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 2021 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 2022 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  

TU Information Module

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Being an FTP Student

Ever wondered what its like on campus as an FTP student? Check out this YouTube video and hear from current and past FTP students 

Watch the Video
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To-Do List

Ready for the next step in your academic journey? This helpful list will make sure you stay on track.

Freshman Transition Program To-Do List

New Student Orientation Fee

The $110 orientation fee is charged to all incoming students on your bursar’s bill. The fee covers your orientation, all Welcome to TU programs, orientation materials which include a bag, planner, new student guide, lanyard, and t-shirt, and student staffing for all of the programs. Download our fee policy here.

For students who may need a fee waiver, please complete this form.

Orientation At-A-Glance

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Pre-Orientation Module

Complete your pre-orientaiton module at least 48 hours prior to Summer Orientation. Your family can use Guest access to view.

Pre-Orientation Module Log-In
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Summer Orientation

Register for and attend your mandatory virtual Summer Orientation. Additionally, optional in-person orientation is also available!

Summer Orientation Registration
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Welcome to TU

Attend mandatory and optional Welcome to TU (W2TU) events in August from move in through the weekend before classes start.

Welcome to TU

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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