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.
The Glen Garage access road will be closed through August 16 with no through traffic to lot 26. Vehicles can continue to access Glen Garage from Cross Campus Drive. Pedestrian access will be maintained. There will be intermittent floor-level closures of the garage throughout the summer. Access will be maintained, and faculty and staff permits will be permitted in student core areas through August 16.
The section of Glen Drive from Stephens Avenue to Van Bokkelen will be controlled two-way traffic from 1 to 9 p.m. daily through August 16. There will be a single lane of traffic that flaggers will control to allow egress in both directions as needed. At all other times the road will allow normal two-way traffic. Pedestrian access will not be impacted.
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 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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