Coming to a new campus can be both exciting and overwhelming. The CAFE Pre-Orientation program smooths the transition to college by connecting first-year and current students who have a shared passion for understanding and creating change in ourselves and communities.
CAFE seeks incoming student participants from diverse religious, non-religious, spiritual and ethical identities. All are welcome.
The mission of the CAFE Pre-Orientation Program is to welcome, gather, equip, and network the religious, spiritual, ethical, and interfaith leaders of the incoming class–leaders who are committed both to mutual inspiration and to making positive change in the world. The program involves:
The CAFE Pre-Orientation Program was first offered in August 2009, and was offered in summers 2010 and 2011. It resumed in August 2015.
Peri Barest (she/her) is a third-year student from Newton, MA studying biology and community health. She participated in CAFE her first year at Tufts and has been a Peer Leader the past two years. Peri has been involved in the Tufts Daily and the Maternal Advocacy and Research for Community Health clubs on campus. You can find Peri working at the Career Center, advocating for local public health, and eating her way through Boston. Peri is so excited to be involved with CAFE again and is looking forward to an wonderful program this summer!
Ethan is from Clarksburg, MD majoring in Biochemistry at Tufts. He has participated in clubs such as COFFEE, which is associated with CAFE, and the model UN club. He is looking forward to meeting the incoming students!