Here's your summer "to-do" list!
Here's your summer
Tufts Student Life
MAY 19, 2020
Hello Jumbos,
As President Monaco shared in his email last week, Tufts University is closely monitoring the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on the start of the fall semester as well as Undergraduate Orientation. While we continue to plan for an on-campus fall semester, no decision about when students may come or return to campus has been made. Our priority is the health and safety of our community, and our decisions will be made in consultation with local and state health authorities. As soon as decisions are made, they will be communicated to students and families so everyone can plan accordingly.  

Start your New Student Checklist 

You have a few responsibilities over the summer, and many of them can be completed online. We've just posted your customized new Student Checklist 2020 and have opened the Housing Survey for all students, as well as registration for Pre-Orientation! The New Student Checklist can be access on your Application Status page.
Start your New Student Checklist 2020
We encourage you to review each item on your New Student Checklist 2020 now so you can make plans and keep up with requirements. If you're currently short on time, make sure you at least get to work on these two items

1) Set up your Tufts Email, Student ID, and Username

Your very first step should be secure your Tufts email, student ID number, and username, if you haven't done so already. You'll use these for many important tasks over the summer and while you're enrolled at Tufts. We will send all official University communications exclusively to your address starting June 1, so it's important to get your email set up and check it on a regular basis!
Get your Tufts Email, Student ID, and Username

2) Complete the Housing Survey

We've opened the Housing Survey on your New Student Checklist 2020. Be sure to complete the survey by June 10. You'll need to log into your SIS account, then choose "Housing" on the bottom of the "About Me" tab.
Complete the Housing Survey


Pre-Orientation programs are a great way to ease into college by connecting with other incoming students and learning more about the Tufts experience from returning student leaders, all before Orientation officially begins. Register by June 10!
As Tufts University closely monitors the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on the start of the fall semester, we recognize that Pre-Orientation programs will need to look different to prioritize the safety of our community. We'll regularly update the Pre-Orientation website as information becomes available.
Explore Pre-Orientation
Register for Pre-Orientation
Leader quotes. 98% of students say they would do Pre-Orientation again! Learn more at

Class of 2024 Events This Week:

Elephant in the Zoom Hangouts
This past weekend, over 125 of you tuned in for our regional Elephant in the Zoom Hangouts! This coming Saturday, we’ll be hosting one Elephant in the Zoom for all regions together. The theme will be Jumbo! Grab your Tufts gear featuring Jumbo, make your Zoom background an image of our beloved mascot, or just surround yourself with your favorite elephant trinkets. The Elephant in the Zoom: Jumbo Edition will be at 8pm EDT this Saturday, May 23. You’ll get an email invite with a link to the Zoom one hour before the Hangout.

(Web)ExCollege Classes
This week, join rising sophomore Emily for a crash course in tap dancing on Wednesday, and discuss gender coding in Star Wars with rising senior Chris on Friday. A full list of upcoming (Web)ExCollege Classes will be continuously updated on online. You can still submit your idea for a (Web)ExCollege Class. 

Jumbo Talk
Over 240 of you decided you wanted to connect with your peers through shared interests and specific preferences. The Admissions team is hard at work making matches, and will be sending waves of matches over the coming weeks! It's not too late to fill out the form to be paired!
View the Full Schedule

What's DUO/2FA?

DUO, Tufts' two-factor authentication (2FA), adds a second level of verification when you log into designated Tufts websites and online services. Learn more about 2FA and get started with your DUO account.
Learn more about DUO/2FA
Enroll in DUO and Set Up a Device

Here's What's Coming Up Next

Academics at Tufts

We know you're excited to get into the classroom! Tufts has a rich academic culture, and next week we're going to provide you with information about academic life at Tufts. 
Start Exploring Academic Life at Tufts

Academic Advice and Support

There are a lot of people ready to help you navigate your academic path at Tufts. Next week, we're going to introduce you to some of the departments and people who can answer questions about academic policies and provide academic resources and support.
Start Exploring Academic Advice and Support at Tufts
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