Appendix A: Campus Facilities

Academic Buildings

STEPHENS HALL

This distinctive Jacobean building, constructed in 1914, has long been a landmark in the Baltimore area. Departmental and faculty offices as well as classrooms and laboratories of the College of Business and Economics and the Honors College are housed in this building. A 733-seat theater capable of supporting light opera, dance, and musicals is also located in Stephens Hall.

VAN BOKKELEN HALL

A classroom building for departments that include Mass Communication and Communication Studies and Electronic Media and Film, this facility contains therapy rooms for speech-language pathology and audiology majors, as well as a digital cinema, home to film screenings and media festivals.

SMITH HALL

First occupied in 1965, the building was expanded in 1976 to 223,285 square feet to house the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences. Included are a state-of-the-art Nanotechnology Center, plant growth chambers, greenhouses, reach-in environmental chambers, an aquarium room with an aquatron, and controlled environmental animal rooms, in addition to various classrooms and class laboratories. The Watson-King Planetarium is on the top floor.

LINTHICUM HALL

Houses the departments of Nursing, Interprofessional Health Studies, and Health Science. It contains a newly renovated classrooms and laboratory spaces.

TOWSON SPORTS COMPLEX

The 24-acre sports complex includes the Towson Center Arena, the 11,000-seat Johnny Unitas Stadium, Minnegan Field, tennis courts with lighting, and separate fields for football, lacrosse, soccer, field hockey and softball. The Towson Center Arena seats 5,000 people for athletic events, concerts and lectures. The Kinesiology and Athletics departments are located in the Towson Center. The building also has classrooms, a research laboratory, a curriculum center, student and faculty lounges, indoor archery and golf ranges, weight rooms, training areas and facilities, fencing, wrestling and gymnastic rooms, open teaching areas, locker rooms, team rooms, a fitness center, handball courts and squash courts.

ALBERT S. COOK LIBRARY

Built in 1969, the five-story library contains more than 570,000 volumes, 840,000 microform units and more than 5,600 periodical subscriptions. The Learning Commons on the library’s main floor provides 170 computer work stations as well as nine group study areas, each equipped with computers for collaborative work. The Computing Services Help Center is located on the ground floor.

MEDIA CENTER

This building houses journalism labs, the campus radio station, XTSR-FM, the campus TV station, WMJF-TV, and digital media production labs.

CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Renovated in 2005, this building houses the departments of Art, Dance, Music and Theatre Arts, as well as four theatres, the Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, a music recital hall, the Holtzman Art Gallery, an MFA Gallery, a digital object lab, a dance studio theatre, four dance studios, a collaborative interdisciplinary lab, and the Asian Arts and Culture Center, which displays the university’s extensive Asian art collection.

HAWKINS HALL

Part of a three-building complex, it houses the Elementary, Secondary and Early Childhood Education departments, as well as the departments of Educational Technology and Literacy, Special Education, and Instructional Leadership and Professional Development. Named for former president Earle T. Hawkins, it also houses the Education Technology Center.

PSYCHOLOGY BUILDING

Part of the three-building complex that contains Hawkins Hall. Former home to the Department of Psychology.

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS BUILDING

Fully opened for fall 2011, the CLA Building is home Towson’s largest college, the College of Liberal Arts, which includes 10 departments and a variety of interdisciplinary programs.

LECTURE HALL

Part of the three-building complex that contains Hawkins Hall and the Psychology Building, it houses the Academic Advising Center.

Other Buildings

UNIVERSITY UNION

The three-story University Union is the social hub of the campus. Educational, cultural and social programs at the Union are designed to appeal to the entire campus community. The Union’s services and facilities include a full-service post office, the University Store, the Ticket Office, Cash Office, Auxiliary Services Business Office, Paws Cyber Cafe, Art Services, Auxiliary Services administrative offices, a full-service bank and two ATMs, dining facilities, SGA offices, Information Desk, Event and Conferences Services, Student Activities, Campus Ministries, Women’s Resources, an art gallery, African American Student Development, Orientation and New Student Programs, SAGE, The Towerlight student newspaper office, and Tiger Reels video rental.

WEST VILLAGE COMMONS

West Village Commons is a four-story, 86,000-square foot, mixed-use student service facility supporting the residential population in the West Village precinct.

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

Located at 7720 York Road, this building houses most of the executive and administrative offices of the university including the Office of Graduate Studies.

7800 YORK ROAD

This building is the home of University Admissions. It also houses the Career Center, the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, the Department of Mathematics, the Center for Geographic Information Services, and other facilities.

DOWELL HEALTH CENTER

The Dowell Health Center is an outpatient primary health care clinic with an experienced staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s
assistants, nurses and health educators. All registered students, including part-time and graduate students, are eligible to use health center services.

ENROLLMENT SERVICES CENTER

This building houses student services including the Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid, the Bursar’s Office, and the Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science.

THE BURKSHIRE AT TOWSON UNIVERSITY

Adjacent to campus is an 18-story apartment community for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students.

GLEN ESK

The Counseling Center, which provides a variety of counseling and psychological services to students, faculty and staff, is housed here.