Towson University engages with the greater community through service, expertise, and sharing relevant campus news and resources that could be helpful to the community. In cooperation with all of the institution's divisions and departments, the Office of the President takes the lead in fostering communication with the neighborhood associations surrounding the campus and maintaining good neighbor relations.
Why are Towson's Field Lights On?
Towson University's robust Intramural and Club Sports programs boast more than 5,100 student participants, collectively. With increasing demand for the fields and limited opportunity for informal open play, Towson's recent turf upgrades to the Burdick Fields along Osler Drive and Towsontowne Boulevard allows students and the community to get more effective and frequent use of the space. The LED fields lights are programmed to be reduced by 50% at 11pm to ensure safe egress and any breakdown required and turn completely off at 11:15p.m.
First, the university analyzes the current use of space, seeking input from a variety of internal and external groups. Second, we share a draft plan with interested groups, incorporating the feedback received in the first phase. Relying on input from the draft plan review, we finalize our plan and present it to the University System of Maryland this fall for approval.
The development of Towson University campus is necessary to accommodate the expanding academic, arts, athletic and physical needs of the institution. Through our construction guidelines and procedures, the university will remain mindful of our surrounding neighbors during construction and renovation projects.