Moving In

Mask Requirement

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Before Move-In  

All students must complete the pre-move-in process before coming to pick up your key. To complete the process please visit the student housing gateway and click on “Pre Move-In Process.” You will review your emergency card, learn about our housing policies, and review important move-in information. If you do not complete this process you will not be able to check-in and pick up your key until it is completed. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement  

Students must have a final dose of a World Health Organization approved vaccine or have an approved vaccine exemption in order to move-in for the fall semester.

To review information on the COVID-19 vaccination requirement and what the university is doing in response to COVID-19 please visit 

Move In Schedule

Students are required to sign up for a specific 2 hour move-in window between August 25 to August 29*. Each student will be able select a move in window between 9am and 3pm. For example, if you selected 10am as your move in time, you would have from 10am till noon to move in. 

Move-in Date Population

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Incoming freshmen and transfers

Last name A - M and learning community residents

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Incoming freshmen and transfers
Last name N - Z

Friday, August 27, 2021

Rising Sophomores

Saturday, August 28, 2021


Sunday, August 29, 2021


Centralized Move-In

During your move in window, you will arrive at the South Campus Pavilion to check in, retrieve your room key, and confirm that you have met the COVID-19 Vaccination or Exemption Requirement. We ask that you do not bring more than 2 move-in helpers and that the student is the only one that enters the South Campus Pavilion for check-in. 

Centralized Move-in windows are based on a students class standing. Each time slot is limited to 15 students per building. Move-in time slot selection will begin on August 10th at 9am. Students will only see time slots that are available to them based on the following.

New and Transfer Students 

  • August 25 (last name A – M and learning community residents): 9am - 3pm 
  • August 26 (last name N – Z): 9am - 3pm 

Welcome 2 TU events for new TU students will begin on August 27, we encourage all incoming freshmen and transfer students to be moved in by August 26.   

Rising Sophomores 

  • August 27th: 9am and 3 pm 


  • August 28th: 9am - 3pm 
  • August 29th: 9am - 3pm 

*Students listed as early arrivals will be assigned a move date by the housing office. Please see below for early arrival information.

Selecting a move-in time 

To select a move-in time you will have to  

  1. Visit the student housing gateway  
  2. Click on “Select move-in time slot.”  
  3. Use the green “Select” button to select a move in window 
  4. Click “Finish” to secure your move in window 
  5. A confirmation email is sent to your Towson Email.  

This process may cause our system to move slowly. To prevent the system from crashing we have assigned a start time for each building.  

Please use the table below to determine your building’s start time to select a move-in time slot. This is a first come first serve process. There are many more time-slots available compared to residents of the building, please know if your first choice is not available there are ample time-slots available to choose from. Please be patient throughout the process. 

Need to change your move-in time?

Students will be able to change their move in window starting on August 13th. If you are unable to move-in during your assigned move-in day this will provide you the ability to select a different move-in window. We highly encourage you to select a time within your original window. 

To change your move-in time you will have to 

  1. Visit the student housing gateway  
  2. Click on “Select move-in time slot.”  
  3. Use the orange “release” button to release your current time selection 
  4. Use the green “select” button to select your new time 
  5. Click “Finish” to secure your move-in time 
  6. A confirmation email is sent to your Towson Email. 

Directions to Centralized Move In and Parking

 Directions to the South Campus Pavilion

  •  From I-95 (northbound and southbound):  
  • Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 west (toward Towson). 
  • Take exit 25 (Charles Street) south. Proceed 1.7 miles. 
  • Turn left on Towsontown Boulevard and proceed to the second traffic light on Osler Drive. 
  • Follow the campus signs for “Move In Check In”, which will direct you to turn right on Auburn South. 


Park in Lot 8B, across from the South Campus Pavilion. 

Early Arrivals

Only students who have been approved to move-in early to their housing assignment will be able to move in early. Early arrivals will be emailed their move in date and time. Move in will occur from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. based on your building assignment. You will not be able to move-in before your approved move-in date. 

Check-in location: Check in location is based on your building assignment. Use the list below to find your check-in location.

Assigned Building Check in Location
Tower A, Tower B or Tower D Tower A
Newell, Richmond, Prettyman, Scarborough, Residence Tower or 10 West Newell Hall
Marshall, West Village 2, Towson Run, Douglass or Barton Marshall Hall
Millennium Millennium Hall 
West Village 1 or Tubman West Village 1 

Only the student should be going into the check-in location to pick up their key. Once you arrive at your check-in location you will pick up your key, receive your building sticker and any additional move-in materials. Students will be permitted to have two move-in helpers to assist them with moving their belongings into their building. Once you arrive at your building you will be able to check out a move-in cart to assist you in the move-in process.  


Be sure to print out the early arrival parking pass, fill it out completely and display it on your dashboard while moving in. You will be able to park in front of your building to unload for no more than 30 minutes, then you must move your car to an appropriate parking space.

Moving In Tips

Towson University pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050.  So far, the university has reduced its emissions by over 40% and has a 43% recycling rate.  While we are proud of our accomplishments, we can’t move forward without your help.  Below are a few tips to get you on the green track. 

Bring a reusable water bottle. There are FREE water filling stations all over campus. Just look for the closest one on the Green Map App.  Plus, it’s one less thing to recycle. 

Pack using containers you already have. Laundry bags, reusable grocery bags, and gym duffel bags are all great choices and will come in handy throughout the semester. 

If you need more boxes, get them used. Ask your local grocery or department stores surplus boxes.  Recycle them when you’re done.  Just leave them flattened in any waste room in your hall or look for the large blue recycling bins. 

If you don’t love your bike leave it at home but bring your helmet.  You can rent a bike all semester long from Campus Rec for a small fee.  

Pick up a free LED lightbulb. Don’t bother with standard bulbs.  Request a free LED from the Office of Sustainability at

Ditch the car and hop on the free shuttles to do your shopping. The TU shuttles travel all around the Towson area and the campus Zip Cars give you wheels when you want them.  Everything you need to get out and about without having to pay for a parking permit.

Feed the yellow compost bin in your residence hall. It loves food scraps and pizza boxes.  Trust us.

Keep the temperature in mind. Make sure sensitive items are the last ones in the car and the first ones out. Aerosol sprays and certain electronics can melt, explode and damage other boxes if left out in the heat for too long.  Drop off unwanted electronics at the specialty recycling bin in University Union or West Village Commons.

Be a Thrifty Tiger. There are tons of local thrift shops, where you can buy and sell gently used clothes and household goods.  Consider one of these shops before heading to the mall or big box store. 

Recharge responsibly. Consider purchasing a smart power strip or rechargeable batteries.


Department of Housing & Residence Life

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