Summering at the LOJ!

If you plan on going to the loj over the summer you must fill out this form.  The Loj can only be opened by a certified caretaker. If you are going to the loj and are caretaker certified, please make sure you get in contact with Aidan (the lojdir) at 224-260-1333 or 48 hours prior to your opening the loj. Contacting Aidan is absolutely necessary. This true to make sure that there is a proper record of who uses the space and when. Also, the codes have been CHANGED so you won’t know what’s up unless you reach out. Once you have touched base with Aidan, then post a trip and/or post in the facebook group so other people know that the loj will be open during those dates.

June 10, 2019 · Tufts Mountain Club Board · Comments Closed
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New Year, New Office Hours!

What are office hours, you ask? Continue reading to find out!

Office hours are a great time to ask questions, pay for your membership, or simply just soak up the chet ~vib∑s~ with söme cøôl TMC folk!

¿Where do I find said office hours?

Hayes House
17 Chetwynd Road
Somerville, MA 02144
United States of America

(to be exact)

To be less exact, Chetwynd is one of the streets right across from Fletcher Field/kinda near Carm!

When are office hours & who will be there?

Monday 12:00-1:00 pm
Kel Boland (Student Outreach), Abby Raymond (Communications)

Monday 3:00-4:00 pm
Sam Collins (Vice President), Eliot Stein (Hiking Director)

Monday 4:30-5:30 pm
Izzy Slaymaker (Climbing Director)

GEAR HOURS: Monday 4:30-6:00 pm
Dylan Osech-Emmel (Gear Director)

Tuesday 9:00-10:00 am
Katie Harrison (Skiing Director)

Tuesday 5:00-6:00 pm
Josh Stone (Biking Director), Ailie Orzak (Community), Zack Mintz (Events Director), Aidan Anthony (Aqua Director)

Wednesday 1:00-2:00 pm
Kate Lamberti (Stewardship)

Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm
Alex Martin (Treasurer), Kaili Chen (Vice President), Max Migdail (President)

GEAR HOURS: Wednesday 4:30-6:00 pm
Dylan Oesch-Emmel, (Gear Director)

Thursday 4:30-5:30
Tara Steckler (Van Director), Aidan Demsky (Loj Director)

February 14, 2019 · Tufts Mountain Club Board · Comments Closed
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Loj Stay Policy

If you are planning on staying at or visiting the Loj you must fill out this form by noon on the Thursday before the weekend you plan to attend; if you sign up for a trip through the trips board or post a trip on the trips board you do not need to fill out this form. If you do not fill out this form you will be unable to stay at the Loj.

You can see who else is attending here.

Remember to bring cash to pay for your stay.

Contact Loj Director with any questions.

November 19, 2018 · Tufts Mountain Club Board · Comments Closed
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Office Hours!!

What are office hours?

A consecrated time where board members dedicate time to procrastinating their real work in order to hang out with other TMC folk-kind.

Why are office hours?

Well, my dear friend, they are a chance for you to:

  1. See TMC’s swanky brand spanking new office in Hayes house… Well maybe not “brand spanking” and maybe not necessarily “new”, but it is swanky nonetheless.
  2. Hang out with TMC board. (Well, actually it’s more like we hang out with you because we think u r kewl)
  3. Renew your membership for all TMC perk-age.

When are office hours?

Monday 12-1PM Ali & Max
Monday 3-4PM Rafa & Sam
Tuesday 11-12PM Kaili & Langley & Carol & Mikayla
Tuesday 12-1PM FAith
Tuesday 2- 4PM Aidan Demsky (~~Gear Hours~~)
Wednesday 1:30-2:30 PM Courtland & Josh
Wednesday 6-7PM Shale & Caro
Thursday 10 – 11AM Aidan Demsky (~~Gear Hours~~)
Friday 1-2PM Jonas

Who are office hours?

I will leave that one for you to answer.

As the great Dirty Harry Callahan portrayed by Clint Eastwood said in the 1971 Crime Thriller Dirty Harry: “You’ve gotta ask yourself a question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”

Well do ya? Let us know in office hours! And bring your friend you goons.


November 7, 2018 · Tufts Mountain Club Board · Comments Closed
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Calling All Caretakers!!

