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Towson University Event & Conference Services

8000 York Rd
Towson, Maryland 21252-0001

1200Largest Group
35Meeting Rooms
1,200Overnight Guests
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  • Stephens HallStephens Hall

  • SECU ArenaSECU Arena

  • University UnionUniversity Union

  • Networking Receptions and Trade ShowsNetworking Receptions and Trade Shows

  • Grand GalaGrand Gala

  • Campus Housing - Glen TowersCampus Housing - Glen Towers

  • Johnny Unitas StadiumJohnny Unitas Stadium

  • Stephens Hall AuditoriumStephens Hall Auditorium

  • Despite the size, EVERY meeting is important!Despite the size, EVERY meeting is important!

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City close. Campus quiet.
Whether you are planning a Maryland retreat, conference, sporting event or summer camp, Towson University offers a variety of lodging accommodations, recreational facilties including a stadium and a state-of-the-art arena. Our campus can accommodate small meeting groups to large scale groups up to 1,200 people for Maryland meetings and conferences.

Our dedicated Maryland event planning managers are highly trained to anticipate your every need. Our professional technical staff will ensure that your program runs smoothly from beginning to end. Towson University is easily accessible from all major interstates and within an easy commute to BWI Marshall Thurgood Airport, Baltimore Inner Harbor, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

Towson University’s 117,000 square-foot, SECU Arena, opened in May 2013. It was immediately awarded LEED Gold Certification, for its innovative and efficient design. The facility is highly functional, aesthetically pleasing and 20 percent more efficient than comparable structures. SECU Arena is recognized for numerous sustainable initiatives including energy use, lighting, water and material use, and other sustainable features.

>>Read more about the SECU Arena's prestigious LEED Building certification.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Baltimore Inner Harbor - 20 minutes Washington, DC - 50 minutes Philadelphia - 1.5 hours
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport / 30
Public Transportation Options:
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking Onsite:
Conference housing June - July. Special event, trade show and Maryland meeting planning services throughout the year.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Suite/Apt Style
Nearby Hotel(s)
Bath Type(s):
Semi-Private and Private Bathrooms
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Comprehensive audio visual equipment and services, video conferencing, smart classrooms, high speed wireless internet and closed captioning.
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Special Rates and Packages:
Call for details.
Rental Policies:
Non-smoking. Maryland conference housing June - July. Events during the school year scheduled around University use.
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
West Village Ballroom The West Village Ballroom is located on the fourth floor of the West Village Commons. Recently constructed, the room features wall-to-wall carpeting, and the most up-to-date technology for your sound and presentation needs. The Ballroom is also equipped with dividers, allowing the room to be split into three smaller rooms. The ballroom can accommodate 400 seated and 500 reception style. Parking is available at the adjacent West Village Parking Garage.

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

University Union The University Union, located in the center of campus, offers 23,458 square footage of meeting space, including large banquet space such as the Chesapeake Room and Potomac Lounge as well as eight rooms that can accommodate smaller events.

Chesapeake Rooms The Chesapeake Room is located on the third floor of the University Union building and overlooks Glen Woods. The room features hardwood floors, window treatments, flexible lighting, built-in sound systems and screens, and an outdoor balcony and can accommodtae 342 seated and 500 reception style. The Chesapeake is also equipped with dividers, allowing the room to split into three smaller rooms. Parking is available at the adjacent Union Garage.

Alumni House and Pavilion Quaint, old, carpeted rooms with fireplaces. Each room seats up to 15. Parking in adjacent lots.

 I think this is known as the Auburn House and is undergoing renovations in 2017. We may want to take this one out for now.

Towson Center Arena SECU Arena at Towson University is the new 5,200-seat venue for athletics, sporting events, concerts, commencements and more. The 117,000-square-foot arena opened in fall 2013. It was awarded LEED Gold certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use, in addition to a variety of other sustainable features.

University Union Potomac Lounge The Potomac Lounge is located on the second floor of the University Union building and features a parquet dance floor, new carpeting, fireplace, and a baby grand piano. The room can accommodate 286 seated and 400 reception style Parking is available at the adjacent Union Garage.

Conference and Meeting Rooms Conference Rooms in the University Union and the West Village Commons

Occupancy: up to 42 open square; up to 100 theatre seating

Eleven conference rooms each featuring carpeted floors, integrated technology, wi-fi connectivity, phone and LAN lines. Parking is available at the adjacent garages.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
West Village Complex Residence Halls Private yes
Towson Run Apartments Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
Glen Towers Residence Halls Shared yes


  • Black & Gold Catering
    Black & Gold Catering is the exclusive caterer for Towson University. Count on them to orchestrate dozens of personal touches from planning the perfect menu through serving the event. No request is too large or small.


  • Alumni House & Pavilion
    Seating Capacity: 200
    Seating for 200; enclosed, heated in winter; parking in adjacent lots.
  • Chesapeake Rooms
    Seating Capacity: 650
    Seating for 450 or reception for 650. Hardwood floors, recessed lighting, adjoining outdoor balcony and registration lobby. Garage parking for a small fee.
  • Towson Center Arena
    Seating Capacity: 2000
    Seating for 2,000 (minimum 750), high ceilings easily transformed and decorated. Parking in adjacent lots; shuttle service is available.
  • Minnegan Room
    Seating for 120 people, brand new rooms, beautiful floor to ceiling windows overlooking Unitas Stadium playing field.


Event and Conference Services Event and Conference Services intends to make each planner and attendee feel that their conference, camp or event is the most important, singular occurrence on campus.

What We Do
  • Reserve facilities for all non-academic programs
  • Coordinate meetings and event services for our students, faculty and staff
  • Provide a full complement of services, from weekly organizational meetings to annual signature events
  • Coordinate a full line of conference and event services with lodging space available between mid-June and the first week of August
  • Assign knowledgeable event managers with the ability to “think outside” to provide planners with creative suggestions to enhance their programs. Event managers are assigned to each function, from the beginning to the end, to ensure a smooth program
  • Handle all external inquiries including, but not limited to, conferences, banquets, commencements, high school graduations, summer camps, and sporting events
  • Set up events, including an assortment of tables, chairs, flags, and banners plus state-of-the-art technical, multi-media and audio-visual equipment
  • Employ university students to assist with conference set-ups, sporting events, and summer programs

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