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Towson University Event & Conference Services

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8000 York Rd, University Union, ECS Office
Towson, Maryland 21252-0001

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Event Types Welcomed

Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Capacity:1200
On-Site
Spaces:35
Maximum
Overnight:1,200
  • Another beautiful day at Towson University!Another beautiful day at Towson University!
  • Historic Stephens HallHistoric Stephens Hall
  • University UnionUniversity Union
  • West Village ComplexWest Village Complex
  • West Village QuadWest Village Quad
  • Campus Housing - Glen TowersCampus Housing - Glen Towers
  • Core Campus/Speaker CircleCore Campus/Speaker Circle
  • Athletic ComplexAthletic Complex
  • Award Winning SECU ArenaAward Winning SECU Arena
  • Grand Gala at SECU ArenaGrand Gala at SECU Arena
  • SECU Arena GalaSECU Arena Gala
  • SECU Arena  - Graduation CeremonySECU Arena - Graduation Ceremony
  • SECU Arena - Information FairSECU Arena - Information Fair
  • SECU Arena - Baltimore Blast - Professional SoccerSECU Arena - Baltimore Blast - Professional Soccer
  • Johnny Unitas StadiumJohnny Unitas Stadium
  • South Campus Pavilion ReceptionSouth Campus Pavilion Reception
  • Field House Minnegan RoomField House Minnegan Room
  • Tiered Classroom in Liberal Arts BuildingTiered Classroom in Liberal Arts Building
  • Tiered Classroom in Liberal Arts BuildingTiered Classroom in Liberal Arts Building
  • Small Meeting Room in Liberal Arts BuildingSmall Meeting Room in Liberal Arts Building
  • College of Liberal Arts 5th Floor LoungeCollege of Liberal Arts 5th Floor Lounge
  • West Village BallroomsWest Village Ballrooms
  • West Village BallroomsWest Village Ballrooms
  • Burdick FieldBurdick Field
  • Glen Bridge overlooking the beautiful Glen ArboretumGlen Bridge overlooking the beautiful Glen Arboretum
  • Black & Gold CateringBlack & Gold Catering
  • West Village Dining HallWest Village Dining Hall
  • PAWS CafePAWS Cafe
  • Burdick Hall Indoor Rock Climbing WallBurdick Hall Indoor Rock Climbing Wall
  • Watson-King PlanetariumWatson-King Planetarium

About

About Towson University Event & Conference Services


Whether you are planning a retreat, meeting, conference, gala, sporting event or summer camp, Towson University, offers a perfect location for a memorable guest experience.  Our beautiful 329 acre campus sits in lovely Baltimore County, Maryland.  We can accommodate event groups with up to 1,200 guests.  In addition to being able to provide you with day conference facilities year round, we can also offer a variety of overnight accommodations, between mid-June through early August.  You can choose from our state-of-the-art meeting venues, housing options, numerous catering and dining choices, personalized educational programs, recreational opportunities, and our enhanced athletic facilities - which includes turf and grass fields, Johnny Unitas Stadium, and our LEED award-winning SECU Arena.

Our dedicated team of event planners, technical managers, dining/catering staff, educational leaders, and recreational associates are all highly trained to anticipate your every need.  A personal event planner will collaborate with you to meet your vision, as well as to provide opportunities that enhance your program for maximum potential and guest satisfaction.  From start to finish, our professional events team and onsite technical staff will ensure that your program runs smoothly.  Our modern dining halls will provide a variety of buffet options for your guests to savor and our creative catering team will assist you with planning the perfect menu for your special event.

On-campus leadership enhancement programs, educational workshops, extra-curricular/recreational activities, historic, and leisure sites can also be enjoyed during your stay on campus.  Guests can experience active, physical endevours such as our outdoor challenge course, team-building opportunties, indoor rock-climbing wall, gym rental, field games, and Glen Arboretum nature trails.  They can also enjoy more relaxing, educational moments while visiting our Watson-King Planetarium, Cook Library archives, Center for the Arts galleries, historic campus locations, outdoor Commemorative Garden, fish pond, stream, and indoor recreational lounge.  Whatever your interests or pursuits may be, Towson University will work with you to make it happen.

