Following the University-wide Commencement Ceremony (Phase I) graduates of the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering are invited to enjoy a Light Lunch presented by Tufts Dining.

Complimentary Lunch on the Lawn Tickets

Each graduate will receive three complimentary tickets for the Light Lunch on the Lawn with their marching order cards. One ticket is to be used by the graduate; the other two are for the graduate’s guests.

Additional Lunch on the Lawn Tickets

Additional Light Lunch on the Lawn tickets may be purchased for family and friends from the Tufts Dining Administrative Office located at 89-91 Curtis Street between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Friday, April 21st, to Friday, May 19th at noon.  Tickets are $9.50 each payable by cash or personal check, MasterCard, Visa or Discover.

  • Tickets must be presented in exchange for a boxed, freshly prepared Light Lunch.
  • Tickets will NOT be sold on Commencement Day.
  • Tickets are of no cash value and are not redeemable at any other campus dining location.

Lunch on the Lawn Details for Main Campus Ceremonies

Graduates participating in Phase II ceremonies located anywhere on the Main Campus can enjoy lunch on the Tisch Library lawn. Light Lunches will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. under the Tufts Dining tent.  There will be a chicken lunch option and a vegetarian/vegan/gluten free lunch option available.  Graduates who need a kosher meal should contact the Tufts Dining Office in advance at 617-627-3566.

Other Options for Food on Campus

Graduates and their guests who are not in possession of Lunch on the Lawn tickets but who would like to enjoy lunch on campus may visit the Mayer Campus Center at 44 Professors Row. Food service will be available at the Commons Marketplace and Hotung Cafe on Commencement Day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Breakfast will be available on campus Commencement Day in the following locations:

  • Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Carmichael Dining Center 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Campus Center
    • Commons Marketplace 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (and serving lunch until 3:00 p.m.)
    • Hotung Cafe 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (and serving lunch until 3:00 p.m.)

Tufts Dining will also operate concession stands around campus on Commencement Day providing a variety of pastries, snacks, coffee and cold beverages. Look for our stands beginning at 7:00 a.m. in the areas near West Hall (off of Packard Avenue) and Eaton Hall.  There is an additional concession stand located near Cousens Gym on College Avenue.