Purchase Books The University Store is Towson University’s
only official source for textbooks and course materials as a result of
its direct access to the most current and accurate textbook information
from faculty. The University Store carries the exact titles and editions
of your textbooks as specified by your professors. All textbooks are
competitively priced, and the University Store’s liberal and hassle-free
return policy (with original receipt) makes it easy to return textbooks
if you drop a class or do not need the book. To help you save money, the
University Store tries to provide as many used copies as possible, which
are priced 25 percent lower than new books.
Textbooks for fall 2014
will be available for purchase in the University Store on or about August 1.
Extended hours will be available during the week of August 26 (approximate),
including move-in weekend.
The University Store at Towson University has a new textbook rental
program for select courses. The textbook rental program provides another
option for students to save money on their textbook costs. Visit
http://store.towson.edu and click on Shop Online.
The University Store accepts OneCard Retail/Vending Points, cash, personal
checks with proper ID (the imprinted last name on the check must match the
ID of the customer), VISA, MasterCard and Discover. If using a credit card,
the person using the credit card must
be the authorized user.
For more information, visit the University Bookstore or call 410-704-BOOK
Sometimes you may have a quick question about course
requirements or want to check on your progress toward graduation.
You might like a peer’s perspective about your academic program
or need help understanding a university policy. Student Academic
Advisers are available to answer those questions and help you
prepare to meet with your faculty adviser. Just stop by the Academic
Advising Center in the Lecture Hall to talk with a Student Academic
Adviser—no appointment necessary.
Student LIFE Line
Have a question about TU? An answer is just a phone call away.
LIFE Line is a telephone line created to answer your questions
about the university.
LIFE Line is staffed and ready to assist callers 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.,
Monday–Friday. After 5 p.m. and on weekends, you can leave a
voicemail message, and you will get a response the next business
day. The LIFE Line number is 410-704-LIFE (5433).
Towson University offers a summer trimester program for students who
wish to move through their academic programs faster and with more
flexibility. The summer trimester is a convenient opportunity to wrap up prerequisites, speed up degree work or get into high-demand classes that fill quickly.
Many classes, labs and internships will be offered during the summer,
including a number of fully online courses. A range of university
services that are provided in the regular fall and spring terms—such
as housing, dining, advising, tutoring, health services and campus
recreation—will also be available during the trimester program.
Sessions include five-, seven- and 10-week courses. For more
information, visit www.towson.edu/tri.
The Towson University Police Department is a law enforcement
agency that provides a full range of both police and security services
to the university community. University Police are committed to
delivering the highest-quality policing and public safety services 24
hours a day, every day. The department is located in the General
Services Building, 20 W. Towsontown Blvd., across the street from the entrance to Burdick Hall. If you ever have an emergency, just dial 410-704-2133.
In accordance with the guidelines established by Towson University
and pursuant to federal law, all current and prospective students may
request and receive a copy of the Towson University Annual Campus
Security Report (Clery Report). Copies of the report may be obtained
from the Towson University Police by visiting the department in person,
by calling 410-704-2505, or online at the University Police website.
University Police Escort Service
The university maintains an escort service that operates during the
hours of darkness while school is in session. Walking and riding
escorts provide point-to-point service. Please call 410-704-7233. You may also contact the University Police via campus emergency blue light telephones to request an escort any time of the day.
Emergency Blue Light Phones
Towson University has installed blue light emergency phones around
the campus should the need arise to contact the police. Crime
prevention should be the concern of each individual and the entire community. To report a crime or other campus emergency, call 410-704-2133 (4-2133 from any campus phone) immediately.
Emergency Text Messaging
Students can register for TU’s free text-message notification system.
In case of emergency, text messages are sent to all registered textmessage
capable mobile phones, Blackberrys, wireless PDAs, pagers,
smart or satellite phones, and email addresses. The service also posts
these messages on the university’s website. The messages will pop up on the computer screen for anyone using Google, Yahoo! or AOL as his or her homepage. To register for text messaging visit the
Text Alerts Web page.
Smoke-Free Campus Policy
Towson University is the first four-year university in Maryland to
be entirely smoke-free. All buildings and exterior grounds owned
or operated by Towson University are designated as smoke-free,
including athletic stadiums and practice fields, parking garages
and open spaces.
Towson’s smoke-free policy aims to reduce the health risks
associated with exposure to second-hand smoke and ensure that
all members of the campus community have access to clean air.
For those who wish to quit, the Dowell Health Center provides
free smoking assessments and smoking cessation and education
classes in partnership with the Baltimore County Department of
Health. Free nicotine replacement therapies are also available
through the Dowell Health Center.