Graduate Student Orientation and Matriculation

Please note that in addition to the below orientation week events, your academic department will communicate events that they will be convening. 

Monday, August 31, 2020

Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) Orientation for Research and Teaching Assistants 

Monday, August 31, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., location to be determined
Or
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., location to be determined
* Attendance is mandatory for all new Research and Teaching Assistants. Students should RSVP for the session which best fits their schedule beginning in mid-June. Sessions will close once registration fills up, and students who are facing scheduling issues may coordinate with OEO. 

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Orientation

Monday, August 31, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street
RSVP by August 1.Light refreshments will be provided.

School of Engineering Orientation

Monday, August 31, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Check-in at the lobby, Science and Engineering Complex, 200 College Avenue

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Lunch and Resource Fair – Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Aidekman Arts Center40 Talbot Ave.
Meet fellow students and enjoy lunch. Before or after you pick up your lunch, pick up your Tufts photo I.D. and visit the resource fair.

Matriculation Ceremony

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Cohen Auditorium, Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Ave.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering welcome incoming graduate students to Tufts University during the New Graduate Student Matriculation ceremony, presided over by Tufts University President Anthony Monaco.

Graduate Scavenger Hunt featuring the Tisch Library

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Scavenger hunt information will be distributed at the matriculation ceremony

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

School of Engineering Graduate Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant Orientation

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Anderson Hall, Science and Engineering Complex, 200 College Avenue
* Attendance is mandatory for all new School of Engineering Research Assistants and Teaching Assistants. Check in at the lobby entrance.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

International Student Orientation

Thursday, September 3, 2020 (tentative)
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (tentative)
Schedule available on the International Center’s website, location TBD

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Research Assistant Orientation

Thursday, September 3, 2020
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
*Attendance is mandatory for new GSAS Research Assistants

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences "Welcome to Tufts" Social Event

Thursday, September 3, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Science and Engineering Complex Atrium
Join the GSAS Deans for pizza, soda, beer, and snacks, and begin meeting fellow students.
RSVP by August 1.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Teaching Assistant Orientation 

Friday, September 4, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street
*Attendance is mandatory for new GSAS Teaching Assistants

Session: Fostering Inclusive Conversations (tentative)
Friday, September 4, 2020

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
51 Winthrop Street
*Attendance is mandatory for new GSAS Teaching Assistants, optional but open to all graduate students 

Session: Mental Health Supports (tentative)
Friday, September 4, 2020

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
51 Winthrop Street
*Attendance is mandatory for new GSAS Teaching Assistants, optional but open to all graduate students