Housing & Dining
Why live on campus? You'll meet new people, discover new ideas and ways of thinking, and expand your horizons. You’ll join a community of students who enjoy living near the academic, social, athletic and cultural events that take place on campus every day.
All Towson students—residents and commuters alike—can also choose from 17 dining locations on campus, including full-service all-you-care-to-eat facilities, grab-and-go options and convenience stores. No matter what time of day or night, you can find something good to eat.
Towson offers 15 residence halls on campus. An eclectic mix of old and new architecture, these buildings range from cozy two- and three-story halls to high-rise towers. If you are a new freshman student, we guarantee on-campus housing for your first two years at Towson.
Modern amenities make your new home a great place to live and learn. Rooms are equipped with cable TV, high-speed Internet service, and a microwave-refrigerator unit. All rooms are furnished with beds, desks, chairs, closets or wardrobes, dressers, wall-to-wall carpeting, and blinds. In-house laundry facilities, lounges, study rooms and vending areas are located in each hall. Pool tables, TV rooms, and even pianos are available in many halls.
Our residence halls are staffed by Resident Assistants (RAs), specially trained students who work to build a floor-wide community with planned activities and outings. They also offer insider knowledge on how to make your Towson experience more successful. So whether you need help with a problem or just want to hang out, their doors are always open.
Towson Run Apartments are for upper-class students (including transfer students) who are eligible to live on campus. This apartment community is a great way to stay connected with the campus and enjoy the benefits and independence of apartment living.
Towson Run offers many of the same amenities as our residence halls, but with a few extras. The complex offers nine-month housing and consists of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments equipped with full kitchens and common living rooms.
First-time freshmen are not eligible to live in Towson Run.
For Transfer Students
On-campus housing isn't guaranteed for transfer students and is granted on a space-available basis. Many transfer students instead live in off-campus housing, which includes many apartments and rental homes within a short walk of the university and throughout the town of Towson.
Off-campus housing is not affiliated with the university, but TU's Department of Housing and Residence Life maintains resources for finding off-campus housing.
For International Students
International students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to live on campus. It’s a great way to make friends and feel connected to our vibrant campus culture.
Find out more about housing for international students.
In addition to the thousands of students who live on campus, many thousands more—especially juniors and seniors—choose to live just beyond Towson University’s borders at one of the many nearby off-campus housing properties. These housing options, which include apartments and townhomes, are not affiliated with Towson University but still offer a great option for students who wish to live near the excitement and resources of our campus community.
The Department of Housing and Residence Life maintains off-campus housing listings for students seeking a place to live.
What’s on the menu tonight? Sushi? Pizza? Fajitas? Try all of the above. With 17 dining options on campus, you’ll never have trouble finding something that suits your taste. In fact, you might have trouble finding something that doesn’t.
Towson offers three all-you-care-to-eat facilities at The Glen, Newell Dining Hall and West Village Commons. Our diverse menus offer traditional choices, ethnic and international cuisine, and a wealth of vegetarian and low-fat options, too. We offer kosher and halal menus, too.
When you just need a quick break, consider a coffee at our on-campus Starbucks, where the conversation flows as freely as the caffeine. Want to grab a bite before that mid-term or after a trip to the gym? Stop by Chik-fil-A or Jamba Juice—both located right on campus. Or, stock up on a few snacks at one of our convenience stores. Go ahead and eat up—it’s all included in the Towson meal plan.
Want even more options? You’ll find Thai, Japanese, Italian, American and many more types of cuisine right in the town of Towson, just a short walk from campus. And for those late-night cravings, many restaurants deliver right to your residence hall or apartment.
Learn more about dining on campus.