Incoming Student Information

Congratulations and welcome to Tufts!

Tufts University School of Medicine is a prestigious, highly selective medical school. The students we admit demonstrate high academic achievement, curiosity, drive, and a commitment to becoming skilled, compassionate clinicians. As a new student to one of our programs, there are specific steps you need to take to fully matriculate and get ready to begin the program.

Registration and Orientation

Every incoming student will have an Orientation designed specifically to help them become familiar with their new program. Orientation also provides the opportunity to meet classmates and the rest of the Tufts School of Medicine community.

The Tufts University School of Medicine Class of 2026 will matriculate on the following dates:

  • Student enrolled in the MD/PhD Program: June 16, 2022
  • Student enrolled in the Maine Track Program: July 18, 2022
  • Student enrolled in the MD/MPH Program: July 26, 2022
  • Student enrolled in the MD Program: July 26, 2022*

* ALL INCOMING MEDICAL STUDENTS (including all combined degree and Maine Track students) are required to participate in the scheduled Orientation Week activities beginning on July 26th.

Participation in orientation is mandatory. Any applicant on the roster of incoming students who fails to participate (without prior approval for extraordinary circumstances) will be withdrawn from the entering class. Both orientation and curricular activities have been scheduled beginning on these dates. For this reason, matriculation day is considered both our first day of orientation and our first day of classes.

Student ID Number

In the spring prior to matriculation, admitted students will be assigned a Tufts Student ID number and will register for a Tufts username, email account, etc. Instructions for creating Tufts credentials and viewing your Student ID number will be sent to admitted students via email in late May. Once you have have created your Tufts accounts, you will be able to access other Tufts School of Medicine resources.

Academic Calendars

Students will find important dates and information on their program's academic calendar here.

Finding Housing in Boston

Incoming students will typically contact local realtors or search apartment databases to identify potential housing opportunities. We have compiled a list of websites that you may find helpful.

The Office of Admissions and Office of Student Affairs for the MD program can assist MD students with general information about where students typically live and help new students get in touch with a current student to ask housing questions. General housing questions for the MD program can be directed to or 617-636-0893.

Tufts Public Health Office of Student Services can assist students in the PA and MBS programs with housing questions. Visit the Tufts Public Health Housing Resources page or email for more information.