Freshman Orientation

See your checklist of tasks to complete before and after orientation. Freshmen starting in spring 2023 attend Winter Orientation on January 26

Register for Winter Orientation

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New Student Orientation will be held January 26 for freshmen starting TU in spring 2023. 

At New Student Orientation, you'll meet fellow incoming students and learn about your course schedule, academic standards, living on/off campus and what it means to be a part of the TU community.

If you have questions, please email New Student and Family Programs at

Pre-Orientation Checklist

Complete your pre-orientation module no later than 48 hours prior to orientation.

  • Students: use your NetID and password to login to the student portal to ensure your participation is recorded.  
  • Guests: Use the guest portal, not your student's login, to participate in the pre-orientation module. Signing up is easy and free.  Use the Guest portal, not your student's log-in, to participate in the pre-orientation module. Signing up is easy and free.

Apply for your OneCard 5 business days before Orientation so that it will be available for pickup when you attend Orientation. You can also arrange a separate pickup time. 

Post-Orientation Checklist

Complete all three mandatory prevention programs — Alcohol; Prescription Addiction Opioids; Sexual Violence. Login with your TU ID.

Complete your immunization requirements and upload your health insurance card

Learn about paymentse-rebates and refunds, and your 1098-T consent.

Visit your Towson Online Services Student Dashboard To-Do List (login)
to accept your financial aid, see your schedule, check your immunization status, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all incoming students are required to attend Orientation. If you have questions, email New Student and Family Programs at

A $150 fee, charged to your bill, covers all Welcome to TU programs, orientation materials (including a bag, planner, new student guide, lanyard and T-shirt) and student staffing for all programs. See information on fee waivers and our fee policy