Moving In


Housing assignments will be sent to student's TU email accounts on Friday, August 4 after 5pm. Assignments will also be available on the Student Housing Gateway, under View Housing Assignments. You will only receive your roommate information and the building you are living in. Once you arrive at centralized check-in, your room number and room key will be provided to you.


One of the first and most important relationships that you will build is with your roommate. When you receive your housing assignment, you will also receive contact information for your new roommate. Whether you have selected your roommate yourself, or been assigned a roommate, it is a great idea to reach out to them and get to know a bit about them. 

Your RA (Resident Assistant) will introduce you to the roommate agreement. This agreement is meant to help you and your roommate create shared expectations. You will discuss things like  

  • what items are okay to share,  
  • ways you’ll keep the space clean, 
  •  when it is okay to have guests in the room,  
  • and other things like quiet times for sleep and study. 

Your RA will sit down with the two of you to review what you discussed. This is an important time to clarify any assumptions and make sure that you are both on the same page. Remember that this agreement is a starting point, and as you develop some living habits together, it will be important to revisit the agreement and revise it based upon new understandings you have as time goes on. 

Check in

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Students will report to TU arena for centralized check-in. Parking will be located in lot 8.

Move In Schedule

Students are required to sign up for a specific 1 hour check-in window between August 23 to August 26. Each student will be able select a move in window between the hours below. For example, if you selected 10am as your move in time, you would have from 10 a.m. till 11 a.m. to check-in at centralized check-in. To provide less congestion at move-in, we have needed to adjust the move in dates as follows.

Move-in Date Population

Wednesday, August 23 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New students (Last names A-J)

Thursday, August 24 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New students (Last names K-Z)

Friday, August 25 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Continuing students

Saturday, August 26 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Continuing students

Selecting a move-in time to pick up keys at centralized move-in

To select a move-in time to pick up your keys 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.  

The table below is not your move-in time, but the time you can go online select your move-in time. 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.

Not able to move in during your move in window? 

Students will be able to change their move in window starting on August 11. More move-in windows will be made available to students. New, FTP and Transfer students will see both August 23 and August 24. Current students will still only see August 25 and August 26. We highly encourage you to select a time within your original window.

Students In Overflow Housing

Students currently assigned to overflow are not able to select a move-in timeslot. Instead, please arrive to centralized check-in during your corresponding day below during the time that works best for you.

  • New, FTP, and Transfer Students
    • August 23 (last name A – J): 9am – 3pm
    • August 24 (last name K – Z): 9am - 2pm

Welcome 2 TU events for new TU students will begin the evening of August 24 with a floor meeting at 4 p.m., we encourage all incoming first-year students and transfer students to have their key picked up by 2pm August 24.

  • Current Students
    • August 25: 9am - 3pm
    • August 26: 9am - 3pm

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 sign up for a move in time and you will not be able to move-in before your approved move-in date.


Make Your Move-In Sustainable


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 term.

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 light bulb. 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.