Graduate Student Organizations

Life as a Graduate Biology Student

The Tufts Biology Department is located in two buildings, Robinson Hall in the newly opened Science and Engineering Complex and the renovated research laboratories on the second and fourth floors of 200 Boston Avenue.

The beautiful Tufts Medford campus has a historic New England feel, mixed in with state-of-the-art research facilities, a sports and fitness center, and campus gathering places, including the newly renovated graduate student lounge.

The Biology Department prides itself on being a cohesive and friendly group. Our graduate students are an integral and important part of the department, and the faculty and students work together to create an intellectually stimulating and fun environment.

Biology Union of Graduate Students (BUGS)

Biology Union of Graduate Students (BUGS)

BUGS promotes social and intellectual activities for graduate students in the Biology department and serves as a liaison between graduate students and Biology faculty to address departmental matters. We have ongoing events and meetings throughout the year, come check them out!

BUGS Website

Tufts Graduate Student Council

All graduate students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering are represented by the Tufts Graduate Student Council (GSC). The council organizes various social and academic events that enhance the graduate student experience. They have two graduate student only dedicated spaces which are available to all graduate students 24/7. They also represent the graduate student body to faculty and administrators to influence policies and practices that affect graduate students. Get involved and meet graduate students from other disciplines!

GSC Website

Tufts Pollinator Initiative (TPI)

The Tufts Pollinator Initiative is a graduate-student run organization promoting urban pollinator conservation through habitat creation, undergraduate and community education, and pollinator science. Put simply: we love pollinators and teaching people about them! Interested graduate students should email

TPI Website