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New Student Programs

 

First-Year Orientation begins on August 22, 2015

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

 

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, August 22

9am-5pm Orientation Check-In University Union, 3rd Floor Chespeake Ballrooms
9am-5pm Family Rest/Relaxation Area University Union, 2nd Floor Potomac Lounge
9am-6pm Welcome Tents Union Potomac Patio, Newell Hall, West Village Commons, Glen Complex
10am-6pm OneCard Issuance University Union
11am-4pm Library Welcome Carnival Albert S. Cook Library
12noon-6pm Open Hours Burdick Hall
3pm-5pm Family Fiesta with Center for Student Diversity University Union, 2nd Floor Loch Raven Room
6pm-8pm Family Send Off University Union, 2nd Floor Potomac Lounge
6pm-8:30pm Residence Hall Community Meetings Residence Halls
6:30pm-8:30pm Commuter and Off-Campus Student Cookout University Union PAWS Patio
9:00pm-10:45pm Orientation Welcome (required for ALL first-year students) SECU Arena
11pm-1am First Night Experience University Union, 2nd Floor Potomac Lounge
11pm-1am Dessert and Snack Buffet (from LaCakerie) University Union, 2nd Floor Patuxent Lounge
11pm-1am Green Thumb Project University Union, 3rd Floor Chesapeake Ballrooms
11pm-1am

TU Later

Zumba Class at 11:10pm

Boot Camp at 11:30pm

Zumba at 12 midnight

Spin Class at 12:30pm

Burdick Hall

Fitness Center in Gym 1

Open Recreation in Gym 2

 

Sunday, August 23

8am-10am Late Packet Pick-Up University Union, 2nd Floor Loch Raven Room
8am-10am Connect, Refresh, and Stretch with the Wellness Peer Educators! Health and Counseling Center
8am-11:30am Breakast with Orientation Leaders (residential students only) Dining Halls
11am Commuter/Off-Campus Students meet-up University Union Potomac Lounge
12noon-5:45pm Success Starts Here rotations (required for ALL first-year students)

Locations across campus

Orientation leaders will guide students to sessions. Students must stay with their OLs the entire day!

7pm-8pm Free Massage West Village Commons, Room 304
7pm-8pm Group Acupuncture West Village Commons, Room 306
7pm-9pm Taste of Towson West Village Commons, 4th Floor
9:30pm-11:30pm The "Q" at TU: LGBT Life at Towson Center for Student Diversity (3rd Floor, University Union)
7pm-10pm Sunday Funday with Student Activities University Union, 2nd Floor Potomac Lounge
8:30pm-9:30pm Lip Sync Battle University Union, 3rd Floor Chesapeake Ballrooms
9:30pm-11pm Open Mic Night and Gourmet Coffee Bar University Union, 2nd Floor PAWS Stage

Monday, August 24

8am-9am Late Packet Pick-Up University Union, 2nd Floor Loch Raven Room
9am-3pm First Year Experience (FYE) Academic Advising (required for ALL first-year students)

Students go to room located on their academic schedules for ORIE 305

This is an ACADEMIC setting, so please bring a working writing utensil and a notepad.

Students must bring their academic schedule, planner, new student guide, orientation t-shirt and water bottle!

3:15pm-4pm Walk to Convocation Walkway to SECU Arena
4pm-5pm New Student Convocation (required for ALL first-year students)

SECU Arena

Students must wear their orientation t-shirt to this event!

6pm-7:30pm Career Center Social Career Center (7800 York Road Building)
6:30pm-8:30pm Welcome Back Block Party Lawn outside College of Liberal Arts
6:30pm-8:30pm Open House and Tie-Dye Health and Counseling Center
8pm-10pm Welcome Concert Speakers Circle (outside Lecture Hall)
8pm-10pm Bus Trips to Target

Buses depart from Newell Hall, West Village Commons, and Glen Complex.

Last bus leaves for Target at 10pm! Students need to be out of Target by the 11pm close!

 

Tuesday, August 25

10am-4pm Black & Gold Spirit Day University Union, Potomac Patio
11am-4pm Library Welcome Carnival Albert S. Cook Library
12noon-1:30pm President's Leadership Institute Transfer Mentor Kick-Off Lunch West Village Commons, 3rd Floor Lobby
1pm-3pm Student Resource Fair University Union, 2nd Floor Lobby and Loch Raven Room
1pm-4pm Towerlight Open House Towerlight offices (University Union, 3rd Floor)
2pm-4pm Part-Time and On-Campus Job Fair University Union, 3rd Floor Chesapeake Rooms
5pm-8pm Hot Air Balloon Rides (subject to weather conditions) Towsontown Garage Field
5pm-7pm Set it Off! Tiger Plaza (between College of Liberal Arts and Burdick Hall)
7:30pm-9:30pm Residence Hall Community Meetings Various Residence Halls

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 newstudentprograms@towson.edu.

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New Student Programs
University Union, Room 217 (map)


Phone: 410-704-2309
Fax: 410-704-3930
E-mail: newstudentprograms@towson.edu


 

 

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A: OLs, or Orientation Leaders, are upper-class students who are here to help you adjust to college life.

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