Coronavirus Information

Towson University is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As the situation continues to change, our top priority is the health and safety of our community. The university remains open with limited services. We will continue to take informed action to limit the spread of COVID-19, as well as provide regular updates and guidance.

The university is making all decisions based on USM guidelines and the latest information available, including current recommendations by the U.S. Department of State, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in consultation with our international partners and affiliate providers.

News and Updates

View coronavirus communications or follow @TowsonUNews on Twitter to stay informed.

We’ve posted answers to frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, you can email 

We encourage students and parents to sign up for text alerts. Parents and family members can also register for TU’s portal for families to receive emails or text alerts with the most up-to-date information on coronavirus safeguards and how TU is responding to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff. 

Information for Students

Read about distance learning, guidance on move out for resident students and student services available during the spring term. View information for students.

Events and Commencement

All university-sponsored events and gatherings have been canceled through the end of the spring 2020 semester. Our May 2020 Commencement ceremonies have been postponed until this fall. Tiger athletics events have been suspended for the spring term. Check the master events calendar for more information. For events not listed there, check with individual event coordinators. 

Remote Teaching and Working

Towson University’s transition to episodic telework, under the COVID-19 Telework Policy, began March 16. This will continue until otherwise advised by guidance and direction from Governor Hogan and USM Chancellor Perman.

During this time, only employees deemed “Essential” should report to their TU worksite. Staff deemed “Sustainable” and others who are able to telework are required to do so. Anyone unable to telework and not deemed Essential or “Sustainable” will be placed on Administrative Leave. Please be sure to consult your supervisor and read the new TU telework policy. Faculty will continue to have access to their work spaces, as needed.

All faculty and staff meetings should be moved to conference call and WebEx. All essential in-person meetings should be limited to 10 people with the appropriate social distancing measures in place.

Faculty are being provided guidance on ways to continue instruction and coursework with students remotely. The following resources are provided to ensure you are prepared for remote instruction and coursework.

Staff are also being provided guidance directly from their supervisors regarding remote work resources and policies. Continued communications will come directly from your supervisor.

Coronavirus Health Information

The TU Health Center is working closely with local county and state health officials to coordinate information and responses to the COVID-19 outbreak. View our frequently asked questions. You can also contact the TU Health Center by email, , or call 410-704-2466. 

Additional Health Resources