WHAT UP WHAT UP. It’s the first Weekend Round Up of the semester (apologies that we’re a little behind, but we’ve been spending our weekends in Tisch crying into our laptop and wishing we had a bottle of wine…each). This weekend is Homecoming Weekend aka We Don’t Suck At Football Anymore Weekend! Here’s the round-up of things to do during this jam-packed weekend.
Noche hispana: Spain, sweet Spain (Thur. 9/29, 8:00 p.m., Spanish Language House)
From the event page: Ven a hablar español y comer dulces y postres hispanos a la Casa del Español en Tufts Univeristy. Habrá comida gratis, música y buena conversación durante todo el evento. ¡Te esperamos!
Come speak Spanish and eat Hispanic sweets and desserts at the Spanish Language House. There will be free food, music and good conversation all through the event. Come join us!
Fall 2016 Career Fair (Fri. 9/30, 11:30 a.m., Gantcher)
The Career Fair is open to all class years and majors. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with almost 200 employers to learn more about job and internship opportunities. There will be a photo booth to snag the perfect LinkedIn Profile Picture. If you’re excited to be an adult (honestly, even if you’re dreading it), you should probably go.
After Orlando (Fri. 9/30, 8 p.m., Balch Arena Theater)
From the event page: On June 12, 49 people were murdered and an additional 53 wounded at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Many of the victims were Queer and Latinx people who saw the dance floor as a space of liberation, transformation, and empowerment. In order to reflect upon the tragedy and remember those killed or wounded, over 50 playwrights were invited to write short plays to respond to this violence and we have selected several to stage here at Tufts. Additionally we wish to provide our community members with a space to create material about Orlando, gun violence, LGBTQ issues, community and survival and the current state of the world. This event is co-Sponsored and Supported by the Department of Drama and Dance, Latino Center, LGBT Center, Latino Studies, Community Health, Asian American Center, Africana Center, Women’s Center, University Chaplaincy, and more to come. This event is free and open to the public.
Homecoming A Cappella Show (Fri. 9/30, 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Goddard Chapel)
Kick off your Homecoming Weekend with performances from Tufts’ three oldest a cappella groups (Beelzebubs, Jackson Jills, and the Amalgamates). This annual Homecoming Show is sure to be a great time and the perfect way to show some school spirit! There are two shows that are $5 each for Tufts students and $15 for non-Tufts students. You can get your tickets at Tufts Tickets.
TUQ Presents: Make America Cheesy Again (Fri. 9/30, 8:00 p.m., Wherever You Live….Within Reason)
Are you craving grilled cheese? If you answered “no”, stop lying. This Friday, the Tufts Quidditch team will deliver grilled cheese STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. Start of your Homecoming Weekend with cheesy deliciousness. Be sure to order ahead of time using the form on the event page!
Homecoming Carnival and Sports Games (Sat. 10/1 all day, J-Field)
From the event page: Come Kick Off Fall Fest with an afternoon of Fun Rides, Food, Football, and more! Wondering what Tufts Homecoming Carnival is all about? Here are a few of the FREE reasons you won’t want to miss out!
~Tailgate with your friends
~Take a photo at the photo booth in the Alumni Tent
~Ride a mechanical pumpkin
~Indulge in Cotton Candy and Fried Dough
~Get foam fingers
~Cheer on our ‘Bos to Victory!!!
GAME DAY SCHEDULE:
Women’s Soccer: noon
Field Hockey: noon
Football: 1:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer: 2:30 p.m.
Women’s Rugby: 6:00 p.m.
Tufts Takeover – Homecoming Afterparty (Sat. 10/1, 10:00 p.m., Royale Nightclub in Boston)
If you’re not exhausted from the festivities of Homecoming Day, join your fellow classmates at the Homecoming Afterparty, hosted at the Royal Nightclub in Boston. Tufts alumni, students and +1 guests will be receiving FREE admission before 11:00 p.m. with proof of Tufts affiliation and an RSVP. This event is a great opportunity to meet new Jumbos and enjoy the company of old friends. This event is strictly 21+.
Community Day (Sun. 10/2 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Academic Quad)
Join neighbors, families, and friends at the 14th Annual Tufts Community Day. There will be free performances and games, so bring your friends, and enjoy a relaxing Sunday!