Orientation

COVID-19-Update:  On June 23rd Tufts University announced their plans for the fall semester. You can find further information regarding the fall here

The Undergraduate Orientation Office 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. 

Undergraduate Orientation will run from September 3 - 7, 2020. Programming will be virtual with a range of synchronous and asynchronous opportunities. A Schedule of events will be posted towards the end of the summer. For move-in information please refer to the Office for Residential Life and Learning.

Programs for Parents and Families will also run virtually and be added to the calendar as they are finalized.

Please note: While all dates posted on our Orientation website are for 2020, some individual materials currently posted are from Orientation 2019. We keep these materials posted for your reference until updated materials become available. 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

Apr 27, 2020
Undergraduates must complete the PASS/FAIL form by 11:59 p.m. Visit the Registrar's site for information on the PASS/FAIL option: http://students.tufts.edu/registrar/what-we-assist/course-registration-a... For more information, see: http://students.tufts.edu/academic-advice-and-support/academic-advising/...
Apr 26, 2020
Students can withdraw from classes on SIS until 11:59 p.m.
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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