Housing costs are not covered by the TU Partner Exchange agreement. Both university housing and off-campus options are available to exchange students although on-campus housing in the TU Global Village is recommended (based on availability).
University housing is the most convenient option for visiting exchange students. Living in university housing allows for more interaction with other TU students and easy access to activities and events. International students who select university housing will be placed in the Global Village at the Residence Tower unless otherwise notified. Students may be assigned to alternate university housing based on space availability.
The Global Village is a community for both domestic and international students attending Towson University. Students living in this community will have the opportunity to interact with people from different cultures and countries in a variety of ways including special annual events, international roommate, and programming.
Care packages are available for purchase at the Residence Tower upon arrival to help make your first few nights at Towson a little easier. Packages cost approximately $25 and include bed sheets, a blanket, a pillow case, a flashlight, a laundry basket, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, a toothbrush, and snacks (water bottle, instant noodles, popcorn, and a granola bar).
All resident students (except those living in Towson Run Apartments) are required to purchase a meal plan. Meals are not covered by the TU Partner Exchange agreement. Students will be automatically enrolled in the 10 meals per week plan but may upgrade upon arrival. Students living in Towson Run Apartments may purchase a meal plan at their option. Meal plan charges will be billed to the student's TU account and must be paid upon arrival. Meal plans are valid during the regular semester only.
Please note that the Housing Contract does not include Minimester (winter break between the fall and spring terms) or summer. International students studying at Towson for the full academic year may stay in their room over the winter break for an additional fee (approximately $150).
A deposit of $350 is required at the time of application to be paid by international money order or credit card using the Housing Deposit Form. At the end of the first semester, the $350 deposit will be credited to your TU student account for second semester housing charges.
Maintenance charges will be applied to your student account if the room is not maintained according to the housing contract. When you leave Towson University, any credit balance on your account will be refunded to you.
Students wishing to live off-campus are responsible for securing their own housing and making payments according to the rental agreement.
The TU Office of Student Activities offers a free off-campus housing information service (a comprehensive list of available off-campus housing) for students seeking places to live. They also provide a listing of apartment complexes in Baltimore. Towson University does not screen, qualify, verify or otherwise accept responsibility for listings provided through this free service. Go to the Housing and Residence Life website to search the listings.