Enrolled Freshman To-Do List

Congratulations on your decision to attend Towson University. The Freshman To-Do List will help to make your transition to TU as smooth as possible.

All applicable tasks below must be complete by the deadline date or the start of classes. Students admitted to the Freshman Transition Program with TU and CCBC should refer to the Freshman Transition Program To-Do List

Questions? Read our FAQs, contact the department, or email New Student and Family Programs at

Required Tasks

Tasks Spring Deadline Fall Deadline
1. Activate your TU NetID and check your TU email account. (must activate ID before applying for housing)  ASAP ASAP
2. Submit housing application Date on letter May 1

3. Submit your enrollment contract

Date on letter May 1
4. Apply, review award guide, and accept your financial aid  ASAP FAFSA due Jan. 15
5. Complete Math Placement Test When notified via email Before completing Academic Interest Form
6. Complete Academic Interest Form  Dec. 15 ASAP
7. Register for New Student Orientation (login required) Jan. 20 ASAP
8. Complete your pre-orientation module Complete no later than 48 hours prior to your in-person orientation Complete no later than 48 hours prior to your in-person orientation
9. Complete CliftonStrengths assessment Jan. 10  June 15
10. Complete general immunization requirements and upload health insurance card Jan. 28   August 15
11. Complete all three mandatory prevention programs — Alcohol; Prescription Addiction Opioids; Sexual Violence (you will need your TU ID number)  Jan. 24 Available early June; due by August 15
12. Get your OneCard  5 business days prior to orientation or intended pickup date 5 business days prior to orientation or intended pickup date
13. Register for Honors College Orientation (enrolled Honors students ONLY) Jan. 20 July 1
14. Have your final official high school transcript sent directly from your school to University Admissions.  ASAP  August 15
15. Send advanced/college equivalent credit to University Admissions directly from testing agency or college.  ASAP ASAP 
16. Learn about payments, e-rebates and refunds, and your 1098-T consent. eBills due Feb. 3 eBills due Aug. 31

Recommended Tasks

Downloads, Registrations, Policies and Resources

New Student Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, orientation is mandatory. The purpose of orientation is to prepare you for your academic and social journey at TU. Students are required to complete online pre-orientation modules at least 48 hours prior to their scheduled orientation date.

Yes, the AIF must be submitted to be enrolled in classes. It is the starting point for creating your schedule. A major is not necessary, but your ability to request certain general courses on the AIF will assist the advisor making your schedule.

Students can view their schedule on their Student Dashboard page through Towson Online Services. Please keep in mind that because each student schedule is individually made, it may take a few weeks between your AIF submission and a schedule appearing on your Student Dashboard.

Freshmen will be able to make schedule changes after meeting with their First-Year Experience Adviser prior to classes beginning on August 29. If there are educationally essential changes that need to be made (e.g., being enrolled in a class for which you are already receiving credit or a significant change in major), you may email . Please indicate the issue and an adviser will consider possible changes. There is a “change of schedule” period during the first week of classes.

Yes, students can change their major after orientation using the online change of major form.

Freshmen are assigned to an adviser at the time their schedule is being made. The adviser is indicated on the schedule as class ORIE 305. Students will meet with their adviser during the “Welcome to Towson” program. Academic advisers will be assigned to transfer students within the first few weeks of the term. The adviser assignment is visible on the Student Dashboard page in Towson Online Services.

Roommates and building assignments will be released at 5 p.m. ET on Friday, July 31 (announcement sent to TU email account).

The first term bill is due Monday, August 31.