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 AskTU AT_TOWSON.
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
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
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, healthcenter AT_TOWSON, or call 410-704-2466.
Additional Health Resources