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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 preview schedule for Welcome to Towson, your orientation program. Welcome to Towson takes place from Saturday, 8/23 through Tuesday, 8/26. More details will be provided here on August 20. In the meantime, use the preview schedule below to get better idea of the events we have in store for you.

Saturday, August 23

Time
Event
Intended Audience
8am - 4:30pm Residence Hall Move In All freshmen and new transferring students living on campus
8am - 8pm Welcome to Towson Info Table All students and family members
9am - 6pm Welcome to Towson Packet Pick-Up for Freshmen Students

All new freshmen students. This is a student only event.

This is a mandatory event.

Freshmen commuters are encouraged to come between 4pm and 6pm before the Commuter Cookout.

9am - 6pm Parent and Family Rest and Relaxation Space Parents and Family Members
9am - 6pm Family Welcome Tents Parents and Family Members
11am - 4pm Getting to Know the Library All students and family members
3pm - 5pm Family Fiesta with the Center for Student Diversity All students and family members
3pm - 5:30pm Parent Drive-In Parents with reservations for this program.
4pm - 5pm Disability Support Services Orientation All students registered with Disability Support Services, and their families.
5pm - 7pm Parent and Family Resource Fair Parents and Family Members
6pm - 8pm Parent and Family Send-Off Parents and Family Members
6pm - 8pm Residence Hall Floor Meetings

For all students living in residence halls. See your RA for your official meeting time.

This is a mandatory event.

6:30pm - 8:30pm Commuter Cookout Commuter students
Evening Activities

TU Later

Center for Student Diversity & Study Abroad Coffee House

First Night TU

All new students. These are student only events.

 

Sunday, August 24

Time
Event
Intended Audience
9am - 10am Student Brunch with Orientation Leaders This is a student only event.
9am - 12pm Transfer Program Part II For transferring students only. Pre-registration is required.
10am - 11am First Meeting with Orientation Leaders

All new freshmen students. This is a student only event.

This is a mandatory event.

11am - 12pm Orientation Welcome

All new freshmen students. This is a student only event.

This is a mandatory event.

12pm - 5pm Success Starts Here Orientation Sessions

All new freshmen students. This is a student only event.

This is a mandatory event.

Evening Activities

Taste of Towson & Taste of Towson Fast Pass

Target After Hours On Campus Promotion Event

Special Topic Conference Session: Student Activities

Special Topic Conference Session: LGBT Student Welcome

Acoustic Sound Lounge

Movie Feature

All new students. These are student only events.

 

Monday, August 25

Time
Event
Intended Audience
9am - 3:15pm

First Year Experience Academic Advising

Freshman Transition Program Advising

All new freshmen students. This is a student only event.

This is a mandatory event.

3:15pm - 4pm 4th Annual Walk to Convocation

All new freshmen students. This is a student only event.

This is a mandatory event.

4pm - 5pm Convocation

All new freshmen students. This is a student only event.

This is a mandatory event.

6pm - 9pm Transfer Program Part II For transferring students only. Pre-registration is required.
Evening Activities

Welcome Block Party Picnic

Welcome Concert

Why I Love Towson

Target After Hours

All new students. These are student only events.

 

Tuesday, August 26

Time
Event
Intended Audience
9am - 9:45am Group Exercise Class All events listed are for all new students to attend based on their personal interest.
10am - 4pm Information Tent and Personalized Campus Tours
10am - 4pm Getting to Know the Library
1pm - 3pm Student Resource Fair
1pm - 4pm Towerlight Open House
2pm - 4pm Part-Time and On Campus Job Fair
5pm - 7pm Set It Off! with the Center for Student Diversity and Greek Life
7:30pm - 9:30pm Residence Hall Floor Meetings For all students living in residence halls. See your RA for your official meeting time.

 

This is a mandatory event.

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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