Transfer Student Orientation

See the tasks you’ll need to complete before and after New Student Orientation.

New Student Orientation introduces transfer students to the community at Towson University and supports them in the adving and registration process. 

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

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Pre-Orientation Checklist- Complete by June 15

New Student Orientation will be held this summer for transfer students starting TU in fall 2024. Don't forget to register your family member or guest for Family Orientation. It is important you have confirmed your major, as major advising is a critical part of orientation and impacts the dates available to you.

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 

Apply for your OneCard with a photo that meets OneCard requirements so that it will be available when you attend Orientation. Failure to meet the deadline may result in a delay in receiving your OneCard.

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

Students: Use your NetID and password to  log in to the student portal.

Guests: Use the guest portal, not your student’s login, to participate in the pre-orientation module. Signing up is easy and free.

TU provides free access to CliftonStrengths for Students. Click here to take the assessment.

Post-Orientation Checklist- Complete by August 15

Complete the three mandatory prevention programs — Alcohol; Prescription Addiction Opioids; Sexual Violence. (Login with your TU ID number.)

 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 about orientation, email New Student and Family Programs at .  

Transfer students pay a fee up to $125 to attend Orientation both in-person and virtually. This cost is charged to your bill and covers all Welcome to TU programs, orientation materials, and student staffing for all programs. See information on fee waivers and our fee policy