Housing Eligibility

 

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING ELIGIBILITY 2017-2018


1)   New freshmen who started at TU living on campus are guaranteed housing for four consecutive semesters.  Accordingly, current Freshmen who reside in on-campus housing will be eligible to return to live on-campus next year provided they submit their housing contract and housing deposit by Thursday, March 16, 2017. 

2)   All students who currently reside on-campus and have 90 or more credit hours (at the end of Fall Semester 2016) are not eligible for on-campus housing.  Millennium Hall is available plus there are many off-campus housing options.

3)   Students with between 30-89 credit hours (at the end of Fall Semester 2016) currently residing on-campus are eligible to return to university housing.  Housing contracts will be offered and must be submitted by Thursday, March 16, 2017 and these students will need to live in one of these on-campus apartments:

  • Towson Run Apartments
  • Carroll Hall
  • Marshall Hall

NOTE:  The Paca and Tubman Houses are considered on-campus housing for purposes of eligibility.  Current freshmen are eligible to contract with Capstone for Paca & Tubman and they count as part of your four-semester guarantee for living on-campus. 

Frequently Asked Questions – Eligibility

Does this affect my returning for Spring Semester 2017?

No.  The Eligibility Criteria takes effect beginning Fall 2017. 

If I have more than 30 credit hours after Fall 2016 to stay on-campus do I have to live in Towson Run, Carroll or Marshall?

Yes, unless you’re in an exempted Residential Learning Community (Honors) or have another exception.

If I have 30 or more credit hours at the end of Fall 2016 and want to room with someone who has less than 30 credit hours, can I live in a building other than the three apartments?

No.  However, you can move into one of the three apartments and have them as one of your roommates, as long as they are not a new freshmen at the beginning of Fall 2017.

Why can’t I live in a residence hall if I don’t want to live in an on-campus apartment?

With the addition of Carroll and Marshall, Residence Tower is closed for renovations for the next two years.  We guarantee new freshmen on-campus housing for two years and need the space in our traditional residence halls for new freshmen and current freshmen who are returning next year.

Can I stay over the breaks in Towson Run, Carroll and Marshall?

Yes.  All of the apartments are open for the entire academic year which includes all breaks.

Can I request a roommate who is not eligible to return on-campus? 

No.  A student with 90 or more credit hours or a student who currently lives off-campus is ineligible to return to live on campus. A student with 30-89 credit hours will be limited to living in one of the apartments (Towson Run, Carroll or Marshall).

Are current on-campus students who move off campus for Fall 2017 eligible to move back on-campus for Spring 2018?

No.  Once you move off campus you will not be eligible to move back on-campus

Aren’t students who currently live on-campus guaranteed housing?

New freshmen are guaranteed on-campus housing for four consecutive semesters.  All other students are offered housing on a space available basis.  The Housing contract states in

           paragraph 4:
         “Upon acceptance of the initial housing deposit, the University guarantees on-campus housing to new freshmen for four consecutive semesters provided they are enrolled as full-time students, pay all fees, meet all deadlines, and follow all established procedures for continued living in university housing.  Once new freshmen complete four consecutive semesters, university housing is obtainable on a space available basis.  Students who leave university housing before completing four consecutive semesters are no longer guaranteed housing.  For all other students, university housing is obtainable on a space available basis.”
If I have between 30-89 credit hours and a special circumstance that requires me to live on-campus and not in an apartment, can I be granted an exception?

We will consider special circumstances (e.g., students with a physical disability that limits mobility, those living in Honors housing); however, other exceptions will be very limited.  Students who have special circumstances and wish to request an exception must complete and return a housing exception form available in the Housing & Residence Life Office in Marshall Hall, Suite 50 (across for the West Village Garage).  Students will be notified if an exception is granted.

Will this same process be in place the following year (2018-2019)?

We will review our process at that time and make adjustments as necessary. 

Am I eligible to live in Paca House or Tubman House and how do I apply?

Any student with 29 or fewer credit hours (after Fall 2016) is eligible to live in Paca & Tubman Houses.  To apply go online to www.pacatubman.com.

I am a student with 90 or more credit hours and I have special circumstances that requires me to live on-campus next year.  What are my options?

We will consider special circumstances (e.g., students with a physical disability that limits mobility); however, other exceptions will be very limited.  Students who have special circumstances and wish to request an exception must complete and return a housing exception form available in the Housing & Residence Life Office in Marshall Hall, Suite 50 (across for the West Village Garage).  Students will be notified if an exception is granted.

If I cannot return to live on-campus, how will this affect my financial aid?

Financial Aid eligibility does not change for a student who moves off campus.  The only exception is when a student moves back into their parent’s house.  Please call the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions at 410-704-4236.

 

On-Campus Apartment Living – Towson Run, Carroll Hall & Marshall Hall

Who is eligible to live in the three apartments?

Any student who currently lives on campus with fewer than 89 credit hours after Fall 2016 is eligible. 

What are the credit hours needed to live in these apartments beginning next academic year?

Any current student eligible to return to live on-campus may reside in these three apartments based on the availability of space, regardless of their credit hours.

What will be the priority for signing up for the apartments?
Students sign up in credit hour priority.  Those who are eligible to return to live on-campus sign up with highest number of credit hours going first.
What if I cannot afford to live in Carroll or Marshall?
We clearly understand the importance of cost.  First, you can live in Towson Run apartments and the cost for a 4-bedroom apartment is the same as a standard residence hall room.  Also, you are not required to have a meal plan when you live in the apartments which can also be a cost savings.
What are the rates for the three apartments?

The rates for 2017-2018 are below. They are likely to increase by up to 3.5%.

         Towson Run (2016-2017 Rates)
         1-Bedroom         $4,236/semester
         2-Bedroom         $4,004/semester
         4-Bedroom         $3,374/semester

         Carroll & Marshall Halls (2016-2017)
         2-Bedroom         $5,050/semester
         4-Bedroom         $4,950/semester

Do I need to have a meal plan if I live in one of the three apartments?
No, there is no requirement to have a meal plan.  However, you may purchase any plan you choose including any block plan (which many students living apartments have).
What if I have other questions?
Please call Housing & Residence Life at 410-704-2516 or e-mail housing @towson.edu.

 

NOTE: Paca House and Tubman House are considered on-campus housing facilities for purposes of eligibility. Current freshmen are eligible to contract with Capstone for Paca & Tubman and they count as part of your four-semester guarantee for living on-campus.

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