Student Life

Imagine your life at Fletcher. 

Your time as a Fletcher student won’t only be spent in the classroom. You’ll be part of a curious, energetic, and inspired community. 

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Find your people

You might stay busy through the school’s 30+ clubs, or plan one of the annual student-run conferences or spring break treks. Whether through its dynamic roster of activities or the school’s student support services, Fletcher cares about the student experience – because if you want to solve global problems, it’s important to be supported in your community, too. 

Student clubs

Students lead exciting lives during their time at Fletcher. Picture this: kicking back with Fletcher Futbol and then sparring with formidable opponents in Fletcher Mahjong. Connect with peers who share your professional or cultural interests, from culinary diplomacy to political risk, Women in International Security to Pride at Fletcher. 

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For years, Fletcher students have been the driving force behind conferences that bring together preeminent scholars and practitioners to discuss pressing issues in global affairs. In addition to inspiring conversation, these conferences are a transformational career development opportunity. 

Imagine inviting the vice president of Nigeria to give a keynote address on campus or planning a speech to introduce your favorite gender rights activist to a captivated auditorium. 

As a member of the Fletcher community, you’re not just a spectator–you’re involved in shaping influential conversations.

The people you meet

Fletcher isn’t just about coursework and research–it’s about embracing traditions and connecting with incredible people. At monthly culture nights, you can celebrate the wealth of experiences–and cuisine–that classmates bring to campus. And don’t forget to dress up for the annual Diplomats’ Ball and celebrate the conclusion of a stellar year.   

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Student treks

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Embark on global learning adventures at Fletcher. Join the Greece trek. Immerse yourself in the culture of Japan. Students curate and participate in treks worldwide, learning from and connecting with esteemed alumni and field experts.

Find your home  

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Boston is one of the biggest university cities in the world, and students find comfortable housing around the city and surrounding area. 

Fletcher also offers on-campus housing for graduate students in degree-seeking programs. Housing on Packard Avenue is only one block from Fletcher's classrooms, Ginn Library, Mugar Computer Lab, Mugar Café, the Campus Center, and Fletcher Field. 

Get to work 

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Fletcher is part of a dynamic research university, meaning you can find numerous opportunities to work at Tufts. Many of these positions reside within Fletcher’s research centers, and campus employers recognize that you’re, first and foremost, a student. 

Study hard. Live well. 

Life doesn’t stop because you’re in school. At Fletcher, you’ll find the resources you need to stay supported through your studies. 

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Academic resources

The Edwin Ginn Library is a vibrant center for study and research on campus. Here you can browse their extensive collections, find a place to study, and get help with research.

Need academic support? The StAAR Center can help you with study skills, time management, and accessing academic accommodations. 

Health, fitness, and recreation 

Tufts University athletics facilities are open to the entire community. Break a sweat at the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center, swim at Tufts' Hamilton Pool, or join student clubs like Fletcher Fútbol. Stay active with classes in yoga, pilates, tennis, spinning, and rock climbing.

Comprehensive support services

Tufts University is committed to supporting your well-being in every dimension and offers numerous health, well-being, and parenting resources designed to enrich your experience:


There’s no shortage of great food when you’re at Fletcher. Campus is a short walk away from Davis Square and its many restaurants, or you can hop on the T to enjoy world-class dining and international fare in Boston and Cambridge.  

Looking to grab a bite with a classmate or catch up with a professor over coffee? Tufts Dining Services operates several dining halls and cafes on the Medford/Somerville campus. The university can connect you with food resources to support your diet and lifestyle. 


With its location in the Boston area, Fletcher is surrounded by many different places of worship. University Chaplaincy is also a hub of spiritual life on campus. 

Get support

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Cyndi Rubino, Director of Student Affairs

Cyndi has a BA and MAT from Simmons University where she studied education and psychology. Under her guidance, the Office of Student Affairs is the nucleus of student support at Fletcher, and she assists with student council, OEO and Title IX, student wellbeing, social hours, and treks. 

Contact Cyndi

Kate Cavell

Kate Cavell, Assistant Director of Student Affairs

With a BA from Tufts, a master’s from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and over 14 years of experience working in student life, Kate supports students with event planning, navigating the university, and fostering inclusivity.

Contact Kate

Donna DeFuria

Donna DeFuria, Assistant Director, Student Outreach & Support

Donna has a BA in psychology from Boston University and an MA in counseling psychology from William James College. Donna helps students who have concerns about wellbeing, connects students with resources across Tufts, and assists students in navigating leave. 

Contact Donna