COVID-19-Update: Tufts University is closely monitoring the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on the start of the fall semester as well as Undergraduate OrientationWhile we continue to plan for an on-campus fall semester, no decision about when students may come or return to campus has been made. Our priority is the health and safety of our community, and our decisions will be made in consultation with local and state health authorities. As soon as decisions are made, they will be communicated to students and families so everyone can plan accordingly. 

We are committed to providing a welcoming and informative Orientation for incoming students, and look forward to getting to know each of you this fall. As of now, all 2020-2021 academic dates and deadlines on the Academic Calendar remain as scheduled. For additional information, including frequently asked questions, please visit go.tufts.edu/coronavirus.

In the meantime, Undergraduate Admissions has many helpful resources on their website. You can join their mailing list, take a virtual tour, explore their blogs, and browse the admissions magazine.

Welcome First-Year and Transfer Students! Orientation 2020 is scheduled for September 2 - 7, 2020 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 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


Why Join Pre-O?

Pre-Orientation programs are an opportunity to get involved on campus early, meet upperclass leaders and mentors, gain valuable leadership skills, and meet other students with similar interests before orientation officially begins. Trying to decide which of our 8 programs is right for you? Take a look at our 2020 brochure!

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