Orientation

Welcome First-Year and Transfer Students! Orientation 2018 is scheduled for August 29 - September 3, and the Undergraduate Orientation Office is excited to welcome you and your families to Tufts. Everyone at Tufts is here to help you and your family understand the expectations and opportunities you will encounter as a member of the Tufts community. Our goal is to introduce you to your peers, upperclass students, faculty, staff and the many Tufts’ services as you begin your college journey. The information you will find on this site will be updated throughout the spring and summer, so keep checking back for new information on Orientation 2018. Don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions!

Current Students: Apply to be a 2018 Orientation Coordinator!

Students on the opening night of Orientation

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Jan 20, 2018

Come support the Men's Basketball team at home vs Bates College!

Jan 22, 2018

Mentor peers and shape a positive Tufts community as an FYA or CDA during the 2018-19 school year! In these roles you will support students, build community, and develop leadership and management skills.

Apply online: https://tufts.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6yPnGfnry5oZTAp

Jan 22, 2018

Each year, Tufts University hosts a celebration honoring the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year's symposium will open with a performance by the Tufts Black Theater Troupe. Dr. Kerri Greenidge, Co-Director of the Tufts African American Freedom Trail Project, will then place our current moment in historical context. Next, a conversation with Boston-based community organizers and activists will discuss how this contemporary moment is shaping their work at the local and national levels. Panelists include Chris Cato of YouthBuild USA, Cheryl Clyburn Crawford of MassVOTE, and recently-elected Boston City Councilor, Lydia Edwards. We will then conclude with a community dinner and keynote lecture from Tufts alumnus Emery Wright, A99. Wright is the Co-Director of Project South (https://projectsouth.org/), and he will address the importance of action in, “the fierce urgency of now.”

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, the Toupin-Bolwell Fund, the Africana Center, the Center for the Humanities at Tufts, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, the Tisch College of Civic Life, and the University Chaplaincy.

For more information, including a link to the live stream, please visit http://chaplaincy.tufts.edu/mlk/.

Join the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/155427115107962/

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Kay Barrett: When the Chant Comes

Thanks to everyone who attended Kay Ulanday Barrett's presentation "When the Chant Comes" on November 28 in the Interfaith Center! Thanks, too, to the Tufts Asian Student Coalition (TASC) for sponsoring and hosting the event, and to Student Accessibility Services for their support! For those who couldn't make it, take a look at our photos and the Facebook Event!

Kay Ulanday Barrett

Kay Ulanday Barrett at the Interfaith Center

Kay Ulanday Barrett at the Interfaith Center

Student Personas

Students gather at FOCUS orientation program “FOCUS was a fantastic way to start off college--it was a great mix of meeting new people, doing community service, and exploring Boston!” - Megan Kuhnle 2019
Students walk hand in hand in front of Ballou Hall "It was a jumpstart to the college-belonging experience. The world was so much smaller for those three days." - Md Reshad Bin Harun 2018
Students on a wilderness trip "TWO made me feel as though I had a home in a place 2000 miles from where I'd come and turned my anxiety and fear into laughter and friendships." Doo-yun Her 2018