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 summer, so keep checking back for new information on Orientation 2017.  As always, do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

View the Full Orientation 2017 Calendar

Students on the opening night of Orientation

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Sep 26, 2017

Stop by the Campus Center Upper Patio for this year's Civics Fest! In celebration of National Voter Registration Day, come eat ice cream (special appearance by the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream truck), register to vote, sign up for email reminders about local elections and polling places, listen to music, and learn more about opportunities to get civically engaged from clubs like Generation Citizen, the Tufts Democrats, the Tufts Republicans, ALLIES, JumboVote, CIVIC, ACLU and more! For more information, visit: https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/events/civics-fest

Sep 27, 2017

Flu Shots are FREE for all AS&E students that paid a Health Fee. Flu shots are a great preventative measure. Get yours while supplies last!

Students should wear a short-sleeved shirt and have their student I.D. ready. 

The flu is not a mild illness or a cold.  The illness comes with fever, chills, body aches; and could mean missing class for several days. 
Getting a flu shot just makes good sense.

Sep 29, 2017

Come by the Asian American Center during Tea Time to meet K. Martinez, the director of the Women's Center. Hear about the resources that are available in both centers and enjoy some tea and snacks!

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News & Announcements

Voices of the Hill

Voices of the Hill

Thanks to everyone who participated in Voices of the Hill, "The Gap" last semester. This program, organized and facilitated by Kofi Asante ('17) brought together Tufts students from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to perform a series of monologues about their personal experiences. We're looking forward to the next Voices of the Hill event sometime soon! Stay tuned for more information!

Read The Daily's Coverage of "The Gap"

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Tufts Parents and Family Weekend October 13-14, 2017

Tufts Parents Weekend Logo 2017

Please join us at Tufts for a special weekend where you can experience the life of a college student while attending lectures by the university president, provost, and deans, and our world renowned faculty members. You will also have the opportunity to attend workshops, athletic events, and performances throughout the weekend.

For more information and to register for Parents and Family Weekend, please visit our website or call the Parents Giving Program at 617-627-3798.

Online registration closes October 4, 2017 at 5 p.m. EST.

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