Burdick Hall

Burdick Hall, a 140,000 square foot facility and the home of Campus Recreation, is located in the heart of TU's campus, on the corner of University Ave and Towsontown Boulevard. 

Towson students playing basketball in Burdick Hall

Burdick Hall has a Fitness Center complete with a variety of cardio and weightlifting equipment, an indoor swimming pool, multi-purpose gymnasiums, and newly renovated locker rooms and showers. Day-use lockers are available within Burdick Hall. 

Campus Recreation hosts a variety of special events throughout the academic year, including Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs competitions and tournaments, camps, swim meets, and numerous university-affiliated events.

Campus Recreation's Main Office is located in Burdick Hall Room 148.  Towson's Department of Kinesiology, which has several state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, is also located in Burdick Hall.

Policies

The following policies are in effect within Burdick Hall to ensure quality of programs, equipment and facilities, as well as to ensure safety of all guests. The use of Campus Recreation facilities is a privilege. Consider the consequences of your actions and do not engage in behavior that may harm other patrons or damage equipment. Failure to follow or adhere to the above below and/or the direction of Campus Recreation staff may result in dismissal from facility, revocation of access/membership, or judicial referral.

Burdick Hall and facility space policies

Burdick Hall
  • All users must be current Towson University students, faculty, staff, or guests of patrons. Towson OneCards or guest passes may be verified at any time by Campus Recreation staff and/or other University officials.
  • No person under the age of 18 is permitted into the Fitness Center (with the exception of TU registered students).
  • Personal belongings must be stored in the appropriate lockers. Bags, purses, and other large personal items are not allowed in the fitness center and pool.
  • Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items. It is highly recommended that items be secured in a locker. Locks are available for rental at the main desk.
  • Pets, other than guide animals, are prohibited. 
  • Participants must show sportsmanship at all times-profanity and fighting will not be tolerated and may result in judicial action.

The following items are prohibited within Burdick Hall:

  • Metal cleats
  • Grills, space heaters, or other equipment with open flames
  • Skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, scooters, and other wheeled apparatuses. Bike racks are available at the main entrance to Burdick Hall.
  • Tobacco products (chew, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco)
  • Alcohol
  • Fireworks

 Please see our guest policy

Burdick Gymnasium
  • All users must be current Towson University students, faculty, staff, or guests of patrons.  Towson OneCards or guest passes may be verified at any time by Campus Recreation staff and/or other University officials.
  • The gymnasiums are not intended for the following sports:  Baseball/Softball, Lacrosse, or Football.  Other activities are permissible upon request and by approval of the Coordinator of Facilities and Events.
  • During open recreation the courts are to be used on a first come, first served basis.  If others are waiting to play, please be respectful and limit pick-up games to 30 minutes.
  • Disassembling or removing equipment is strictly prohibited.
  • Kicking, throwing, or striking equipment towards the wall, ceiling, basketball assembly, or Mezzanine/balcony is prohibited.
  • Non-marking, soft-soled, closed-toe and heel athletic shoes are required. 
  • Shoes and shirt must be worn at all times.
  • Hanging on the net or rim is prohibited.
  • No leaning or sitting against the curtain divider at any time.
  • Lobby exit doors in Gymnasium 1 are for emergency access only.
  •  Report all emergencies to the Campus Recreation Facility Manager on duty.
  • Personal belongings must be stored in the appropriate lockers. Bags, purses, and other large personal items are not allowed in the fitness center and pool.
  • Food and chewing gum is prohibited in the gymnasiums.  Water and sport drinks are allowed in a re-sealable, non-breakable container.
  • Skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, scooters, and other wheeled apparatuses are prohibited.
  • Participants must show sportsmanship at all times-profanity and fighting will not be tolerated and may result in judicial action with Student Conduct.
  • Report all maintenance issues, vandalism, or misuse of facilities immediately to Campus Recreation (410-704-2367).

