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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

Before Your First Day

1) Complete the New Hire Paperwork and bring it with you to Connections, your new hire orientation

2) Become familiar with your Benefits and Retirement Options:

          For Regular Exempt Faculty and Staff:

          For Regular Non-Exempt Staff

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

4) 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.

On Your First Day

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

2) Pay for your Parking Permit at the University Union

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

During Your First Week

1) Review and complete the these checklists:

2) Sign up for Text Message Alerts:

3) Activate your Faculty/Staff TU Account and set up your Phone

4) Learn about training and development opportunities offered by:

Before Thirty Days

Learn more about Towson University:

Before Sixty Days

Complete and review:

Before Ninety Days

Before Your First Year

  • Exempt Staff: 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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