Orientation

Welcome First-Year and Transfer Students! Orientation 2019 is scheduled for August 28 - September 2, 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 2019. Don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions!

Please note: While all dates reflect Orientation 2019, information and schedules posted are from 2018. Please contact Orientation@tufts.edu with questions.

Are you a student in the R.E.A.L. Program for Adult Learners? Check out your Fall 2018 Checklist on the R.E.A.L. Program website!

Current Students: Apply to be a 2019 Orientation Coordinator!

Students on the opening night of Orientation

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Dec 20, 2018

Final Exam Schedule can be found on the Registrar's website.

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News & Announcements

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Now there’s a better way to stay in the know! Tufts has partnered with Raftr, a new social network, to help students form deeper connections with classmates and campus events:

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Apply to be a 2019 Orientation Coordinator!

The Orientation Team is looking for 3 innovative and energetic student leaders to coordinate Orientation 2019. Help us introduce new Jumbos to Tufts!

Work full-time in one of three paid positions this summer:

  • Coordinator for Academic and Educational Programming
  • Coordinator for Communication and Social Media
  • Coordinator for Co-Curricular Programs and Major Events

Apply by January 25, 2019!

Download the 2019 Orientation Coordinator Application

Visit the Orientation Website for More Information

4 students move into the residence halls

Find Study Space for Final

Looking for study space? We've created a ton of new study spaces across campus in preparation for Reading Period and will be updating our list throughout Final Exams.

Visit go.tufts.edu/StudySpace to see a list of locations, hours, and amenities! And look for the Study Space icon on the Tufts Mobile app!

Study Space

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