A multiphase project to expand and renovate our hub of student life.
A two-phase project is transforming TU's University Union. Completed for fall 2021, the first phase created an 85,000-square-foot addition offering expanded event and dining space and new main entrances connecting to a spacious plaza. Phase two will renovate the original building to update Paws Café and provide new homes for Student Life, Civic Engagement, and more. Phase two is underway and slated for completion in fall 2022.
The Union Garage will remain open during the project. The main entrances on the first and second floor of the Union are open for use, while the south side of the building is closed for construction. See the pedestrian map (PDF) for details. If you have limited mobility and are having difficulty navigating around the project, please call 410-704-RIDE (7433). A TU Paratransit will help get you where you need to go.
The food market's seating area is open for use. Venues will open as the semester progresses. Paws will close when the food venues open. It will relaunch in its renovated space in fall 2022.
The Post Office has reopened in its renovated space on the first floor of the Union, across from the restrooms. The University Store is also open in its renovated location on the first floor of the Union. The Ticket Office, OneCard and Auxiliary Services Business Office will relocate to West Village Commons suite 309 in mid-September. Later this fall, Art Services will temporarily relocate to UU room 226. Visit the offices' websites for up-to-date locations and contact information.
Progress is underway on a Brand New U! The building expansion is open, with the new Career Center, ballrooms, meeting rooms and event space. Food market venues will open in the weeks to come, as will the grand staircase connecting the first and second levels. Campus Life offices will open in late fall. Work is ongoing on the second phase of the project, comprised of renovations to the existing building. Those renovations will provide new space for Student Life, Art Services, Paws, Civic Engagement and Enrollment Marketing.
The Union is the most frequently-used building on Towson University’s campus, housing student activities, student group and meeting space, and retail and dining options used by the entire campus community. An update is in order to expand and transform the Union for Towson University’s current campus population of approximately 21,000 students, versus the 9,000 students enrolled when the building opened in 1972.
TU Construction News 9/1/2021
Expanding Student Services 8/31/2021
Union/Burdick Field Sidewalk Closed Feb. 27 & 28 - 2/23/2021
University Store Reopens on Union First Floor - 1/25/2021
Post Office Relocation - 1/13/2021
Union/Burdick Field Walkway Closure - 10/22/2020
Union Garage Sidewalk Replacement - 9/30/2020
Union Second Floor Entrance OPEN - 8/11/2020
Union Entrance Reopening - 8/4/2020
What to expect this spring at TU - 1/24/2020
Construction Update - Patuxent Bistro - 8/8/2019
University Union Construction Noise - 4/16/2019
Planned Electrical Outages in the Union - 3/15/2019
Progress Update on A Brand New U - 2/13/2019
Closure of University Union East Entrance - 10/23/2018
Construction Update: A Brand New U - 7/26/2018
Construction Update: A Brand New U - 3/26/2018
Construction Update: A Brand New U - 3/19/2018
Construction Update: A Brand New U - 3/15/2018
A Brand New U - 3/14/2018