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 is now the largest of TU's seven colleges, boasting 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.
|Sitework begins||Fall 2017|
|Building opens||Fall 2020|
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. 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.
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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