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Orientation Highlights

 The below is a general overview of what to expect in your first few days at Tufts. 

New students will recieve a printed copy of the full Orientation calendar at move-in.
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            Wednesday, September 2nd:

  • Arrival/Move-In to Residence Halls, 8 am 11:30 am
  • Morning Optional Programs for Parents, 11 am - 12 pm
  • Luncheon for Students, Parents and Family Members, 12 noon
  • Matriculation Ceremony; parents and family members welcome, 1:30 pm
  • Afternoon Optional Programs for Parents, 3 pm 4 pm
    The students' Orientation program will officially begin following Matriculation. We ask that parents and family members plan to depart campus by 4:00 pm.
  • Meet with advising group to get acquainted
  • Residence Hall meetings
  • Opening Night Event and dinner
  • Residential Activities

Thursday, September 3rd:

  • Language placement exams
  • Programs about graduation requirements, majors, and fall courses
  • Safety awareness presentations
  • If in the School of Engineering, meet with Advisor to select fall courses
  • If in the School of Arts & Sciences: first-year students meet with Advisor as group for academic overview and dinner
  • Various Campus Activities and Evening Social Events

Friday, September 4th:

  • If in the School of Arts & Sciences: first-year students meet with Advisor to select fall courses
  • If in the School of Engineering, register for fall courses
  • Annual Celebration on the Hill and Candle-lighting Ceremony
  • Various Campus Activities and Evening Social Events

Saturday, September 5th:

  • First-year students in the School of Arts & Sciences register for fall courses                                      (Transfer students register in the summer prior to arrival on campus.)
  • Common Reading discussion groups
  • Various Campus Activities and Evening Social Events

Sunday, September 6th:

  • Discover Davis Square
  • Target Extravaganza
  • Various Campus Activities and Evening Social Events

Monday, September 7th:

  • Discover Davis Square
  • Various Campus Activities and Evening Social Events
 
  Office of Undergraduate Education,  Dowling Hall,  Tufts University,  Medford,  MA,  02155  |  Tel: (617) 627-4678   orientation@ase.tufts.edu