Program Dates: August 25 - August 28, 2018

Arrival: Saturday, August 25

  • Check-in at the Mayer Campus Center anytime between 10am-3pm

GO runs late into the evening on August 28. You should plan on reconnecting with your family the next day for the matriculation ceremony.

A Typical Day of GO

What we might do on any given day based on past years’ programs

Time                      Activities
8:30 a.m. Breakfast of bagels, muffins, donuts and coffee 
9:30 a.m. Welcome from the GO staff and Tufts faculty 
10 a.m. Learn about Tufts student life, set up your phone and bank accounts or participate in our cross-cultural workshop
12 p.m. Lunch at Carmichael Dining Hall
1 p.m. Depart for day trips. Previous day trips have included Harvard Square, the Boston Harbor or the New England coast
6 p.m. Dinner with host advisors and fellow GO participants 
7 - 11 p.m. On-campus evening activities such as the campus-wide Amazing Race competition or relaxing on the Tisch rooftop

GO welcome sign

Parent Programming 

We offer several activities for parents over the course of pre-orientation program. We do, however, encourage you to limit your time with your son or daughter once GO gets underway. This allows new students to focus on getting to know their peers.

Please note the below dates are for GO 2017, changes to the 2018 schedule will be updated early in the summer.

Saturday August 26, 2017

  • Shopping trip to stock up on essentials at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Target: A bus will transport students and parents to nearby department store. Feel free to follow us in your own car.
  • Leave from Sophia Gordon Hall: Campus Tours. Get to know your way around campus by taking a tour with a Tufts tour guide. Tours depart from Sophia Gordon Hall
  • Saying goodbye to your student: Now that you’ve helped them settle in, it’s time to break away from your son or daughter - at least for the night.

Sunday August 27, 2017

Phone and Banking Session. Representative cell phone providers and local banks will be on campus to help students set up phone services and bank accounts. Bank representatives will be available at Aidekman/Remis Sculpture Court. Cell phone providers will be in Sophia Gordon Hall.

Monday August 28, 2017

Parents luncheon with Tufts President Anthony Monaco and other school leaders. For parents and guardians only (location TBA)