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 2021 will be a positive and informative experience for the next incoming class. Dates and details will be released as decided.

As of now Orientation 2021 programming will be virtual with a range of synchronous and asynchronous opportunities. Any changes toward in-person programming will be made under guidance from the Tufts Administration and medical directors. Learn more about how Tufts University is operating during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Examples of the 2020 virtual Undergraduate Orientation and the 2019 In-Person Undergraduate Orientation can be found on the Programs and Calendars.  For arrival/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.

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

Oct 7, 2020
This session will focus on pre-approved STEM program offerings from Arcadia University and will be an excellent opportunity for Tufts students to learn more. If you are interested in joining this session, please RSVP to Scott Langevin at scott.langevin@tufts.edu.
Oct 8, 2020
View this event in Handshake for details and to RSVP
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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