This week, we're introducing academic life at Tufts.
This week, we're introducing academic life at Tufts.
Tufts Student Life
June 8, 2021
Studying on President's Lawn
Hello Jumbos,
This week, we're introducing academic life at Tufts and taking you on a tour of all your support systems and resources.

Academics: Getting Started

There are many different fields of study at Tufts in the School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences, which also includes the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (or SMFA at Tufts). What's the best way to get your bearings?
We're glad you asked! We've created an Academics page just for incoming students to help you with your first steps:
  • On June 8, Academic Essentials will be available for all degree programs through your New Student Checklist. Check your Tufts email for your invitation to join Canvas.
  • Academic Essentials will be your guide through academic orientation at Tufts:
    • Meet your advising team
    • Learn about degree programs and policies
    • Connect with faculty and academic departments
    • Start building your Fall schedule
  • Attend an upcoming advising workshop on the language requirement, math diagnostic, and more.
    • Check out this week's schedule!
    • More programs for all degree programs are coming soon. Announcements will be posted in Canvas.
  • You can also browse Requirements for Graduation on our Academic Advising web pages: Liberal Arts BA/BS, Liberal Arts BFA, or Engineering.
students in front of Bendetson Hall

Academic Advice and Support

Now that you're a Jumbo, you have a bunch of people and departments that are ready to help you make progress towards your degree.
All Jumbos have a team of advisors, including a special team for BFA students on the Fenway campus:
Transfer students will receive additional information about their advising schedule. Combined Degree and BFA advising begins July 20, and students should make appointments only after completing their Academic Essentials after June 8.
The Student Accessibility and Academic Resource (StAAR) Center supports your learning beyond the classroom by offering free writing support, tutoring, academic coaching, and support for students with disabilities. Their programs promote engaged, collaborative learning by building on your strengths while addressing your concerns and questions.

Fall 2021 Campus Update

We recently sent an update on Fall 2021 plans and policies, including campus arrival, COVID-19 vaccination, and masking. You can view this email in our archive of communications to incoming students.

Events This Week:

Managing Your Health and Wellness as a Student at Tufts Webinar

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9, at 3 p.m. EDT, attendees will learn about the services offered at Health Service and the Counseling Center. You will also hear about our immunization and pre-entrance health requirements. Finally, we will review information about Tufts student health insurance requirements.
Submit a Webinar Question in Advance

Residential Life Open Office Hours

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) is hosting periodic open office hours geared toward new students and their parents/other supporters. The first sessions are tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9, at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. These drop-in hours will include some brief remarks on the housing application and on the process for special housing accommodations. The ORLL team will be joined by staff from the StAAR Center during the 10 a.m. session.
Register for the 8 p.m. Office Hours

Coming Up Next

Checklist Reminders

We keep your New Student Checklist 2021 up all summer to help keep you on track. Here are a few reminders about upcoming deadlines:

Health and Wellness at Tufts

Next week, we will continue our introduction to everything Health and Wellness: resources for health concerns and counseling, supports for nutrition and substance use, and information about all kinds of other services.  
Start Exploring Health and Wellness at Tufts
Read Previous Messages to Incoming Students
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