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!

Students on the opening night of Orientation

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Feb 28, 2019

Join us for a conversation with Wade Davis, former NFL player and the NFL's first LGBT inclusion consultant! All are welcome -- and no tickets required!

Mar 4, 2019

Part of the "White Fragility in America Tour," this presentation will feature Dr. Robin DiAngelo in conversation with Jack Hill, and will include an in-depth discussion about how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively. Dr. DiAngelo and Mr. Hill will use Dr. DiAngelo's New York Times best-selling book, WHITE FRAGILITY: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, as a point of reference throughout.

Dr. Robin DiAngelo is an antiracist educator who received her PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is currently an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington and has taught courses in Multicultural Teaching, Inter-group Dialogue Facilitation, Cultural Diversity & Social Justice, and Anti-Racist Education.

Jack Hill brings to racial and social justice work the perspective of working as a classroom teacher, social commentator, educational leader, activist, facilitator, writer, and child advocate. He is an award-winning journalist and expert on race and education. His articles and essays on education, race, and religion have appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Black Issues Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, Urbanite Magazine, and The Afro-American Newspaper. He is the current Head of Middle School at Cambridge Friends School in Cambridge, MA, and holds degrees and certificates from Harvard, Johns Hopkins University, and Middlebury College.

This is an open and FREE event. Tickets are required. "Pre-sale" tickets for the Tufts community will be available on TuftsTickets.com beginning February 18. Tickets for the general public will be available beginning February 25.

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E-Week, February 15 - 22

Get ready for Engineering Week at Tufts! All students, staff, faculty, alumni, and Tufts community members are invited to attend a variety of events from February 15 - 22. Start E-Week in style on Friday, February 15 with a Dean's Lecture from Norman Fortenberry, executive director of the American Society for Engineering Education, and then get things rolling with the E-Week Kick-Off Carnival on Monday, February 18.

See the Schedule for E-Week!

E-Week 2019

Intentional Diversity and Inclusion

Join us on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. in ASEAN Auditorium for a conversation with Wade Davis, former NFL player and the NFL's first LGBT inclusion consultant! All are welcome -- and no tickets required

Intentional Diversity

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