Student Announcements

Week of 3/11/19

Undergraduate Advising for Fall 2019

Advising runs from March 11-April 12, and all students must meet with an advisor before registering for courses. During your 30-minute advising appointment, we will review program requirements and create a tentative plan for your fall courses and degree completion. BFA students may meet with either Eli or Tobias prior to registration. Students may want to meet with Eli if they want guidance on studio course selection or time management and study strategies. Students may want to meet with Tobias if they are a Northeastern student, have accommodations, or would like to get accommodations for a disability. Combined Degree students should contact Robin Olinsky for Fall 2019 advising.

To schedule an appointment with Eli Brown, visit or email Colin Buckley at the Student Services Desk at To schedule an appointment with Tobias Bennett, book your appointment through We strongly encourage you to schedule your appointment as soon as possible. Spots fill up quickly! If you cannot find a time that fits your schedule, email for assistance

Call for Submissions: Student Forum for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Call for Submissions, Beyond the Classroom: Student Forum for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality 

This forum is an opportunity for all students to share their work on women, gender, and/or sexuality with the wider Tufts community. Undergraduate and graduate students from a range of disciplines present on research that includes creative projects and performances done in classes or independently.  

  • Students each present for 5-7 minutes.
  • We welcome submissions of any length and help you work to develop the presentation.
  • Please submit: a paragraph proposal-long of the research and, if it is complete,  part or all of the project.

The forum will be held Friday, April 5, 2019
12 - 4:30 PM
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene

Submissions are due Thursday, March 14, 2019. Applications should be submitted to the WGSS office at 111 Eaton Hall or by email to

Media Stockroom: Extended Checkouts for Spring Break

The Media Stockroom will allow extended checkouts of equipment needs for all students, faculty, and staff for spring break. All reservations must be made by Wednesday, March 13 at 10pm.

Reservations can be picked up during open hours on March 14th & 15th. All equipment must be returned Monday, March 25th or Tuesday, March 26th.

Please note: The Media Stockroom will be closing at 6pm on March 15th and will reopen at 8:30am on March 25th. For any questions, contact the Media Stockroom Manager Dan O’Connor:

Art Store Closed for Spring Break

The SMFA Art Store will close for Spring Break on Saturday, March 15. We will reopen with normal hours Mon, March 25. Have a great break!

Scholarship Opportunity: Allan Rohan Crite Scholarship for SMFA Students

African American Women Appreciating Art by African Americans

Allan Rohan Crite Scholarship

DEADLINE: Friday, April 15, 2019

Eligibility: African American students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Visual Arts

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

View and download the application here.

Questions? Email Shaun Thomas, Associate Director of Financial Aid.

Call for Work: Sexual Assault Awareness Month Exhibition

Submit original artwork for the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Exhibition coordinated by the CARE (Center for Awareness, Resources and Education) office & the SMFA Exhibitions Committee. Work that has been submitted and approved will be displayed throughout the SMFA and Medford campuses.

Deadline to submit work: Wednesday, March 15th at 12pm.

We are accepting art from all Tufts students, and the exhibitions will be up from April 1st – April 26th. Please be aware that some student exhibition spaces cannot accommodate large scale work.

You can submit work by emailing and In your submission, be sure to include the medium, dimensions, and title of your work, as well as  a photo and short description of your piece. Students are welcome to submit more than one piece if they wish to do so. Please email Halley Stubis or Denisse Huezo-Rosales with any questions.

There will also be an opening reception on the SMFA campus in the library on April 1st from 12pm-2pm with light refreshments. All are encouraged to attend!

This Week's SMFA 1630 AM Wave Farm Radio Broadcast Schedule

MON 3/18

10am - 10:30am

New Moon Transmission w/ Monica Manoski [replay]


10:30am - 11:45pm

HUMΔN GΔRDEN (Lani Asuncion & Sean Saman) - Ramler Park 08.25.18


12pm - 2pm

Brown Bag Culture w/ Bailey Halbreich, Vichka Fonarev, & Eli Beutel [LIVE]


2pm - 9pm

SMFA visiting artist lecture archive (2012 - 2018)

TUES 3/19

10am - 12pm

Academy Records - SpHEARS [replay]


12pm - 1:15pm

Study Zone w/ Grace Drugge [replay]


1:15pm - 9pm

SMFA visiting artist lecture archive (2012 - 2018)

WED 3/20

10am - 11am

Darin and Nate Radio Hour w/ Darin Murphy & Nate Harrison [LIVE]


11am - 11:30am

New Moon Transmission w/ Monica Manoski [replay]


11:30am - 1:30pm

Brown Bag Culture w/ Bailey Halbreich, Vichka Fonarev, & Eli Beutel [replay]


1:30pm - 9pm

SMFA visiting artist lecture archive (2012 - 2018)

THURS 3/21

10am - 12pm

Academy Records - SpHEARS [replay]


12pm - 1:15pm

Study Zone w/ Grace Drugge [replay]


1:15pm - 9pm

SMFA visiting artist lecture archive (2012 - 2018)

FRI 3/22

10am - 12pm

Brown Bag Culture w/ Bailey Halbreich, Vichka Fonarev, & Eli Beutel [replay]


12pm - 1pm

Darin and Nate Radio Hour w/ Darin Murphy & Nate Harrison [replay]


1pm - 2pm

Study Zone w/ Grace Drugge [LIVE]


2pm - 6pm

SMFA visiting artist lecture archive (2012 - 2018)


Listen online at (scroll down to “Tufts SMFA 1630-AM” and press the play button).

