Move-In Information

Fall 2022 Return

Incoming First Year students and new transfer students will begin arriving to campus for optional Pre-Orientation programs on August 25, 26, or 27, depending on the program.

All remaining First-Year students not participating in a Pre-Orientation program will move in on Wednesday, August 31. We will also welcome parents and families on August 31 for the annual matriculation ceremony and other parent and family programming. The students' Undergraduate Orientation program begins at 4:30 p.m., which is when parents and families should plan to depart campus.

A preliminary schedule for the August 31 Move-In and Matriculation Day is available on the Orientation website and will be updated as additional events are confirmed.

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. Information about Move-In and Matriculation Day programming for parents and families is available on the Orientation website.

Arrival/Check-In Locations

All Medford new student arrival will begin at the Joyce Cummings Center (JCC), 177 College Avenue, Medford. If a Medford student arrives after the designated move in hours, they should pick up their keys at the Tufts University Police Department located on the first floor of Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Avenue, Medford. After students check-in they can proceed to their residential halls for move-in.

All SMFA student arrival will begin at the SMFA campus building, 230 Fenway, Boston MA. If an SMFA student arrives after the designated move in hours, they should pick up their keys at 230 Fenway. After students check-in they can proceed to their residential halls for move-in.

The residence halls will reopen for early arriving continuing students on Friday, September 2, 2022, at 9 a.m. Students who required early arrival, requested approval in advance. 

Move-In Dates and Arrival/Check-In Times at-a-glance

Thursday, August 25 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. TWO Pre-Orientation Program Arrival

Friday, August 26 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. FOCUS and CAFE Pre-Orientation Arrival

Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. BEAST, CREATE, FIT, GO, SQUAD Pre-Orientation Arrival

Wednesday, August 31 from 8 a.m. - 12 Noon New Student Arrival for new students not participating in Pre-Orientation

Sunday, September 4 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Continuing Student Arrival (at 120 Packard Avenue, not the JCC)

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