Webinar: June 2 at 7 p.m.
Webinar: June 2 at 7 p.m.
Tufts Student Life
MAY 11, 2022
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Dear Parents and Families,
Hello from the Medford/Somerville and Fenway campuses! We are looking forward to welcoming your student to the Tufts community in September. Planning for orientation is well underway, and our many colleagues in Academic Advising and Student Affairs are busy preparing for their arrival.
To kick off the summer, we invite you join us for our Welcome to Tufts webinar for parents and families on Thursday, June 2 at 7 p.m. EDT. During this live event, you will meet members of the Student Affairs and Orientation teams and learn about the New Student Checklist. There will also be time to answer some of your questions. Pre-registration and questions must be submitted in advance.
Don't worry if you are not able to make the live webinar—it will be recorded and available on our website a few days later. Please note that this event is geared specifically to parents and families and not intended for students. Your student will be invited to a Welcome to Tufts webinar just for them on June 1.
Additional webinars for parents and families will be added throughout the summer. Please refer to the parent/family page of the Orientation website for updates and registration information.
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Orientation and Arrival

The official campus arrival day for all new students is August 31, 2022. New students who choose to participate in an optional Pre-Orientation program will arrive and move-in at an earlier date depending on the program. Please refer to the Pre-Orientation website for further details. Students not participating in a Pre-Orientation program should plan to arrive on August 31.
Undergraduate Orientation is mandatory for all new students, including new transfer students. It begins Wednesday, August 31 at 5 p.m. and runs through Monday, September 5, with classes starting on Tuesday, September 6.
On August 31, we welcome parents and families to campus for the Matriculation Ceremony, luncheon, and other optional parent/family programming. We ask that all parents and families depart prior to the start of the orientation programming for students.
During the summer, we will keep you updated with specific details on arrival, move-in, and the parent/family orientation programs and schedule. In the meantime, please refer to the New Student Orientation web page and the Office of Residential Life and Learning web page for updates. We will also send periodic emails and invitations to additional webinars to introduce you to and Student Life team members and partners as well as various campus resources.
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Questions This Summer?

Please contact Student Services at 617-627-2000 or StudentServices@tufts.edu.

New Student Checklist 2022

Your student has a few important tasks to complete over the summer, many can be completed online. We will list all items on their customized New Student Checklist 2022, which will open June 1 on their Application Status page.

Weekly Messages To Students This Summer

This summer, we will send an email each week to incoming students to help them stay up to date and on track for Orientation in September. We will also introduce students to various departments and resources at Tufts. We archive all our messages online in case they miss a mailing or would like to review information again.
View our Archive of Messages to Incoming Students

Tufts Parents Giving Program

The Tufts Parent Giving Program connects with parents to enrich the Tufts community, directly impacting the individual student experience through philanthropy, our Parents Leadership Council, communications, and events. We are excited to be planning an in-person Parents and Family Weekend on October 21 and 22, 2022. More information will be available in the coming months. 
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