TU Wireless Network
TU Wireless network offers two on-campus connections: tu-secure and tu-openaccess.
Faculty, Staff and Students
tu-secure should be used as the wireless connection on campus. tu-secure provides a secure
connection and the ability to access on campus resources including printers, network
drives (H:, O:, etc.) and/or Towson resources.
Visit TU Wireless for step-by-step instructions for setting up tu-secure on your device. A valid Towson
NetID is required, and the Acceptable Use of the TU Wireless Network policy (PDF) should be followed.
Forgot your password? Reset it online or call the OTS Help Desk at 410-704-5151.
Entertainment Systems and Streaming Media
tu-openaccess should be used for entertainment devices such as ROKU, Xbox, and Wii's. Visit
OTS Training's TU Wireless page for step-by-step instructions for setting up tu-openaccess on your device. No guest
account is needed.
tu-openaccess should be used by campus visitors.
- Visit TU Wireless for step-by-step instructions for setting up tu-openaccess on your device. No guest
account is needed.
Wireless Network Coverage
TU wireless networking extends across the campus’ 329 acres. See areas of campus that
are covered in the Wireless Coverage Map of TU Campus (PDF) or check the list below for specific locations.
Buildings with complete wireless coverage (indoors and outdoors)
7800 York Rd.
Center for the Arts
College of Liberal Arts
Glen Dining Hall
Newell Dining Hall
Schuerholz Baseball Complex
Towson Run Apartments
Van Bokkelen Hall
Outdoor areas with complete wireless coverage
Glen Complex Plaza
North- & South-Side of Stadium
Outside Prettyman Hall
Outside Towson Center
Service Desks and Campus Reception areas with wireless coverage
Administration Information Desk on the 1st Floor in the Administration Building
Faculty/Staff Help Center in Cook Library, Room 29
Student Computing Services in Cook Library, Room 35
University Union Circulation Desk on the 2nd Floor in the Union
Wi-Fi calling uses the TU Wi-Fi network to place calls when cellular service is insufficient or unavailable. Wi-Fi is a great alternative in areas of campus with poor cell reception.
Does it work on my device?
To use Wi-Fi calling you must have a mobile device that supports this feature. OTS provides
the wireless internet connectivity, but your device still needs to be able to have
Wi-Fi calling enabled. Please check with your carrier and phone manufacturer to determine
if your device is Wi-Fi calling capable. Be sure to configure your phone based on
your carrier's instructions, and check to see if any restrictions or fees apply. If
you need additional assistance with the Wi-Fi calling feature, please contact your
carrier directly. Here are some helpful links:
University-owned cell phones are eligible for this service.
Wi-Fi calling uses the internet, which can make it difficult for first responders
to locate you in the case of an emergency. Therefore, using Wi-Fi to dial 911 during
an emergency is not recommended, unless no other solution is available.
The Virtual Workspace service provides University employees access to certain software applications, virtual
desktops and network file shares from any off-campus computer or device. Students
have the ability to remotely use applications like SPSS, Mathematica and Minitab. This web-based service is the preferred remote access solution for Towson University.
Visit OTS Training's Virtual Workspace & Remote Access Self Help page and Virtual Workspace FAQs for more information.
Remote Desktop Gateway
The Remote Desktop Gateway service enables TU faculty and staff to remotely connect to their Windows-based campus
computer from off campus. Visit OTS Training's Virtual Workspace & Remote Access Self Help page for more information.
To keep faculty and staff connected, the Office of Technology Services assists users
with network connections by establishing new connections and by troubleshooting existing
Request a Connection
Find out what is needed and how to place a request: Requesting a Connection (PDF).
Troubleshooting Network Connections
If your network connection appears to have problems, review Troubleshooting Network Connections (PDF) for steps to identify issues.
Students: Visit Student Computing Services in Cook Library, room 35, call 410-704-5151, or email scs AT_TOWSON.
Faculty and Staff: Visit the OTS Faculty/Staff Help Center in Cook Library, room 29, call 410-704-5151, or submit a TechHelp service request.