Come one, come all, we’re looking for caretakers for the Fall!  It’s a great way to get involved with the club and give back, contact Loj Director Max Migdail with questions ( and sign up here

September 14, 2018 · Tufts Mountain Club Board · Comments Closed
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Summer Loj:)

Summer Loj means free Loj!! But there are some guiding principles. Summer Loj is free for a few reasons: no caretakers, no food, etc. So please come prepared to feed yourself! If you plan to come up to the Loj, there needs to be a caretaker to open the place. Unlike during the school year, the caretaker can go on trips during the summer. If you’re a caretaker and you’re planning on going up to the Loj, shoot an email to LojMom (Max Migdail) at or text him at (415)378-5028 to let him know when you’ll be staying there. If you want to go up but you’re not a caretaker, email LojMom and he’ll let you know if there will be a caretaker there. Looking for other people that are going up? Try posting in the TMC Facebook Group. Also, make sure to post the details of your stay in this spreadsheet.

As always please respect the Loj, clean up after yourself and take out the trash and perishables from the refrigerator before you head out. If you have any questions please contact LojMom.

Below are our official summer policies:


The Vans will be parked in Dowling as per usual and the keys can be picked up from TUPD if you have reserved the van. If you want to use a van,make a reservation on the website as per usual.  Also, if a trip is posted with the van, it can only go out if least one person signs up; the van cannot go out with only one person in it.

You will only be allowed to use a van if you are van certified! Make sure you do this before school lets out. You may only use the van to go on trips;van use for personal errands will not be tolerated.


All Loj rules still apply over break (no shoes, no hard alcohol, quiet hours, etc). However, there are some changes to school year  policies: The caretaker schedule will be determined as caretakers are available, not ahead of time. Caretakers may go on trips, but they will be reachable and people cannot be in the Loj if the caretaker is not. There will not be food stocked at the Loj. The Loj is free!

If you want to go to the Loj, look out for a post on the trips board or in the Facebook Group that a caretaker will open the Loj. Contact the caretakerand make sure there is room for you at the Loj.

Some notes for caretakers:

If you are caretaker certified, you can go up to the Loj as you please. Let the Loj Director Maxknow if you plan to open the Loj. He will send you detailed summer Loj procedures. Then post that the Loj will be open using the “general” category on the trips board or in the Facebook Group as well as in this spreadsheet. Make sure to lock up when you leave and put the key back in the key box. Lock the Loj during the day if no other caretaker will be there, and leave your phone number on the door so guests can get in touch if needed. You are still responsible for facilitating cleaning, including recycling! You are also responsible for following emergency response protocols and communicating with Max, Christa (TMC Advisor), and the Tufts administration as needed.


Trips organized using Tufts Mountain Club over the summer must be consistent with our trip policies during the school year. Abide by all normal planning procedures: plan a route ahead of time, bring the 10 essentials, and get emergency contact information for your group. If you go on trips from the Loj during the summer, you should fill out a trips form AND leave an expected return time and emergency instructions with someone who will not be at the Loj. Caretakers may be on trips and unavailable to fill immediate emergency response needs.


Our gear director, Aidan, will not be on campus for the summer, so the gear room will be closed. If you would like to borrow any gear for the whole summer, please contact him now to discuss an agreement and appropriate collateral.

Happy Lojing!


May 20, 2018 · Tufts Mountain Club Board · Comments Closed
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Office Hours Spring 2018

For those seeking extra credit: spring office hours are here!

office hrs s2018

1) If “Place” is missing, it might be the TMC office in the basement of Harleston.
2) If you go to Harleston and you can’t find the board member you’re expecting, email them! They are probably friendly and didn’t mean to leave you hanging.
<3 TMC Board 2018

February 27, 2018 · Tufts Mountain Club Board · Comments Closed
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Caretaker Schedule Spring 2018

*buh-duh-duh-duhmhhhh* (trumpet noise)

Here’s the link to the Caretaker Schedule for this grand old semester we call spring!

Contact Lojmom Max Migdail with any questions, comments, concerns, or trivia about sea turtles (

Take Care! (haha like caretaking haha)

February 21, 2018 · Tufts Mountain Club Board · Comments Closed
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Office Hours

Come to Office Hours!

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October 2, 2017 · Maxx Grossman · Comments Closed
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Fall Gear Hours

Hey TMC, welcome back to campus!

  • The gear hours this fall are Tuesdays 5:15 – 6pm, and Thursdays 2pm – 4pm; as always, if those hours don’t work, email to find a time!
  • Gear hours are great for checking out micro spikes, hiking boots, tents, and all other gear that TMC has to office- swing by 17 Chetwynd Rd to see everything, which is all free to rent with a TMC membership!
  • Summer gear orders are in, so swing by and pick them up. There will be a fall microspike order later in the year as well
  • Keep an eye out for informational events with your favorite technical directors in the upcoming weeks

September 6, 2017 · Kiley Pratt · Comments Closed
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