Did you know...

An archive of all the "Did you know..." items featured on the AccessTufts homepage.

Did you know that Tufts grad students can apply for travel support?

January 17, 2018

The Office of the Provost provides limited travel support to graduate students through the Graduate Travel Support Program. The program provides flight vouchers for travel on Delta and affiliated airlines and is open to any academic PhD or research-based Master’s student seeking to further their research or engage in career development.
If you’re planning to give a talk at a conference, conduct off-campus dissertation research, or participate in an upcoming meeting of a professional organization, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and flight vouchers are subject to availability.
Learn more about the program and apply today!

Did you know that Tufts offers Health Coaching?

January 8, 2018

Did You Know that Health Coaching services are provided for all four campuses to support you and your spouse or domestic partner in addressing health risks such as chronic stress, inactivity, poor nutrition, and tobacco use. Because the first step toward enjoying good health is to understand one’s current health, Marathon Health clinicians can help you and your eligible dependent complete a Comprehensive Health Review. For chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, or heart disease, they can provide tips for managing it. These services are provided at no cost.
For questions about these services or to make an appointment call The Wellness Center at 617-627-0467.

Did you know that Hotung Cafe and Commons Marketplace will be closed for the Holidays!

December 21, 2017

Did you know? Every Jumbo needs rest! To allow all Tufts Dining employees time with their families, all locations will be closed December 27th and 28 th. This means, there will be no food or beverage service on campus from December 22nd after 2pm through January 1st, 2018.  Happy Holidays and we look forward to serving you in the new year starting at Hotung Café on January 2nd at 8am.
For a list of all on campus locations that serve food and beverages and the hours the locations are open, you can always check out the Where to Eat page or the Tufts Dining home page and scroll down to see each location with current hours of operation. 

Did you know that TTS A/V has modified emergency paging hours for the holidays?

December 8, 2017

Please note that beginning 12/22/17 - 1/17/18, the TTS A/V Services (MEDFORD ONLY) will have modified emergency paging hours - Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - for the holidays. Regular paging hours - Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 9 pm and Friday, 8:00 am - 5 pm - will resume at the start of the Spring semester on 1/18/18. Happy Holidays!

Did you know that there is a new limit for the 2018 Health Care Flexible Spending Contribution?

November 6, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) contribution limit will increase from $2,600 in 2017 to $2,650 for 2018.  The current $5,000 Dependent Care FSA limit will remain the same for 2018.
Our 2018 Open Enrollment period which occurs between November 1st and November 15th is your annual opportunity to enroll in this benefit plan. For more information, check out the Health Care FSA details, below.

Did you know that registration is open for Eco-Ambassador Training!

October 25, 2017

Want to incorporate your passion for environmental issues into your current role at Tufts? The Eco-Ambassador Program provides participants with resources, skills, and knowledge necessary to effect change, serve as leaders, and promote sustainable behaviors in the Tufts community. Our condensed program sessions will allow you to become an Eco-Ambassador in just 8 training hours!

Register to become an Eco-Ambassador TODAY!

Did you know that MetLaw Legal Plan offers affordable legal counsel for covered services?

October 16, 2017

MetLaw Legal Plan offers affordable legal counsel for covered services in addition to telephone advice and office consultations on an unlimited number of personal matters? Below is a brief list of employee benefits MetLaw provides:

  • Coverage for spouse and dependents.
  • Trials for covered matters are covered from beginning to end, regardless of length, when using a network attorney.
  • Online access to the Attorney Locator, as well as details on plan coverage, attorney network services and benefit definitions.

For more information please visit the MetLaw Legal website or call 1-800-821-6400. If interested, you can enroll directly on eServe within 31 days of becoming benefits eligible or during Open Enrollment (November 1-November 15) effective January 1, 2018.

Did you know that Long Term Disability Insurance is often referred to as income replacement insurance?

September 11, 2017

If you are unable to work for 6 months or longer due to illness or injury, Long Term Disability can partially replace your lost wages. Tufts University partners with Prudential to offer two levels of Long Term Disability coverage – 40% or 60% of your base salary – to eligible employees. If you are not enrolled, consider applying during Fall Open Enrollment!

See the Long Term Disability page for more details.