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 2021 Deadline Fall 2021 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
(open on a space-available basis)
Date on letter April 1 (Priority Deadline)

May 1 (Final Deadline)

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 Reading Placement Test (if notified) Waived due to COVID-19 Waived due to COVID-19
7. Complete Academic Interest Form  Dec. 15  May 15
8. Register for New Student Orientation (login required) Dec. 15 June 1
9. Complete your pre-orientation module Complete at least 48 hours prior to your virtual session. Complete at least 48 hours prior to your virtual session.
10. Complete CliftonStrengths assessment Jan. 10  June 15
11. Complete COVID Vaccination Requirements   August 9
12. Complete immunization requirements Jan. 25   August 15
13. Complete all three mandatory prevention programs — Alcohol; Prescription Addiction Opiods; Sexual Violence (you will need your TU ID number)  Jan. 20 Available after July 1; Due by August 15
14. Get your OneCard  Two weeks prior to your orientation date Two weeks prior to your orientation date
15. Register for Honors College Orientation (enrolled Honors students ONLY) Jan. 20 ASAP
16. Have your final official high school transcript sent directly from your school to University Admissions.  ASAP  August 15
17. Send advanced/college equivalent credit to University Admissions directly from testing agency or college.  ASAP ASAP 
18. 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 pre-orientation modules (sent in mid-June) and also attend their online orientation in July.

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 Center 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 Center.

Freshmen will be able to make schedule changes after meeting with their First-Year Experience Adviser prior to classes beginning on August 24. 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 semester. The adviser assignment is visible on the Student Center 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.