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Fall 2014 Freshman Transition Program To-Do List

In order to make your transition to Towson University as smooth as possible, we have created this To-Do List with important tasks for you to complete before you start classes. Towson University will communicate important information to you using your personal email account and your TU NetID computing account. If you do not receive Towson notifications at these email addresses, please email us your full name, mailing address, and old and new email addresses with “email change” in the subject line to It is important that you check your TU and personal email account regularly for important information about your transition to Towson University.

Share this information with your family. If you require additional information or assistance with any step in the To-Do List process, contact the department directly using the telephone number listed. You may also contact New Student Programs, call 410-704-2309, or email

How We Will Communicate After July 31, 2014

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. 


Complete before stated deadline:

1 Schedule Placement Testing When Notification Received
2. Activate NetID/TU Email Account April 29
3. Complete Online University Housing Request and Submit $350 Deposit
(Students: You must activate your NetID before you can complete this task.)
May 1 at 5:00 p.m. EST
4. Purchase or Change TU Dining Plan ASAP
5. Complete FTP Academic Interest Form June 15
6. Complete TU Immunization Requirements June 30
7. Register for Pre-Orientation Events June 30
8. Request TU Disability Support Services (if applicable) ASAP
9. Register for TU Emergency Text Messaging ASAP
10. Direct FAFSA to CCBC ASAP
11. Attend Financial Aid Workshop or Watch Financial Aid Video ASAP
12. Register for Towson Deferred Payment Plan (optional) ASAP


Complete in or before July:

13. Learn About TU Student Organizations July 1 (suggested)
14. Activate my CCBC Account When Notified by CCBC
15. Review First Semester Class Schedule When notification received
16. Register for CCBC Payment Plan When notification received (optional)
17. Submit Final Official High School Transcript to TU July 15
18. Get Your TU One Card July 30 (suggested)


Complete in or before August:

19. Pay CCBC Tuition Bill and Towson Student Services Bill August 4
20. Complete AlcoholEDU & Haven Education Programs (The program will be available starting July 24.) August 18
21. Determine TU Parking Eligibility August 18
22. Attend "Welcome to Towson" Orientation Events Event Dates: August 23-26
23. Attend TU Disability Support Services Orientation (if applicable)

Event Date: August 23
24. Learn About How We Will Communicate With You When You Start Classes  ASAP
25. Learn About How TU’s Code of Student Conduct, Policies Affecting Students and Student Affairs Procedures Affecting Students ASAP



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