Freshman - Main Campus To-Do List

Congratulations on your decision to enroll at Towson University. The Freshman To-Do List below has been developed to assist you in making your transition to Towson University as smooth as possible. All applicable tasks below must be complete by the deadline date or the start of classes.

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If you have questions about completing the To-Do List tasks, contact the department directly or email the  department.

Please note:

  • Spring semester To-Do List tasks are updated by mid-November
  • Fall semester To-Do List tasks are updated by mid-March



  1. Complete Before Orientation
    1. Complete Admitted Student Enrollment Steps
    2. Apply for and/or Review Award Guide & Accept Financial Aid Package
    3. Complete Mathematics Placement Testing (required for all students)
    4. Complete Academic Interest Form 
    5. Complete Reading Placement Testing (if notified)
    6. Register for New Student Orientation
    7. Register for Honors College Orientation (Complete only if you have been admitted to the Honors College.)
  2. Complete at Orientation
    1. Get Your OneCard
    2. Sign-up for Emergency Text Alerts & Download the Safer Mobility App
  3. Complete Before the Start of Classes
    1. Complete Online To-Do List (In addition to tasks listed here; requires log-in)
    2. Complete Immunization Requirements
    3. Complete AlcoholEDU and Haven Programs
    4. Complete Strengths Quest Assessment
    5. Purchase or Change Dining Plan
    6. Learn About Your Online Bill & Billing Schedule, Enroll in the e-Rebate/Refund Program, Complete 1098-T Consent
    7. Purchase Parking Permit (Commuters Only)
    8. Request Disability Support Services (Optional)
    9. Price/Purchase Textbooks
    10. Prepare for Move-In & Living On-Campus
    11. Review Student Code of Conduct, Policies and Expectations
  4. Optional
    1. Register for Project Serve (Fall Semester Only)
    2. Register for Project Explore (Fall Semester Only)
    3. Complete Religious Interest Card
    4. Download the TU Mobile App
    5. Download the Guidebook App
    6. Learn About Technology Resources at TU

Freshman Transition Program with CCBC

If you are participating in the Freshman Transition Program with Towson University and the Community College of Baltimore County, please refer to the Freshman Transition Program To-Do List

Future Notifications & Communication

During your transition to Towson University, we will communicate important information to you using your TU and personal email account. Please note the following date(s) when email notifications will be sent to your TU account only:

  • Students entering TU for the spring term will receive email notifications to their TU email account beginning January 30
  • Students entering TU for the fall term will receive email notifications to their TU email account after July 1  

If you do not receive TU notifications and need to check or change your email address, please email