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See below for important information and announcements for the week.

This information is also sent out in our SMFA Update newsletter, which is sent to undergraduate and graduate students weekly on Mondays during the school year.

What You Need to Know This Week

Head to the SMFA Art Store for SMFA Attire

The SMFA Art Store now has t-shirts, crew necks, ball caps, and fanny packs available with the SMFA logo on them! Stop by to check them out!

Art Store Hours

The Art Store will be closed next Tuesday, October 26 for a staff meeting from 12:30-2 pm.

Wonder: A Practice of Transformation for our Tufts Community and Beyond

Join University Chaplaincy staff and the student Interfaith Ambassador team for an engaging and reflective conversation about a core practice for personal and community transformation, as envisioned by activist, lawyer, and filmmaker Valarie Kaur. The event entitled Wonder: A Practice of Transformation for our Tufts Community and Beyond will take place on Thursday, October 21 from 5-6:30 pm. Register at

Reminder: SMFA Advising Session Tomorrow

SMFA Advising is hosting a Combined Degree Info Session tomorrow, October 19 from 5-6 pm. Refer to the link in your SMFA Update email to enter the zoom session. During the session, students will learn about the internal transfer application and selection process. Students will also learn the benefits and drawbacks of pursuing an internal transfer and have the opportunity to ask specific questions. Sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

Reminder: Make New Friends and Connections with Project Connect

It can be hard to build meaningful connections during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In response, Counseling and Mental Health Services is running Project Connect for a second year. Project Connect is a peer-facilitated program to help build social connection and community on campus. Students get to know a small group of 4-6 peers over the course of six 1-hour sessions, held both in-person and virtually. 96% of previous participants said they would recommend Project Connect to a friend and 96% said they would like to participate again themselves. Space is limited. Please sign up by completing this form. Contact for more information.

Reminder: Trans Day of Remembrance Installation

Submit a proposal to this year's Trans Day of Remembrance Installation by October 20 at 11:59 pm. The theme of this year's installation is Trans Liberation. Click here for more information.

Reminder: Monday Munchies

Join the Tufts University Social Collective and SMFA Student Government for a delicious snack bar series! Monday Munchies events will continue in November and December. 

Cereal Bar
Monday, October 25, 11-1pm; Campus Center Patio and 230 Fenway 2nd floor B-Side Gallery 
Bring your friends and student IDs to enjoy the free cereal bar!

Mac N' Cheese Bar
Monday, November 15, 11-1pm; Campus Center Patio and 230 Fenway 2nd floor B-Side Gallery
Bring your friends and student IDs to enjoy the mac n’ cheese bar!

Hot Chocolate Bar
Monday, December 6, 11-1pm; Campus Center Patio and 230 Fenway 2nd floor B-Side Gallery
Bring your friends and student IDs to enjoy the hot chocolate bar!

Reminder: MFA Portfolio Session

Attention seniors and post bac students: Are you thinking about grad school? If so, join one of the School of Visual Arts (SVA) MFA faculty/admissions committee members for a special portfolio review in Boston on Saturday, October 23. This portfolio session will provide prospective students with a unique opportunity to learn more about the SVA program and receive a personalized review of their work. Register here. For more information, contact Watch a virtual SVA MFA department tour here.

Reminder: Apply to Join State Representative Chynah Tyler's Advisory Council

The Office of Massachusetts State Representative Chynah Tyler is looking to expand her team in an effort to promote collegiate engagement in the Commonwealth. With your help, we'll reimagine and innovate what youth involvement looks like at the state level.
Representative Chynah Tyler is looking to select two individuals from each of the twelve schools in the 7th Suffolk District to form an advisory council that helps align advocacy efforts and policy objectives with community building and student voices. Liaisons will act as advisors to the Representative and have the opportunity to work with her and her team directly to mold state policy and to create innovative solutions to some of the Commonwealth's most complex issues.

The priority deadline for this application is October 30th, but applications are accepted until filled. Early applications are highly encouraged! Please feel free to reach out to the representative's Director of Collegiate Operations and Affairs, Emerson Johnston, at if you have any questions.

Learn more and apply here.

Reminder: Apply to Speak at TEDxTufts

TEDxTufts is accepting speaker applications through Wednesday, October 20 at 11:59 pm! If there's a passion, idea, or presentation you know is worth sharing, apply to speak at TEDxTufts 2022! You can find the application as well as the form to nominate a speaker on their website at Contact with any questions.

Reminder: Upcoming Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Event

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is hosting an upcoming special event. Advanced registration is required, and limited tickets are available. 

City of Women II
Thursday, October 28, 7 pm
$20 per student, $45 per adult. Use code CITY2021 for 50% off your ticket!
An evening of powerful performances and storytelling inspired by the exhibition Titian: Women, Myth & Power, curated by Helga Davis, the Gardner’s Visiting Curator of the Performing Arts, and featuring Toshi Reagon, Jomama Jones, Fabiola Jean-Louis, and the debut of a commissioned poem by Claudia Rankine
Contact the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Box Office with questions at 617-278-5156.

Reminder: Apply to the 2021 Paine Scholarship by October 31

The Stephen D. Paine Scholarship is designed to support students who are entering their final year in studio art programs at colleges in the city of Boston. As young artists conclude their undergraduate studies, the Boston Art Dealers Association (BADA) would like to extend financial assistance in order to support their commitment to the making of art. To be eligible, applicants must qualify for financial aid by the school and be entering their final year in a studio art program or studio art major, and may be working in any visual art medium. To learn more and apply, click here.