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This May, President Monaco will host picnic lunches across the university for faculty, staff, and students to celebrate the conclusion of the academic year. Keeping with tradition, these picnics are zero-waste events. Attendees are encouraged to BYOP (Bring Your Own Place-setting) to support our sustainability efforts. Each picnic will also feature a mini perks fair featuring information about some of the quality-of-life benefits available to faculty and staff from Tufts University. We hope that you will join us in celebrating the conclusion of the academic year!

Celebration Dates

Medford/ Somerville Campus: Wednesday, May 22 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the President’s Lawn. Rain date: Thursday, May 23.

  • Shuttle service will be provided for SMFA colleagues to attend this event. The shuttle will depart the SMFA for the Medford/Somerville Campus at 11:45 a.m. The shuttle will depart the Medford/Somerville Campus returning to the SMFA at 1:30 p.m.

Grafton Campus: Tuesday, May 28 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Agnes Varis Campus Center Lawn. Rain date: Wednesday, May 29.

Boston Health Sciences Campus: Thursday, May 30 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in The Green Space. Rain date: Friday, May 31.

Zero Waste Events

These picnics are zero-waste events, meaning that everything provided is either composted or recycled.

Those who can are encouraged to BYOP - Bring Your Own (reusable) Place-setting (plate, utensils, cup/water bottle). All attendees who BYOP will be entered into a raffle to win a special grand prize at the Office of Sustainability’s table. A limited number of individual prizes will be available to attendees who bring their own complete place-setting.  This year's individual prizes are reusable bamboo straws with carrying pouch and cleaner, and the raffle prizes are reusable produce bags. Stop by early and be sure to have all three BYOP items (plate, utensils, cup/water bottle) to receive a prize and enter the raffle.

Please do not bring your own disposable dishware or utensils. These items interfere with the zero-waste nature of this event, and attendees who bring disposable items will not be eligible to receive prizes.

Individual Prizes

Reusable Bambo Straws

Raffle Prizes

Perks Fair

Each event will include a mini perks fair featuring information about some of the quality-of-life benefits available to faculty and staff from Tufts University. Perks fair participants include:

Acknowledgements

The Office of the President would like to thank our partners across the university who help make each of these events a success including Tufts Catering, Tufts Facilities Services, Tufts HR Benefits and Wellness, and the Office of Sustainability.