Dining Services to bring changes to SMFA Café Express

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts is expanding dining options with the ongoing development of the SMFA Café Express built last year and plans to expand it into a larger Commons Marketplace-style cafe, which may happen next semester. Nancy Bauer, dean of the SMFA, said that the expansions were necessary to ensure future students’ access […]


Waste Less Dinner promotes sustainable eating on campus

Sustainable eating at Tufts has increasingly been a combined effort between the administration and the student body. One result of these efforts has been Waste Less Dinners. Hosted by Tufts Dining, Tufts Eco-Reps and the Tufts Food Rescue Collaborative, Waste Less Dinners have been a part of the larger campaign for sustainability at Tufts. According to […]


Tufts Dining introduces new dishes in dining halls, retail locations

This year, students will be able to enjoy several exciting changes to the offerings of Tufts Dining Services. Over the summer, the Dining Services team worked hard to implement several new food items and layout changes in both the dining halls and retail locations in order to improve students’ dining experiences. One of the biggest […]


Tufts Dining Action Coalition holds worker speakout event ahead of Tuesday’s union election

Approximately 150 students, faculty and staff gathered in the Interfaith Center at 7:30 last night to hear Tufts Dining workers talk about their experiences and the need for unionization. The event, which was hosted by Tufts Dining Action Coalition (TDAC), was held ahead of next Tuesday’s union election, where the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) […]


Recipe for success: Themed meals prove a hit with students, dining staff

Easter and Passover meals, Tailgate Brunch, Dim Sum Brunch, Street Food Dinner, the list goes on. Such themed gastronomical delights await hungry students in our dining halls, proving that beyond just being a necessity, campus food can provide us with comfort and joy. Themed meals at Tufts started decades ago as “monotony breakers,” according to […]


Jumbo Exchange: Dining experience

What you eat makes who you are. I remember that before coming to the States, I worried about whether or not I could get accustomed to American food. However, at the same time, I was really excited to dive into American food culture, which is obviously largely different from Japan’s. Today, I am going to talk […]


How Tufts Works: Idah Designs

Sitting outside of Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run last week, I noticed a strange phenomenon. Those exiting the take-out spot appeared to be significantly happier than they were upon entry. I found myself wondering what could possibly be causing these transformations. The answer was glaringly obvious as soon as I stepped foot inside. There at the checkout station was […]


How Tufts Works: Big flavor

Dozens of students are waiting for food at Carmichael Dining Center. Surprisingly, it’s not stir-fry night. It’s Thursday and these people are waiting for something called “Balanced Plate Big Flavor,” another themed food station. Given the plethora of alternative options, this long line sparks my interest. I soon find out that part of the appeal […]


SMFA Café Express brings new dining options to Fenway campus

Tufts Dining added a new food option on the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts campus, addressing the lack of dining options for Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and five-year Combined Degree BFA+BA/BS  students on the Fenway campus. The SMFA Café Express, opened on Nov. 13, according to Tufts Director of Dining and […]


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