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New Student Programs


First-Year Orientation begins on August 22, 2015

More detailed schedule to be released by August 15, 2015

Housing and Residence Life move-in schedules are available here.



SAGE (Students Achieving Goals through Education)

The SAGE Program is a signature program run by the Center for Student Diversity designed to attract, retain, and support a diverse student community at Towson University. SAGE offers entering first-generation students peer mentor support, programming designed to help students adjust to the collegiate environment, and understanding staff and allies that makes this program beneficial for all participants. Students and families can learn more about SAGE and students can apply to be a part of this coming academic year's program at the SAGE website.


Project Serve

Project Serve is a wonderful pre-orientation service project coordinated by Student Activities. Students spend three days before summer orientation doing service projects around Baltimore City and County. Students also gain teambuilding skills and have the option to live in a residential learning community through the academic year where they can also continue serving their community. Applications will be available on April 1 and can be accessed at the Project Serve website.

Project Marj

Project Marj is one of the longest running traditions at Towson University. Begun in 1977, Project Marj is a “Wilderness Pre-Orientation” program for incoming freshman and transfer students of Towson University and is managed by the Department of Campus Recreation.

Entering its 38th year, Project Marj 2015 will return to Shenandoah National Park, its original location, for the first time in ten years. Participants join together into groups of eight on the first day of the trip and then spend five days and four nights camping and backpacking throughout the park. Each group will be led by two student Project Marj Instructors who will provide instruction in backcountry living and hiking skills, as well as an introduction to life as a Towson student. Along the course of their hike, Project Marj participants will encounter the cliffs at Little Stony Man and get to step outside of their comfort zone even further and experience rock climbing and rappelling under the guidance of our experienced rock climbing instructors.

We are currently accepting registration forms which can be accessed at the Project Marj website.


If you need any assistance, please visit us in the University Union, room 217 or contact us by phone at 410-704-2309 or at

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Phone: 410-704-2309
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