Orientation

Welcome First-Year and Transfer Students! Orientation 2018 is scheduled for August 29 - September 3, 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 2018. Don't hesitate to contact us should you have any 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!

Current Students: Apply to be a 2019 Orientation Coordinator!

Students on the opening night of Orientation

News & Announcements

Get Current - Join Raftr!

 

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Now there’s a better way to stay in the know! Tufts has partnered with Raftr, a new social network, to help students form deeper connections with classmates and campus events:

  • Raftr is organized around your interests. Any user can create a public or private “raft” for a team, club, organization, interest, or friend group.
  • It works in real time. Find out what’s happening right now on campus, and connect with others instantaneously.
  • It’s free. There’s no fee to join or use Raftr.
  • It’s fun. Raftr will connect you with other Tufts students in a new way that’s fast-paced, intuitive, and refreshingly thoughtful.

Join Raftr today to enjoy newsfeeds, chat rooms, and current events:

Compare the Old and New Credit-Hour Systems

Do you have any of the following questions about how the old credit-hour system compares with the new system that will be adopted in June 2018?

  • How many credits should I register for?
  • What is a full-time course load?
  • How many credits can I transfer?
  • How is the HASS requirement affected?
  • What does a double major entail?
  • Are requirements for the Dean's List impacted?
  • What about Latin honors?

Review our chart that compares the old credit-hour system with the new system!

Compare the Old and New Credit-Hour Systems

Annual TCU Senate Turkey Shuttle

Get your Thanksgiving break bus ride ticket to South Station or Logan Airport. For sale now on TuftsTickets or at the Information Booth for only $5!

  • Departure times: Tuesday, November 20 at 2, 4, and 6 p.m.; and Wednesday, November 21 at 6, 8, and 10 a.m.
  • Departs from Mayer Campus Center, 44 Professors Row.

Sponsored by the TCU Senate.

Take the Turkey Shuttle!

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