Information for Students

Academic Resources

Fall 2020 Course Delivery Update

All TU classes are being adjusted to remote modality for the fall 2020 term. There will be some exceptions to allow continued face-to-face instruction and research in the College of Health Professions, Fisher College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Fine Arts and Communication, as well as some graduate programs. Read  FAQs for the Fall 2020 Pivot to Remote Learning. 

Fall 2020 Grading

TU is using regular grading scales for the fall 2020 term. 

Technology Resources for Students

These technology resources will help you prepare for, and be successful with, remote learning:

Your professors will use multiple strategies for remote learning, but Blackboard and email will be the most commonly used. We will be as flexible as possible while maintaining academic standards and continuing to meet class objectives. We recommend you download the Blackboard app to your mobile device, and always check with your professor to confirm how class will be held/delivered.

When attending Zoom meetings, be sure to login to the Zoom desktop or mobile app, using your TU NetID and password to sign in through Single Sign On.

Cook Library

Many of the library’s services and resources are available online. If you need a quiet place to study, contactless pick-up, or more information about our services, visit our in-person resources page.

Tutoring and Learning Center

Services and programs are available online through the Tutoring and Learning Center. Contact the center during normal business hours by email, .

Accessibility and Disability Services

Accessibility & Disability Services can work with students and faculty to provide additional or different accommodations for a remote-learning format. 

Student Life Services and Resources

Student Activities

We are excited to welcome back our 250+ student organizations who are eager to bring on new members and host events on campus and virtually. We encourage you to download the CORQ app, which you will need to sign in at campus events, and connect to our student organizations on Involved@TU

Health Center

You can make an appointment with the TU Health Center for non-COVID-related services by calling 410-704-2466 between 8 am. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

TU students can schedule an appointment with the TU Health Center for a free, on-campus COVID-19 PCR testLearn more about COVID-19 testing.

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or were in contact with a confirmed case, you should report your COVID-19 symptoms.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is available during business hours by email  or phone 410-704-2512. Leave a message and include your name, email address, phone number and TU ID. We will respond as quickly as possible. We offer consultation, referral assistance, workshops and online resources. We’ve also provided resources on managing COVID-19 anxiety. Teletherapy services can also be an option. 

Care Team and Student Support Services

Students who are experiencing distressing situations or challenges such as family emergencies, academic concerns and/or food insecurity can reach out to the following points of contact for outreach, referral and support:

Financial Resources

The following resources are available for students with financial challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic: 

Unemployment Benefits

If your or your parent’s work income from a Maryland employer has decreased, please read about applying for Maryland unemployment benefits (PDF).

Student Emergency Grant Fund

TU full-time students who are experiencing a financial crisis during COVID-19 may be eligible to receive assistance. Learn more about the Student Emergency Grant Fund.

Debt Relief

Many borrowers of federal student and parent loans are eligible for federal debt relief.

Federal CARES Act 

The Federal CARES Act enables institutions to receive funding for student assistance. Towson University has requested this funding and is developing criteria to distribute it in a timely manner consistent with federal regulations.  

Student Employees

Student employees and graduate assistants should contact their supervisors with questions about employment.