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

Apr 28, 2017

Tufts University Social Collective First Years Present: Tuftonia's Day Carnival at Fletcher Field. Join in on the Rides, Games, Prizes, Music, and Food Trucks! Learn more at http://ocl.tufts.edu/spring-fling-2017/

Apr 29, 2017

Join us for our annual Spring Fling concert, featuring T-Pain, Tinashe & Amine. Learn more at http://ocl.tufts.edu/spring-fling-2017/

May 5, 2017

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

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News & Announcements

Clinton Global Initiative University 2017 Application

The Clinton Global Initiative University 2017 meeting will take place at Northeastern University from October 13 - 15. Hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, the 10th annual CGI U meeting will gather more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action that address some of the world's most pressing challenges. More than $750,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2017 students to help them turn their ideas into action. The final application deadline is May 1, 2017. Learn more here or contact mindy.nierenberg@tufts.edu.

Preferred Name Change

If you use a first name that differs from your legal name, you have the ability to update it for general communications. (As of now, your public safety ID card and Tufts User Name will not change.) You can have your name updated on class and grade rosters. Your diploma records will remain as your legal name.

Watch "Day By Day"

Student Accessibility Services and Tufts' Department of Film and Media Studies recently partnered with two student filmmakers, Ben Hoskings and Ray Bernoff, to produce "Day By Day," a short documentary about six Tufts students' experiences as artists living with disabilities. "Day By Day" premiered with great success in mid April, and the film will be shown at two national conferences later this summer. Congratulations to Ben and Ray, who have also entered "Day By Day" in a national contest for filmmakers with disabilities. 

 

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