Graduate Student 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.

Please note:

  • Spring semester To-Do List tasks are updated by mid-October
  • Fall semester To-Do List tasks are updated by mid-March

Required Tasks 

  1. Complete Online To-Do List (In addition to tasks below; requires log-in)
  2. Activate Towson University Email & Online Services Account (NetID)
  3. Contact Your Program Director for Advising
  4. Register for Classes (You will not be able to register for classes until your enrollment contract has been received)
  5. Apply for Financial Aid
  6. Accept Financial Aid Package
  7. Complete Immunization Requirements: Deadline - August 15
  8. Get Your OneCard
  9. Submit Official Transcript
  10. Learn About Your Online Bill & Billing Schedule, Enroll in the e-Rebate/Refund Program, and Complete 1098-T Consent
  11. Register for International Student Orientation (International Students Only)

Recommended Tasks

  1. Register for Graduate Student Orientation
  2. Register for Emergency Text Messaging
  3. Request Disability Support Services (if applicable)
  4. Purchase Parking Permit (required if you will be parking on campus)
  5. Determine Off-Campus Housing Options
  6. Purchase Course Materials
  7. Purchase of Change Dining Plan
  8. Apply for Graduate Assistantships
  9. Review Our Policies and Expectations
  10. Review Additional Resources & Graduate Resource Guide
  11. Download the TU Mobile App
  12. Complete Religious Interest Card
  13. Learn About Technology Resources at TU

If you require additional information, contact the appropriate department. You may also contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 410-704-2078 or email .

Future Notifications & Communication

During your transition to Towson University, we will communicate important information to you using your TU and personal email account. Please note the following date(s) when email notifications will be sent to your TU account only:

  • Students entering TU for the spring term will receive email notifications to their TU email account beginning January 30
  • Students entering TU for the fall term will receive email notifications to their TU email account after July 1  

If you do not receive TU notifications and need to check or change your email address, please email

Contact Information

University Admissions

7800 York Road, 
Suite 216 
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.