Transfer Student Orientation

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Spring 2022 Orientation

Orientation registration for students entering in the Spring 2022 semester is open! Don't forget to register your family members in order for them to receive information about participating in Family Orientation.


All new TU students enrolling for spring 2022 are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or receive an approved vaccine exemption by Monday, January 10, 2022. Students whose vaccination status has not been verified by their scheduled orientation date will be asked to reschedule to a later date. Students cannot register for any classes until documentation is verified.

Prior to attending orientation, students must complete a mandatory online pre-orientation module. The pre-orientation should be completed at least 48 hours prior to attending orientation.

Pre-Orientation Module

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To-Do List

There's a lot you will need to complete before you start classes at TU. This helpful list will guide you through all the steps.

Transferring Student To-Do List

New Student Orientation Fee

The $110 orientation fee is charged to all incoming students on your fall term 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. You will learn about your course schedule, academic standards, campus resources for transferring students and what it means to be a part of the TU community. 

You will meet with academic advisers from your department and you will register for classes. 

During New Student Orientation, courses and seats that have not been previously viewable will be open for transferring students attending that specific day. Continuing TU students won’t have access to those classes. 

You will have virtual access to an advisor or faculty member from the department of your major during the Transfer Orientation who will guide you through registration.

After orientation, you will then be assigned a permanent advisor in your major department within the first two weeks of your first semester. You should prioritize meeting with your advisor to create a degree completion plan and help you navigate your new department. Please contact your major department after the term begins if you are not assigned a permanent advisor within the first two weeks.

You can find the status of your credit evaluation by referring to the transfer credit report in your online student center. The “Transfer Evaluation Status” field will show whether your evaluation is preliminary or final.

If your evaluation is final, then you do not need to submit any additional transcripts.

If your evaluation is preliminary, then the Transfer Student Center is waiting on a final transcript. This typically means that your evaluation was completed while you still had courses in progress at your previous school. To finalize your evaluation, an official transcript with your final grades must be submitted to the Office of University Admissions.

Schools do not automatically send updated transcripts; you must request that your previous school sends an official updated transcript after your final grades have been posted. The To-Do List in your student center will list which transcript is required. Your final transcript should be sent directly to the Office of University Admissions.

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, but guests attending the in-person program will be charged a $10 fee. Download our fee policy here. 

For students who may need a fee waiver in order to attend, please complete this form.

Yes. Each guest must register and attend virtual Family Orientation and will not participate in student-only portions of New Student Orientation. 

Towson University offers a new Off-Campus Housing Finder for students looking for apartments in the local area. For limited on-campus housing options, visit Housing and Residence Life, or visit Millennium Hall and West Village 1 and Tubman House.  

Welcome to TU is a program designed to welcome every student back to Towson University. Students are encouraged to take part in a variety of fun and relaxing activities so you can get your fall term started on a positive note. Certain sessions for transferring students are mandatory and will be noted on the program schedule.  

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