Orientation

Welcome First-Year and Transfer Students! Orientation 2019 is scheduled for August 28 - September 2, and the Undergraduate Orientation Office is excited to welcome you and your families to Tufts. Everyone at Tufts is here to help you and your family understand the expectations and opportunities you will encounter as a member of the Tufts community. 

Please note: While all dates posted on our Orientation website are for 2019, many individual guides and schedules currently posted are from Orientation 2018. We keep these materials posted for your reference until updated materials become available. Questions? Contact Orientation@tufts.edu.

Current Students! Apply to be Orientation Support Staff!

Students on the opening night of Orientation

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Apr 24, 2019

University Chaplain The Reverend Greg McGonigle announces that after five years of dedicated service as Muslim Chaplain, Dr. Celene Ibrahim will be departing Tufts this summer to join the faculty of the Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts, where she will teach religious studies, philosophy, and ethics. We are so grateful for all of the work Celene has done to build up Muslim Life at Tufts and for all of her contributions to our team and to the campus.

Apr 26, 2019

This conference brings together creative thinkers from around the world who are shaping ‘evidence-based’ design practices, ones that embrace the hard data of our ‘unconscious’ responses to external stimuli.

Sessions will explore the implications of embodied cognition, cognitive architecture, biology and evolution, as well as new research methods and techniques for using biometrics in planning, architecture and landscape architecture

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News & Announcements

Get Current - Join Raftr!

 

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Now there’s a better way to stay in the know! Tufts has partnered with Raftr, a new social network, to help students form deeper connections with classmates and campus events:

  • Raftr is organized around your interests. Any user can create a public or private “raft” for a team, club, organization, interest, or friend group.
  • It works in real time. Find out what’s happening right now on campus, and connect with others instantaneously.
  • It’s free. There’s no fee to join or use Raftr.
  • It’s fun. Raftr will connect you with other Tufts students in a new way that’s fast-paced, intuitive, and refreshingly thoughtful.

Join Raftr today to enjoy newsfeeds, chat rooms, and current events:

Try miles2share

Tufts joined the miles2share network on March 1 to help connect riders and drivers on all of our campuses. This platform matches people with overlapping routes and enables users to share rides to and from campus, meetings, daily commutes, and more. You’ll save money, reduce your carbon footprint, and help make Tufts more sustainable. Download the app to find carpool routes with others at Tufts, and help build our carpool community!

Try miles2share 

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New Tufts Employee Self-Service Portal (eServe) Interface

Attention, all student employees! On June 1, you’ll notice that the Tufts Employee Self-Service portal (or eServe) has a new look. You’ll still be able to access important payroll and benefits information, but through a more modern and user-friendly interface! This short (5-minute) video will show you what to expect when the new interface is live. 

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