Tufts Welcomes Class of 2013 at Matriculation Day, Sept. 2

August 31, 2009

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WHAT:
Tufts University welcomes the class of 2013

WHEN:
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009
Ceremony: 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Students and parents on campus all day

WHO:
Incoming students, including freshman class of 1,316
Tufts University President Lawrence S. Bacow and Dean of Admissions Lee Coffin will deliver matriculation addresses

WHERE:
Tufts University, main academic quad (between Bendetson and Ballou halls) Medford/Somerville campus

PARKING:
Parking will be available in the Cousens lot on College Avenue or Fletcher Field between Mugar Hall and Professors Row. For directions and maps go to: http://campusmaps.tufts.edu/medford/

WHAT ELSE:
The incoming freshman class was drawn from 15,041 applicants, with 25.5 percent offered admission. The 1,316 members of the 154th entering class at Tufts come from 41 American states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and 38 nations. Nine percent of the entering class has an international background with new students from South Korea, Singapore, India, the United Kingdom and Canada representing the largest foreign contingents in the new class. In addition, the mean two-part SAT score for enrolling students is the highest in university history at 1420.

VISUALS:
Students will be moving into residence halls throughout the day. Parents, students and faculty will attend a picnic lunch on the president's lawn before the matriculation ceremony. Faculty will wear full cap and gown regalia during the ceremony.

About Tufts University

Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.