Honors Housing

Honors College housing is located in the residential community of Douglass House, one of Towson University's new residence halls in West Village. The learning community at Douglass House is specifically designed for students who want to integrate residential living with classroom activity and nurture an environment conducive to academic achievement. Honors students who live in Douglass House find it to be a great place to live, work, socialize and form lasting friendships.

Douglass House is the assigned living location for all incoming first-year students admitted to the Honors College who choose to live on-campus. Living in university-managed housing is not a requirement of membership in the Honors College.

Honors students are guaranteed on-campus housing in Douglass House their entire time at Towson University provided they maintain Honors College status, meet all required housing deposit deadlines, and live in Douglass House consecutively beginning with their first semester on campus. The Honors community on-campus housing option is offered by Housing & Residence Life.

Please note that Douglass House is considered Premium housing due to its location and amenities, and is priced at the premium housing rate.

I love being surrounded by other Honors College students. Living in Douglass is definitely the biggest perk I've noticed so far! It's amazing and the people are great. ”

Allison Frere '19

Why live in Honors Housing?

Living in Honors Housing has several advantages including a strong student community:

  • Developing relationships with similarly-motivated and focused students
  • Classroom space where honors seminars are taught each semester
  • A lending library called The Book Exchange is located in Douglass House. The goal of The Book Exchange is to foster community by creating a small shared space for students to access a wide range of reading sources that can be borrowed for an entire length of a semester.
  • Guaranteed on-campus housing in Douglass House their entire time at Towson University provided they are in good standing with the Honors College, meet all required housing deposit deadlines, and live in Douglass House consecutively beginning with the first semester on campus.
  • A residential staff of students (Resident Assistants) that support the mission of the Honors College and mentor students in honors.
  • Many events hosted by the Honors College take place in the honors residence hall, including workshops and advising events, special dining events with faculty and staff, and parties and other gatherings.

Early Move-In

Incoming freshmen and transfer students living in Douglass House are designated for early move-in during the fall semester. Move-in dates are determined by Housing & Residence Life, and students who will moving into Douglass for the first time or returning to the community should review the Housing & Residence Life Important Dates page to determine their move-in day and time.