The following items are prohibited in the gymnasiums at all times:

FOOD and BEVERAGE

  • All food products and beverages other than water
  • Sunflower seeds, peanuts, and other shelled nuts
  • Gum
  • Glass bottles or containers
  • No Gatorade or sugary drinks.  Gatorade stations permitted outside turf areas.  Only water stations are permitted on turf fields

FOOTWEAR

  • Metal cleats
  • Pointed Heels

EQUIPMENT

  • Stakes, spikes, or other pointed objects
  • Grills, space heaters, or other equipment with open flames
  • Skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, scooters, and other wheeled apparatuses

 OTHER

  • Tobacco products (chew, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco)
  • All animals, with the exception of service animals
  • Golfing equipment
  • Alcohol
  • Fireworks
  • Water balloons 
Fitness Center (Gym 1)
  • All users must be current Towson University students, faculty, staff, or guests of patrons. Towson OneCards or guest passes may be verified at any time by Campus Recreation staff and/or other University officials.

  • No person under the age of 18 is permitted into the Fitness Center (with the exception of TU registered students).

  • Clean and appropriate athletic attire only. No open-toed/open-heeled shoes, sandals, boots, or jeans. Shirts are required at all times, and must cover the midriff.

  • Glass, open containers, tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, chewing gum, and food are prohibited.

  • There is a 30 minute time limit on all cardio equipment when others are waiting.

  • Rack weights and accessories after use.

  • DO NOT slam weights.

  • The following Olympic lifts are prohibited: clean and jerk, and snatch.

  • Deadlifts are permitted only at the squat lunge machine.

  • Use of chalk is prohibited.

  • Unauthorized/unapproved personal training is strictly forbidden and may result in suspension from the facility.

  • Wipe off equipment after use. Sanitation wipes are located throughout the Fitness Center.

  • Notify a staff member immediately of any equipment issues. 14) Contact a staff member if you need a spotter or assistance with equipment.

  • Do not bring personal belongings into the Fitness Center. They may be stored in the locker room or in a day use locker.

  • Campus Rec is not responsible for lost or stolen items. It is highly recommended that you secure personal belongings in a locker.

  • Pets, other than guide animals, are prohibited.

 

Burdick Pool
  • All users must be current Towson University students, faculty, staff, or guests of patrons. Towson OneCards or guest passes may be verified at any time by Campus Recreation staff and/or other University officials.

  • Swimming is only permitted when lifeguards are on duty.

  • Showers are required before entering the pool.

  • No running or rough play is permitted in the pool/deck and locker room areas.

  • Food and chewing gum are prohibited on the deck or in the locker rooms. Water and or sport drinks are only permitted in re-sealable and non-breakable plastic containers. NO GLASS.

  • Proper swimming attire is to be worn at all times. Children under three years of age must wear plastic pants or swim diapers.

  • Users of the pool area are responsible for removing all items they bring to the pool.

  • Radios, video-recording devices, cameras and other similar devices are not allowed in the pool area without prior approval from Campus Recreation administration.

  • Soft pool toys are allowed. No hard plastic or metal toys are permitted.

  • No use of diving boards or starting blocks is allowed. All diving must take place in deep end.

  • No flips, back dives, or twists from edge of pool.

  • Kickboards, pull buoys, fins, aqua jog belts and other aquatic fitness equipment are only to be used for their intended purpose.

  • No hanging, sitting, or climbing on lane lines.

  • Only Coast Guard Approved personal flotation devices permitted in the pool.

  • Children using flotation devices must have an adult in the water with them at all times.

  • No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the pool area. Persons appearing to be under the influence will be asked to leave the facility.

  • Any person having a skin disease, sore or inflamed eyes, nasal or ear discharges, open wounds, cast, or any communicable disease are not permitted to use the pool.

  • Spitting, spouting of water, blowing the nose, or otherwise introducing contaminants into the facility water is not permitted. Such occurrences may result in the pool being closed at the discretion of the lifeguard.

  • All band aids and/or athletic tape must be removed before entering the pool.

  • Report all maintenance issues, vandalism, or misuse of facilities immediately to Campus Recreation (410-704-2367).

  • Report all emergencies to Campus Recreation Facility Manager on duty.

  • The use of Campus Recreation facilities is a privilege. Consider the consequences of your actions and do not engage in behavior that may harm other patrons or damage equipment. Individuals who choose to engage in unacceptable behavior have their access revoked or modified indefinitely.