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September 1, 2020

Dear colleagues, 

You are cordially invited to join Matriculation 2020, which this year will include a pre-recorded ceremony and a webpage designed to make our new undergraduate students feel welcome here at Tufts. The Matriculation ceremony will be available at 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 3. Faculty and staff are invited to watch the ceremony online with our new undergraduates as they are welcomed into the Tufts community by President Tony Monaco and matriculated into the School of Arts and Sciences (including the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts) by Dean James Glaser or into the School of Engineering by Dean Jianmin Qu.  

While shorter than the assembly on The Green of years past, this year’s virtual ceremony features many of the traditional components: presentation of the Class of 2024 by Dean of Admissions JT Duck; matriculation into the schools by Deans Glaser and Qu; and welcome messages from Provost Nadine Aubry and President Monaco. The ceremony will also include a blessing from the University Chaplaincy and traditional Tufts songs as well as—for the first time—a land acknowledgement and a message from fellow undergraduates. The Matriculation landing page where the ceremony video can be found will also include information about the history of Matriculation at Tufts and advice from alumni. (For purposes of social distancing amid the COVID-19 crisis, Matriculation 2020 will not involve an assembly of the faculty and entering class on The Green.)  

Matriculation 2020 website:

Members of the entire Tufts community are invited to share welcome messages for the incoming students on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, using the hashtag #Tufts2024. 

Matriculation is the first Tufts tradition that entering students experience, and it is one of many traditions that we are adapting to meet the moment during these difficult times. We encourage you to join us online in welcoming our newest students.  


Carmen Lowe
Dean of Academic Advising and Undergraduate Studies
School of Arts and Sciences


Jennifer Stephan
Dean of Academic Advising and Undergraduate Studies
School of Engineering