Undergraduate Orientation

 Orientation is a comprehensive introduction to Tufts for new students by faculty, staff, deans and current students. Each new student will be assigned to a group with Orientation Leaders, who are current students trained help prepare students for the upcoming year.

Programming for parents and families will take place throughout the first day of Orientation and will conclude at around 4pm. The day's major event is the Matriculation Ceremony, when President Tony Monaco welcomes new students and families into the Tufts Community. After the Parents' Program concludes, Students will join their Orientation Group to begin their life at Tufts. During Orientation, your student will:

  • Meet with their academic advisor
  • Register for Fall courses
  • Submit Transfer of Credit for approval by department representatives
  • Take Language Placement Exams

There are many other programs, activities, and presentations that students will participate in during Orientation. You can take a look at the Orientation Calendar to get an idea of what will take place this year.

You can visit the Undergraduate Orientation website to view information and updates for the current year.


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