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!

Meet the 2018 Orientation Coordinators

Students on the opening night of Orientation

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Aug 29, 2018

The full schedule for New Student Orientation schedule is available here: http://students.tufts.edu/orientation/calendar

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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:

Tufts Got Talent!

Are you an incoming undergrad? Do you have a talent you'd like to share? Show us your skills in a video submission and you might be chosen to perform at the Tufts’ Got Talent show during Orientation Week! 

Send your video to orientation@tufts.edu before July 27 and join the ranks of Tufts' most talented Jumbos -- like Hank Azaria!

Tufts Got Talent!

Explore Tufts Dining

Are you a new undergraduate student at Tufts? Want to learn more about Dining and Meal Plans? Check out Tufts Dining's Brochure for 2018-19, which has full information about Dining Centers, Meal Plans, and other services!

Tufts Dining's Brochure for 2018-19

Tufts Dining Brochure 2018-19

 

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