Preliminary 2018 Orientation Calendar

This preliminary calendar lists Orientation events for all incoming undergraduate students. The events listed for August 29 - September 3 take place on the Medford campus. Students living on the Fenway SMFA campus will be provided with transportation each day to Medford. As Orientation planning continues over the summer, we will continue to update the full Orientation Calendar.

Date
Events
Tuesday, August 28 Arrival/Move-In for Residential Students, Fenway SMFA Campus
Wednesday, August 29 Arrival/Move-In for Residential Students, Medford Campus
The Tufts Experience for Parents and Families, Medford Campus and Fenway Campus
Department Open Houses for Students, Parents and Families
Welcome Lunch for Students, Parents and Families
Matriculation Ceremony
Afternoon optional programs for Parents and Families
5 p.m. - Parents and Families Depart, Students Undergraduate Orientation Begins
5 p.m. - Residence Hall Welcomes
6 p.m. - Dinner and Evening Welcome
7 p.m. - A Jumbo Welcome and Annual Jumbo March
7: 45 p.m. - Annual Illumination Ceremony
9 p.m. - Annual O-Show!
Thursday, August 30 Language Placement Exams
Academic Fairs
Dr. Jason Kilmer Presents "Beer Goggles to Blackouts. The Munchies to Memory Problems:  The Science of Alcohol and Marijuana"
Afternoon/Evening - Counseling and Mental Health Presents, Mental Health Matters Workshop
Academic Advising Meetings
Residential Hall Programming
Evening Social Programming
Friday, August 31 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Individual Academic Advising Sessions with Pre-Major Advisors
12 - 1 p.m. - Faculty Forums
1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. - Speak About It, Consent Education and Sexual Assault Prevention Workshop
Afternoon -  Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) Presents, Operation Awareness
5:15 p.m. - Tufts Dining Presents the Annual Orientation Food Fair
Residential Hall Programming
Evening Social Programming
Saturday, September 1 Class Registration Day (8 - 10 a.m. for Engineering Students, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for Liberal Arts Students)
9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. - Academic Integrity Workshops
Optional Informational Programs and Open Houses
#MyTufts, Diversity and Inclusion Workshop
Annual Illumination Ceremony
Residential Hall Programming
Evening Social Programming
Sunday, September 2 Optional Informational Programs and Open Houses
Discover Davis Square
Blue and Brown Pass Down: Back to School Sale 2018
Chapel Services
Residential Hall Programming
Evening Social Programming
Monday, September 3 Optional Informational Programs and Open Houses
Classroom Building Tours
Student Organization Performances
Annual Orientation A Capella Show