Open house marks the opening of two new TU residence halls

By Pam Gorsuch on August 22, 2016

Towson University marked the official opening of two new residence halls with an open house on Monday, August 22.

A typical kitchen shown in Marshall Hall
A typical kitchen shown in Marshall Hall

Monday marked the official opening of Marshall and Carroll Halls, located north of Towson Run apartments in the campus’s West Village. The building openings were celebrated with an open house in Marshall Hall that included refreshments and self-guided tours.

A common area in Marshall Hall
A common area in Marshall Hall

The new residence halls will serve as home to approximately 700 sophomore, junior and senior students, bringing the West Village residential population to nearly 3,000. The two new buildings have a combined 325,500 gross square feet of apartment-style accommodations. Apartments are a mix of two and four bedroom units with private bedrooms featuring double beds, shared bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room. Each floor has communal lounges as well as meeting rooms for studying. The buildings’ multipurpose rooms have wall-to-wall digital screens, a new feature on campus.

“Students asked for more upper-level housing options, and these buildings deliver exactly what they want: private rooms with larger beds and great amenities in a convenient location,” said Bonnie Candia-Bailey, assistant vice president for student affairs. 

In addition to student accommodations, Marshall Hall contains office space for Housing and Residence Life, which is accessible from the main promenade. A large grass plaza was also created in between Towson Run and the West Village Garage, with space for recreation and seating walls for students to meet friends or study. 

Construction on the buildings began in fall 2014. Both residence halls were built in adherence with sustainable design and construction standards and are expected to achieve LEED Silver certification.