Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon to become Duke University’s Vice Provost of Campus Life

Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon, who has been at Tufts since 2014, will leave in July to become Vice Provost and Vice President of Campus Life at Duke University, according to an email sent to the student body. In her new position, she will direct campus life across the undergraduate and graduate student […]


Hidden camera in Harleston Hall bathroom sparks TUPD, student responses

The Tufts University Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) sent out an email on May 8 informing residents of Harleston Hall of the reported discovery of hidden cameras in one of the dorm’s all-gender, single-use bathrooms. ORLL immediately reported the incident to the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD), which resulted in an investigation. On […]


Vacancies in themed, Greek housing included in general lottery

Once again this year, all open spaces in themed or Greek housing were put in the general housing lottery for the 2019–2020 academic year, allowing any student to select into them, according to Joshua Hartman, director of the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL). However, Hartman said in an email to the Daily, ORLL […]


Office of Residential Life and Learning responds to lottery number mishap

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) sent an email to Tufts rising sophomores in the housing lottery notifying them that their housing selections had been cancelled due to a glitch in the system on March 28, scheduled to be the last day of housing selection. According to Joshua Hartman, the director of the ORLL, […]


TCU Senate partially funds first-year Hall Council initiative, which will begin next academic year

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate opted to partially fund the first-year Hall Council and Residence Hall Association initiative, which calls for the implementation of committees of elected first-year residents to develop programming for each first-year residence hall both at the Medford and School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) campuses. The first-year Hall Councils will be set in […]


SMFA Beacon Street will house only first-years in 2019–2020 academic year

The Beacon Street residence halls at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts are scheduled to accommodate only incoming first-years for the 2019–2020 academic year, according to Director of Residential Life and Learning Joshua Hartman. The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) is working to provide alternative living accommodations for rising sophomores, according to Hartman. The SMFA […]


CoHo rolls out second phase of housing project

The start of the spring semester brought new developments in the Community Housing (CoHo) project amid controversy over on-campus housing shortages and off-campus renting difficulties. Upperclassmen recently moved into new housing developments this semester as part of the second phase of the CoHo housing project. The administration made 20 beds available for upperclassmen, opening 19–21 University Ave. […]


Miller Hall open to residents, Houston Hall prepared for renovations

Construction on Miller Hall is largely completed, and renovations on Houston Hall have begun, according to Joshua Hartman, director of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife). Students living in Miller who were temporarily placed in Houston for the fall 2018 semester were moved back at the end of December 2018, Hartman said in an email to the Daily. Miller reopened […]


Carmichael to house only first-years, Harleston to house only sophomores next year

Starting in the 2019–2020 academic year, Carmichael Hall will be a residence hall for only first-year students and Harleston Hall will house only sophomores. The new policy seeks to maximize bed space and improve the housing options for both first-years and sophomores, according to former Associate Director of Housing Operations Matt Austin. The decision was made because of a lack […]


ResLife bring series of changes to housing lottery process

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) announced changes to housing lottery system in a Nov. 28 email to students. Three significant changes were made in the housing application process, according to Associate Director of Housing Operations Matt Austin: The application process for special interest housing is now conducted before lottery numbers are assigned; those who apply […]


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