In the event that weather or other emergency conditions warrant the early closing, all-day closing or delayed opening of Towson University, an announcement will be made through the following communication channels:
- Towson University homepage
- TU Emergency Text Message Alert (register here)
- Campus-wide email
- University Facebook page
- University Twitter feed
- Local radio and television stations
Such schedule adjustments will also be available on the Towson University Information Line, 410-704-2000. Please DO NOT call the University Police Department with university closing-related questions. The university will not post an announcement that the university is open. No announcement means “business as usual.”
When the main campus is closed, all events (including those sponsored by off-campus organizations) are canceled. Communications and Media Relations will not make announcements about individual department or program activities.
Off-campus programs and courses (at the HEAT Center, for example) adhere to the announcement of the off-campus facility. Towson University announcements of delayed opening or closure apply to the main campus, as well as Towson City Center, 7400 York Road and Terracedale.
See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about campus closures.
Information for Faculty and Staff
In the event of campus closure, non-essential personnel should not report to work without the approval of their vice president. Supervisors/managers of employees who still report to work have the authority to tell the employee to go home.
Regardless of campus closure, emergency essential personnel are required to report for work. Emergency essential personnel are vital to the operation of the facility, whose absence from duty could endanger the safety and well-being of the campus population and/or physical plant.
Employees identified as sustainable operations personnel must also report to work as directed by their supervisors/managers. Sustainable operations personnel are designated as vital to the operations of their division/department. The functions and level of operations to be sustained are determined by department heads.
An announcement of liberal leave means staff may use their earned leave for lateness or absence because of an emergency.
For information about leave, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 410-704-2162.