Orientation Information

Dear Incoming Fletcher Students,

Welcome to the Fletcher Community! We are looking forward to welcoming you to Fletcher. 

Orientation is designed to assist you with your transition to Fletcher. The information briefings, sessions, and workshops will provide you the information you need to take full advantage of your first semester on campus. During Orientation, you will also meet members of the community, including administrators and faculty, who will be valuable resources throughout your time at Fletcher. More importantly, you will have ample opportunity to connect with incoming and continuing students. 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.

More information about arriving on campus can be found on this page. Please use this site as a resource for important information to prepare you for matriculation at Fletcher.

Katie Mulroy
Director of Student Affairs

Orientation Schedule

August/September 2022 Orientation, which runs from August 29 – September 1, 2022 is mandatory as information will be covered that is not offered at other times of the year (GMAP and GBA students are not required to attend)

The orientation schedule will be announced by mid-July. However you can view the January 2022 schedule here to get a sense for what usually happens.

If you have any questions about orientation or student life, contact FletcherStudentAffairs@tufts.edu. For questions about your academic program, contact FletcherRegistrar@tufts.edu.

COVID-19 Policies

All students must follow COVID-19 policies while on campus. In particular, students must ensure that they wear masks indoors.  Everyone must wear disposable 3-ply or high quality KN95 or N95  masks and replace them daily or sooner if they get wet or dirty.

COVID-19 Arrival Testing Information

In order to attend their Fall Term 2022 courses in person, students must receive a negative COVID-19 test from an on campus testing facility prior to accessing campus. Specific arrival testing instructions are determined by whether you are fully vaccinated by your arrival date:

  • Fully-vaccinated students must take their first COVID-19 test at Tufts at least one day prior to accessing campus.
  • Students who are not fully vaccinated will be required to quarantine for 7-10 days prior to accessing campus. Students who are not fully vaccinated should have contacted FletcherStudentAffairs@tufts.edu by December 15, 2021 for further instructions.
  • Students who have tested positive within 90 days of their arrival to test must email COVIDTesting@Tufts.edu to be removed from the testing protocol for 90 days following their positive test.

All students must take their COVID-19 test at a Tufts testing center; they may not use a test taken off campus. Please see the following webpages for further information: Testing at TuftsTesting LogisticsTesting Calendar & Hours.

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, please note the next time the equivalency exams will be administered is the spring semester.
    • For more information and details about how to best prepare for the equivalency exams, please review the equivalency exams information section.

Digital Platforms at Fletcher

We recommend that incoming students familiarize themselves with the different digital platforms that are regularly used at Fletcher. Please note that some platforms will not be accessible to incoming students until early-mid January.