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Welcome to Tufts! We are so glad you are here. 

To introduce you to the University Chaplaincy, we are hosting events during Orientation. Please reach out to program manager Nora Bond with any questions. Please check back here regularly, as we will be updating this page with events for Fall 2022 Orientation.

Illumination Ceremony for the Class of 2026

Join your classmates on the President's Lawn for this Tufts tradition of community candle-lighting.

Wednesday, August 31 at 8:15 p.m. 

In-Person, President's Lawn

Meet the Chaplaincy Gathering

Join chaplains and student leaders near Goddard Chapel, overlooking Tisch Library Roof, for snacks, a planting activity, and an introduction to the work of the University Chaplaincy.

Thursday, September 1 from 10am-2pm

Goddard Chapel terrace (facing Tisch Roof) 

Orientation Meditation

Join the Buddhist Chaplain for meditation in Goddard Chapel. Cushions are provided, and all are welcome.

Friday, September 2, 2022, from 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Goddard Chapel 

Jummah Prayers

Join us for the congregational Friday prayer on the upper level of the Interfaith Center. There will be a brief overview of Muslim Life at Tufts and a chance to meet the Muslim Chaplain, Najiba Akbar.

Friday, September 2, from 12:30pm - 1:15pm

Interfaith Center

Protestant Chaplaincy Welcome Brunch

Come enjoy apple cider doughnuts, coffee, and fruit while meeting the Protestant community at Tufts. There will be an introduction to campus ministries by Protestant Chaplain Dan Bell at 10:30 a.m., cornhole games, and plenty of time to hang out and meet new friends.

Saturday, September, 3, from 10am-11:30am

Tisch Library Roof (Goddard Chapel if rain)

Muslim Community Chai & Chat

Join Muslim chaplain Najiba Akbar for casual conversation and tea.

Sunday, September 4, from 4pm - 5:30pm

Interfaith Center

Catholic Mass and Welcome Dinner 

No need to RSVP - please come as you are

Sunday, September 4 at 5pm, welcome dinner at 6pm

Goddard Chapel

Protestant Evening Worship 

All are welcome. All are valued as part of the community. All are loved by God. The Protestant Chaplaincy strives to be a radically welcoming and inclusive Christian community. We celebrate our diversity in the Body of Christ as we join for worship, prayer, fellowship, and service to love God and our neighbors.

Sunday, September 4 at 7pm

Goddard Chapel

Navigating Transitions:  Reflections & Finding your Way at Tufts with the Humanist Chaplaincy

Join Humanist Chaplain Anthony Cruz Pantojas for dinner and conversation on making meaning around transitions and finding your place at Tufts. Dinner provided, no RSVP necessary.

Monday, September 5, at 5:30pm

Campus Center, Room 203

For all Hillel Orientation events, please see their website.  Hillel Orientation Events link