Welcome First-Year and Transfer Students! Orientation 2019 is scheduled for August 28 - September 2, 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. 

Please note: While all dates posted on our Orientation website are for 2019, some individual materials currently posted are from Orientation 2018. We keep these materials posted for your reference until updated materials become available. Questions? Contact Orientation@tufts.edu.

Are you an incoming AS&E Graduate Student? Explore Graduate Orientation!

Students on the opening night of Orientation

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Aug 23, 2019

Check-in will take place from 10 am - 3 pm at the Mayer Campus Center.

Aug 24, 2019

Check-in will take place from 10 am - 3 pm at the Mayer Campus Center.

Aug 27, 2019

First-Year BFA students living on the Fenway campus will receive further information on the details regarding this option to arrive on Tuesday August 27

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News & Announcements

Wondering What It's Like to Live on Campus?

Are you a new undergraduate student with a question about living on campus?  Check out our list of frequently asked questions and answers!  Find out:

  • Who is required to live on campus? Who is guaranteed campus housing?
  • How are first year housing assignments conducted? How are roommates selected?
  • Who are the people in the residential community who can help if I need anything?
  • What should I bring to campus? What am I allowed to bring into the residence halls?
  • And many more!

View our list of Frequently Asked Questions about Living on Campus


Join Us on Facebook Live!

Facebook Live

We're inviting new students, parents, and families to join us on Facebook Live this summer! Meet staff members in Health and Wellness, Student Affairs, Campus Life, Residential Life, and Academic AdvisingAsk questions, learn about campus resources, and meet other students, parents, and families!

We'll be hosting 8 Facebook Live sessions this summer on the Tufts AS&E Division of Student Affairs Facebook page. Mark your calendars!

  1. Wednesday, June 12 at 3 p.m. EST - Transferring to Tufts: Tips and Advice for Incoming Transfer Students
  2. Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. EST - Meet Your Orientation Coordinators!: Say Hello to our 3 Student Orientation Coordinators, and Ask Questions about Orientation and Tufts!
  3. Wednesday, June 19 at 9 a.m. EST - Residential Life at Tufts: Meet Residential Life Staff, and Ask Questions about Living on Campus
  4. Wednesday, June 26 at 11 a.m. EST - The SMFA at Tufts: Advising and Co-curricular Life at the Fenway
  5. Wednesday, June 26 at 4 p.m. EST - Health and Wellness at Tufts: Meet Staff from Health Service and Counseling, and Learn about Resources, Services, and Supports
  6. Wednesday, July 10 at 2:30 p.m. EST - Advising for Engineers: Academic Advising with the Engineering Advising Dean and Engineering Student Success Advisors
  7. Wednesday, July 17 at 1 p.m. EST - Advising for Liberal Arts BA/BS Students: Academic Advising with Liberal Arts Advising Deans and Tufts faculty
  8. Wednesday, August 14 at 3 p.m. EST - What Happens During Orientation?: Last-minute Tips and Advice for Orientation Week

Can't make a session? You'll be able to watch each session later on the Tufts AS&E Division of Student Affairs Facebook page. In fact, most students, parents, and families watch (and rewatch) our sessions this way!

Visit the Tufts AS&E Division of Student Affairs Facebook page!

You'll be able to ask questions during our 8 Facebook Live sessions, but you can also send them to us in advance to help make sure they're covered. Submit your questions online anytime before our sessions.

Submit Your Questions!

Try our NEW Parent Resource Center

Are you a parent or family member of a current undergraduate with a question about student resources, processes, or policies at Tufts? We've collected a number of frequently asked questions in our new Parent Resource Center, along with links to common resources. Check it out!

Try our new Parent Resource Center

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