Community Relations and NEWS



Towson University is committed to serving our greater community through our academic mission and the expertise of our faculty, staff and students. By creating a welcoming environment  with our numerous academic, athletics, arts and community engagement opportunities throughout the year, we want our neighbors to consider the campus both a destination and a hub.

Towson follows guidelines regarding sound and lighting and construction and renovation, that accommodate our vibrant and growing campus community, while remaining mindful of the neighborhoods which we are a part.

The Office of the President, in cooperation with all of the institution's divisions and departments, takes the lead in fostering community relations and openly communicating with the greater Towson community, and in particular the neighborhood associations, non-profits, and businesses surrounding and contiguous to the campus.


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Towson University Campus Construction Guidelines

The development of Towson University campus is necessary to accommodate the expanding academic, arts, athletic and physical needs of the institution. Through our construction guidelines and procedures, the university will remain mindful of our surrounding neighbors during construction and renovation projects.

Why are Towson's Field Lights On?

Towson University's robust Intramural and Club Sports programs boast more than 5,100 student participants, collectively. With increasing demand for the fields and limited opportunity for informal open play, Towson's recent turf upgrades to the Burdick Fields along Osler Drive and Towsontowne Boulevard allows students and the community to get more effective and frequent use of the space. The LED fields lights are programmed to be reduced by 50% at 11pm to ensure safe egress and any breakdown required and turn completely off at 11:15p.m.

Towson U's Master Plan Process Outlines Future Campus Development

Towson University's Campus Master Plan is a long-term vision for the future physical development of the university’s 329-acre campus. Every 5 years the Campus Master Plan is updated in a three phase process.

Public input meetings (PDF) were held in March  and a draft plan was shared in July.


Office of the President
Administration Building, Room 331
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2356
Fax: 410-704-3488



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TU has updated its sound and lighting guidelines to keep our neighbors' quality of life in mind.

Read them here (PDF).



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Rodgers Forge & Southland Hills:

Rich Reinhardt-410-704-4034

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Marina Cooper-410-704-3300

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