FIT Fitness and Individual Development at Tufts

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We are excited to announce that we will be hosting in-person Pre-Orientation programming this summer. For up-to-date information, we encourage you to check back with the Pre-Orientation Information page.

Fitness and Individual Development at Tufts (FIT) is a four-day pre-orientation program for students with interest in investing in a healthy and active experience while in college. The program serves the purpose of integrating students into the Tufts community through wellness, nutrition, and fitness activities. Students have the opportunity to exercise each day, and learn about self-care and wellness at Tufts, all while forming lasting relationships with other first-year students and the upperclassmen serving as peer leaders.

Incoming students are placed into FIT groups with 10 other first-years and 2-3 upperclassmen peer leaders. They will serve as your first friends and help guide you through your transition to life at Tufts. Participants in FIT get the opportunity to develop strong relationships within their groups, as well as meet other first-year students and peer leaders from other groups.



Over the course of the four days, students will learn how to live an active lifestyle at Tufts. During the program, they will get the opportunity to participate in fun Jumbo Workouts like kickball, ultimate frisbee, swimming, spin classes, yard games, hip-hop dance, and many  more. Additionally, they will participate in outdoor activities off-campus like sailing, golf, hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing.


Throughout the program, students will be introduced to the mental health resources and support systems available at Tufts. FIT also teaches students about proper nutrition, sleep, and stress management at college. Moreover, they will receive a tour of the fitness center and the fitness amenities available to Tufts students, along with information about how to get involved with activities on campus, such as club and intramurals sports.

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FIT program primarily takes place at Tufts and students will get the opportunity to find their way around campus before Orientation. They will have a few days to adjust to campus life before the rest of the rest of student body arrives. However, FIT isn’t just all on-campus! Participants also get the chance to explore the city and surrounding areas of Boston. FIT groups take an afternoon field trip to areas like Davis, Cambridge, or Downtown Boston. You will learn how to navigate the T (Boston’s subway system) and about the best places to hang off-campus.

FIT is built for anyone! You do not have to be athletic or super “fit” to participate in FIT! While participants certainly will have the opportunity to engage in athletic and fitness activities, the program is open to anyone who generally likes to be active. FIT offers a wide variety of options for everyone, regardless of your athletic experience or fitness background.

The program ends with an awesome dance party on a cruise in the beautiful Boston Harbor! What a great way to end your first few days at Tufts!

We encourage everyone to sign up for FIT and follow us on Instagram @Tufts_FIT! We can’t wait to meet you in the fall!

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