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Activities and Opportunities for Emeriti Faculty

Annual Luncheon 

The Office of the Provost invites emeriti faculty to attend an annual luncheon held on the Medford/Somerville campus.  It provides an opportunity for you to visit the campus and stay connected with former colleagues. 

Email Access 

Tufts is pleased to automatically extend your university email address after retirement. If you have any issues with your email account in the future, you or your department administrator should send an email to and they will help to resolve the issue. 


Emeriti faculty from the Medford/Somerville campus may request a parking permit without charge from the Office of the Provost to use when parking on the Medford/Somerville campus. Shortly after your emeriti status is conferred, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty will reach out to you to gather license plate information. We are only able to provide a parking permit for one vehicle per emeriti faculty and the permit is non-transferrable. If you have any questions, please contact for more information. If your license plate number changes, please contact to update it. 

Emeriti faculty from the Grafton campus may apply to Public Safety on the Grafton Campus for a parking permit, and the fee will be waived. Please note that your parking permit is for your use only and cannot be transferred to any other individual.  

Complementary parking privileges are not available on the Boston and SMFA campuses at this time.   


Emeriti faculty can stay connected to the university through the online publication Tufts NowTufts Magazine, the quarterly university alumni publication, is also available to emeriti faculty upon request. If you are interested in receiving this publication, please contact T.J. Archfield in University Advancement’s Gift & Information Services office at to confirm your subscription.   

Faculty Meetings 

In some schools, emeriti faculty are invited to continue attending faculty meetings. Please check with your department administrator for more information. For AS&E emeriti faculty, please contact the Secretary of the Faculty Erin Sullivan, at if you would like for agenda mailings be sent to you.  

Academic Departments  

Academic departments are encouraged to invite emeriti faculty to appropriate departmental events. Emeriti faculty are welcome to remain involved in departmental colloquia, lectures, and professional and social events.    


Emeriti faculty are welcome to use the Athletics facilities located in the Tisch Sports and Fitness Center on College Avenue on the Medford/Somerville campus. Emeriti faculty who would like access should contact the Athletics Director’s Office at (617) 627-3232 or visit the Athletics website.  


Emeriti faculty may use their Tufts ID cards to access Tufts Library Systems as well as attend other events and activities on campus.  This includes automatic access to the Hirsh Health Sciences Library on the Boston campus, the Webster Family Library of Veterinary Medicine on the Grafton campus, the Edwin Ginn Library at the Fletcher School on the Medford/Somerville campus and the Tisch Library on the Medford/Somerville Campus, including access to online resources.   

AS&E emeriti faculty may request carrel space in Tisch Library on the Medford/Somerville campus, to be assigned when available. For more information, please visit the Tisch Library website or contact the Tisch Library circulation desk at (617) 627-3347. 

Mentoring and Teaching 

Occasionally, there are opportunities for emeriti faculty to teach part time in their departments. There may also be mentoring and teaching opportunities through the Experimental College on the Medford/Somerville campus. If you are interested in teaching at the Experimental College, contact Director Howard Woolf at (617) 627-3384.  

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers on-campus study groups and online distance learning courses, which provide a wonderful opportunity to stay connected to Tufts. For more information visit the OLLI website or contact 

Staying in Touch

Please continue to notify us of any changes to your mailing address, email address, or other information.  If you have any changes upon retirement or have questions related to the above benefits, please contact