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.
Is Orientation mandatory and what is its purpose?
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.
Do I have to fill out the Academic Interest Form (AIF) even if I do not know my intended major?
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.
When will I receive my schedule after submitting the AIF?
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.
If I do not like my schedule, how do I change it?
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 freshreg AT_TOWSON. Please indicate the issue and an adviser will consider possible changes. There is a "change of schedule" period during the first week of classes.
Can I change my major after orientation?
Yes, students can change their major after orientation using the online change of major form.
When do I find out who my adviser is?
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.
When will I found out my roommate/room assignment?
Roommates and building assignments will be released at 5 pm ET on Friday, July 31 (announcement sent to TU email account).
When is the first bill due?
The first semester bill is due Monday, August 31.