Graduate Student Orientation

2024 GSAS Orientation Schedule

The schedule below is for incoming Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students. If you are an incoming School of Engineering graduate student, please visit the SOE Orientation webpage.

Additional events will be posted to this page so please check back for updates. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

Welcome from the Tufts Registrar, Sarah Harvey

The Office of Graduate Student Services serves as the custodian of graduate student records and facilitate course registration and changes, degree certification, grading, transcripts, and enrollment verification, transfer or credit and other functions as they relate to the student record. To contact them, please email or call 617.627.2000.

Watch the Recording 

Health Insurance for Graduate Students

Students attending universities in Massachusetts must have health insurance that meet MA State requirements. All full-time students are automatically enrolled in the student health insurance with United Healthcare Student Resources unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished.

Have questions about the health insurance policy for graduate students? Email Jennifer M. Berrios, Director of Administration and Operations for Health and Wellness.

Beginning Your Partnership with Career Services

Career Services holds 1:1 advising for master’s and Ph.D. students and offers programming and workshops to all students within GSAS. In this session, you will learn how you can utilize Career Services and build a partnership with them throughout your time at Tufts. 

Watch the Recording of the Career Services Session

StAAR Center

At the StAAR Center, they understand the particular needs and challenges of graduate students and have developed programming to address those concerns from a strength-based and process-focused approach.

All programming is offered free of charge, and they offer both remote and in-person sessions.

Learn More:

Graduate Resources at StAAR:
Academic Coaching - Academic Coaching supports graduate students through individual coaching, workshops, support for degree requirements, and accountability programming

Writing Support - Writing support for graduate students includes individual writing appointments, weekly writing groups, intensive writing retreats, and workshops on graduate-level writing.

Accommodations - The StAAR Center provides reasonable accommodations as needed for graduate students with disabilities taking classes in person or remotely.

Welcome from Katie Swimm

GSAS Incoming Student Orientation (Virtual)

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Eastern) | Register
Join us for this opportunity to meet with some campus partners to help position yourself for the best start to your graduate career. Required for all new GSAS students. 

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