Academic Calendar

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

Fall Term 2017
Fall classes and Change of Schedule period begins August 28 (M)
Last day to drop or add first 7-week courses August 31 (Th)
Labor Day Holiday (TU closed) September 4 (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 6 (W)
Last day to withdraw from first 7-week courses with a grade of "W" September 25 (M)
Mid-term and end of first 7-week courses October 17 (T)
Second 7-week courses begin October 18 (W)
Last day to drop or add second 7-week courses October 23 (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 6 (M)
Last day to withdraw from second 7-week courses with a grade of "W." November 15 (W)
Thanksgiving Holiday November 22-26 (W-Su)
Last Saturday classes meet December 9 (Sa)
Last day of classes December 11 (M)
Reading Day December 12 (T)
Final examinations begin December 13 (W)
Last day of examinations and end of term December 19 (T)
  • Saturday exams will be held at the regularly scheduled meeting time.
Minimester 2018
Classes begin January 2 (T)
Change of Schedule period January 2-3 (T & W)
Last day to withdraw January 11 (Th)
Martin Luther King Day (TU closed) January 15 (M)
Classes end January 22 (M)
Spring Term 2018
Classes begin January 29 (M)
Last day to drop or add first 7-week courses February 1 (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 6 (T)
Last day to withdraw from first 7-week courses with a grade of "W." February 26 (M)
Spring Break March 18-25 (Su-Su)
Mid-term and end of first 7-week courses March 26 (M)
Second 7-week courses begin March 27 (T)
Last day to drop or add second 7-week courses March 30 (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 9 (M)
Last day to withdraw from second 7-week courses with a grade of "W." April 24 (T)
Last Saturday classes meet May 12 (S)
Last day of classes May 15 (T)
Final examinations begin May 16 (W)
Last day of examinations and end of term May 22 (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