Orientation Information

Welcome to the Fletcher Community! 

Orientation is designed to assist you with your transition to Fletcher. We’ll introduce you to your new school with academic briefings, information sessions, and a Resource Fair. During Orientation, you will also meet members of the community who will contribute to your Fletcher experience, including your classmates, administrators, and faculty. We hope that you take the time to get to know your classmates, as many of these friendships will last far beyond your time as a student.

In the Orientation Prep pages of this site, you’ll find two things: 1) Information about your Orientation Week, which is mandatory for all incoming students; 2) Things you can do to prepare in advance for your arrival, such as setting up housing; your ID card; and medical insurance.

The Office of Student Affairs
Cyndi Rubino, Kate Drizos Cavell, Anulfo Baez, and Donna DeFuria

Orientation Schedule

For students joining Fletcher in January 2024, your 3-day January Orientation will be:

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024, approximately 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2024, approximately 9am-4pm
  • Thursday, January 11, 2024, approximately 9am-4pm

Schedule: The detailed Orientation schedule will be posted here in mid-December 2023.

Arrival: Please arrive in the Medford/Somerville area by Monday, January 8, 2024 so that you are ready to begin Orientation on January 9.

Location: Fletcher’s Cabot Hall, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

Attendance: Orientation Week is mandatory for all incoming students (with the exception of GMAP and GBA students, who will have a separate program)

Questions about Orientation or student life at Fletcher? Email FletcherStudentAffairs@tufts.edu

Questions about academics and classes? Email FletcherRegistrar@tufts.edu

Equivalency Exam Information

The E201, E210M, and B205 Equivalency Exams will be administered during Orientation. These equivalency exams are administered, without exception, only twice during the academic year.

    • You are strongly encouraged to take the equivalency exams during your first semester; if you miss the equivalency exams, the next time the equivalency exams will be administered is the following semester.
    • For more information and details about how to best prepare for the equivalency exams, review the equivalency exams information section.

MBTA Passes (Boston public transportation passes)

Click here to learn more about discounted MBTA Pass Program for Tufts students.

Digital Platforms at Fletcher

Prior to Orientation Week, incoming students will receive information about the Fletcher elists; the Canvas course management sites; and other digital platforms.