Academic Calendar

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

Fall Term 2018
Fall classes and Change of Schedule period begin August 27 (M)
Last day to drop or add first 7-week courses August 30 (Th)
Labor Day Holiday (TU closed) September 3 (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 5 (W)
Last day to withdraw from first 7-week courses with a grade of "W" September 24 (M)
Mid-term and end of first 7-week courses October 16 (T)
Second 7-week courses begin October 17 (W)
Last day to drop or add second 7-week courses October 22 (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 5 (M)
Last day to withdraw from second 7-week courses with a grade of "W." November 14 (W)
Thanksgiving Holiday November 21-25 (W-Su)
Last Saturday classes meet December 8 (Sa)
Last day of classes December 10 (M)
Reading Day December 11 (T)
Final examinations begin December 12 (W)
Last day of examinations and end of term December 18 (T)
  • Saturday exams will be held at the regularly scheduled meeting time.
Minimester 2019
Classes begin January 2 (W)
Change of Schedule period January 2-3 (W & Th)
Last day to withdraw January 11 (F)
Martin Luther King Day (TU closed) January 21 (M)
Classes end January 22 (T)
Spring Term 2019
Classes begin January 28 (M)
Last day to drop or add first 7-week courses January 31 (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 5 (T)
Last day to withdraw from first 7-week courses with a grade of "W." February 25 (M)
Spring Break March 17-24 (Su-Su)
Mid-term and end of first 7-week courses March 25 (M)
Second 7-week courses begin March 26 (T)
Last day to drop or add second 7-week courses March 29 (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 8 (M)
Last day to withdraw from second 7-week courses with a grade of "W." April 23 (T)
Last Saturday classes meet May 11 (S)
Last day of classes May 14 (T)
Final examinations begin May 15 (W)
Last day of examinations and end of term May 21 (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