As you make your way down York Road to your Monday morning
class, look around. You’ll probably notice that you’re in one of many
cars heading for TU. Off-campus and commuter students make up
more than 75 percent of TU’s full-time undergraduate population.
To help non-residential students connect to campus and the greater
Towson community, Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) provides
a wide range of resources, services and programs designed to
help students develop into responsible community members with
independent life skills. Whether you currently live off campus or are
planning to move off campus, let OCSS be part of your off-campus
OCSS provides various types of information for commuter students.
MTA schedules, area maps, shuttle service information and offcampus
housing options can be found at the OCSS information
board on the first floor of the University Union, next to Auxiliary
OCSS facilitates the transition of TU students into surrounding
communities through two events: Apartments Visit TU, held in
October, and the Off-Campus Living Fair, held in February. Both of
these events occur annually and allow students to gather information
from local apartment communities and businesses that serve the Towson
community. OCSS also collaborates with the Department of Housing and
Residence Life to provide off-campus housing listings for both housing
wanted and available. Looking for a ride or have a ride to offer?
Parking & Transportation Services provides information about convenient
and cost-effective ways to get to campus.
OCSS provides programs to connect non-residential students
with the campus community and fellow commuters. OCSS hosts
commuter-friendly programs like Commuter Appreciation Day, Good
Evening Commuters, and Finals Fuel, and supports the program initiatives of the Commuter Student
Organization (CSO). The CSO distributes monthly newsletters,
participates in community service opportunities and hosts programs
for commuter students.
Commuter Tips for Success
Keep your permanent and/or local address up to date with
Towson Online Services on the student portal.
Learn the TU shuttle system.
Anticipate looking for a parking space and give yourself extra