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Freshman Transition Program To-Do List

Activate Your NetID - Deadline: ASAP
Contact: Student Computing Services ● 410-704-5151

You must submit your Participation Agreement and $300 fee before you can activate your NetID. Please allow sufficient mailing time for your agreement and enrollment fee to be processed by University Admissions.

Towson will communicate with you using your official TU student computing and email account, known as your NetID. This account provides you with access to:

  • Campus computers
  • Your Towson email—Webmail Powered by Google
  • Network file storage and Web publishing space
  • Wireless networks on campus
  • Towson Online Services for bill payment and online to-do lists
  • Blackboard for online courses
  • Off-campus access to library databases

It is imperative that you activate your NetID as soon as possible. Check your Towson email regularly for important information about your transition to TU, including To-Do List emails and other university communications.

How to Activate Your Net ID 

  1. Visit the NetID website.
  2. Click on Activate Your NetID.
  3. When prompted, enter your last name, seven-digit Towson student ID number and date of birth. Your student ID number is located on the Offer of Admission letter you received. If you cannot locate it, contact University Admissions at 410-704-2113.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process.

If you experience difficulty activating your account, or for other technical questions, please contact the Student Computing Services Desk at or 410-704-5151.

Additional instructions and detailed tutorials for Towson’s many technology services are available at TechOverture, a site designed to introduce you to Towson’s computing systems.

Students—not parents—should activate their TU account. This will help the student remember his or her password and learn how to access the system. Don’t forget to check your TU email regularly for important information about your transition to TU.


How We Will Communicate After July 31
Deadline: July 31

Effective July 31, we will no longer communicate with you at your personal email address.

Towson University departments will begin communicating with you using ONLY your TU NetID/TU email account. Notifications range in subjects and include topics such as billing, class scheduling, notifications from your professor, student club information, student activities on campus, etc. If you are not already doing so, you must check your TU email account regularly so that you are aware of and you can respond to these notifications as necessary.






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