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 26, 2019

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

Monday, August 26, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., location to be determined
Or
3:00 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 26, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street
RSVP by August 22. Iced coffee, water, and snacks will be provided.

School of Engineering Orientation

Monday, August 26, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Robinson Hall, room 253, Science and Engineering Complex, 200 College Avenue

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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, August 27, 2019
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, August 27, 2019
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Scavenger hunt information will be distributed at the matriculation ceremony

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

School of Engineering Graduate Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant Orientation

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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.
**Computer science students will be transferred to Halligan Hall for additional mandatory training from 12:00 - 5:30pm.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

International Student Orientation

Thursday, August 29, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Schedule available on the International Center’s website, location TBD

Union Event for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Ph.D. Students

Thursday, August 29, 2019
1:15-2:00 p.m., 574 Boston Ave., Room 404
Come ask questions, meet union stewards, and sign your membership form while enjoying free ice cream, cookies, and coffee! Contact Alia Wulff (Union Steward) for more information.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Research Assistant Orientation

Thursday, August 29, 2019
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
574 Boston Avenue, Room 202
*Attendance is mandatory for new GSAS Research Assistants

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

Thursday, August 29, 2019
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 23.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Teaching Assistant Orientation 

Friday, August 30, 2019
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
Friday, August 30, 2019

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
Friday, August 30, 2019

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