Undergraduate Orientation

2022 Orientation Coordinator Application

The Undergraduate Orientation Committee is excited to welcome First-Year and Transfer students and your families to Tufts University! We are here to help you understand the expectations and opportunities you will encounter as a member of the Tufts community. We are working to make sure that Orientation 2022 will be a positive and informative experience for the next incoming class.

The dates for Undergraduate Orientation 2022 are TBD. Please check back in the 2022 spring semester for updates. In the meantime, please feel free to review the 2021 Undergraduate Orientation schedule.

Tufts also offers eight optional Pre-Orientation programs, which take place prior to Undergraduate Orientation. Registration will open on June 1, 2022 and close on June 15, 2022.

Arrival Information! 

Please refer to the Office of Residential Life and Learning for updated information.

Our Parent and Family Welcome programming information for fall of 2022 will be updated in the 2022 spring semester. In the meantime, please feel free to view our recorded Parent and Family Welcome programming from fall 2021.

While we were excited to offer mostly in-person Orientation programming this past year, the University is still closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and its impact on the entire community.  Schedule adjustments will be made as needed in an effort to promote safety first for all faculty, staff, students, families and the local communities.  Learn more about how Tufts University is operating during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Questions? Contact Orientation@tufts.edu.

Are you an incoming AS&E Graduate Student? Explore Graduate Orientation!

Students on the opening night of Orientation

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Sep 2, 2021
Please join President Anthony Monaco and other University leaders for this annual ceremony enrolling and welcoming new students into the Tufts Community. Watch Matriculation Ceremony
Sep 3, 2021
Meet the Academic Advising Deans one on one. Your advising dean will be a great resource for you throughout the year, so stop by to say hello and enjoy some delicious donuts.
Sep 5, 2021
Enjoy and opening performance by the Tufts Stand Up Comedy Collective and then sit back and enjoy comedian Rachel Sennott. Limited seating, tickets required at https://tuftstickets.universitytickets.com/. Buses will be provided for transportation and depart from the Mayer Campus Center.
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News & Announcements

Guidance for the Tufts Community Related to the Coronavirus

Tufts continues to monitor the circumstances surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) along with various public health partners. Please review our Community and Travel Guidance Related to the Coronavirus for the latest updates, including external resources and preventative measures.

Review Tufts' Community and Travel Guidance Related to the Coronavirus


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


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