Student Announcements

Week of 12/10/18

Apply to attend the 2019 a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summit on Food + Place - All Expenses Paid

Dean Bauer will send two students (undergrad or graduate), all expenses paid, to the 2019 a2ru (Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities) Emerging Creatives Student Summit on the topic Food + Place, being held February 7-10, 2019 at James Madison University in Virginia.

To apply, students must write a letter to Dean Bauer explaining how attending the conference would be useful to you.

Letters are due to Dean Bauer by December 20, the last day of the semester.

Learn more about the conference here.

SMFA Café Hours: Review Boards & Winter Break

SMFA Café Hours: Week of December 10

Monday, 12/10: 8 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday, 12/11: 8 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday, 12/12: 8 AM - 7 PM
Thursday, 12/13: 8 AM - 7 PM
Friday, 12/14: 8 AM - 2 PM

SMFA Café Hours: Week of December 17

Monday, 12/17: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday, 12/18: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday, 12/19: 8 AM - 2 PM
Thursday, 12/20: 8 AM - 1 PM
Friday, 12/21: CLOSED

The café will be closed from December 21 through January 15. Have a great winter break!

For any students on the Emmanuel Meal Plan, please note that plan ends after breakfast on December 18.

Art Store Hours During Review Boards

Normal hours: Monday, December 10 - Saturday, December 15

Monday, Dec 17: 8:30 AM - 8 PM

Tuesday, Dec 18: 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Wednesday, Dec 19: 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Thursday, Dec 20: 8:30 AM - 12 NOON

CLOSED: Friday December 21 - Tuesday, January 15

We will reopen after the New Year on Wednesday, January 16 with our normal hours.
Have a great holiday!

Free Admission for Students: CraftBoston Holiday

Take a study break and get into the holiday spirit with the CraftBoston Holiday 2018 Show! See exhibits from over 175 local artists, and find handmade gifts, wearable arts, decor, and more!

Be sure to stop by the SMFA booth, number 704!

  • When: December 14 - 16
  • Where: Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston
  • Admission is free with your Tufts Student ID!

Call for Entries: Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition

Are you a current Tufts student, alumni within 5 years of graduation, faculty, or staff with a business idea that can make a difference in the world? Participate in the largest entrepreneurship competition at Tufts! Apply now for a chance to win funding in the 100k New Ventures Competition.

Applications are open until January 26, 2019 at 11:59pm.

For more information visit:

Apply here.

Discounted MBTA Passes

Discounted Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) passes for spring 2019 will be available for purchase starting December 9, 2018. All pass orders will be discounted at 11% off the full MBTA price and must be ordered by January 8, 2019. The spring semester pass will be valid from February through May 2019.

To submit your order, please login to your SIS account and find the “Purchase MBTA Pass” link under the “Bills & Balances” tab.

Please be aware that Tufts University has partnered with Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions to process pass orders. Link, Bus, Inner Express Bus, and Outer Express Bus passes will be on Charlie Cards. Zone Passes (including Zone 1A) will be in ticket form. For more information regarding pass types, visit

For technical support and questions regarding an order, please contact Edenred at 1-800-531-2828 or For general inquiries regarding the pass program please call 617-627-2000, or email Student Services at

SMFA T-shirts and Hoodies Now Available at the Art Store


The long wait is over. Check out our SMFA at Tufts "retro" rhino T's and new hoodie design.

Image of new SMFA tshirt and hoodie

Attend Office Hours with Rob Mack, Chief Diversity Officer

Rob Mack will be holding monthly office hours at SMFA to speak with members of the community about diversity and inclusion matters.  

This week he will start office hours with a brief discussion about his role and priorities for this year.  All are welcome.

September 18
12-1:30 PM, A312

October 9
12-1:30 PM, A201

November 13
12-1:30 PM, A201

December 18
2-1:30 PM, A201

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