We know that during the transition to college, one of your top concerns is meeting other students. that's why we've developed Tiger Talks fun, pre-orientation events that will connect you with current students and other new students who have similar interests. You will be able to ask questions about what to expect from college life and learn strategies for a successful transition to TU. These events are not required and operate on a first-come-first serve basis. Space is limited; therefore early registration is encouraged. We strongly encourage you to kick off your Towson experience with these unique events. Dates for each session will be posted on the New Student Programs site on April 1.
Orientation Events for Parents
Parent Drive-Ins are especially helpful for families who have never sent a student to college.
During these three hour sessions, parents and guardians will learn what
to expect from the college transition, including the best ways to
support their student. These events will be held at the same time as the Tiger Talk events and on move-in day; however, parents may attend any session date, even if their student is not attending the Tiger Talk program. Space is limited for the summer sessions so we encourage parents to register early. There will be additional orientation events for parents on move-in day, Saturday, August 23. Watch for the Parent Pride Special Edition newsletter coming your way in June with a complete list of programs and activities.
Beginning April 1, visit the
New Student Programs web page for more information and to register for Tiger Talk and Parent Drive-In events.
Student Academic Advisers
Sometimes you may have a quick question about course
requirements or want to check on your progress toward graduation.
You might like a peer’s perspective about your academic program
or need help understanding a university policy. Student Academic
Advisers are available to answer those questions and help you
prepare to meet with your faculty adviser. Just stop by the Academic
Advising Center in the Lecture Hall to talk with a Student Academic
Adviser—no appointment necessary.
Student LIFE Line
Have a question about TU? An answer is just a phone call away.
LIFE Line is a telephone line created to answer your questions
about the university.
LIFE Line is staffed and ready to assist callers 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m.,
Monday–Friday. After 5 p.m. and on weekends, you can leave a
voicemail message, and you will get a response the next business
day. The LIFE Line number is 410-704-LIFE (5433).
Meet the Parents
The Towson University Parents Association is an advocacy group that
seeks to strengthen the relationship between parents, students and
the university. Representatives will be at the Parents Association
Welcome Tent at the University Union on August 27 to answer
questions and provide information. Stop by for a snack!
Parents are invited to join the association and can pick up an
application at the tent or online at the Parents Association website,
Undecided About Your Major or Career Path?
Explore the “What Can I Do with This Major?” handouts, as well as the
other career exploration resources available on the Career Center Web site.
Once you’re on campus, you can continue to receive additional, individual
assistance by making an appointment with a career counselor.
Finding an On-Campus Job
As a Towson University student, you have access to a diverse range of
on-campus employment opportunities. Work as a peer educator in the
Counseling Center, a lifeguard in Campus Recreation Services, a Phonathon
caller for the Towson Fund, or even a cashier in the University Store. Start
your job search using your Hire@TU account, the Career Center’s online job
and internship database. It is important to start your search early as
on-campus jobs fill fast. The best times to search are August for the fall
term and January for the spring term. You may also want to expand your
options by exploring local, off-campus jobs in Hire@TU. Both on- and
off-campus employers will be at TU to recruit students at the annual
Part-Time and On-Campus Job Fair just prior to the start of the fall
semester. Remember, student employment is more than the path to a paycheck;
it’s a learning experience to help you become more organized, accept greater
job responsibilities, and develop transferable job skills that you can apply
to future career positions. Please feel free to drop by the Career Center
during Express Hours for a resume review, help with Hire@TU and job search
Log in to Your Hire@TU Account
Your Hire@TU account is your one-stop online shop for finding on- and
off-campus jobs and internships, posting your resume, managing career events
and finding career mentors. Access
Hire@TU and log in with your NetID and password (your Hire@TU
account will be created automatically for you once your NetID and password
are established). Questions about Hire@TU? Visit the FAQ page or contact the
Career Center for individual assistance.
Towson University Green Initiatives
Towson University is dedicated to fostering a sustainable,
environmentally responsible campus. We’ve already reduced
our carbon impact through a state-of-the art single-stream
recycling program, green construction projects and a new
composting initiative. Our commitment has even earned us
national recognition in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 286
Green Colleges. But climate neutrality can’t be achieved through
institutional practices alone. We need your help—whether you
volunteer in the student veggie garden, rent an e-book or bring a
bike to campus in lieu of a car, the small steps you take to reduce
your daily impact add up to an enormous reduction in campus
carbon emissions. Towson’s making great strides toward climate
neutrality. What will you do?
Smoke-Free Campus Policy
Towson University is the first four-year university in Maryland to
be entirely smoke-free. All buildings and exterior grounds owned
or operated by Towson University are designated as smoke-free,
including athletic stadiums and practice fields, parking garages
and open spaces.
Towson’s smokefree policy aims to reduce the health risks
associated with exposure to second-hand smoke and ensure that
all members of the campus community have access to clean air.
For those who wish to quit, the Dowell Health Center provides
free smoking assessments and smoking cessation and education
classes in partnership with the Baltimore County Department of
Health. Free nicotine replacement therapies are also available
through the Dowell Health Center.