2018 Participants

Information for FOCUS 2019 Participants will be coming shortly. Check back soon!

Welcome to Freshman Orientation CommUnity Service! We are very excited to meet you all and introduce you to Tufts, your peers, and Boston through meaningful service. In order for us to have the best week of FOCUS that we can, we need you to be aware of certain dates and deadlines below. Be sure to check your Tufts email frequently. If you have any questions or concerns about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact the Coordinators at focus@tufts.edu or at (617) 627-0589. In addition, please make sure you complete all items on the Tufts New Student Checklist as they come up!

Summer Schedule

June 15th 

  • FO-what?? You’ve been accepted to FOCUS!!
  • Receive acceptance packet

June 18th

  • Participants receive FOCUS specific email with further information (through Tufts email)

July 5th

  • Complete Emergency Contact Information, Medical Information, and the Pre-Orientation Waiver on Tufts Application Status Page
  • Payment for Pre-Orientation due

July 9th

  • “Getting to Know You” and “Transportation” surveys sent out (due July 20th and August 3rd, respectively)

July 20th

  • “Getting to Know You” survey due

August 3rd

  • “Transportation” survey due

August 6th

  • FOCUS participants receive email from upperclassmen leaders with service theme and group information

August 13th

  • Deadline for FOCUS participants to complete surveys leaders will have sent out

August 24th


August 29th

  • FOCUS ends :(