Freshman Transition Program Orientation

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Students will be eligible to transition to Towson University if they meet either of the following criteria:

  • by the end of the fall 2020 term, complete at least 9 transferable credits with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA), a minimum grade of C and a grade of “pass” in pass/fail courses
  • by the end of the spring 2021 term, complete at least 15 transferable credits with a 2.5 cumulative GPA and a grade of “pass” in pass/fail courses

For questions about the Freshman Transition Program, contact Jeanne Gyr at  

Welcome to TU Updates

Did you miss a mandatory event during W2TU? Here's what to do.

  • Convocation: Watch the Recording
  • FYE Class on August 21: Reach out directly to your FYE advisor (listed on PeopleSoft) to ensure you have all the information you need
  • Success Starts Here- LIVE on August 21: Watch the Recording
  • Success Starts Here- Campus Safety on August 23: Watch the Recording
  • Tigers Care/OneCard Pick-Up: Tigers Care package pick up has been suspended until further notice. OneCards will be available for pick-up between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm in the University Union on the 1st floor. Please ONLY pick up your OneCard if absolutely necessary and wait until classes proceed in-person if possible.
  • All students who will be coming to campus need to be tested for COVID within 10 days prior to their arrival on campus and upload their test results to the Tiger Health Portal . The TU Health Center is offering free COVID testing at an outdoor testing site located in front of the Health and Counseling Centers. Students may reserve a registration time and learn more at


What is New Student Orientation? 

New Student Orientation is a mandatory program designed to introduce you to TU’s academic expectations and help you meet fellow incoming students. You will learn about your course schedule, academic standards, living on/off campus and what it means to be a part of the TU community. 

FTP students must register for specific orientation dates so that students can receive the appropriate information.

Will I register for classes during New Student Orientation?

No. You will automatically be registered for your first semester classes by FTP staff. 

Can a family member, guest, or friend participate in New Student Orientation? 

Yes. You must register your guest at the same time you sign up for your New Student Orientation session. Each guest will attend virtual Family Orientation and will not attend student-only sessions. 

What is the fee for New Student Orientation? 

The fee for students is $110 and is charged to your fall term bursar's bill. Guests participating in virtual family orientation will not be charged a fee.

How can I get involved on campus as an FTP student? 

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 certain activities:

  • intercollegiate athletics
  • club sports
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • LeaderShape
  • Army ROTC
What is Welcome to TU? 

Welcome to TU is comprehensive program that will help you get acclimated to campus, meet more new students, learn required safety policies and have some fun during the first week of classes. Certain events are mandatory and will be noted on the program schedule

How do I find housing on campus? 

FTP students can apply for on-campus housing through Housing and Residence Life by the May 1 deadline.


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Welcome to Towson University!

Learn more about transition information from orientation leaders, fellow parents and students.

Make TU Feel Like Home

Meet Dan Kolton, an Orientation Student Director, who will show you TU's campus and various offices on the New Student and Family Programs Youtube channel.

Watch the Video


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