New @ TU

Before Your First Day

Get to know your campus by taking a tour from your computer, and learn about Towson University.

On Your First Day

  1. Attend the New Hire Information Session with the Office of Human Resources.


    Dates: Wednesdays from 9am-11:30am
    Location: Administration Building, Room 120
    Parking: Your recruiter will provide you with parking details

    Topics covered include:

    • Obtaining your OneCard 
    • Parking 
    • Payroll
    • Benefits


  2. Enroll in a retirement plan

    Selecting a Retirement plan

    State law requires all regular faculty and staff to enroll in a retirement plan upon commencement of employment. Please review the retirement options and speak with the benefits specialist during your new hire information session if you have additional questions before completing your retirement forms.  The forms and a copy of your photo ID must be submitted at the conclusion of the New Hire Information Session.

  3. Pay for your parking permit at the University Union and review the Parking Enforcement video 
  4. Upon completion of the session, report to the department where you will be working and meet with your supervisor or team.

During Your First Week

  1. Review and begin completing items identified on this website
  2. Sign up for Text Message Alerts through the Emergency Text Message Notification System 
  3. Activate your faculty/staff TU account (PDF), enroll at least two devices in Duo Multi-Factor Authenticationset up your phone (PDF), and review the Getting Started Quick Reference Guide (PDF)
  4. Complete your first time sheet

    Completing Your Time Sheet

    All faculty and staff will use the online time sheet system to complete time sheets for each pay period.

    Instructions and training resources for completing timesheets are found here.

  5. Meet with your supervisor to discuss and establish performance expectations and goals for the current rating period 

Before 30 Days

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Before 60 Days

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Before 90 Days

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