The Honors College Orientation is held twice a year: once prior to the start of the fall semester for new and transferring Towson University students and again prior to the start of the spring semester for current Towson University students admitted to the Honors College as well as new and transferring students. Honors Orientation is a required program designed to introduce incoming students to the foundations of undergraduate honors education at Towson University. Honors Orientation provides new students and students transferring from other institutions opportunities to:
Fall Orientation for Honors students admitted for the fall term is typically held in August on the Wednesday and Thursday prior to the start of the fall term. Spring Orientation for students admitted for the spring term is typically held in the first week of the term.
Honors Orientation is separate from campus-wide Orientation overseen by New Student Programs. That orientation is mandatory for all students and does incur a fee. Please contact New Student Programs with any questions regarding general Orientation.
Spring Orientation is required for incoming freshmen, students transferring from other institutions, and internal transfers. There is no cost to attend. All new, enrolled students were emailed details regarding the program in January.
Fall Orientation is required for incoming freshmen and students transferring from other institutions. There is no cost to attend. Enrolled incoming students are required to register online to confirm their attendance at Honors Orientation. Registration for Honors Orientation will open in the summer.
A common read is a required part of the Honors Orientation experience in August. This program provides an opportunity for Honors students to read and explore issues that contribute to broad intellectual development while also fostering intellectual ties between Honors students, faculty and staff.
The 2018 Honors College Read will be announced by June 2018.
Incoming students must prepare a written, typed response to the a series of question prompts provided after the Honors College read is announced. Please write as much as you'd like. Some questions may only require a sentence or two while others may need a longer response. Responses will be collected, so be sure to include your full name.
The goals of the Honors College Read are:
If you have any questions about Honors Orientation programs, please feel free to contact us at 410-704-4677 or at honors AT_TOWSON.