Health and Wellness

We are a diverse team of healthcare professionals who are passionate about providing comprehensive and integrative health and wellness care to help all undergraduate and graduate students enhance and maintain their physical, social and emotional health. We offer free, respectful and confidential primary medical care, mental health care, preventive services and health promotion to help our diverse student population achieve their goals inside and outside the classroom.  Through partnerships with other campus departments, student organizations and the community, we seek to enhance the health of the inclusive Tufts community and advocate for a respectful environment that enables healthy choices and fosters positive health decisions.  Student input and feedback is core to our mission.

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Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Aug 29, 2018

The full schedule for New Student Orientation schedule is available here: http://students.tufts.edu/orientation/calendar

Aug 30, 2018

Please review the detailed Orientation calendar booklet for exact times and locations of all Language Placement Examinations. Information is also available at http://students.tufts.edu/orientation/academics/test-credits-and-placeme...

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Explore Tufts Dining

Are you a new undergraduate student at Tufts? Want to learn more about Dining and Meal Plans? Check out Tufts Dining's Brochure for 2018-19, which has full information about Dining Centers, Meal Plans, and other services!

Tufts Dining's Brochure for 2018-19

Tufts Dining Brochure 2018-19

 

Obtain a Student ID card with your Preferred (Common) Name

You now have the ability to obtain a Student ID card with your preferred (common) name! 

  1. Update your preferred name in SIS by clicking the pencil icon next to your name in the About Me tab. (Please note: preferred names can only be printed on Student ID cards if they contain alpha characters only.) Updating your preferred name in SIS will also update your name on class and grade rosters.
  2. If you are replacing an old Student ID card, contact Public Safety about your request for an updated Student ID card. (Incoming students requesting their first Tufts ID card do not need to contact Public Safety, but will have their preferred name appear on their ID card automatically.) 

There are a limited number of replacement IDs available at no charge for current students, and incoming students will never be charged for this service! Learn more about updating your name on your Student ID card.

As a reminder, you can also have your name updated for general communications at Tufts. (Your diploma records will remain as your legal name and, as of now, your Tufts User Name will not change).

Review Tufts' Preferred Name Policy

Academic Standing: Updated Criteria for BA and BS Students

The criteria for determining the academic standing of BA and BS students have been revised as a result of recommendations provided to the Academic Standing Committees for the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering by the Mental Health Task Force. The criteria have also been adjusted as a result of the Change to the Credit Hour System in June 2018. (Please note that there are separate criteria for determining the standing of BFA students, which remain unchanged.)

Beginning in Fall 2018
  • A BA/BS student will be sent an academic alert at the end of any semester in which they earn fewer than 12 SHUs but more than 4 SHUs and/or failed one course of any SHU value.
  • A BA/BS student will be placed on academic probation at the end of any semester in which they earn 4 SHUs or fewer and/or a semester GPA lower than 2.0 and/or failed to make satisfactory progress as defined by number of credits earned at the end of any semester beyond their first semester (see table below).
  • To return to good academic standing, in the following semester a BA/BS student must complete a minimum of 12.0 SHUs and earn a minimum term GPA of 2.0.
  • Satisfactory Progress for all BA/BS students will be defined as follows: 
 
Semester-hour units (SHUs) - Fall
Semester-hour units (SHUs) - Spring
First Year 12 24
Sophomore 39 54
Junior 70 86
Spring Seniors 102 120

 

Full information about Academic Standing for BA/BS students can be found on the Academic Advising website and in the 2018-19 Bulletin (available in August 2018). A comparison of Academic Policies before and after the June 2018 credit conversion is also available online. Students with questions about Academic Standing are invited to contact their Advising Dean (Liberal Arts BA/BS, Liberal Arts BFA, or Engineering).

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