Parents and Families

Orientation Events for Parents and Families

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. If it is determined that Orientation will move to an in-person modality, this will be communicated to students and their families. Learn more about how Tufts University is operating during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Examples of the Parent and Families Programs offered during Undergraduate Orientation can be viewed below. An archive of weekly emails sent to incoming students throughout the summer can be viewed in the sidebar of the Programs and Calendars page.

Parent and Family Resources

Parent/Family Welcome Programming 

SMFA Parents and Families Welcome

Meet the SMFA at Tufts Dean and Student Support Team to discuss how to best support your student and their transition to Tufts.

Matriculation Ceremony

Students, parents, and families are invited to view the official opening day ceremony as President Monaco enrolls and welcomes all new students

Meet the Advising Deans

Each undergraduate student is assigned an advising dean who will help them navigate their degree program at Tufts. Learn about advising and academic support and how the Office of Undergraduate Education Partners with students and parents.  

After the Drop Off, presented by Health Services 

Join staff from Health Services, Counseling and Mental Health and Health Promotion to discuss services and resources for all new students.