A message from President Schatzel

October 27, 2022

A message to campus on behalf of Towson University President Kim Schatzel and Vice President of Student Affairs Vernon Hurte

Dear Towson University students, faculty and staff,

Our university is recognized nationally for leadership in voter registration and turnout. We have been named one of America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting, we signed the Higher Education Presidents’ Commitment to Full Student Voter Participation and we received Gold Awards from the ALL IN Democracy Challenge for our student voter turnout in 2018 and 2020.

More than 85 percent of our student population is registered to vote — an incredible testament to this generation’s commitment to change and social responsibility. But it doesn’t end there.

Today marks the first day of early voting in Maryland’s 2022 Midterm Election, and it is our civic duty to be active participants in this democratic process. Voters will elect Maryland’s next governor, as well as state and federal legislators, court judiciaries and a new attorney general.

We encourage all registered voters in our community to further advance TU’s commitment to civic responsibility by casting your vote during this year’s election.

Towson University is proud to serve as a voting location for our community. All voters registered with an address in Baltimore County may vote in person at South Campus Pavilion on the following dates:

  • Early Voting:   Oct. 27 to Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

On Election Day, those who are registered to vote with TU as their designated polling place may utilize the South Campus Pavilion. The polling place at South Campus Pavilion is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 8.

Registered Maryland voters can also cast their vote on campus by placing your completed mail-in ballot in the drop box located along Auburn Drive across from the South Campus Pavilion by 8 p.m. on Nov. 8.

The on-campus voting location is easily accessible through TU’s shuttle service and university parking lots. Riders can reach South Campus Pavilion via TU Shuttle by taking the Gold Route to Lot 8 - Towson Center. Parking is also available in Lot 8 for all valid TU permits.

In addition to voting, we encourage you to participate in Election 2022 programs to take responsibility for the wellbeing and future of our communities on and beyond campus. Visit TU Events for more information and to RSVP.

Thank you for your commitment to our community and to each other.

Sincerely,

Kim Schatzel, Ph.D.
President

Vernon Hurte, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Affairs