Campus Landmarks & Features

Towson’s beautifully landscaped 329-acre campus features signature buildings and spaces that have become recognizable landmarks for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the greater community.

aerial view of whole campus

See for Yourself

There is no better way to get to know Towson University than to see our beautiful campus for yourself. We look forward to your visit. If you can’t make the trip to campus, take our virtual tour for an overview of the TU campus.

Landmarks

Look for the following landmarks on your next visit to campus:

Students walking in the Glen Arboretum

The Glen Arboretum

Dedicated in 1936, the Glen Arboretum is a treasured campus and community resource located adjacent to Smith and Van Bokkelen halls. Many of its structures were first created in 1933 through a Works Progress Administration Grant.

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Stephens Hall

Stephens Hall

Stephens Hall, easily identified by its clock tower, is one of the signature buildings on campus. Constructed in 1912 when the state of Maryland purchased 80 acres in Towson, Stephens Hall was originally the Administration building. The Stephens Hall Theatre now hosts dance, opera, music, theater and Asian arts performances. 

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International Walkway

International Walkway

Towson’s International Walkway celebrates the rich diversity of the campus and features illuminated flagpoles flying international flags that represent the home countries of students attending Towson.

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The Cook Library

Cook Library

The Albert S. Cook Library, with a general collection of some 600,000 books, 150,000 e-books, 1,200 print journal titles and more, provides students with the resources to support their academic coursework. The Library’s Special Collections and the University Archives include rare books, Babylonian clay tablets and the largest Judaica book collection in the southeast.

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The commemorative garden

The Commemorative Garden

The Commemorative Garden provides visitors with a peaceful place for contemplation, inspiration, reflection, hope and renewal. Located behind the University Union, the garden is open to faculty, staff, alumni and the greater community.

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Students on the Trees of Towson Walking Tour

The Trees of Towson Walking Tour

The Trees of Towson Walking Tour offers a 30-minute tour focusing on the native and exotic trees that line the campus. Centuries-old beech trees are among the highlights of the tour.

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Sudent jogging

Tiger Trails

Tiger Trails is a series of walking and running trails located throughout the campus, designed to promote fitness for staff, faculty, students, alumni, and community groups. There are four routes; most trails begin near Burdick Hall. 

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