Moving In

To help your move-in go as smoothly as possible, the Department of Housing & Residence Life requests your cooperation with the following:

  • Follow the arrival information enclosed with your building assignment (new students).
  • Pack light. You don't need to bring everything on your first trip to campus. Box as many items as possible. This will help you to maintain order and cut down on missing items. You may want to bring a handcart if you have one.
  • Unload and move your car as quickly as possible to the designated lots. Spaces near the residence halls are needed to move people in.
  • If they're available, use the move-in crew. In certain areas that are prone to congestion, student staff members will assist you in moving in. Let them help you!
  • Elevators will be used only for moving in. Use stairs as much as possible.

Fall Tripled Room

Due to the increasing popularity of Towson University and with demand exceeding the supply for on-campus housing, we have increased the number of available accommodations. A number of double rooms have been expanded to triples. These rooms have been specially configured and furnished to accommodate up to three people.

The following information is intended to answer any questions you may have.

Furnishings in Glen Fall Triples

  • one set of bunk beds and one single bed (has under bed storage)
  • three desks and chairs
  • two large closets to be shared
  • two dressers to be shared
  • microfridge

Furnishings in Barton/Douglass Fall Triples

  • one set of bunk beds and one single bed (has under bed storage)
  • three desks and chairs
  • two closets to be shared
  • three dressers
  • microfridge

A Special Room Discount

Students assigned to a fall tripled room will receive a 25% refund of the weekly room rate. The refund is based on the number of weeks you reside in this room. You will initially be billed the standard or premium multiple room rate. The refund will be pro-rated based on the number of weeks three students are living in a fall tripled room. Your student account will be credited with the appropriate amount, once the room has been de-tripled.

NOTE: Once we have enough space to offer all students a regular accommodation, the refund will end. Since all students who live in fall tripled rooms will be offered to detriple by the beginning of Spring Semester, no refunds will be available in the Spring Semester.

How long will I live in a fall tripled room?

It is normal for cancellations to occur at the beginning of the semester. We may also have students assigned to "overflow" areas that are rooms not normally used to house students and are only meant to be used for short-term housing. Students in overflow will be moved out of their temporary assignments first. Once we have relocated all these students, we will then begin to offer students in the fall tripled rooms the opportunity to move. Some students will be "de-tripled" in the first few weeks of the semester. As in the past, we anticipate that many students will want to remain in their current assignment. Friendships are established quickly and we find in many cases that students prefer to remain where they are. In any case, we expect that all students will be reassigned by the beginning of Spring Semester. If you have any questions, please call the Department of Housing & Residence Life, (410) 704-2516.

Contact

Department of Housing & Residence Life

Location
Marshall Hall Suite 50
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone
410-704-2516
Fax
410-704-4228