Orientation Dates and Calendar

The dates for Undergraduate Orientation 2022 are August 31 - September 5, 2022. Undergraduate Orientation is mandatory for all new students, including new transfer students. Official scheduling details will be posted over the summer as plans are confirmed. In the meantime, please feel free to review the 2021 Undergraduate Orientation schedule by clicking the blue "2021 Orientation Booklet Calendar" button to the right.

Tufts also offers eight optional Pre-Orientation programs, which take place prior to Undergraduate Orientation. Registration for these programs will open on June 1, 2022 and close on June 15, 2022.

What Students Need to Know Now / New Student Checklist

Throughout the summer new students should be continuing to review their New Student Summer Checklist. The Summer Checklist will guide new students through the summer and detail out several requirements they must complete prior to arrival. Incoming students may access a full listing of academic information sessions and webinars through Academic Essentials on Canvas.  The Undergraduate Orientation team will also be in regular contact with new students and families throughout the summer in preparation for Fall 2022. Please refer to this website for updated information. If you have questions, please contact orientation@tufts.edu

Arrival Information 

Students participating in a Pre-Orientation program will arrive and move-in on the start date of the specific program they are participating in. Arrival/check-in time will be 9 am – 3 pm at the Joyce Cummings Center, 177 College Ave, Medford MA. Check out Tufts Pre-Orientation for details and information on program arrival dates. Students not participating in a Pre-Orientation program will arrive and move-in on Wednesday, August 31. Arrival/check-in time will be 8 am – 12 pm at the Joyce Cummings Center, 177 College Ave, Medford MA. We will welcome parents and families on Wednesday, August 31st for the annual Matriculation Ceremony and other parent/family programming. A full schedule of arrival day will be available later in the summer. The student's Undergraduate Orientation program begins at 5 pm on August 31st, which is when all parents/families should plan to depart campus. Please refer to the Office of Residential Life and Learning for updated arrival information.

NOTE: Parents and families coming for Pre-Orientation arrival/move-in are welcome to come back to campus on Wednesday, August 31 to participate in the day’s activities, but are not required to. The Matriculation Ceremony will be live streamed and recorded for later viewing.

For parents and families may view additional welcome information here

Informational Webinars for New Students

New students are welcome to join us for a variety of informational webinars this summer.  The programs planned to date are listed below. These programs will all be hosted virtually via a Zoom webinar.  Registration information will be posted on a rolling basis. All programs will be recorded and posted for later viewing. Incoming students may access a full listing of academic information sessions and webinars through Academic Essentials on Canvas.  

June 29, 2022, 9am EST, Introduction to the International Center. Register here. This program is for international students and their families.

Come and meet the staff of the International Center and learn more about our programs and services for international students. Get updates on immigration related matters and pointers from returning international students on how international students can make a successful start at Tufts.

July 7, 2022, 7pm EST, Residential Life and Learning at TuftsRegister here. This program is for students, parents and families.
Presented by the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL)

July 12, 2022, 7pm EST, Academic Support at the StAAR Center: Preparing for your First Year at Tufts. Register here. This program is for students, parents and families.
This workshop is aimed at families who wish to learn more about the academic support available at Tufts through its Student Accessibility and Academic Resource (StAAR) Center.  Learn about our Academic Coaching program and how to prepare for the college transition, what academic support resources are available to Tufts students, and how and when to connect for help.

July 26, 2022, 1 pm, EST, Preparing for your Pre-Health Major Journey at Tufts and Beyond. This program is for new students only.
This session for Pre-Health students will assist students in navigating their pre-health journey at Tufts and beyond.  The Pre-Health Advising team will be on hand to walk through the resources available at Tufts and to answer any questions you may have about preparing for a career in a health profession.

August 9, 7 pm EST, Financial Aid and Student Employment at Tufts. This program is for students, parents and families.
Presented by the Financial Aid Office, this session will give you an introduction to the world of student employment and the basics of Financial Aid at Tufts.

Tuesday evenings, 7pm EST, Weekly Instagram Live Events with your Orientation Coordinators Alan and Rebecca. @tuftsoweek2022. This program is for new students only.
Join your Orientation Coordinators Alan and Rebecca throughout the summer for a series of presentations and discussions in preparation for your arrival to Tufts.