Freshman Transition Program Orientation

See your checklist of tasks to complete before and after orientation. 

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We are looking forward to welcoming a new class of FTP students in Fall 2024. 

Pre-Orientation Checklist- Complete by June 1

Apply for your OneCard so that it will be available for pickup when you attend Orientation. Failure to meet the deadline may lead to a delay in receiving your OneCard.

New Student Orientation will be held this summer for freshmen starting TU in fall 2024. Don't forget to register your family member or guest for Family Orientation.

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

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.

All FTP charges, including tuition, fees, housing and meal plan (if applicable), are paid to CCBC. You will receive weekly communications from CCBC, sent to your TU email address, starting in mid-July to alert you when your FTP bill is ready. Updates are available via your myCCBC SIMON account. Your bill is due in early August. Your registration will be canceled for non-payment if not received in full and if financial aid is not confirmed by the due date. 

Post-Orientation Checklist- Complete by August 15

Please have your school submit your final official high school transcript to University Admissions.

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

Visit your Towson Online Services Student Dashboard To-Do List (login)
to check your immunization status, view to-do list items, 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 fee up to $175, 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

As an FTP student, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved. You can join student organizations, work on campus and attend campus events. 

FTP students cannot be involved in the following: intercollegiate athletics, club sports, fraternity and sorority life, LeaderShape and Army ROTC.