The Ellie Block and Family Career Services Center at the Friedman School is committed to helping our students and graduates leverage their outstanding experiential education to find impactful and fulfilling careers. Our career coaches leverage their many years of experience, career development training and practice, and industry and employer insights, to assist students and alumni.
The Friedman School pursues cutting-edge research and education from cell to society, including in molecular nutrition, human metabolism, population studies, clinical trials, nutrition interventions and behavior change, communication, food systems and sustainability, global food insecurity, humanitarian crises, and food economics and policy.
The Friedman School has partnered with the University’s campus planning office to develop a plan to vacate the 8th floor of 75 Kneeland and consolidate the School into the first two floors of the Jaharis Family Center at 150 Harrison Avenue. This decision is intended to provide a more efficient and vibrant work environment, save space, and reduce real estate occupancy and space costs. Vacating the 8th floor of Kneeland will be budget relieving during a challenging fiscal year, will help with rebuilding the Friedman School community, better leverage lightly occupied facilities, and align space assignment policies with sustainability goals.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When will the move take place?
The move is scheduled for March 6th, 2024.
Can I move prior to the scheduled move date(s)?
Please continue to use your current space assignment until otherwise directed.
I'm not sure if my space assignment is changing. Who should I contact?
Bankers boxes are located in the corridors, please take only as many as you need. You will need to assemble the boxes and covers (a must).
Use only the color coded labels provided. Place one label on short side of box (not top). Most labels have been left in your current office/space assignment. Any labels not yet distributed will be available on Monday, February 26th. Please contact Courtney King or Susan Williams if you need additional labels.
Plastic bags for your Keyboard/mouse/cables will be delivered to your current location the week of February 26th.
All un-needed electronics should be dropped off in the E-Waste bins located on the 2nd floor of Jaharis and the 8th floor at 75 Kneeland. These bins will be in place next week. E-waste includes monitors, old laptops, docks, and cables.
It is important to prepare your current location for others to move into. Do not leave supplies, notebooks, books, papers or other items behind. Trash, recycling and shred bins (for confidential papers only) are located in common areas and corridors.
Books that are no longer needed at 75 Kneeland must be boxed and placed in huddle room 807A. Please be in touch with me directly if you have books that are no longer needed in Jaharis.
Plants will not be moved by the movers. We will be in touch next week to coordinate the move of any plants that are relocating from Kneeland to Jaharis.
We strongly encourage working remotely on the 6th, but recognize that there are multiple activities going on in the building that day. The Jaharis Café and the Hirsh Health Science Library on the 4th floor of the Medical Education building can be utilized as touchdown space that day for anyone that needs to be on campus. Communication will be sent once the movers finish up so that you can begin to utilize your new spaces.
Working on-campus Mondays, remotely Tuesday through Friday.
Susan is the primary contact for most day-to-day operations needs and questions. Contact Susan with questions about all the content on the following tabs related to those daily needs, including building access, elists, printers, phones, keys, conference rooms, and similar, and be sure to read the content on the tabs as well.
Susan works behind the scenes to ensure new staff members are set up with building access, orders them an office key, adds them to the staff elist, sets up their mailbox, creates their office/desk nameplate, and updates the directories in the hallways. When staff members leave the school, Susan removes access and makes other relevant updates. These activities are done automatically after the start/end date of the staff member arrives.
Kenji Thrash-Correia, Assistant Director, Business Operations
Working on-campus one day per week, typically Wednesdays.
Kenji partners with Courtney King to to successfully support school-wide, day-to-day operational functions and services including, information technology, purchasing, building/space, facilities, and other administrative needs.
Working on-campus typically on Mondays and Wednesdays, remotely remainder of the week.
Courtney oversees the business operations function at the Friedman School and works with Susan and colleagues across Tufts to streamline and improve related processes.
Courtney manages the Friedman School's spaces throughout the 1st and 2nd floors of the Jaharis Center and the 8th floor of 75 Kneeland Street, including assigning desk/office space to staff, faculty, and PhD students, managing the school's sublease agreements, and interacting with the university's central operations office for renovations projects, space use audits, reporting, and other needs.
Please update Courtney on anticipated space use changes as soon as possible and about new/departing staff and faculty changes. Courtney triggers multiple behind-the-scenes processes to initiate when she learns of such changes, but needs to be informed of them to do so.
If you notice something out of place, broken, or that should otherwise be addressed by Facilities, please let Susan know. If there is an urgent situation and Susan is unavailable, please call Facilities directly at 617-636-3535.
