The Year in Photos 2022

Tufts photographers share their favorite images from the university’s campuses and beyond

Tufts photographers cover the Medford/Somerville, Boston, Fenway, and Grafton campuses all year long, documenting the people and places that define the university.

They photograph students busy with classes, graduating in May, and new ones arriving in fall—and everything in between.

They create images of students and faculty at work and at play. Here are their choices to show the life of Tufts through the entire year.

Enjoy this trip through Tufts in 2022.

Freeze the Day
 

a Tufts University sign covered in snow

Fresh snow swirls around a campus sign on January 7. Photo: Alonso Nichols

High Tech Gummy Bear
 

a gloved hand holding a small object in tweezers

A researcher holds a composite gel electrolyte called ionogel, molded in the form of a gummy bear, in the Tufts Green Energy and Nanostructured Electronics Lab on January 12. Photo: Alonso Nichols


Leading While Black
 

A student looks at an exhibition in the Tisch Library entrance


Kaitlyn Wells, A25, views the Tisch Library installation for the Leading While Black exhibition, celebrating the legacy of Black executive leadership at Tufts, on February 3. Photo: Alonso Nichols

It's a Match!
 

Three students hug each other

Meghan Murphy, M22, celebrates after opening her residency envelope during Match Day at the Tufts University School of Medicine on March 18. She matched in internal medicine at University of California, San Francisco. Photo: Alonso Nichols

Rowing the Boat
 

Crew student-athletes rowing a scull on a river

The Tufts crew team competes in the spring season opener on the Malden River on April 2. Photo: Anna Miller

Adirondack Time
 

Two students sit in Adirondack chairs on the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus under a flowering tree

Fua Nasu, E25, and Kaylie Kaneshiro, A25, enjoy the springtime weather on the Academic Quad on April 13. Photo: Anna Miller

Running Strong
 

A runner in the Boston Marathon gets water from a supporter

Lisa Nagahama. E22, of the Tufts Marathon Team arrives at Mile 9 of the Boston Marathon, where Tufts supporters awaited them on April 18. Photo: Jenna Schad

Digging the Earth
 

Ed Markey digs in a flower bed of plants preferred by pollinators as students watch

U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass) plants flowers in the pollinator garden at the Tisch Library patio on April 29 as Nick Dorian looks on. Photo: Alonso Nichols

Sky View at Commencement
 

View from above of the Academic Quad with chairs set for Commencement

The Academic Quad, seen from above, is filled with chairs the morning of Commencement on May 22. Photo: Anna Miller

Twilight Views
 

view of the Carmichael residence hall at twilight

The facade and exterior of a Carmichael Hall at twilight on August 16. Photo: Jenna Schad

New School Year, New Class
 

Students pose for a selfie with Jumbo the mascot

Time for a selfie with Jumbo as the Class of 2026 processes into the matriculation ceremony on Aug. 31. Photo: Anna Miller

Blessing Ceremony
 

A man talking to a group of people inside a small room

Sakoneseriiosta of the Mohawk tribe, Turtle Clan, leads a blessing and opening ceremony at the Indigenous Center at Tufts on August 31. Photo: Alonso Nichols

Leaning Into Performance
 

four young women perfomring on stage

A student group performs during the O-Show at undergraduate orientation on September 1. Photo: Jenna Schad

Game Face
 

Portrait of Tufts football player in uniform

Defensive lineman Tyler Roach, A24, poses for a football team “sportrait” on September 7. Photo: Alonso Nichols

Swirl of Students
 

view from above of the atrium at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts

Students flock to the Atrium of the Fenway Building during SMFA orientation on September 9. Photo: Alonso Nichols

Through the Leaves
 

A red barn seen through orange leaves of a tree

Fall foliage colors the campus of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine on October 19. Photo: Alonso Nichols Photo: Alonso Nichols

Nearly There
 

view from above of the Medford/Tufts MBTA station while under construction

The sun sets behind the Medford/Tufts MBTA Green Line station, under construction, near the Joyce Cummings Center building on November 3. Photo: Alonso Nichols

A Lighter Moment
 

Sunil Kumar and Anthony Monaco share a laught

Sunil Kumar, the newly appointed 14th president of Tufts University, and current Tufts President Anthony P. Monaco share a laugh at a reception to welcome Kumar to the Tufts community on November 17. Photo: Alonso Nichols

Green Light for the Green Line
 

A number of people with scissors cutting the grand opening ribbon for the Green Line station opening at Medford/Tufts

From left, Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyn, Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, U.S. Senator Ed Markey, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Assistant U.S. Speaker Katherine Clark, artist Nancy Selvage, AG80 (MFA), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Medford Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn, Tufts University President Anthony P. Monaco, and Zoia Monaco cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Medford/Tufts University MBTA Green Line station on December 12. Photo: Alonso Nichols

 

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