TU's new home of scientific research and discovery opens in fall 2020.
Towson University's new Science Complex will open in fall 2020 as the largest academic building on TU's campus. Located along York Road just south of the historic Stephens Hall, the building will contain:
The complex will also include a rain garden for storm water control, planetarium, observatory, rooftop greenhouse, museum and vivarium.
The new Science Complex is taking shape. The building frame has reached its full height. Exterior block walls are going up on the York Road side of the building, and utility piping is being added inside. Watch the project livestream to track our progress.
Construction takes place on weekdays and weekends. Work typically begins at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, respectively. Pedestrians traveling between the Glen Garage and the academic core are being routed along the 7800 building to the new pedestrian pathway adjacent to York Road, and then up Stephens Avenue.
Glen Drive is closed to vehicular traffic through mid-July 2020. Drivers are asked to access the Glen Garage and Lot 26 through Cross Campus Drive. Please allow extra time when walking or driving in the area.
With your support, Towson University’s new Science Complex will unleash tremendous opportunity. We invite you to join us in the Towson University Vision for Tomorrow—a dynamic new public/private collaboration dedicated to building an interdisciplinary Science Complex at TU. Together, we will create a leading-edge science facility that nourishes the talents of TU’s students and faculty and inspires our community through the power of discovery.
For information about naming opportunities in the Science Complex, contact Brian DeFilippis, Vice President, University Advancement, at 410-704-2358 or bdefilippis AT_TOWSON.
Following decades of continuous growth, enrollment in the Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics surged by 130 percent from 1998 to 2018. The Fisher College has nearly 5,000 students, but it's housed in a building constructed more than 50 years ago when the entire university had just 3,537 students.
The existing 1960s-era science building has dated exhaust and heating and cooling systems that cannot support the demands of 21st century research and instruction. Its insufficient classroom and lab space mean students are often waitlisted for classes necessary to meet core requirements, potentially delaying their graduation time.
The new complex will have the infrastructure to support modern teaching and research, plus space for all TU students, who will take at least one course there to fulfill core requirements.
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the physical, mathematical, computational and life sciences, with an emphasis on student success through improving student retention, persistence and time-to-graduation. The Fisher College promotes a wide range of opportunities for authentic research experiences for all undergraduates. The college is the home of numerous STEM education and outreach programs including Towson UTeach-Towson’s path to becoming a high school science or mathematics teachers.
Glen Drive Closed through July 17 - 6/8/2020
Glen Garage Access Road & Glen Drive Closed - 4/14/2020
Improvements & Detours - 3/23/2020
What to expect this spring at TU - 1/24/2020
Glen Drive and Glen Access road are open - 8/22/19
Glen Garage access & availability - 5/24/2019
Access to Glen Garage road & Glen Drive - 5/14/2019
Campus road closing notice - 5/13/2019
New Science Complex fully funded - 4/15/2019
Spring Break utility & landscaping work - 3/11/2019
Utility project on the academic core - 2/18/2019
TU breaks ground on the New Science Complex - 4/17/2018
Construction begins on the New Science Complex - 11/28/2017
Vehicular impact of the New Science Complex - 11/27/2017
Vehicular impact of the New Science project - 11/21/2017
Parking changes for the Science Building - 10/31/2017
Work on New Science Complex begins October 31 - 10/27/2017
Asphalt walkway installation for Science Complex - 10/6/2017
TU's top six construction priorities - 6/13/2016
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