For new faculty and staff, Susan Williams will submit a key request in coordination with the faculty affairs office/staff hiring manager.
When faculty or staff leave the Friedman School, it is important that their keys are returned to Susan, who will coordinate with Public Safety. For security reasons, keys are tracked with employee name and access. Do not transfer keys directly from a prior employee to a new employee.
Access to the 8th floor of 75 Kneeland is controlled through ID card tap access all hours of the day. Friedman School faculty, staff, and students are given access.
Access to Jaharis requires a Tufts ID to be tapped at the front security desk between the hours of 8am-6pm. Internal doors on the 1st and 2nd floors of Jaharis lock automatically at 6pm and unlock at 8am, requiring ID card access between 6pm-8am. Friedman School faculty, staff, and students are provided off-hours access.
Off hours access is available through the M&V Building at 136 Harrison Ave. After tapping your ID at the front desk, take the elevator across from Public Safety to the 4th floor and navigate to the bridge to Jaharis.
75 Kneeland Street
After hours entry is allowed; one must state their business, present identification, and sign the register.
For Sunday access, doors are closed but one can ring the doorbell and a security representative should respond and allow access after ID/credentials are shown. In the case the security representative is conducting checkpoint inspections in the building and not at the lobby desk when one rings the doorbell, call the security company: 857-274-6838.
For room booking needs for meetings, interviews, study sessions, and TA or faculty office hours in the rooms listed in the table below, please contact email@example.com. In your request, be sure to include:
Name/purpose of the meeting
Number of people attending
Inviting a room to a meeting via Outlook will result in a bounce-back email; it will not reserve the room for you.
For quiet study needs, a member of the Office for Student Affairs can help point students to the most appropriate place in Jaharis, 75 Kneeland, or the Medical Education Center.
Details on available rooms include:
ShareLink Wireless Connection
75 Kneeland 835
75 Kneeland 844
75 Kneeland 854
75 Kneeland 807A
75 Kneeland 807B
75 Kneeland 811A
75 Kneeland 811B
Note that Jaharis 272 is the dean’s conference room. Staff and faculty may use it when available, but may be relocated if the room is needed by the dean.
Please do not remove furniture from conference or study rooms! If you add furniture for especially large groups, ensure you arrange for its removal at the end of your reservation.
Additional spaces on the Health Sciences Campus can be reserved by staff and faculty directly through the ReserveTufts system. Students may not have direct access and may need to continue to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. These rooms include:
A number of spaces are available to Friedman School community members to use on an ad-hoc, as needed basis for a few minutes, a few hours, or a full day. These spaces do not have storage capacity, locked doors, expectation of complete privacy, or expectation of availability day to day. Some workstations have monitors available for use.
The restrooms on each floor are also shared community spaces. Please respect the other people using these spaces by keeping them clean and organized. If you notice any issues with cleanliness or functionality, please let Susan Williams know so she can coordinate with Facilities to address the issue.
Both the women's room and men's room on the 8th floor of 75 Kneeland Street require a code to unlock the door for security. Be sure to only share the code with people with whom you are familiar, since the locks are security measures.
If there is an urgent situation and Susan is unavailable, please call Facilities directly at 617-636-3535.
Gender-Neutral and Single-Stall Restrooms
There are 23 single-stall restrooms located in the M&V, South Cove, Arnold, and Stearns wings of the BRPH complex at 136 Harrison Ave:
Restrooms ST111, MV013, MV014, MV303, and MV304 have all-gender signage
Additional single-stall restrooms within the BRPH Complex: SC108, SC109, SC216, ST314, SC512, SC513, A504, A505, SC613, SC614, A604,A605, SC713, SC714, A704, A705, SC812, and SC813
Other nearby single-stall restroom facilities on the Health Sciences campus include:
Dental Building 201, 333A, 333B, 433A, 433B, 774, 775, 761, and 762
The Lactation Policy within the Office of Equal Opportunity's Accommodation Policies outlines the locations of lactation rooms across the Tufts campuses as well as information about how to reserve the rooms.
75 Kneeland room 836A is set up as a lactation/shower room as well. Due to ID access restrictions to the 8th floor, access to this room is limited to Friedman School community members who already have access to the 8th floor. Reservations are not required for 836A.
Lactation rooms are not meeting rooms, lounges, or private offices. Please respect their purpose and use a conference room or other relevant space for your other needs.
The Friedman School uses Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephones. Instructions and reference materials are available on the TTS VoIP site. When dialing out, remember to dial the full 10-digit number (617-636-XXXX), not just the last 5 digits (6-XXXX).
