Academic Calendar

Information regarding course offerings and registration is online at www.towson.edu/registrar.

Fall Term 2016
Fall classes and Change of Schedule period begins August 29 (M)
Last day to drop or add first 7-week courses September 1 (Th)
Labor Day Holiday (TU closed) September 5 (M)
Change of Schedule period ends. Last day to drop a course with no grade posted to academic record. Last day to add a course September 7 (W)
Last day to withdraw from first 7-week courses with a grade of "W" September 26 (M)
Mid-term and end of first 7-week courses October 18 (T)
Second 7-week courses begin October 19 (W)
Last day to drop or add second 7-week courses October 24 (M)
Last day to withdraw from full-term courses with a grade of "W." Last day to change to Pass or Audit grading option November 7 (M)
Last day to withdraw from second 7-week courses with a grade of "W." November 16 (W)
Thanksgiving Holiday November 23-27 (W-Su)
Last Saturday classes meet December 10 (Sa)
Last day of classes December 12 (M)
Reading Day December 13 (T)
Final examinations begin December 14 (W)
Last day of examinations and end of term December 20 (T)
  • Saturday exams will be held at the regularly scheduled meeting time.
Minimester 2017
Classes begin January 3 (T)
Change of Schedule period January 3-4 (T & W)
Last day to withdraw January 12 (Th)
Martin Luther King Day (TU closed) January 16 (M)
Classes end January 23 (M)
Spring Term 2017
Classes begin January 30 (M)
Last day to drop or add first 7-week courses February 2 (Th)
Change of Schedule period ends. Last day to drop a course with no grade posted to academic record. Last day to add a course February 7 (T)
Last day to withdraw from first 7-week courses with a grade of "W." February 27 (M)
Spring Break March 19-26 (Su-Su)
Mid-term and end of first 7-week courses March 27 (M)
Second 7-week courses begin March 28 (T)
Last day to drop or add second 7-week courses March 31 (F)
Last day to withdraw from full-term course with a grade of "W." Last day to change to Pass or Audit grading option April 10 (M)
Last day to withdraw from second 7-week courses with a grade of "W." April 25 (T)
Last Saturday classes meet May 13 (S)
Last day of classes May 16 (T)
Final examinations begin May 17 (W)
Last day of examinations and end of term May 23 (T)

The purpose of this catalog is to provide information about the university and existing resources and services and current curriculum programs, rules, regulations and policies. Catalog information is thus to be used as an informational guide and practical resource. The university, however, in its discretion and from time to time, may amend the information contained in this catalog by modification, deletions or additions to it. Accordingly, the catalog and information it contains do not constitute a contract.

Emergency Closing Policy

Announcements about schedule changes or cancellations will be broadcast over the following major radio and TV stations: WBAL (AM/1090), WYPR (FM/88.1), WMZQ (FM/98.7), WLIF (FM/101.9), WTOP (FM/103.5), WBAL-TV (11), WJZ-TV (13), WMAR-TV (2) and WRC-TV (4). Information will also be available by calling 410-704-NEWS or 410-704-2000.

Towson University’s policies, programs and activities comply with federal and state laws and University System of Maryland regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, and sexual orientation.

Towson University is a smoke-free campus