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Experimental College
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The ExCollege provides teaching opportunities for Boston-area professionals and graduate students who have expertise in their field and a passion for teaching.

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Always Ahead of Its Time. For more than half a century now, the ExCollege has been challenging convention, setting trends, and preparing students for the world of tomorrow.

Peer Teaching

At the ExCollege, students can design and teach courses, serve on our governing board, evaluate course proposals, interview prospective visiting lecturers, select courses to be offered, and more. Learn how to get involved!


  • students dressed in Star Wars costumes
    Tufts juniors and seniors have designed eight (8) courses for students of any year on topics ranging from Techquity to Batman’s Villains.
  • Star trails
    The Universe: Illuminated by Women; Fighting Discrimination: Defending Legal Rights in the 21st Century; and Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Startups are a few of the courses you’ll have another chance to take.
  • visiting lecturer
    The ExCollege is a department at Tufts University that offers innovative undergraduate elective courses. We hire Visiting Lecturers with a range of perspectives and professional experience to teach interdisciplinary and interactive courses.
ExCollege Happenings
Tufts juniors and seniors design and teach these small, 3-credit courses and act as peer advisors.
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Now Welcoming Visiting Lecturer Applications for 2021
Fall 2021 semester

Spring 2021
Welcome to Our Brave New World Part Two: Spring 2021

Updated Spring 2021 Courses
Full descriptions and instructor bios

The Robyn Gittleman Graduate Teaching Fellowship Applications
Due January 18th for Fall 2021 Semester

Our Courses

2020-2021 Courses