COVID-19-UpdateThe Tufts Office of Undergraduate Admissions is closely monitoring the developing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are aware that some secondary schools are facing disrupted schedules, indefinite suspensions, or have moved to online education. Students attending schools that have enacted precautionary measures related to the spread of the coronavirus will not be penalized in our application review. This includes juniors who have not yet applied but may be affected by test cancellations or an abbreviated academic year. Applicants should continue to fulfill their high school requirements as set by their schools. We will work with students and counselors to understand any modifications that have been established. If you have any questions, please contact our office at undergraduate.admissions@tufts.edu.

In the meantime, Undergraduate Admissions has many helpful resources on their website. You can join their mailing list, take a virtual tour, explore their blogs, and browse the admissions magazine.

Welcome First-Year and Transfer Students! Orientation 2020 is scheduled for September 2 - 7, 2020 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. 

Please note: While all dates posted on our Orientation website are for 2020, some individual materials currently posted are from Orientation 2019. We keep these materials posted for your reference until updated materials become available. Questions? Contact Orientation@tufts.edu.

Are you an incoming AS&E Graduate Student? Explore Graduate Orientation!

Students on the opening night of Orientation

News & Announcements

Guidance for the Tufts Community Related to the Coronavirus

Tufts continues to monitor the circumstances surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) along with various public health partners. Please review our Community and Travel Guidance Related to the Coronavirus for the latest updates, including external resources and preventative measures.

Review Tufts' Community and Travel Guidance Related to the Coronavirus


Wondering What It's Like to Live on Campus?

Are you a new undergraduate student with a question about living on campus?  Check out our list of frequently asked questions and answers!  Find out:

  • Who is required to live on campus? Who is guaranteed campus housing?
  • How are first year housing assignments conducted? How are roommates selected?
  • Who are the people in the residential community who can help if I need anything?
  • What should I bring to campus? What am I allowed to bring into the residence halls?
  • And many more!

View our list of Frequently Asked Questions about Living on Campus


Why Join Pre-O?

Pre-Orientation programs are an opportunity to get involved on campus early, meet upperclass leaders and mentors, gain valuable leadership skills, and meet other students with similar interests before orientation officially begins. Trying to decide which of our 8 programs is right for you? Take a look at our 2020 brochure!

Why Join Pre-O?

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