Activate Your NetID
- Deadline: June 1
Contact: Student Computing Services ● 410-704-5151
Towson will communicate with you using your official TU student
computing and email account, known as your NetID. This account provides you with access to:
Your Towson email—Webmail Powered by Google
Network file storage and Web publishing space
Wireless networks on campus
Towson Online Services for bill payment and online to-do lists
Blackboard for online courses
Off-campus access to library databases
It is imperative that you activate your NetID as soon as possible. Check your Towson email regularly for important information about your transition to TU, including To-Do List emails and other university communications.
How to Activate Your Net ID
You must submit your Participation Agreement and $300 fee
before you can activate your NetID. Please allow sufficient mailing time
for your agreement and enrollment fee to be processed by University
When prompted, enter your last name, seven-digit Towson student ID number and date of birth. Your student ID number is located on the Offer of Admission letter you received. If you cannot locate it, contact University Admissions at 410-704-2113.
Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process.
If you experience difficulty activating your account, or for other technical questions, please contact the Student Computing Services Desk at
email@example.com or 410-704-5151.
Additional instructions and detailed tutorials for Towson’s many technology services are available at
TechOverture, a site designed to introduce you to Towson’s computing systems.
Students—not parents—should activate their TU account. This will help the student remember his or her password and learn how to access the system. Don’t forget to check your TU email regularly for important information about your transition to TU.
Learn About How We Will Communicate With You
When You Start Classes Deadline: ASAP
Effective with the start
of classes, we will no longer communicate with you at your personal
email address. Towson University
departments will begin communicating with you using ONLY your TU
NetID/TU email account. Notifications range in subjects and
include topics such as billing, class scheduling, notifications from
your professor, student club information, student activities on campus,
etc. If you are not already doing so, you must check your TU email
account regularly so that you are aware of and you can respond to these
notifications as necessary.