STEM Scholars Community

The STEM Scholars Living Learning Community provides a residential environment that fosters both academic and social success for a diverse group of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors. This community is a great way for students to connect with other students, faculty, and staff, build community, and enhance their learning experience at Towson University. This experience will assist students in navigating challenging first year courses and building relationships with their cohort as well as helping students explore opportunities around research and their future careers. Some of the benefits of living in this community include: small group meetings with faculty and distinguished visitors, access to staff, study groups, cohort enrollment, informal STEM seminars and workshops in the residential community, career events, programming designed to enhance academic success, and access to major club activities. This community is a partnership with Fisher College of Science and Mathematics and Housing & Residence Life.

Community Benefits

  • STEM classes taught in the Richmond Classroom
  • Tutoring provided in the residence hall
  • Opportunity to move in 1 day early for dedicated STEM orientation
  • Strong partnership with Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
  • Mentorship program with STEM Student Mentors
  • Fall and Spring 1 credit course required for all incoming first year students


Residents in STEM Scholars must have declared a major through Fisher College of Science and Mathematics. These majors include:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics (MB3)
  • Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences

*All first year students will be enrolled in a 1 credit Fall and Spring course.

  • Current residents: Applications will be available for role models/liaisons in mid-February
  • Incoming First Year Students interested in the STEM Scholars Community must complete the online housing request process. This includes paying a $350 non-refundable housing deposit and agreeing to the terms and conditions of the housing contract. During the online process students will be able to identify interest in the STEM Scholars Community. Residents are selected for the community based on the completion of the eligibility requirements listed above.

    For information on the online housing request process visit: Request Housing

*All first year students will be enrolled in a 1 credit Fall and Spring course.

The community will have three Resident Assistants and multiple STEM Mentors and Liaisons.  Additionally, there will be support from campus partners in the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics and Housing & Residence Life.

All STEM Scholars will move in early for pre-orientation. Detailed information will be provided at the end of July.

All medical accommodations are managed through Accessibility & Disability Services.

Rooms are doubles with either community bathrooms or shared suite bathrooms. 

STEM Scholars was established in Fall 2013 in Richmond Hall. 

Additional Housing and Residence Life FAQ's can be found in the link below:

For Additional Questions please contact Housing & Residence Life at



Department of Housing & Residence Life

Marshall Hall Suite 50
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.