific study with Montclair State University on our understanding of ageism by taking part in an optional, anonymous, 5-minute, pre event questionnaire. Post-event questionnaire will be shared at the end of the event.  This study has been approved by the Montclair State University Institutional Review Board, Study no. 17-18-924.  Thank you for considering participation in this study.


Tufts Trivia Night

Friday, October 16
8:00pm - 9:00pm ET

What do an urban planner and a civil engineer have in common besides a Tufts degree?  They host an awesome Tufts trivia night!  Gather your Jumbo friends for a night of Tufts trivia with Tom Ensminger, E00 and Alex Freedman, A12.  You can sign up as a team or individually and we will place you on a team with other Jumbos.  Team size is a maximum of six people.  If you plan to participate as part of a team, each team member needs to register. 

Test your knowledge of all things Tufts – we’re sure you’ll learn something new about your alma mater! 


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Jumbo Paint Night

Saturday, October 17
6:00pm – 7:00pm ET

Alumni, friends and family, grab your paint and brushes and join us for a Jumbo themed virtual paint night! Follow along with alumna Sonja Holmberg, A16, and she’ll show you how to paint your very own watercolor masterpiece of this photo of Jumbo!  New to watercolor? Not a problem, just bring your paints and enthusiasm and you’ll be ready to join the step-by-step instructions.

Necessary Supplies:

This is a list of all the necessary supplies to follow along and create your own watercolor painting. While these are recommended, you can also participate using watercolors and materials you already own. 
Paint: Watercolor Set & Brush/Sponge
Paper: Watercolor Block (9x12," 15 sheets)
Brushes: Watercolor Brush Set
Paper towel & water!


Cocktails with Kurt

Saturday, October 17
8:00pm - 9:00pm ET

Join Tufts alum, author and whiskey connoisseur Kurt Maitland, A93, for a fun, interactive whiskey cocktail hour where Kurt will be talking about his experience with different whiskeys from all over the world and providing some recipes & tips for delicious, yet simple, whiskey cocktails to make at home.  Kurt will also offer recommendations on different whiskeys to try (a list will be shared with participants in advance).  Whether you fancy yourself a bit of a whiskey expert or you’re new to exploring the world of whiskey, this event is sure to be fun and entertaining! 

This event is intended for members of the Tufts community that are over the age of 21.

What are you waiting for? Join us for Jumbos@Home-coming!

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