Pre-Orientation Programs

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.

Each year we offer several innovative pre-orientation opportunities to incoming students, including transfer and commuter students. These programs are optional, but in recent years over half of the incoming class has participated in one of the either programs we offer. The 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. Students look back at their participation in these programs as a great start of their Tufts experience. The fee to participate in a pre-orientation program is $425.00.  For students on financial aid, pre-orientation costs are pro-rated based on financial aid percentages.  A student’s fee for pre-orientation does not impact a financial aid award in any way.

2021 Pre-Orientation Program Dates: TBD



Online registration for pre-orientation begins in early June through the Application Status page. You can register for any of the eight programs with the same online application. The deadline for registration is June 17, 2021.

Each program has a maximum number of participants. Programs with more registrants than capacity will use a random selection process to fill spots. You will be asked to rank a minimum of three program choices. If you do not get into your first-choice program and you will be placed in on of your other choices. While we cannot guarantee you a spot in your program of choice, we can guarantee you a spot in one of the eight programs. Following the application deadline, students will be informed of program placement and instructions for confirmation and payment processes.