A Message from our Director George Kinzel

The Summerfuel Tufts 2019 Arcade opened up for business on June 30th.   The halls of Carmichael and Wren were quickly covered with gaming decorations and we welcomed over 155 students from around the world for a very unique summer experience in New England. 

We were honored to have guest appearances made by Yoshi, Mario, Luigi, Pac Man and the ghosts as we made new friends, connected with faculty and researchers, opened up our minds to acquire new knowledge and perspectives, got involved with campus activities, and were treated to a taste of what college life could be like. 

As the weeks progressed, we welcomed more and more students to our Summerfuel family at Tufts and by Week 4, we had over 400 Summerfuelers roaming the campus, Boston and Davis Square. 

The residential quad was our home to creatively chalk the sidewalk, compete in the Greek Cup, view an outdoor movie, challenge friends in a kickball game, take a walk on the slack line, or just enjoy a casual nap in the afternoon. 

We will always remember the many Jumbo moments that Tufts has provided us which will continue to inspire us to be better community leaders and responsible citizens in our ever-changing world.  Although the seasons change and the summer must come to a close now, the connections that we’ve created and the skills that we’ve gained will be of huge value to us all moving forward. 

Keep those ‘gold coin’ treasures in your pocket and level up for your next life adventure! 

Best wishes and safe travels!  Okay?  Got it?  Good.

– GK 

*Left to Right: Head of House Ryan Maher, Student Hieu & Director George Kinzel