TU's new home of scientific research and discovery opens in fall 2020.
Towson University broke ground on the New Science Complex during the fall 2017 term. The complex will be located along York Road, south of the historic Stephens Hall and north of the 7800 building.
When it opens in fall 2020, the New Science Complex will be the largest academic building on TU's campus. It will contain:
The complex will also include a rain garden for storm water control, planetarium, observatory, rooftop greenhouse, museum and vivarium.
Following decades of continuous growth, enrollment in the Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics surged by 132 percent from 1997 to 2017. The Fisher College now boasts more than 4,000 students. Yet it is 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.
With your support, Towson University’s new Science Complex will unleash tremendous
opportunity for our students, our faculty, our community, our state and our region.
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
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. Together, we will shape tomorrow’s world.
For information about naming opportunities in the Science Complex, contact Brian DeFilippis, Vice President, University Advancement, at 410-704-2358 or bdefilippis AT_TOWSON.
|Sitework begins||Fall 2017|
|Building opens||Fall 2020|
In addition to weekdays, construction is also scheduled to take place on weekends. However, work will not start until 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.
Vehicular traffic is now one-way going westbound from York Road to the Glen Garage. Lot 1 is closed, and parking for Bateman’s customers and faculty, staff and students are available in the Glen Garage. Drivers have also been requested to access the Glen Garage and Lot 26 through Cross Campus Drive. During summer 2018, we expect that there will be lane closures (one lane traffic with traffic control) during the weekdays and temporary road closures during the weekends along Stephens Avenue. Please allow extra time when walking or driving in the area as we adapt to these changes.
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.
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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