Towson University is easily accessible to all major interstates and is within a close commute to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.  Groups can also choose to include the option of using our campus shuttles to provide guests with airport transfers or the additional experience of an off-campus day trip.  Some nearby destinations that our guests enjoy include the beautiful Baltimore Inner Harbor, historic Fort McHenry, Annapolis, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Gettysburg, local wineries, shopping outlets, amusement parks, museums, and professional sporting events.
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Baltimore Inner Harbor - 25 minutes, Washington, DC - 50 minutes, Annapolis - 50 minutes, and Philadelphia - 1.5 hours

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BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport - 40 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Train | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Fee

CATERING
Our campus dining halls provide a variety of self-serve buffets and grilled to order options. You can also choose to upgrade your guest's experience with our on-campus catering service, Black & Gold Catering. You will find our staff, service, and menu options to be professional, attentive and memorable.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
A/V Tech Staff
ADA Accessible
Car Charging Stations
Custom Lighting
Eco-Friendly
Food and Beverage On-Site
Hiking
Historical Landmarks Nearby
LCD Projectors
Laptops
Meditation
Microphones
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Sound System
Sports Facilities
Team Building
Washer/Dryer
Wi-Fi
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

1200 Attendees


35 Spaces

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Theatre Style 600 | Classroom Style 250 | Standing Reception 600 | Seated Reception 300

TECHNOLOGY
Our full-time, professional technical staff is located directly on our campus and solely dedicated to our own clients and events. Our team will work with you to coordinate your technical needs prior to and throughout your event. Our inventory and expertise includes comprehensive audio visual equipment and services, video/virtual/hybrid conferencing, smart classrooms, high speed wireless internet and closed captioning.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes

Yes


LaptopsMicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD ProjectorsCustom Lighting

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

1,200 Overnight Guests


Residence Halls|Suite/Apt Style|Nearby Hotel(s)

Yes
Free YES


Semi-Private and Private Bathrooms

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Accommodations

Accommodations

1,200
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
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Enjoy the opportunity to stay on our campus and choose from our eclectic mix of historical, mid-century or modern architure residences.  Each location provides your guests with a unique,  comfortable, and safe experience.  The buildings range from four-story halls to high-rise towers.  Options are available for traditional style floor plans to more spacious apartment style living.  All housing facilities are within easy walking distance to dining halls, on-campus meeting facilites and group activity areas.  The Glen Towers high-rise resident halls are located on core campus and close to the University Union.   The West Village resident halls are located on the non-academic side of campus and only a 10 minute scenic walk to core campus.

All resident halls are air-conditioned, equipped with free Wi-Fi, offer laundry facilities, vending machines and 24 hour front desk assistance.  Parking garages are within close proximity of all resident halls.
| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style | floorplan
Barton Douglass Floor Plan and Marshall Carroll Floor Plan
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The West Village part of campus is located just 10 minutes from the core campus.  It contains new residence halls, dining facility, and Commons building.  Surrounded by beautiful landscape and quaint walkways, the West Village housing facilities provide guests with comfort, quality, and convience. 

Barton and Douglass Houses are located in the West Village area of campus.  Each air-conditioned room features two extra-long twin beds, a private bathroom and micro-fridge.  Each building includes a large multi-purpose room. A large lounge and smaller study areas are available on each floor for networking or relaxing. 

Carroll and Marshall Halls offer apartment style living at its best. Two and four bedroom apartments feature a double bed in each room and a private lock on each bedroom door. Each apartment includes a spacious combination living room/dining room and a modern kitchen with microwave, stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Guests need to bring their own pots, pans, dishes, and utensils.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | floorplan
Glen Towers Floor Plan
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Glen Towers is a high rise community and is located on core campus.  Each suite offers two bedrooms with extra-long twin beds, a sink and micro-fridge in each room.  Suite guests share an adjoining bathroom.  Each floor has a comfortable lounge for networking or reading,  Some towers offer an additional lounge on the main level.
A/C This accommodation has A/C

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
Car Charging Stations
Car Charging Stations
Custom Lighting
Custom Lighting
Eco-Friendly
Eco-Friendly
Food and Beverage On-Site
Food and Beverage On-Site
Hiking
Hiking
Historical Landmarks Nearby
Historical Landmarks Nearby
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Laptops
Laptops
Meditation
Meditation
Microphones
Microphones
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Outdoor Tent
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
Sound System
Sound System
Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities
Team Building
Team Building
Washer/Dryer
Washer/Dryer
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi


