International Student Housing

Towson University offers a variety of housing options for international students.

On-Campus Housing

While on living on campus is not compulsory, on campus housing is available for TU ELC conditionally admitted students, exchange students and international undergraduate students. These students will receive access to the housing request forms upon admission to TU. A deposit must be paid online as part of the university housing application, and it is suggested that students wanting to live on campus confirm housing early, as space is limited. 

The housing contract does not include the winter or summer break. International students studying at Towson for the full academic year may stay in their room over the winter and summer breaks for an additional fee.

Off-Campus Housing

TU's website offers a free search service for students seeking to live off-campus. This search function allows international students to search by apartments that are international student friendly and are connected to shuttle routes. Note, TU does not screen, qualify, verify or otherwise accept responsibility for listings provided through this free service.

Using their One Card, students who live off-campus have access to free transportation through the TU Shuttle route.

Meal Plans

Meal plans are available for students who live on or off campus, and are valid during the regular semester only. All students living on-campus (except those living in Towson Run Apartments, Barnes Hall, or Marshall Hall) are required to purchase a meal plan. 

English Language Center

Students who have Conditional Admission to TU's undergraduate program can live on campus. Because campus housing is limited, students who wish to apply to live on campus should do so at the earliest possible date after they are conditionally admitted. On campus housing is available during the summer session only for non-Conditionally Admitted students studying at the TU ELC. 

International Exchange Students

University housing is the most convenient option for visiting exchange students. International exchange students who select university housing will be assigned to the Global Village located in Residence Tower unless otherwise notified. Students may be placed in alternate university housing based on space availability.

The Global Village is a Living Learning Community which provides students the opportunity to connect with students from different cultures and countries in a variety of ways including international and domestic roommate pairing, annual events, and programming.  This community is offered in partnership with the International Student & Scholar Office (ISSO) and Housing & Residence Life.

Sponsored Students

The Sponsored Student Programs Office has collected a series of resources that may be helpful to sponsored students. Sponsored students who seek additional support are encouraged to reach out to the Sponsored Students Office.