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What is the Summer Trimester?

The Summer Trimester at Towson University consists of five-, seven- and 10-week courses in more than 800 classes, labs and internships. New during the summer of 2008 are a variety of 10-week courses. A complete list of courses that will be offered during Summer Trimester is published online and in the Summer 2008 Class Schedule (PDF). View the Schedule of Classes.

When is Summer Trimester?

Five summer sessions will be offered from May 27 to August 5.

Session 1: May 27-June 27 (5 weeks)

Session 2: May 27-July 16 (7 weeks)

Session 3: June 16-July 18 (5 weeks)

Session 4: July 7-August 7 (5 weeks)

Session 5: May 27 to August 1 (10 weeks) NEW!

Why is TU offering 10-week Summer Trimester courses?

Students want more options. They want to move through their programs faster or with more flexibility. This is especially important for students in high-demand disciplines. A Summer Trimester course could be just what you need to wrap up prerequisites, get into high demand or quick-to-fill classes, or speed up your degree work.

Who should consider enrolling in a 10-week course?

Students in a variety of disciplines, including health professions, applied information technology and homeland security. In future Summer Trimesters, additional emphasis will be placed on MAT course offerings as well.

What courses will be offered in the 10-week session?

Both undergraduate and graduate courses. There will be online courses, internships, clinical, and upper-division courses that would otherwise not be suitable for a five- or seven-week format. We will offer some GenEd courses and independent study as well. View the 10-week courses.

What is the cost for undergraduate courses *?

Undergraduate tuition and fees will be charged at the per-unit rate up through 9 units.  For the Summer Trimester 2008 pilot, we are using 9 units as the base for establishment of capped tuition and fees, just as we have 12 units as the cap for tuition and fees for undergraduate students during an academic semester. The determination of 9 units as the cap for the pilot was based on the fewer weeks of the summer trimester (10) relative to a regular semester (14). To qualify for the capped tuition and fees, a student must take 9 or more undergraduate units at TU but may take the credits in one summer session or any combination of summer sessions.

See the Bursar's site for more information about tuition and fees. Also see the Summer Trimester refund schedule.

In-State Tuition:  $225/unit; capped at $2,025 for 9 units and above

Out-of-State Tuition:  $588/unit; capped at $5,292 for 9 units and above.


University fee -- $56/unit; capped at $504 for 9 units and above

Technology fee -- $7/unit capped at $63 for 9 units and above

Residence Halls:  $135/week (for students requesting to live on-campus)

Parking:  No additional fee if student already has an annual parking permit.

What will it cost for graduate courses *?

The tuition and fees for graduate courses are determined per unit, as they are during the academic semesters.

In-State Tuition:  $297/unit.

Out-of-State Tuition:  $624/unit.

Fees:  University fee -- $58/unit;

Technology fee -- $7/unit (not to exceed $75).

Parking:  No additional fee if student already has an annual parking permit.

See the Bursar's site for more information about tuition and fees. Also see the Summer Trimester refund schedule.

*Please note:

Summer Trimester 2008 Rates have not been approved yet by the Board of Regents. These rates are subject to change. Additional details are included under “important dates related to the refund schedule.”

Undergraduate and graduate tuition rates do not apply to the UB/TU MBA program and may not apply to other cohort and special program formats.


How and when can students register?
Visit the Office of the Registrar's Web site for more information about how and when to register for the Summer Trimester. Register now.

What about parking?

Currently issued parking permits are valid through the Summer Trimester period. New parking permits for just the trimester will be prorated to the annual parking permit fee. Check the Parking Services Web site for current rates.

Will the dining halls be open during the summer?

There will be a variety of eating venues open throughout the summer. Paws in the University Union will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. on weekdays, and from noon - 7 p.m. on weekends. The 7720 Cafe in the Administration Building will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on weekdays. Starbucks at Cook Library will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on weekdays. Students can also use their One Card at select area restaurants and stores. See Dining Services for more information.

Can students live on campus during the Trimester?

All undergraduates taking at least one summer class can live on-campus. The cost for students to live on-campus in the residence halls is $135/week. Contact Housing and Residence Life at 410-704-2516 for details.

What other services are available during Summer Trimester?
For the most part, support services that students enjoy during the fall and spring will also be available during the Trimester.

Cook Library:  Cook Library will be open during Summer Trimester with full services provided, including the computer labs. Summer hours for May 27 - August 8: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday. 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; the library is closed on Sunday. Cook Library is also closed July 4-5.

Academic Advising Center:  The Academic Advising Center, located in the Lecture Hall, will be open and available for appointments and walk-in advising during regular hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Academic Achievement Center & Tutoring:  The Academic Achievement Center, in Cook Library, 5th floor, will be open during the summer Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., with free tutoring and academic coaching available upon request. For more information, please call 410-704-2291 or see the Academic Achievement Center Web site

Summer tutoring will be available for student-athletes by appointment through Academic Support Services in the Department of Athletics.

Writing Lab:  The Writing Lab, a multidisciplinary tutoring service for TU students, faculty and staff, provides assistance with writing at any stage of the writing process. Located in Linthicum Hall, room 308, the lab will be open during the Summer Trimester. Check online for hours.

Health Center:  The Dowell Health Center is open during regular hours for students.

Campus Recreation Services:  Campus Recreation Services are available during the Summer Trimester. The gyms and pool in Burdick Hall will be open during normal summer hours.

The C.R.i.B. Fitness Center will close at 5 p.m. on May 20 and remain closed for approximately 2 to 3 weeks for facility renovations. Regular summer hours will resume as soon as work is completed. The Climbing Gym in the C.R.i.B. will also close at 5 p.m. on May 20 and will reopen on June 2. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check the Web site for updates.

Counseling Center:  The Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., for regular appointments and emergencies.  Call 410-704-2512.






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