When new faculty or staff arrive, Susan Williams arranges for their phone number once their UTLN is finalized and informs them of the number when they have started.
Our communal Canon and Konica Minolta multifunction machines (Jalapeño, Kale, Rutabaga, Cilantro, Cucumber) have a secure print function available. This function allows you to print a confidential or sensitive document to one of these machines with a delayed print; it will not print until you walk over to the machine and enter a code. This function is especially helpful for anyone printing an exam, budget, or salary information. It is also helpful if you are printing on labels or special paper and want to ensure your document is printed on that paper, not your colleague's.
Color printing and copying is 4 times the cost of black and white printing and copying. Please be thoughtful about what you print/copy to color and ensure it absolutely needs to be in color. Setting defaults should be to black and white.
Reminder - Be Green!
Only print what you actually need. Pick up what you print from the printer. Unclaimed printouts left at the printers will be recycled.
Physical mail inboxes are located in the print/copy area 120 in Jaharis, and in the print/copy area 833 and room 842A at 75 Kneeland. Mail at 75 Kneeland is delivered to a 1st floor mailbox, from which staff bring it up to the 8th floor and distribute it.
Outgoing mail is picked up by Tufts mailroom staff each morning from the same areas as the inboxes in Jaharis, as well as from Jaharis room 274, and the 75 Kneeland 1st floor mail area. Mail includes:
Mail with postage already applied
Tufts interoffice mail in interoffice envelopes
Unposted mail with a completed Postage Requisition Form indicating the deptID/grant to which the postage will be charged. Unmarked mail will not be picked up.
Faxes can be sent and received through an online portal. Information about the eFax functionality is outlined on the TTS site under the pages describing the eFax XMedius system (not to be confused with the invoice processing system, Medius).
Ellen-Marie Bransfield, Carine Tarazi, and Susan Williams have access to send and receive on the Friedman School’s main fax number: 617-636-3727. Isabel McFall has access to send and receive on the Student Affairs number: 617-636-3600. If you have the need to send or receive a fax, please contact one of these staff for help. If you find that you have the need for direct access to the eFax system for frequent faxing needs, we can work with TTS to provide you login access.
All Friedman School community members are welcome to use the Friedman School main number via the staff noted above.
A loaner PC is available for short term (hour/day) use by Friedman School community members who have forgotten their computer at home, while TTS is working on their computer, when encountering incompatibility issues with software or AV systems, or other short-term needs. The loaner is stored in Jaharis, with Susan Williams, Ellen-Marie Bransfield, and Carine Tarazi with access.
While not employees, there are consultants and other collaborators across the world working with our faculty and staff who have a legitimate need to have an official association with Tufts. We can create an affiliate account for these situations, which creates a Tufts email address and UTLN that can be used to grant access to certain systems and files.
A Friedman School faculty or staff member must approve of the request and assume responsibility for confirming there is an ongoing need for the account.
Susan Williams will periodically check in with account sponsors about the status of the accounts listed under their sponsorship. Accounts can be extended.
To request an affiliate account be created, please provide Susan with the following information that she will share with TTS:
Ask anyone you don’t know if you can help direct them. If you feel comfortable doing so, inform them that Friedman School spaces are private and are for faculty, staff, students, and visitors only.
Contact security as relevant.
Ensure doors close fully behind you.
Do not prop doors open or let people in who you don’t know.
Fire drill meeting locations:
For Jaharis-based faculty, staff, and students: Gather in front of the St. James Church between Sackler and Kneeland Street.
For 75 Kneeland-based faculty, staff, and students: Gather at the corner of Hudson and Kneeland Streets, in front of the building with the “Welcome to Chinatown” sign.
Be prepared to confirm your location, including your street address and city/town.
University Emergency Response User Guide
The university Office of Emergency Management has a Emergency Response User Guide that includes sections with details on how to address the topics of: Fire, Suspicious Package, Health Emergencies, Motor Vehicle Crash, Natural Distaster, Utility Failtures, Flooding, Active Shooter, Hazardous Materials Spill, Evacuation or Shelter in Place, and Bomb Threat.
Please take time to review these important processes and details.
The Boston Health Sciences campus non-emergency line is 617-636-6610
The security staff at the front desk in M&V have a validation stamp for the Tufts Medical Center garage and will validate parking for Friedman School visitors. The validation stamp reduces the full-day parking rate.
If you park in the Tufts Medical Center garage or take the shuttle and use the shortcut through the hospital near Au Bon Pain, note that those revolving doors are open 6:00am - 8:00pm, but the door closest to Jaharis has often been locked during the pandemic, even during these hours.