Orientation

Welcome First-Year and Transfer Students! Orientation 2017 is around the corner and the Undergraduate Orientation Office is excited to welcome you and your families to Tufts in the fall.  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 year, so keep checking back for new information on Orientation 2017.  As always, do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

Students on the opening night of Orientation

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Dec 13, 2016

Come learn about the different opportunities to be a pre-orientation leader.

Jan 25, 2017

Come learn about the different opportunities to be a pre-orientation leader.

Jan 27, 2017

Completed applications should be emailed to: orientation@tufts.edu with “Orientation Coordinator” in the subject line.

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News & Announcements

2017 Orientation Coordinator Application

The orientation office is now accepting applications for the 2017 Orientation Coordinators. Application is due January 27. Apply now!

Orientation Schedule for Parents and Families

The full 2016 orientation schedule is available for parents and families. Take a look!

Lives in Limbo

We had the opportunity to sit down and interview Professor Roberto G. Gonzales, author of the 2016 Tufts' Common Reading book Lives in Limbo.  Check it out!

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