Graduate Student Orientation

2022 GSAS Graduate Student Orientation Schedule

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New Student Checklist Panel (Virtual)

Monday, June 27, 2022 | 9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern)
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences hosted a panel to review our New Graduate Student Checklist. In this virtual event, students had the opportunity to ask the panelists questions about the necessary steps to prepare for graduate school this fall. View the recording for this event here

Financial Aid 101 (Virtual)

Friday, July 29, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern)
Our Financial Aid Office is presenting Financial Aid 101, a general session about loan options and billing information at Tufts. This webinar is open to international and domestic master’s, Ph.D., and post-baccalaureate incoming GSAS students. We will talk about the three main loan options: federal unsubsidized loans, federal Grad PLUS loans, and private loans. We will then discuss how your financial aid is applied to your Tufts bill and the various payment options you have. Please attend for a general overview of financial aid and billing. We invite students to schedule individual follow-up meetings to talk through their own unique situation. 

This event will be recorded. Register for this webinar now!

Welcome to Tufts Pre-Arrival Session for International Graduate and Professional Students

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 | 9 - 10am (EST)
The International Center invites new international graduate and professional students to this pre-arrival session for the Fall 2022 semester. Learn more and register for the event here.

GSAS Incoming Student Orientation (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | 9:30 - 11:00 am (Eastern)
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. Register for this event now!

Teaching Assistant (TA) Orientation (Virtual)

Friday, August 26 and Monday, August 29 | 10:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern)
Register for session 1 on August 26th and Register for session 2 on August 29th
The GSAS TA Orientation sessions will take place on Friday, August 26th and Monday, August 29th. These will be two different sessions with important information and resources for teaching assistants. All incoming students who are holding a Teaching Assistantship, as well as returning students who are holding their first Teaching Assistantship and have not attended TA orientation in the past should attend.

GSAS PhD Students Only

Monday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 31 | 11:30 am 
Zoom Link (same for both sessions)
These sessions are specifically for GSAS PhD students who are holding a TA or RA appointment during the 2022-2023 Academic Year and will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about your SEIU Graduate Student Union. Union stewards will be available to answer any questions you have about your role as a graduate assistant.

Research Assistant (RA) Orientation (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern)
The GSAS RA Orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 31st. This orientation will include important information and resources for research assistants. All incoming students who are holding a Research Assistantship, as well as returning students who are holding their first Research Assistantship and have not attended RA orientation in the past should attend.

International Graduate Student Orientation (In-person)

September 1, 2022 | 8:30 am - 1:30 pm (Eastern)
Learn more about this orientation here

Graduate Student Resource Fair & Welcome Picnic (In-person)

September 8, 2022 | 3:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern) | Remis Sculpture Court
Learn more about our various campus partners and the opportunities available to graduate students. Be sure to stick around for the Welcome Picnic, which includes music, an ice cream food truck, and more!

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Tisch Library Open House

Tuesday, September 13 | 3:30 - 5:30 pm 
Tisch Library is hosting an open house for all incoming graduate students on Tuesday September 13 from 3:30-5:30pm. Join us to learn about our services & collections, tour the library*, meet library staff, and enjoy some snacks. We look forward to meeting you!

*Please note that the last guided tour for the open house will be at 4:45pm.

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