Orientation

Welcome First-Year and Transfer Students! Orientation 2020 is scheduled for September 2 - 7, 2020 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 2020, some individual materials currently posted are from Orientation 2019. 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!

Current Students! Apply to be an Orientation Coordinator!

Students on the opening night of Orientation

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Jan 27, 2020

On January 8, the downing of the Ukrainian flight took the lives of 176 innocent passengers and crew and devastated many. People on board were Iranian, Canadian, British, Afghan, Swedish citizens. The  great majority of these passengers were Iranians and Iranian dual citizens who were studying abroad and were returning to their universities after spending the winter break with their families in Iran. The shocking news has broken hearts of many of us Iranian students abroad who identify with our peers who were killed and their lost hopes and dreams. Join us for a vigil at Goddard Chapel on Monday, January 27 from 5 to 6 p.m. to take a moment to grieve this painful loss and to light candles in memory of the souls of the passengers of flight PS752.

Ceremony, 5-6 p.m.; Reception 6-7 p.m.

Jan 29, 2020

Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) Spring 2020 Colloquium Series

Alnoor Ebrahim, Professor of Management, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, “Measuring Social Change: A Strategic Perspective for Leaders”

Light lunch provided.

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News & Announcements

Apply to be a 2020 Pre-Orientation Leader!

Current students! Apply to be a Pre-Orientation Leader for 2020! Applications are now available for all 8 programs on the Pre-Orientation website! Apply by February 9!

Pre-O Leader Applications

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

 

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