Graduate Student Orientation and Matriculation

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences orientation and matriculation events will be held virtually this year. Zoom links and further information about these events will be sent to your Tufts emails. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

"Starting Your Graduate Career at Tufts"
August 5, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Eastern) 
Get introduced to key practices and values of the Tufts GSAS, including the transition to graduate school, work-life balance, mentoring, and community values. Required for all new GSAS students. 

"Setting Yourself Up for Success as a Graduate Student"
August 12, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (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.

Teaching Assistant (TA) Orientation
August 19 and August 20, 10:00-11:45 a.m. (Eastern) 
This session is required for all new TAs (new RAs welcome) - must attend both sessions.

International Graduate Student Orientation (organized by the Tufts International Center)
The Tufts International Center (I-Center) will host a mandatory Graduate Student Orientation to provide essential information regarding F-1/J-1 visa compliance and to prepare students for life at Tufts. Instructions will be emailed to students during the week of August 24th on accessing the information. 

Fostering Inclusive Conversations
August 25, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Required for all TAs – all students welcome to attend 

Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) Orientation 
Choose from four sessions scheduled for Monday, August 31: Two run concurrently 10 - 11:30 a.m. and two run 3:30 - 5 p.m.  
Required for new RAs and new TAs only. 

Research Assistant Orientation
Required for new and returning RAs.

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