The dates for Undergraduate Orientation 2023 are August 30–September 4, 2023. Undergraduate Orientation is mandatory for all new students, including new transfer students. The schedule for Undergraduate Orientation is developed over the summer and released as plans are confirmed.  For your information, and to get an idea of what happens during Orientation, you may view last year's 2022 Orientation booklet calendar which can be found by clicking on the button below. Note:  this is last year's calendar and all events and programs are subject to change for the coming year. 

See 2022 Orientation Booklet Calendar

Tufts also offers eight optional Pre-Orientation programs, which take place prior to Undergraduate Orientation. Registration for these programs will open on June 1, 2023 when the New Student Checklist opens for the Fall 2023 incoming class. 

What Students Need to Know Now / New Student Checklist

Incoming new students for fall 2023 will be introduced to the New Student Checklist on June 1, 2023. There is nothing to do regarding summer requirements and Undergraduate Orientation until June 1, 2023.  The New Student Checklist will guide new students through the summer and detail out several requirements they must complete prior to arrival. In addition, over the summer incoming students may access a full listing of academic requirements and information sessions through Academic Essentials on Canvas which will conclude with choosing fall courses towards the end of August, prior to arrival. All necessary access for summer 2023 will begin with the opening of the New Student Checklist on June 1, 2023. The Undergraduate Orientation team will also be in regular contact with new students and families throughout the summer in preparation for Fall 2023. Below you will find archived messages and webinar videos from summer 2022.  Please note information is subject to change for the coming year. 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. For students residing on the Medford campus, arrival/check-in time will be 9 am – 3 pm at the Joyce Cummings Center, 177 College Ave, Medford, MA. For BFA students living in Boston, arrival/check-in time will be 9 am – 3 pm at 230 Fenway, Boston MA. Students will need to check-in first prior to moving into residence hall rooms. 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 30, 2023. For students residing on the Medford campus, arrival/check-in time will be 8 am – 12 pm at the Joyce Cummings Center, 177 College Ave, Medford, MA. For BFA students living in Boston, arrival/check-in time will be 8 am – 11 am at 230 Fenway, Boston MA. Students will need to check-in first prior to moving into residence hall rooms.

We will welcome parents and families on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 for the annual Matriculation Ceremony and other parent/family programming. The students' Undergraduate Orientation program begins at 4:30 pm on August 30, 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 30, 2023 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 your information, and to get an idea of what happens on opening day, please see last year's Fall 2022 Arrival/Matriculation Day schedule for parents and families. 

NOTE:  All dates and information posted above are subject to change as plans develop for Undergraduate Orientation 2023.  This website will be updated regularly as dates and programs are confirmed.

Informational Webinars for New Students

During the summer the Undergraduate Orientation Office will present several informational webinars for students, parents and families. The schedule will be posted later in Spring 2023. In addition weekly informational emails are sent to students and periodically to parents and families throughout the summer. For your information past emails and recordings of past webinars from summer 2022 are archived below. Please note, information from last year is subject to change for the coming year.

 

Summer 2022 Communications Archive

Email Messages

Video Resources

Undergraduate Orientation Calendar