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Living @ Cummings School


Cummings School provides faculty, staff, and students many opportunities to break out of the office and classroom and enjoy our beautiful campus.  Work-life balance is important to us.  Our programs range from access to our gym, lunchtime yoga classes and organized walks and running and hiking clubs.

Programs & Resources at Cummings School and Tufts University

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Christian Veterinary Fellowship

Participants offer support and encouragement as they gather weekly for fellowship, worship and to discuss living a Christian life through their connections in veterinary medicine.

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Cummings Fitness Center

We encourage all faculty, staff and students to make use of Cummings’ athletic facilities to enjoy the benefits of exercise and fitness with access available 24/7.

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Cummings School Arts and Culture Council

If you dance, sing, make art, write, do improv, or have some other talent, join fellow students, staff and faculty as we engage in activities to share our home-grown talents.

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Cummings Thrive

Student-led workshops offer veterinary students, faculty and staff a supportive community that helps them thrive in veterinary school and throughout their careers.

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Health and Wellness Programs for Faculty and Staff

A variety of health and wellness programs are offered as a part of our employee benefits to meet the health and well-being needs of our faculty and staff.

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Recycling Initiatives

Cummings School is proud to support university-wide waste reduction and zero-waste initiatives. You can learn more about recycle, reuse and composting programs on campus to manage your waste effectively and sustainably.

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Resources for Families

Cummings School is dedicated to providing students, faculty and staff with resources that help balance family life with professional and academic commitments.

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Talk One2One Student Assistance Program

Balancing life and school can get pretty stressful at times. Whether your daily challenges are routine or more urgent, your free Student Assistance Program is a valuable resource you can turn to. Talk One2One will guide you to solutions that make things less stressful and more manageable for you. Is there a better way to Read More

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Tufts Running Club

Join fellow faculty, staff and students and enjoy the camaraderie of Tufts Running Club with others who share a common interest. Friendly, fun and non-competitive group all interested in staying healthy Flexible attendance – come every week or whenever it works for you Set goals and work together to achieve them!

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Tufts Veterinary Orientation Program

First-year students participate in Tufts Veterinary Orientation Program (TVOP), held on the first day of the school year. This program provides valuable information and helps acclimate our newest community members to life at Cummings School. As an active participant in TVOP, you’ll have an opportunity to network with and get to know faculty, staff, and Read More

Tufts Paws for People and Pet PartnersÆ launched a weekly lunchtime walk around campus in response to Walk With Meô, a new special initiative in response to the Surgeon Generalís Call to Action about walking for better health. Did you also know that people who walk with an animal are more likely to meet physical activity recommendations? Walk With Me is a program with registered therapy animals leading walks to get everyone up and moving. Learn more about this initiative! http://bit.ly/2yCYm00

Walk With Me

In response to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action about walking for better health, Cummings School is paving the way to get everyone up and moving with its Walk With Me™ program. This is an initiative offered in conjunction with Tufts Paws for People and Pet PartnersÒ.

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Work-Life Balance at Tufts – Faculty and Staff

Tufts offers comprehensive benefits and many resources for faculty and staff to help manage the demands of home and work.

Additional Programs & Resources

  • American Psychological Association Mental Health Concept. Chart with keywords and icons on white backgroundThis online help center provides information on how to manage the challenges and stressors that affect your physical and emotional well-being, as well as resources to help.
  • Mayo Clinic Physical Activity/Fitness Resources 1.63-mayo-clinic-physcial-activity-imageA source of valuable articles, videos, and more to help create a personal fitness plan, including topics such as stretching and flexibility, aerobic exercise, strength training and sports nutrition.