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New Student Programs

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Welcome to New Student Programs at Towson University. We address the needs of all new undergraduate students throughout their first year at Towson. We hope to answer all of your questions and help you have a successful and enjoyable start to your college experience. Go Tigers!

Get excited New Students! Below is the official schedule for Welcome to Towson, your orientation program. Welcome to Towson takes place from Saturday, 8/23 through Tuesday, 8/26. You can download a print version of the schedule below or a full version of the schedule with descriptions of each event.

Saturday, August 23

Time
Event & Location
8:00am-4:30pm Residence Hall Move-In for New Students
Campus Wide
8:00am-8:00pm Welcome to Towson Information Table
University Union, 2nd floor, Lobby
9:00am-6:00pm

Freshman & FTP Welcome to Towson Packet Pickup
University Union, 3rd floor, Chesapeake Rooms

9:00am-5:00pm Family Rest/Relaxation Space
University Union, 2nd floor, Potomac Lounge
9:00am-6:00pm Welcome Tents
University Union’s Potomac Patio, Glen Complex, West Village and outside The Den
10:00am-5:00pm New Student Programs Welcome Street Team
Campus Wide
11:00am-4:00pm Games, Photos and Getting to Know the Library
Albert C. Cook Library
3:00pm-5:00pm Family Fiesta with the Center for Student Diversity
University Union, 2nd floor, Loch Raven Room
3:00pm-5:30pm Parent Drive-In (pre-registration required)
University Union, 2nd floor, Patuxent Lounge
4:00pm-5:00pm Disability Student Services Orientation
University Union, 2nd floor, Susquehanna Terrace
4:30pm-6:00 pm Recommended Dinner Times
5:00pm-7:00pm Family Resource Fair
University Union, 2nd floor, Potomac Lounge
6:00pm-8:00pm Family Send Off
University Union, 2nd floor, Potomac Lounge
6:00pm-8:00 pm

Residence Hall Floor Meetings
Residence Halls

6:30pm-8:30pm Commuter and Off-Campus Student Cookout
University Union, 1st floor, PAWS Patio
Events from 8:00 pm on are part of TU Up Late
8:00pm-11:00pm TU Later
Burdick Hall
9:00pm-11:00pm The Green Thumb Project
University Union, 2nd floor, Susquehanna I
9:30pm-11:30pm Tiger Talk Reunion
University Union, 2nd floor, Susquehanna Terrace
10:00pm-12:00am First Night Experience
University Union, 2nd floor, Potomac Lounge
11:00pm-12:00am Dessert and Snack Buffet
University Union, 2nd floor, Patuxent Lounge

 

Sunday, August 24

Time
Event & Location
8:00am-10:00am Late Packet Pick-Up
University Union, 2nd floor, Loch Raven Room
9:00am-10:00am Brunch with Orientation Leaders
Various Dining Halls
9:00am-12:00pm Transfer Program Part II (mandatory for those registered this day)
West Village Commons, 4th floor, Ballrooms
10:00am-11:00am Residential Freshmen and FTP Students:
Your First Orientation Group Meeting and Walk to SECU Arena
Your residence hall
10:00am-11:00am Commuter Freshmen and FTP Students:
Your First Orientation Group Meeting and Walk to SECU Arena
University Union, 2nd floor, Potomac Lounge
11:00am-12:00pm Orientation Welcome
SECU Arena
12:00pm-4:30pm Success Starts Here
Various campus locations
7:30pm-9:30pm Taste of Towson and Traditions & Involvement Fast Pass
West Village Commons, 3rd floor
8:00pm-11:00pm Outdoor Mini Golf
West Village, Lot 17 (in front of the Enrollment Services Building)
8:00pm-11:00pm The Great Basketball Shootout
West Village Commons Lawn
8:00pm-11:00pm Inflate-A-Fest
West Village Commons Lawn
8:30pm-9:30pm There Are No Student Activities Without YOU
Paca House Multipurpose Room
8:30pm-11:30pm Caricature Artist
West Village Commons, 2nd floor lobby, near the entrance to the Dining Hall
9:30pm-10:30pm

The “Q” at TU: LGBT Life at Towson
Barton House Multipurpose Room

9:30pm-12:00am Acoustic Sound Lounge and Gourmet Coffee Bar
West Village Commons, 2nd floor, Back of Dining Hall
10:00 pm-12:30am

Movie Feature: “The Amazing Spiderman II”
West Village Commons, 3rd floor lobby

 

Monday, August 25

Time
Event & Location
8:00am-9:00am Late Packet Pick-Up
University Union, 2nd floor, Loch Raven Room
9:00am-3:15pm First Year Experience (FYE) Academic Advising and Lunch
Academic Buildings
3:15pm-4:00pm 5th Annual Walk to Convocation
Walkway to SECU Arena
4:00pm-5:00pm New Student Convocation
SECU Arena
5:00pm-6:30pm Career Center Social
The Career Center, 7800 York Road Building, Suite 206
6:00pm-9:00pm Transfer Program Part II (mandatory for those registered for this session)
West Village Commons, 4th floor, Ballrooms
6:30pm-8:30 pm Welcome Block Party Picnic
Prettyman Hall Lawn, near Glen Esk
6:30pm-8:30pm Cupcake Giveaway courtesy of LaCakerie
Prettyman Hall Lawn, near Glen Esk
7:00pm-8:00 pm Why I Love Towson
Prettyman Hall Lawn, near Glen Esk
8:00pm-10:00pm Welcome Concert
Speakers Circle
10:15pm-12:30am Target After Hours
Buses depart at 10:15pm from West Village, Prettyman/Scarborough, and Glen Towers

 

Tuesday, August 26

Time
Event & Location
8:45am-10:30pm Baltimore Collegetown Network Shuttle
www.baltimorecollegetown.org
9:00am-9:45am Group Exercise Class: Boot Camp
Burdick Hall, Gym 3
9:00am-10:15am President’s Leadership Institute Transfer Mentor Program Kick-Off Breakfast
West Village Commons, 3rd floor lobby
10:00am-4:00pm Information Tent and Black & Gold Spirit Day
University Union, 2nd floor, Potomac Patio
10:00am-4:00 pm Games, Photos and Getting to Know the Library
Albert C. Cook Library
10:30am-1:30 pm Transfer Program Part II (mandatory for those registered for this session)
West Village Commons, 4th Floor, Ballrooms
11:00 am-10:00 pm Discount Day at Cinemark Movie Theatre
111 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD
11:00 am-10:00 pm Explore Uptown Towson
City of Towson
1:00pm-3:00pm Student Resource Fair
University Union, 2nd floor lobby
1:00pm-4:00pm Room Enhancement by Ikea
University Union, 2nd floor, Loch Raven Room
1:00pm-4:00pm Towerlight Open House
University Union, 3rd floor, The Towerlight Office
2:00pm-4:00pm Part-Time and On-Campus Job Fair
University Union, 3rd floor, Chesapeake Rooms
4:00pm-10:00pm Hot Air Balloon Rides
Towsontown Garage Field, near Burdick Hall and College of Liberal Arts
4:00pm-5:00pm

Let’s Book It
University Union, 3rd floor, Room 305

5:00pm-7:00pm Set It Off! with the Center for Student Diversity and Greek Life
Tiger Plaza (outside College of Liberal Arts and Burdick Hall)
7:30pm-9:30pm Residence Hall Floor Meetings
Various residence halls

 

New Student Programs
University Union, Room 217 (map)


Phone: 410-704-2309
Fax: 410-704-3930
E-mail: newstudentprograms@towson.edu


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