Catch up now before August hits!
Catch up now before August hits!
Tufts University Undergraduate Orientation
Undergraduate Orientation and Checklist updates
JULY 27, 2022
Hello Jumbos,
As we come to the end of July and prepare for your arrival in just a few short weeks, we wanted to send along some reminders and information on Undergraduate Orientation 2022 and campus arrival.

Arrival Information

Updated information on arrival can be found through our Office of Residential Life and Learning. 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/Somerville campus, arrival/check-in time will be 9 a.m.3 p.m. at the Joyce Cummings Center, 177 College Ave., Medford. For BFA students living in Boston, arrival/check-in time will be 9 a.m.3 p.m. at 230 Fenway, Boston. Students will need to check in first prior to moving into residence hall rooms.
Pre-Orientation Program Arrival Dates:
TWO Thursday, August 25
CAFE Friday, August 26
FOCUS Friday, August 26
BEAST – Saturday, August 27
CREATE Saturday, August 27
FIT Saturday, August 27
GO Saturday, August 27
SQUAD Saturday, August 27
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 a.m.12 noon at the Joyce Cummings Center, 177 College Ave., Medford. For BFA students living in Boston, arrival/check-in time will be 8–11 a.m. at 230 Fenway, Boston. Students will need to check in first prior to moving into residence hall rooms.

Parent/Family Information

We will welcome parents and families on Wednesday, August 31, for the annual Matriculation Ceremony and other parent/family programming. A full schedule of arrival day will be available later in the summer; please see the calendar on the orientation web page for schedule updates. The students' Undergraduate Orientation program begins on August 31 at 4:30 p.m., which is when all parents/families should plan to depart campus.
Please note that parents/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.

Undergraduate Orientation

Undergraduate Orientation, "A Bright Beginning," will run from Wednesday, August 31, to Monday, September 5. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 6. Detailed information and an updated calendar of Orientation events are posted on the Undergraduate Orientation web page and will be continually updated throughout August. Undergraduate Orientation is mandatory for all new students, including new incoming transfer students. Programming includes several mandatory sessions, optional interest sessions, and many social opportunities.


While we get ready for your arrival, we ask that you take time this week to check up on some final New Student Checklist tasks.

Upload Your ID Photo

Students are required to upload their ID Photo in advance. If you have not done so already, please complete this now. You can use your smart phone and follow these guidelines:
  • The background must be plain white or off-white.
  • The image must be in color and feature a clear, full-face view of only you.
  • You must be wearing normal street attire.
  • You may not wear a hat or dark glasses
  • The photo must be sufficiently recent to be a good likeness, normally within the last 6 months
  • Image files must be in JPEG format and must be no larger than 6MB
  • It's okay to smile  after all, you've just joined the Tufts community.
Upload Your Photo Now

Submit your AP/IB Scores

Students are required to send their AP or IB scores to Tufts electronically prior to August 1. Please see the College Board or IB websites for more information. If scores are not sent prior to this date, students may not be able to register for their preferred courses at Tufts this Fall. We understand that some scores may not be available in mid-August, but please send the scores you have received as soon as possible. If you requested your scores be sent to Tufts during your exam or online before June 20, your scores will automatically be sent to Tufts when available. Otherwise, you will need to send your scores through the College Board website once they are available to you.
Submit Your AP/IB Scores

Waive Your Health Insurance

Students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Tufts Student Health Insurance. If you are covered by other insurance that meets University requirements, you may waive the insurance by July 31. 
Waive Student Health Insurance

Create Your TuftsTickets Account

This is the platform we will use for some ticketed orientation events and many student organizations and departments use for social programs all-year long! If you haven't already done so, please create your TuftsTickets account using your Tufts UTLN and email following these steps:
  1. Head to
  2. Select "Log In / Register" on the top right-hand corner of your browser.
  3. Select "Students / Faculty / Staff" in the drop-down menu.
  4. Use your Tufts UTLN and password to login
  5. Create Your Profile
  6. The deadline to create your account is August 14.
If you are an International Student and don't yet have your local address or U.S. phone number, you may use the Campus Life address and phone number to set up your account, but be sure to update it when you have that information.
Create Your TuftsTicket Account

Questions This Summer?

Please contact Student Services at 617-627-2000 or

Here's What's Coming Up Next

Checklist Reminders

Academic Requirement Reminders

Remember to keep checking Academic Essentials on Canvas for access to a full listing of academic information sessions and requirements.

Upcoming Webinars

Continue to check out the Undergraduate Orientation web page for information on upcoming webinars.
August 9, 7 p.m. ET
Financial Aid and Student Employment at Tufts. 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.
Read Previous Messages to Incoming Students

Get Ready for JumboLife!

The Office for Campus Life is excited to introduce all new students to our student engagement platform, JumboLife! JumboLife is your one-stop shop for all things student engagement, including student events and Student Organizations. JumboLife will also be your first stop for all things Orientation. All new students will navigate Orientation programs through JumboLife. More information on how to access JumboLife will follow soon.

Welcome from TUPD and TEMS

The Tufts University Department of Public Safety and Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) hope everyone is having a great summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone this fall. The Tufts University Police Department (TUPD), as well as Public Safety personnel, are on all campus 24/7/365. TUPD and TEMS are dedicated to community outreach and engagement, and to the safety of the Tufts Community. To learn more about the department events and services, follow us on social media and visit the University Police website!
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