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by Danielle Cotter

With just a few hours of your time, YOU can help make this year’s matriculation zero waste efforts successful, and get paid doing so!

Just three years ago, food waste was composted for the first time during freshman orientation. Tufts Dining Services, the Facilities Department, the Tufts Institute of the Environment and the Office of Sustainability have teamed up with the Orientation Committee to ensure that meals served at matriculation are both low in waste generation and compost-friendly (e.g. no plastic films to contaminate the compost). Click here to learn more about composting at Tufts.

This year’s matriculation ceremonies will take place on Wednesday, August 31st. Please fill out an application form, and email your completed applications to To learn more about shift duties and receiving payroll, please read this information sheet.

You will be briefed on what your specific responsibilities are before your shift and will be compensated nine dollars per hour worked. Most shifts are between two and two and a half hours long.

We need many people so please consider getting your friends involved! Thank you!