The dates for Undergraduate Orientation 2022 are August 31–September 5, 2022. Undergraduate Orientation is mandatory for all new students, including new transfer students. The 2022 Orientation booklet calendar can be found by clicking on the button below. The calendar of events are also listed at the bottom of this web page.

See 2022 Orientation Booklet Calendar

Tufts also offers eight optional Pre-Orientation programs, which take place prior to Undergraduate Orientation. Registration for these programs has closed. 

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. In addition, over the summer incoming students may access a full listing of academic requirements and information sessions through Academic Essentials on Canvas. This will conclude with choosing fall courses towards the end of August, prior to arrival. 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. 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 31. 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 31 for the annual Matriculation Ceremony and other parent/family programming. Check out the August 31 Arrival/Matriculation Day schedule now. The students' Undergraduate Orientation program begins at 4:30 pm on August 31, 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.

August 31 Arrival/Matriculation Day schedule for parents and families is available now. 

Informational Webinars for New Students

New students are welcome to join us for a variety of informational webinars this summer.  Recordings of past webinars are archived below. The remaining programs for this summer 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.

August 9, 7 pm EST, Financial Aid and Student Employment at Tufts. Register here. This program is for students, parents and families.
This session 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 August 23, 7pm EST, Final Weekly Instagram Live Event with your Orientation Coordinators Alan and Rebecca. @tuftsoweek2022. This program is for new students only.
Join your Orientation Coordinators Alan and Rebecca as they present their final Tuesday Talks with Alan and Rebecca. During this event Alan and Rebecca will give an overview of arrival and Orientation.  Have your questions ready.

Summer 2022 Communications Archive

Email Messages

Video Resources

Undergraduate Orientation Calendar