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There are multiple graduate orientation events arranged by campus and school. Some schools have separate orientation and immigration information sessions which are indicated below. 

Graduate School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, and Graduate SMFA

In-Person Orientation Scheduled for Thursday, September 1st from approximately 8:30am-1:30pm

Location: Granoff Music Center

The orientation will cover:

  • Meet the staff of the International Center
  • Meet other incoming international graduate students
  • Learn about your F-1 student visa and how to maintain your immigration status while studying at Tufts
  • Meet the Deans
  • Meet current international graduate students and hear about their experiences
  • Learn about campus resources

Boston Health Sciences Campus

In-Person Orientation for students in the Friedman School, PHPD Program, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Date: Friday, September 2
Time: 9:30am-11:15am
Location: Posner Hall Auditorium, 200 Harrison Avenue, Boston

Light breakfast will be served from 9am-9:30am.

The orientation will cover:

  • Meet the staff of the International Center
  • Meet other incoming international graduate students
  • Learn about your F-1 student visa, and how to maintain your immigration status while studying at Tufts
  • Meet current international graduate students and hear about their experiences

Other School Orientation and Immigration Information Sessions

International Student Briefing - Students on F and J visas

Click HERE for Fletcher School orientation sessions.

The Tufts International Center hosts a mandatory immigration orientation for students in the School of Dental Medicine to provide essential information to prepare you for life at Tufts.

  • Meet the staff of the International Center
  • Learn about your F-1 student visa, and how to maintain your immigration status while studying at Tufts

International Student Orientation for Post-Graduate Dental Students: Advanced Education, DSc, and Master's programs:
Friday, July 1, 2022 8am-9am
TUSDM- 15th floor, Board Room
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111

International Student Orientation for DMD Students:
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 9am-10am
TUSDM- Becker Boardroom 771
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111

In-Person Orientation for F-1 students in the Cummings Veterinary School

Date: Friday, August 26
Time: 4:15pm-5pm
Location: Webster Family Library Room 106 at the Franklin M. Loew Veterinary Medical Education Center at the Cummings Veterinary School
The orientation session will cover:

  • Meeting the staff of the International Center
  • Learn about your F-1 student visa, and how to maintain your immigration status while studying at Tufts