Unique Experiences
Our campus has plenty of team building, leisure, educational, and historic experiences available to your group.  Our Event & Conference Services Team can arrange a personal program for your group at any of these educational and enjoyable opportunities.  Including our

Outdoor Challenge Course https://www.towson.edu/studentlife/activities/recreation/campusrec/outdoor/team-building.html,
Indoor Rock Climbing Wall https://www.towson.edu/studentlife/activities/recreation/campusrec/outdoor/climbingwall.html,
Glen Arboretum Nature Trail https://www.towson.edu/campus/landmarks/, https://www.towson.edu/campus/landmarks/glen/about.html  
Watson-King Planetarium https://www.towson.edu/fcsm/centers/planetarium.htm ,
Cook Library Historical Archives https://libraries.towson.edu/university-archives,
Turf & Grass Fields https://www.towson.edu/studentlife/activities/recreation/campusrec/facilities/fieldcomplex.html,
Johnny Unitas Stadium https://events.towson.edu/unitas_stadium#.XvTznkVKiUk, and
SECU Arena https://www.towson.edu/campus/landmarks/securarena/?utm_source=redirect&utm_content=secuarena







Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
1200
Overall
250
Classroom
Style
600
Standing
Reception
300
Seated
Catered Event


Meeting + Event Spaces
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West Village Ballrooms

The West Village Ballrooms are located on the fourth floor of the West Village Commons. Features include wall-to-wall carpeting and professional technology for your event needs. The Ballrooms are also equipped with floor-to-ceiling dividers, allowing the room to be split into three smaller rooms. The Ballroom can accommodate 300 seated at rounds and 600 theater style. Parking is available at the adjacent West Village Parking Garage.
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PAWS event

Paws Café, located in the University Union building, features 20’ x 30’ stage, in-house lighting, carpeted floors, and a nightclub/festival atmosphere that accommodates up to 300 standing. Parking is available at the adjacent Union Garage.
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South Campus Pavilion Reception

Beautiful enclosed pavilion with wood beams and entire room perimeter french doors/windows that provide a stunning view of local nature.  Temperature controlled HVAC, private restroom facilities, and onsite technical services.  Accomodates 200 in a theater format and 120 in reception rounds format.  Outdoor reception tent and patio available during Spring, Summer, and Fall for extended event options.  Parking in adjacent lots.
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SECU Arena at Towson University is a 4,800-seat venue for athletics, sporting events, concerts, commencements and more. The 117,000-square-foot arena recieved the prestigious award of being LEED Gold certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use, in addition to a variety of other sustainable features.
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West Village Small Meeting Room
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CLA tiered lecture format classroom and flat floor format classroom

Conference, Meeting and Classrooms are available throughout our campus.  5 professional conference breakout rooms are in the West Village Commons and can accoodate up to 50 people each.  Our classrooms consist of multi-tier lecture style, flat level and meeting square formats.  Depending on the classroom, they can accomodate between 10-200 people.  Each space has integrated technology, wi-fi connectivity, phone and LAN lines. Parking is available at the adjacent garages.
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University Union

The University Union is located in the center of campus.  It is being transformed with an 85,000 square foot addition and a complete renovation of the existing building.  The "Brand New U" will have expanded event space to include a 15,000 square-foot ballroom and multiple conference rooms.  Expected completion date is late Fall 2021.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES


Catering
Our campus dining halls provide a variety of self-serve buffets and grilled to order options. You can also choose to upgrade your guest's experience with our on-campus catering service, Black & Gold Catering. You will find our staff, service, and menu options to be professional, attentive and memorable.
Dining Options
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In addition to our Chartwells traditional dining hall buffet experience, our Black & Gold Caterers can also provide guests with quality service and tantilizing menus.  The award-winning chefs, detail-oriented managers, and customer service professionals will work one-on-one with every client to ensure that their guests have the best food and beverage experience.  They can provide clients with original menus, state-of-the-art formal functions, corporate buffets, cocktail receptions, picnics, themed stations, and boxed lunches. 

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport - 40 minutes
Nearby Cities
Baltimore Inner Harbor - 25 minutes, Washington, DC - 50 minutes, Annapolis - 50 minutes, and Philadelphia - 1.5 hours
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Train
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

A few local destinations that our guests enjoy include the beautiful Baltimore Inner Harbor, historic Fort McHenry, Annapolis, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., local wineries, shopping outlets, amusement parks, museums, and professional sporting events.