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. 

Please note: While all dates posted on our Orientation website are for 2019, some individual materials currently posted are from Orientation 2018. 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

How Does My Meal Plan Work at the SMFA Café?

The new SMFA Café opened on September 26! For those of you on a Meal Plan through Tufts Dining, here’s a quick refresher about how your plan works at the SMFA Café.

SMFA Meal Plans

 

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

 

Try our NEW Parent Resource Center

Are you a parent or family member of a current undergraduate with a question about student resources, processes, or policies at Tufts? We've collected a number of frequently asked questions in our new Parent Resource Center, along with links to common resources. Check it out!

Try our new Parent Resource 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