Each year Tufts offers several
innovative, optional pre-orientation opportunities to
incoming students. In recent years, over half of the
incoming class has participated in our pre-orientation
programs. Incoming student arrive to campus early
and join their classmates in small groups to participate
in one of these four programs. The programs are
your opportunity to get involved on campus early, meet
upperclass leaders and mentors, gain valuable leadership
skills, and meet other students with similar interests
before Orientation officially begins. Above all,
students look back at their participation in FIT, FOCUS,
IO, and TWO as some of their fondest memories.
There is a cost associated with
each program. Once accepted you will need to pay
to secure your spot. Financial aid assistance is
available for Pre-Orientation program fees. Aid
amounts will be determined by a studentís University
financial aid status, however Pre-Orientation assistance
will not affect a studentís University financial aid
For more information on the programs available, please
refer to the links to the individual program websites
below or download the
2013 Pre-Orientation Brochure here. The 2014
brochure will be posted in early April.
Registration for 2014 Pre-Orientation Programs will be
available starting the first week of May, 2014.
Deadline for application is
June 1, 2014.
Decisions will be emailed to your Tufts
email address in the week of June 16.
Click here for
Frequently Asked Questions about Tufts Pre-Orientation
Additional questions? Please contact the
Pre-Orientation Office at 617-627-5714 or
FIT (Fitness and Individual Development at Tufts) is for
students interested in learning about exercise,
nutrition, stress management, recreational
opportunities, and how to balance school, work and other
FOCUS (Freshman Orientation CommUnity Service) is for
students interested in an exciting community service
experience which will help ease the transition as a
first year student in college. FOCUS offers
pre-orientation community service trips in the greater
IO (International Orientation) is for students who
reside abroad and for domestic students who have
international interests. Activities are planned both on
the Tufts campus and throughout the city of Boston and
are sponsored by the International Center.
TWO (Tufts Wilderness Orientation) is for students
looking to experience the energy, intelligence, and
friendliness of Tufts in a setting unique to New England
- forests that are healthier now than they were 100
years ago. Now in our 26th year, TWO runs five-day
backpacking and canoeing expeditions led by
well-trained, experienced student leaders.