Towson University offers a variety of cultural programs and student organizations. Learn more about Towson, as well as Baltimore area attractions, shopping destinations and transportation options.
The town of Towson, located in Baltimore County , is a lively area rich with history,
culture, nightlife, and entertainment. There are a number of educationally stimulating
and recreationally engaging opportunities to partake in.
There are many things to do in Baltimore and Towson. The following links contain information about local events:
Baltimore 's history is full of famous people and interesting events. The city tends to surprise tourists and students who come for a short visit with great historical and cultural sites. Two must see water front districts are Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Fells Point.
Down the road in Washington, D.C., you can visit the Smithsonian museums, the National Mall, the Washington Monument and the Capitol. The MARC Train connects Baltimore Penn Station and Washington Union Station.
The Towson Town Center is a gigantic mall within walking distance of TU's campus. There are other nearby malls; however, transportation is needed as they are located several miles from campus. Wal-Mart and Target are department stores that sell everything from food to hardware and they are located close to Towson University .
International visitors typically arrive at Baltimore Washington International (BWI) or Washington Dulles, as they are the closest international airports to Towson . Traveling around Baltimore City and County is convenient due to a good public transportation system, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA).
The TU campus shuttle provides students with free transportation to many campus locations. Operated by Transportation Services, buses run weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the fall and spring terms on two routes around campus. On weekends the shuttle runs from noon to 10 p.m. For more information call 410-704-4826.
Baltimore Collegetown Network operates a free shuttle around Baltimore with stops at Goucher College, Towson shopping district, Towson University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Loyola, Morgan State, Johns Hopkins, and Penn Station. At Penn Station students can transfer to the FREE Charm City Circulator, which travels throughout downtown Baltimore. Service is available to college students, faculty, and staff at participating schools with a valid picture college I.D.