Catch up now before August hits!
Catch up now before August hits!
Tufts University Undergraduate Orientation
New Student Orientation & Checklist updates
JULY 29, 2020
Hello Jumbos,
We hope that you all have had the opportunity to review the new move-in information sent to your earlier today. We also want to update you on the plan for Undergraduate Orientation as there have been a few alterations impacted by move-in. Orientation will now run September 3 through September 7 and will be entirely virtual so that all students are able to participate regardless of location during those dates.  
The annual Matriculation Ceremony, as well as some optional parent and family programming, will also be presented virtually on Thursday, September 3. All programs will be recorded and available to view at later times. Additional information and a full schedule of Orientation programming will be available later in August. 

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. 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 sufficiently recent to be of a 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 14. 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.
Submit Your AP/IB Scores
University Chaplaincy Spirituality Survey
Don’t forget to complete the Spiritual Interest Survey in your new student checklist! The survey is a chance for you to share how the University Chaplaincy can better support you.
Complete The Survey
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 31st. 
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! 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
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 setup your account, but be sure to update it when you have that information. 
Create Your TuftsTicket Account
Facebook Live Sessions
Missed our previous Facebook Live sessions last week? No problem, you can view all of our video resources under our Communications Archive on the Orientation website
Mark your calendars now for upcoming sessions: 
  • August 5, 2020 at 12 p.m. EDT: Academic Support
  • August 12, 2020 at 12 p.m. EDT: Meet the Dean of Student Affairs
  • August 12, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. EDT: Advising and Co-Curricular Life at the SMFA at Tufts
Submit Your Questions in Advance

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