Academic Calendar

Information regarding course offerings and registration is located online.

Fall Term 2020
Fall classes and Change of Schedule period begins August 24 (M)
Last day to drop or add first 7-week courses August 27 (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 August 30 (Su)
Labor Day Holiday (TU closed) September 7 (M)
Last day to withdraw from first 7-week courses with a grade of "W" September 21 (M)
Mid-term and end of first 7-week courses October 13 (T)
Second 7-week courses begin October 14 (W)
Last day to drop or add second 7-week courses October 19 (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 2 (M)
Last day to withdraw from second 7-week courses with a grade of "W." November 11 (W)
Thanksgiving Holiday November 25 - 29 (W-Su)
Last Saturday classes meet December 5 (Sa)
Last day of classes December 7 (M)
Final examinations begin December 8 (T)
Last day of examinations and end of term December 14 (M)
  • Saturday exams will be held at the regularly scheduled meeting time.
Minimester 2021
Classes begin January 4 (M)
Change of Schedule period January 4-5 (M & T)
Last day to withdraw January 13 (W)
Martin Luther King Day (TU closed) January 18 (M)
Classes end January 22 (F)
Spring Term 2021
Classes begin January 25 (M)
Last day to drop or add first 7-week courses January 28 (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 2 (T)
Last day to withdraw from first 7-week courses with a grade of "W." February 22 (M)
Spring Break March 14-21 (Su-Su)
Mid-term and end of first 7-week courses March 22 (M)
Second 7-week courses begin March 23 (T)
Last day to drop or add second 7-week courses March 26 (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 5 (M)
Last day to withdraw from second 7-week courses with a grade of "W." April 20 (T)
Last Saturday classes meet May 8 (S)
Last day of classes May 11 (T)
Final examinations begin May 12 (W)
Last day of examinations and end of term May 18 (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.