New Student Checklist

The checklist on this page will help you remember all the important items and things you need to do before you arrive at Tufts.

**Please note these dates are based on the 2016-2017 calender and will be updated to reflect the 2017-2018 dates in the spring.**


1. Get your Tufts student ID and username by logging into your Application Status page. You will use this for lots of important tasks, so make sure to write it down!

 Access Your Student ID and Username

2. Mark your calendar for move-in and other important dates.

Check the Orientation Calendar

By June 1

1. Register for one of our optional pre-orientation programs.

Explore Pre-Orientation Options

2. Familiarize yourself with academic courses, advising options and more.

Get Started with Academics at Tufts

By June 15

First Year Students

1. Review your advising choices and complete your advising survey in the Application Status page.

Learn More About Advising at Tufts
Submit Your Advising Survey

2. Complete your housing survey in the Student Information System:

  • Log into your SIS account
  • On the bottom of the About Me tab, choose Housing

Start Your Housing Survey

Transfer Students

You will be paired with an advisor and given a housing assignment.

By June 30

International Students

Complete Your Visa Application Process

By July 1

1. Ask your school to submit your final transcript with spring grades to Undergraduate Admissions.

2. Remember to check (or forward) your Tufts email. Everything official will be sent there from now on.

3. Upload your photo for your Tufts ID card.

Upload Your Photo

4. See your physician and complete the mandatory medical forms for new students.

Complete Your Medical Forms


Complete your required online training programs on alcohol and sexual assault prevention:

AlcoholEdu empowers students to make well-informed decisions and provides some simple strategies to help keep you and your friends safe.

Haven educates students about the elements of healthy relationships, the importance of sexual consent, and the role of bystanders in creating safe, healthy communities

Both online courses have two parts. Part I of both courses must be completed by August 25. You will receive notification to complete Part II after a brief intersession.

Start Your Online Courses

By August 1

1. Register with Student Accessibility Services, if applicable.

Get to Know Student Accessibility Services

2. Check your health insurance coverage and submit a waiver if you have a health insurance policy that meets Massachusetts standards.

Read Up on Health Insurance Rules

3. Update your emergency contact information on SIS

Log into SIS