Perks & Discounts
TU faculty and staff have access to a variety of services and discounts available to them both on and off campus. Please scroll down to explore the current services being offered.
Albert S. Cook Library
Students, staff, and faculty from Towson University (and other USMAI schools) can borrow books from the Albert S. Cook Library with a valid University ID card.
Standard Loan Periods for TU Books:
- undergraduate student — 28 days
- graduate student — 56 days
- faculty/staff — preset semester-length
- TU alumni — 28 days
Other item types (such as audio/video recordings, reserves, leisure reading) have differing loan periods based on borrower type and collection. For more information, visit Circulation, or call 410-704-2465.
Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries
TU faculty, staff, and students may borrow materials in-person at other USMAI libraries using their TU ID cards. They may also place requests for USMAI items to be shipped to the Albert S. Cook Library, by using the Request Item link on the catalog or Cook OneSearch. Requests usually arrive within 2-3 business days!
Materials that are not available at Cook Library or other USMAI schools can often be requested and delivered to Cook Library through the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL). Additionally, TU patrons may visit and borrow books from the libraries at Goucher College, McDaniel College, MICA, and Stevenson University using their current TU ID and a second, state-issued ID.
Visit Albert S. Cook Library for more details.
Members of the Towson University faculty or staff can collect two free tickets to all home Towson University athletic events. Simply show your OneCard at the event Box Office.
Visit Towson Tigers for more details.
PNC Bank (login with TU NetID) is Towson University’s campus banking service provider.
PNC offers branch banking services at the University Union, with the ATM locations at various locations throughout campus. Your PNC account can also be linked to your OneCard allowing you to use your OneCard to withdraw cash from PNC account at any ATM or swipe it at any point of sale terminal where your 4 digit PIN is required.
PNC WorkPlace Banking® is available for Faculty and Staff. PNC's WorkPlace Banking® is a unique bank-at-work program that helps make your financial life easy.
This unique bank-at-work program helps make your financial life easy. You may earn certain offers on banking products and services when you hold a qualifying checking account, and you gain access to the insight and experience of PNC financial specialists.
State Employees Credit Union of Maryland (SECU)
SECU has an information center which operates during limited hours as well as the ATM locations located throughout campus.
Alumni, full and part-time students, faculty and staff of University System of Maryland schools are eligible for membership.
SECU offers employees free checking, share savings, direct deposit, convenient payroll deduction, ATM services, new and used auto loans, and other financial services. Please visit SECU for details.
Campus Recreation Center (Burdick)
Campus Recreation offers unlimited access to facilities with a valid membership. Current faculty, staff, and Emeritus of Towson University are eligible for Faculty/Staff Memberships to Campus Recreation.
Faculty and staff of the University are currently able to receive a complimentary membership with access to the following:
- Burdick Pool
- Campus Recreation Center (Rec center, Sprint Hill, Warrior Course)
- Climbing Wall
- Equipment rental
- Group exercise classes
- Intramural sports (must purchase Play Pass for seasons and tournaments)
- Locker rental with towel service (based on availability; additional costs associated)
- Multi-activity courts
- Outdoor adventure trips
- Personal training sessions (additional costs associated)
Visit Campus Rec for more details.
Towson University has 16 dining venues on campus: two all-you-care-to-eat dining facilities, thirteen a-la-carte locations, and one convenience store. Menu options range from traditional favorites to vegetarian, kosher and halal cuisine. Meals can be purchased through your OneCard or with cash or debit/credit cards at all locations. Click here for a map of all dining locations and options.
ALL DINING PLANS ARE AVAILABLE FOR FACULTY AND STAFF. BY PURCHASING A MEAL PLAN OR DINING DOLLARS, YOU CAN SAVE 6% ON EVERY TRANSACTION WITH NO TAX.
A Dining Point account works like a debit account. All Dining Dollars are put on your OneCard ID. You may use Dining Dollars to buy meals, snacks, beverages in all a-la-carte locations and also at the dining halls. Each time you make a purchase, the amount is subtracted from your OneCard Dining Dollars balance. Dining Dollars carry over from semester to semester and year to year, as long as you are a faculty or staff member at TU. You can add Dining Dollars to your account at any time through your OneCard. Best part?! You save 6% on every purchase with NO TAX!
Visit the Official Site for TU Dining for details.
The TU Post Office offers most United State Postal Service (USPS) services. They handle incoming mail and packages for TU students, and intra-campus mail for faculty, staff and students.
Need stamps or UPS and Bulk Mail Services? The TU Post office has those services available.
The TU Post Office is conveniently located on the first floor of the University Union.
Mail must be received by the TU Post Office by 3 p.m. in order to go out that day. The TU Post Office accepts cash, check or Doc Dollars only. Credit cards are not accepted. Visit the TU Post Office for more details.
TU Arts and Culture on Campus
From theatre, to dance, to the visual arts, Towson University is your ticket to more than 200 exceptional student and professional performances each year.
