02/26/2019 – Somerville/Medford, Mass. – Students hang out in the campus center on Feb. 26, 2019. (Anna Miller/Tufts University)
08/28/2016 – Boston, Mass. – Incoming first-year students celebrate after conquering their challenge on the Tisch Library roof during the Global Orientation scavenger hunt where the pre-orientation group’s participants have to solve riddles, perform and answer Tufts trivia questions on August 28, 2016. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)
10/12/2015 – Medford/Somerville, Mass. – A class meets outside in front of West Hall on the Academic Quad in fall on October 12, 2015. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)
Undergraduate Pre-Orientation Programs
All new undergraduate students (including international and domestic students) who are starting their studies at Tufts are encouraged to participate in one of several optionalPre-Orientation programs, such as the International Center's GO (Global Orientation) program. By participating in Pre-Orientation, you will arrive on campus early and get the opportunity to meet other students, develop leadership skills, and engage in unique social and learning activities. Pre-Orientation is often cited by students as one of their favorite Tufts experiences! Learn more about Pre-Orientation. International students are free to join any Pre-Orientation experience that they would like, but consider joining US and international students for GO!
Join us for GO!
GO (Global Orientation) is open to all new students! Get to know students from all over the world while discovering Tufts, the surrounding community, and the city of Boston. We offer an incomparable opportunity to form intercultural connections and lifelong friendships with people from diverse backgrounds. For more information, go to the GO! web site.
Undergraduate New Student Orientation
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - Monday, September 6, 2021. New Student Orientation for undergraduate students takes place after pre-orientation programs are done. Orientation is an opportunity for all students and their families to learn more about Tufts, including requirements for students, campus resources, and opportunities to build connections and develop skills toward becoming a successful and independent student at Tufts. For more information about Orientation, go to the Orientation web site.
Undergraduate Immigration Session (Mandatory!)
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.
All new undergraduate students (including first year undergraduate students and transfer students) are required to attend a mandatory Undergraduate Immigration Session to provide essential information to prepare you for life at Tufts.
Meet the staff of the International Center
Meet other incoming international undergraduate students
Learn about your F-1/J-1 student visa, how to maintain your immigration status while studying at Tufts, and immigration options for on-campus and off-campus employment
J-1 Exchange Student Orientation
Tufts welcomes over 30 exchange students each year from our exchange partners from across the world! To ensure that your time at Tufts is productive, educational, and enjoyable, the International Center hosts a mandatory Exchange Student Orientation to provide essential information for your exchange program at Tufts. During this session you will
Meet your International Center advisor
Meet other incoming exchange students
Learn about your J-1 student visa, and how to maintain your immigration status while studying at Tufts