Department of Housing & Residence Life
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Department of Housing & Residence Life manages 18 co-ed residence halls on campus. These buildings range from modern high-rise towers, traditional styled buildings, and apartment complexes. Residence hall staff members live in each building and work with students to create a community atmosphere.
Housing and Residence Life is committed to providing an inclusive environment that fosters creativity, learning, development and a sense of belonging.
The Department of Housing & Residence Life is committed to furthering every resident’s collegiate experience through residential environments, staff, and partnerships.
Provide services and resources that ensure safety and security
Offer a residential experience integrating academic and co-curricular learning that fosters student success
Encourage residents to be actively involved in creating an inclusive and welcoming community
Create opportunities that broaden student perspectives pertaining to themselves and others
Facilitate a residential community that values engagement through purposeful connections
The central office staff provides administrative support for the entire department and provides assistance and services to students, parents, and the public. Our central staff leadership includes the assistant vice president for Student Affairs, Housing & Residence Life, director of residence life, assistant director of housing, assistant director of business & administrative services, and the four assistant directors of residence life for each of our residential areas.
The operations of Housing & Residence Life central staff are further supported by the facilities staff, housing IT staff, finance associate, and administrative assistants.
Under the direction of the Director of Residence Life, the Residence Life staff oversee all building operations. Staff engage each resident to shape their own collegiate experience, handle conduct and behavioral issues, and provide leadership and learning opportunities to cultivate holistic student development.
Each of our four residential areas is supervised by an assistant director of residence life who works with a/an graduate assistant(s). Our residence life staff includes 16 master's level residence life coordinators and four graduate assistants, including a graduate assistant for International Students & Scholar Office in the Global Village residential learning community.