group of students infront of Jumbo

2024 Accepted Students Day: A Story in Photos

This April, we invited students accepted into our graduate programs to join us for a day exploring all Tufts Gordon Institute and Boston have to offer.

Prospective Tufts Gordon Institute students enjoyed a day full of campus tours, conversations with current students, the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition Finals, and even bowling at this year's Accepted Students Day! This was a great opportunity to meet other accepted students in person, learn more about our programs from students and faculty, and see all that Tufts Gordon Institute has to offer. 

Get a view into Accepted Students Day through photos of the day:

Chris Di Fronzo speaking to students

We kicked off the morning with a tour of the Tufts University Medford campus, stopping first to visit the Career Services office, where Chris Di Fronzo, Director of Career Services, spoke about the many opportunities and resources available to students during their studies and after graduation. In addition to assisting students with career planning, job searches, and more, Career Services works closely with Tufts Gordon Institute through our mentorship program, as well as co-op opportunities that will be available for all on-campus graduate students. 

group of students in front of jumbo

Saying goodbye to Chris, we crossed the campus green to visit Jumbo the Elephant. Jill Parlee and Teresa Aloi of the Tufts Gordon Institute Programs & Operations team recited the story of how Jumbo came to be the Tufts University mascot. And of course, no campus tour is complete without a group photo in front of Jumbo!

students at The Sink

In the Campus Center, we took a short pause to warm up and enjoy coffee and tea from The Sink, a 100% student-run café that serves beverages and snacks throughout the academic school year. 

Our tour concluded with a walk past the library, rooftop garden, and down the iconic Tufts University stairs at the front of campus.

students infront of Tufts

Accepted Students Day continued with sessions for each graduate degree where students spoke to program directors Kevin Oye, Director of the MS in Innovation & Management and Executive Director of Tufts Gordon Institute, and Sam Liggero, Director of the MS in Engineering Management and MS in Technology Management & Leadership. Students asked Kevin and Sam individual questions about the programs as well as spoke with current students to hear their unique perspectives on being a Tufts Gordon Institute student.

Jumbos pennant and pizza

We regrouped and headed to Davis Square for lunch at American Flatbread. Here, students were able to get to know some of Tufts Gordon Institute's staff and faculty members while enjoying pizza and bowling. It was a fun way to end the morning, while giving accepted students a chance to get to know each other a little better! 

Accepted students at bowling alley

Finally, students had the option of joining the excitement at that night's Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition Finals! Students who stayed for the event were able to speak a bit more with our current students and cheer on many of our current MS in Innovation & Management students who were competing in the competition. 

Tufts $100k banner

We were thrilled to meet so many of this year's accepted students in person, as well share with them a firsthand look at what academic life at Tufts Gordon Institute is like! We look forward to seeing many of their faces back on campus for the Fall 2024 semester.