Mature/Non-traditional Students

We know it can be challenging to balance the demands of a job or family while pursuing your education. Towson University is committed to your success as an older or non-traditional student. We offer a number of services and resources tailored to your needs.

What is a Mature/Non-traditional student?

Mature/Non-traditional students can fit into many categories:

  • Those over the age of 23
  • Parents (or individuals with other dependents)
  • Students returning to college after a break in education
  • Veterans
  • Students working a full-time job while they take courses

Whatever the reason, you’ve made the choice to return to college for your degree and we would like to make life at TU as easy as possible for you. We encourage you to get involved and connect with campus.

Mature Student Luncheon & Peer Group

Are you an undergraduate student who is 23 or older? Looking to make meaningful connections and learn more about campus resources? Join us for our Mature Students Lunch and Peer Support Group, on the second Monday of every month starting at noon in the Center for Student Diversity, University Union 313.  

Join us to network and connect with other non-traditional age students. Can’t make it but want to learn more? Contact  to be added to the mature student listserv and learn about all our other events, as well as scholarship opportunities.

Date Time Location
Oct 14 12 - 1 PM University Union, 313
Nov 11 12 - 1 PM University Union, 313
Dec 9 12 - 1 PM University Union, 313

Get Involved

Tell us who you are and what you need! There are many ways to get involved:

Campus Resources

Meet Our Students

Dawn Kelley ’13 created a digital story about our older student population at Towson University. Watch the video: The Game of Life: Non-Traditional Student Edition



Contact Information

Mahnoor Ahmed, Associate Director, Student Development and Diversity

University Union
Room 313
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.