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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. Fall 2021 international graduate orientations will take place virtually on Canvas beginning the week of August 19, 2021.

 

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

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Location: Virtual via Canvas - students will receive a link through their Tufts email address on August 19, and will have until September 7 to complete.

The International Center hosts a mandatory Graduate Student Orientation to provide essential information to prepare you for life at Tufts. Students from all graduate programs are invited to attend (although see school-specific orientation and immigration events listed below).

  • Meet the staff of the International Center
  • Meet other incoming international graduate students
  • Learn about your F-1/J-1 student visa, and how to maintain your immigration status while studying at Tufts
  • Learn about programs and events on campus led by both the International Center and the Graduate Student Council (GSC)
  • Meet current international graduate students and hear about their experiences

Boston Health Sciences Campus

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Location: Virtual via Canvas

The Tufts International Center hosts a mandatory Graduate Student Orientation for students in the Boston Health Sciences Campus (Friedman, MPH, & GSBS) to provide essential information to prepare you for life at Tufts.

  • 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

Please note that students not arriving on campus until Spring 2021 will have a separate orientation in the January.  More information will be provided in late Fall.

Other School-Specific Orientation and Immigration Information Sessions

Immigration Information Virtual "Drop-In" Sessions
To take place during Fall 2021 Fletcher Virtual Orientation

Location: Zoom

This session is mandatory for F-1  and Fletcher-sponsored J-1 students. Please make sure that you are able to attend one of the sessions below:

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
7:30 - 8:30 AM EST - SEVIS Information Session* (remote - Zoom link to follow)
4:00 - 5:00 PM EST - SEVIS Information Session (on-campus)

Fletcher international students issued an I-20 or DS-2019 by Tufts International Center for the Fall 2021 semester are mandated to attend one of the scheduled sessions.

*The 7:30 am session is primarily for the Fall 2021 international students who will be studying remotely from their home country.

Check back later for Fall 2022. 

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

Check back later for Fall 2022!