Campus Life at Tufts – Take the Virtual Tour

One of the most exciting parts of Summerfuel’s Pre-College Programs is the chance to experience campus life. Tufts University campus is exactly what you might imagine a college campus to look like – sprawling green lawns, traditional brick buildings, flowering trees – yet is still close enough to Somerville and Boston to have all of the city’s resources at your fingertips.

Students live in double-rooms in the dormitory, Harleston Hall, getting a glimpse into true college life with a roommate. Bring photos and posters from home to make your dorm room truly feel like yours – part of the fun of living in the dorms can be decorating! Wi-Fi and air-conditioning in bedrooms makes for a comfortable stay during the summer.

Not only do students get to experience dorm-living, but they enjoy access to top-notch facilities as well. Take advantage of the libraries, computer lab, student center, basketball and tennis courts, and fitness center with swimming pool and weight-training center – all part of a well-rounded campus life.

Last, but not least, a major part of campus life is eating in the dining hall. While some may say it is a change from home-cooked meals, we promise that the menu at Dewich-MacPhie Dining Center never disappoints. From an all-you-can-eat organic salad bar, plus vegetarian and vegan options, to hamburgers with loaded cheese fries, and everything in between, there is always something for everyone.

Take a look for yourself with this amazing virtual tour:

Some of Our Favorite Pre-College Courses

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One of the best things about Summerfuel’s Pre-College programs at Berkeley, Oxford, and Tufts is the chance to take some super interesting courses. Whether there is a subject you already love and want to learn more about, or something new you want to explore, there is something for everyone. Check out some of our favorite courses that you won’t want to miss this summer:

Intro to Medical Science at Tufts
Gain knowledge of various body systems, innovations in medical science, and current issues in the medical field. Investigate research and medical journals and present your findings to the class.

Entrepreneurship at Tufts
Discover the methods for starting, managing, and financing your very own business venture. Work in teams, polish presentation skills, and learn what it really means to be an entrepreneur.

Oxford Art & Architecture at Oxford
Use Oxford as your classroom to discover its thousand years of architectural beauty and history in the city’s architecture, museums and galleries. Learn genres and subject matter in art; the analysis of painting, sculpture, and architecture; materials, techniques, and processes; and much more.

Creative Writing at Oxford 
Find your voice and explore your creativity through writing exercises, excursions, and visits from working writers. Produce several complete pieces of work for your portfolio, showing expertise in story-telling, poetry, dialogue, character development, and more.

International Law at Berkeley
Participate in discussions, enjoy guest speakers and field trips, and take part in a mock trial on an international law case. Examine the sources of international law, dispute resolution, and compliance and enforcement mechanisms.

Abnormal Psychology at Berkeley
Explore various psychological disorders, and investigate ways in which “abnormal behavior” is understood and classified. Through this highly interactive course, develop an understanding and appreciate for the different aspects related to mental illness.

PC Tufts Session 2 – Summer Goodbye!

The second session of Summerfuel Pre College Tufts as officially wrapped up.  We wish all the best to our students who spent their summer here in Medford/Somerville Massachusetts.  Thank you for the tropical memories!

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PC Tufts Session 2 Awards Banquet

Session 2 students at Pre College Tufts enjoyed a catered Awards Banquet on Thursday night to wrap up their adventure here in the Boston, Massachusetts area and celebrate on the dance floor together one last time before departure day.

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Casino Night at Tufts

On Monday evening, the Pre College students walked over to Sophia Gordon Hall Multipurpose room for a night of black jack, bingo, roulette, go fish, high low and poker.

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Academics at PC Tufts Session 2

AM Class, PM Class, Workshop.  Three opportunities to learn and engage in and out of a classroom on a variety of subjects such as Entrepreneurship, Medical Science, Psychology, Essay Writing, Public Speaking, Community Service, Sports and Fitness, SAT prep and more.

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Hampton Beach Summerfuelers

Today a group of PC Tufts Summerfuelers took a trip up to Hampton Beach in New Hampshire to spend the day soaking in the rays on the sand and enjoy the sounds of the ocean water as they built sand castles.

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Save the Last Dance

Last night marked the final evening activity of our pre-college summer program here at UC Berkeley. All of the students, Summerfuel staff, and faculty arrived at UC Berkeley’s International House, dressed to impress. Several of our students were honored by their professors for their academic excellence and given certificates of recognition.  After a delicious dinner, the students honored their Resident Advisors with very touching tributes, then hit the dance floor! The Residence Life Director, John, took on a few challengers in a dance battle for the ages. The night ended with pictures, hugs, smiles, and some tears as goodbyes were being said.





As RA’s, we had the pleasure of watching all of these young men and women grow and make lifelong friends from all over the world. After four weeks, many of them adopted us as older siblings and we are beyond excited to see what the future holds and to also be able to continue in sharing their future successes.