- Theatre — Join us for the many great shows on tap in the months ahead. See a play and spend some time on the TU campus.
- Music — Jazz, opera, ensemble concerts, choral arts.
- Dance — Enjoy recitals or sign up for year-round classes and workshops for children, adults and professionals.
- Art — Four separate galleries in the TU Center for the Arts offer a range of exhibits. Take classes year round at the TU Community Art Center.
- Films — See films, lectures and other global productions that illustrate the creativity and technology of the evolving digital world.
- Lectures — TU attracts the biggest names in science, the liberal arts, education and communication, among other fields, to speak on their work.
Some events are free and others offer faculty staff discounted rate tickets.
Visit Arts and Culture on Campus for more details.
TUPD Online Personal Property Registration
Students, faculty and staff may register personal property (such as computers, bikes and phones) with the TUPD to help aid recovery if the item gets lost, stolen or misplaced.
If you report theft of your property and you don’t have information that law enforcement needs to help you, the odds on getting your property back diminish greatly. If you use the online property registration program that records a description of your property and we get your serial number, the odds on the recovery are much higher. The police enter your serial numbers into a national database. Law enforcement agencies are then able to retrieve the information so that stolen items may be recovered, confirmed as yours, and returned to you. This is kept confidential and is only accessible to law enforcement officers.
Personal property registration is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Register your property now or contact the Community Relations Officer at 410-704-5622 for more information.
University Child Care Center
The Childcare Center offers part-time and full-time attendance options for children two to four years of age. The classrooms are grouped by the child's age as of the 1st of September of the school year to align with the public school age requirements for entrance into kindergarten.
TU Faculty and Staff, as well as current families and siblings are given priority in the enrollment process.
Special discounted faculty and staff rates are available.
Visit University Child Care Center for more details.
Faculty and Staff receive a 15% discount on University Store merchandise that includes, Apparel, gift cards, general books, greeting cards, convenience merchandise, electronics, and school supplies.
There is a 10% discount on textbooks.
Items excluded from the discount are graduation regalia, computer hardware and software, gift cards, diploma frames, and discounted/ clearance merchandise.
Faculty and staff are eligible to join the Tiger Rewards program. Tiger Rewards is the University Store’s customer loyalty program which gives you points for each qualified purchase you make. Points can be redeemed through the U Store website for University Store gift cards or eGift cards.
Visit the U Store for more details.
Please note that the references to businesses and discount offers on this page do not constitute endorsements from Towson University.
Take advantage of waived application charges (usually $25) and 5% discounts on apartment rentals to all full-time TU employees on all 70+ Southern Management properties, with 10+ Maryland properties, including The Palisades of Towson.
Exclusively for the employees of TU, take advantage of a Waived Amenity Fee and $99 Holding Fee at The Quarters At Towson Town Center. To learn more visit The Quarters at Towson.
BWI Airport Fast Park
When traveling for work or pleasure, USM employees can enroll in the Fast Park Rewards Program with your TU email address to receive discounts and rewards for parking at BWI.
Enterprise offers discounted rates on car rentals for TU faculty, staff, and their families. Enter the TU corporate account number 18B1708 when reserving online, or follow the prompts to use the corporate account number when you call 1-800-Rent-A-Car (800-736-8222).
Cell Phone Services
These cell phone carriers offer different deals and discounts to new subscribers and/or current customers.
New T-Mobile Perks customer trying to verify employment once you sign up, go to https://my.t-mobile.com/profile.
Existing T-Mobile Customers, Send an email to T-MobileAmplified@T-Mobilesupport.com with your name, work email, and phone number. If you don’t have a corporate email you can provide a paystub. This team will check your account and verify your discount. They can also do a rate analysis for your account.
- ATandT - Go to the ATandT Signature Program and enter your TU email address.
- Verizon Wireless - Existing customers can register with their mobile phone number and TU email address on Verizon Discounts. New customers can visit a local Verizon store.
Maryland law provides free rides on Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) systems to all regular USM faculty and staff members. Regular status TU faculty and staff can use the Light Rail, the Baltimore Metro Subway, local bus service, and commuter bus service lines 120, 150, and 160 in the Baltimore region at no charge. The free mass transit benefit does not include the MARC trains, any special event buses, or any commuter buses other than lines 120, 150 and 160.
The process for this free ridership has changed and as of July 1, 2023 the hologram stickers will no longer be used or accepted.
Effective July 2023: All regular-status faculty and staff who wish to use the free ridership benefit must get a State of MD Employee ID.
There are two forms and two photo requirements that need to be submitted in order
to obtain a State Employees ID
Please read the Directions and Photo Requirement (PDF) for links to the forms, the ID Coordinator, and more specific information regarding the photo restrictions.
Per the requirements of the legislation, this benefit is only extended to regular status faculty and staff. To remain in compliance with the law, contingent status staff, adjunct faculty, and contingent lecturers cannot be issued a sticker.