Editorial: Tiered housing system needs greater transparency

The university administration recently announced that it will be implementing a tiered housing system starting in fall 2019. Aside from first-year housing and traditional doubles, triples and quads, on-campus housing prices will increase by $190 to $1,999, depending on the dormitory and housing unit variations. According to the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife), the new […]


Tufts launches new off-campus housing website

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) has launched a new off-campus housing website to serve as a one-stop-shop for students seeking off-campus housing in Medford, Somerville and Boston, according to an email sent to all students by ResLife. The site is available to all undergraduate and graduate students in the Schools of Arts, Sciences & Engineering (AS&E), […]


ResLife to bring a series of renovations to expand on-campus housing options

Adding to the recent changes in the housing lottery process, the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) plans to make a series of changes and renovations to the existing housing units on campus to maximize their utility and to provide a better living experience, according to Matt Austin, associate director for housing operations in ResLife. Austin said there will […]


Rainbow House to get physical building in 2018–2019 academic year

Tufts administrators have committed to provide Rainbow House with a physical building for the 2018–2019 academic year, Associate Dean of Student Affairs Chris Rossi told the Daily in an email. Rossi said that he, LGBT Center Director Hope Freeman, ResLife Associate Director of Residential Education Sarah D’Annolfo and Rainbow House Manager Kenneth Meyerson came to this […]


Campus Life, ResLife announce changes to leadership roles in first-year orientation

The orientation process for incoming first-year students will undergo changes beginning with the Class of 2021′s orientation in August. Orientation Leaders (OLs) will share responsibilities with First-Year Advisors (FYAs), who will perform the role of Resident Assistants (RAs) in first-year housing next year. Howard Woolf, director of the Experimental College and associate dean of undergraduate education, […]


ResLife to introduce changes to first-year housing

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) is preparing to consolidate first-year housing at Tufts and restructure the Residential Assistant (RA) program in the coming year, according to ResLife Director Yolanda King. Going forward, ResLife will house most first-year students in first-year only buildings, according to Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Chris Rossi. This means the elimination of many mixed dorms, buildings […]


ResLife looks to fill vacant Area Residence Director position

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) is currently searching for a new Area Residence Director (ARD) for Area 1 (Hill Hall, West Hall, Houston Hall and Miller Hall), a position that has been vacant since the beginning of this academic year, according to ResLife Director Yolanda King. Candidates for the ARD job are being […]


DTD house leased to Tufts, used for transfer student housing

After sitting vacant for a year in the wake of a May 2015 double stabbing on the premises, Delta Tau Delta (DTD) fraternity’s house at 98 Professors Row has been leased to Tufts for the academic year. The building, which is owned by DTD’s alumni housing corporation, is primarily being used to house transfer students, effectively barring fraternity […]


New working group formed to develop master plan for campus housing

A new university working group is in the process of gathering student feedback, assessing campus facilities and analyzing the overall residential experience at Tufts in preparation for the creation of a housing master plan by the end of the semester. The working group, comprised of Campus Planning, Facilities Services, the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife), Student Affairs and the […]


Jumbo Steps: A sweet, suite life

It looks like the proverbial phrase summing up my freshman housing situation, “home is where the WiFi (doesn’t) automatically connect,” is going to be replaced next fall by something even more frightening than tufts-secure’s wrath: “home is where the…strangers live.” Housing season is upon us, ladies and germs. It’s a wild ride, indeed. Since ORLL administered […]


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