Would you like to program your own show? For training or programming questions/requests, e-mail

Apply for a Dean's Research Award

The Dean's Research Awards (DRAs) support SMFA students working on extraordinary artistic projects whose costs exceed the norm. Students may apply to cover any costs related to producing new work, including research, materials, travel, and any other aspect of the related work. Awards may be used to fund any projects that are currently under way or have been completed during the present academic year. All current students can apply for any amount of funding up to $500.

To apply for an award, you must submit by Friday, April 26 via this Slideroom form:

  1. A project description, not exceeding 500 words in length. You may wish to discuss the specific goals you have for the project and how it fits with your ongoing artistic practice.

  2. The amount of funding requested, with information about how the money would be or was spent. (This information can be part of your project description.)

  3. Three to five sample images of your work.

Successful applications will:

  • Provide a coherent, compelling, well-written description of the project for which funding is being requested;

  • Include images of work that display obvious signs of promise/progress;

  • Offer a clear justification for the amount of funding being requested, including evidence of pricing out supplies, travel, and other necessities;

  • Make clear that the applicant has read these instructions carefully.

All other things being equal, preference will be given to students closest to the end of their academic programs who have never received a DRA.

Applications for the present round of awards are due by midnight on Friday, April 26, via Slideroom. Award winners will be informed in early May.

Questions? Speak to or email Laurel Hoffer in the B203 office suite.

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2019

Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) Travel Grants

Applications are being accepted for travel between March - May 2019.

Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) is now accepting applications for travel reimbursement grants to offset transportation costs for your environment-related work or study travel expenses such as:

- attending a conference

- travel related to an environmental research project

- workshops

Tufts University graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty are eligible to apply!

Application deadline is Friday, 29 March 2019 more information:

Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) Internships

TIE is accepting internship applications for multiple positions. Please see the brief descriptions below and use the Handshake link to apply.

Environmental Intern – Communications and Outreach
TIE is seeking a graduate or undergraduate student intern to assist with communications and outreach. Duties include designing print materials, maintaining web pages, sourcing content for social media, writing blog posts, producing e-newsletters, creating images and videos, and assisting with other tasks as needed. Apply here:

Environmental Intern – Administration
TIE is seeking a graduate or undergraduate student to assist with administrative tasks for TIE’s programs. Duties include supporting the basic administrative functions of an office, such as: maintaining records and files, designing new record-keeping methods and tools, updating program participant databases, organizing event logistics, participating in program events, administering internal and external direct communications, and assisting with other tasks as needed. Apply here:

Environmental Programs Intern
TIE is seeking a graduate or undergraduate student to assist with tasks related to managing and executing TIE’s programs and initiatives. Duties will involve supporting the basic administrative functions of an office as well as assisting with program design, deployment, evaluation and marketing. Apply here:

Call for Jumbo Day Volunteers!

The SMFA at Tufts Admissions Office is looking for dedicated, enthusiastic SMFA students to volunteer at our Accepted Students Day (Jumbo Day) this April. Jumbo Day will be held on Friday, April 19th and some duties include giving tours of SMFA to our accepted students and their families, greeting and mingling with them, and more.

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions stop by the Admissions Office (A103A) to get some more information or reach out to Misha D’Andrea at   

Undergraduates: Apply for a Grant to Fund your Summer 2019 Internship

Are you an undergraduate who needs money for an unpaid or underpaid summer 2019 internship? Apply to recieve $4000 toward a summer internship.

Deadlines to apply: March 10 & March 31, 2019

ALL grant applications for internships taking place outside of the U.S. due by the March 10, 2019 deadline

ALL grant applications for U.S  based internships  due by  March 31, 2019 deadline.

Internships need to be secured by application deadlines. 

Grant Categories: 

  • Non-profit or Public Sector Grants ~ Internships can be in the U.S. or abroad!
  • Tufts AS&E Diversity Grants - Sponsored by the Tufts AS&E Diversity Fund
  • Bruce-Griffey Leadership and Diversity Internship Grants
  • Richard D. White, A76 and Family Endowed Internship Fund
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership Grants
  • Norton Nickerson Grant and Internships in Environmental Studies
  • Starr Summer Fellowship for BFA or BFA + BA/BS majors

Stay tuned for an Internship Grant Information Session in early spring semester.

*For more complete information on grant requirements and new application visit this website.

Career Center

SMFA in the News

Stay up-to-date on the latest news coverage.


Check out what's coming up at SMFA.

Tufts University Art Galleries

Learn more about gallery programming, including upcoming events and exhibitions.