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New @ TU

Phil Ross On behalf of the entire Office of Human Resources (OHR), welcome to Towson University! As a premier comprehensive university, Towson is nationally recognized for excellent undergraduate and graduate programs and is the second largest institution in the University of Maryland.

This site contains information that will be helpful as you begin your employment here. Please take a few moments to browse through the links below.  By doing so, you will discover important information that will help you get connected to the campus community and improve your success. Bookmark it and come back to it as often as needed.

Again, welcome and best wishes for a long and rewarding association.

Phillip Ross III

Associate Vice President

Office of Human Resources

A Week Before Your First Day

1) Complete the New Hire Paperwork

  • New Hire Paperwork
    • Regular/Contingent Staff: Complete the New Hire Paperwork and bring it with you to your Fingerprinting/I-9 appointment
    • Faculty/Lecturer: Complete the New Hire Paperwork and bring it with you to Connections, new hire orientation

2) Become familiar with your Benefits and Retirement Options:

          For Regular Exempt Faculty and Staff

          For Regular Non-Exempt Staff

3) Learn about Towson University:

                    * Complete this crossword puzzle and bring it with you to Connections to be entered into a 

                       drawing for a FREE TU mug. Review the History presentation and other links above for

                       the answers.


The Day Before Your First Day

1) Activate your Faculty /Staff User Account:

2) Purchase your Parking Permit online

              New Hire Faculty can wait until Monday, August 3, 2015 to purchase the Fall 2015/ Spring 2016


              This brief video will provide you with an overview of parking here at Towson University.


On Your First Day

1) Attend Connections, your new hire orientation to Towson University

2) If possible, meet with your Supervisor or Chairperson after Connections


During Your First Week

1) Review and complete these checklists

2) Sign up for Text Message Alerts:

3) Get to know your campus by taking a tour from your computer

4) Become familiar with the Self Help Documents for New Faculty/Staff

5) Learn about training and development opportunities


Before Thirty Days

Learn more about Towson University


Before Sixty Days

Complete and review


Before Ninety Days


Before Your First Year

  • Exempt Staff:

    Use this link to access the Exempt form by logging into the Forms Repository with your Towson NetID and password. Go to the Human Resources Forms section



All new hires have Compliance training requirements








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