Physical Accessibility

Information found here regarding campus accessibility is provided to assist individuals in finding accessible routes, parking and other information for planning campus travel.

Accessible Parking

Anyone who displays a valid, state-issued parking placard or license plate for individuals with a disability and a current university parking permit may park in designated accessible spaces. The individual who is the authorized user of the handicapped permit must be a driver or passenger of the vehicle. Visitors may purchase a university parking day permit at a pay station in one of the visitor lots.

Individuals with a disability placard/plate may park at a stand-alone meter for two time frames without cost if all designated accessible spaces are filled.

Shuttle Buses

The front seats of each campus shuttle bus are reserved for individuals with disabilities. Not all shuttle buses can accommodate wheelchair users; in the event that the regular assigned vehicle isn’t lift equipped, transportation can be arranged through the university’s paratransit service.

Paratransit Service

Towson University’s Paratransit Service provides transportation to students, faculty, staff and visitors with permanent or temporary disability needs. Paratransit vans are equipped with a wheelchair lift and will make pickups at any campus location that is accessible safely by vehicle.

During the fall and spring terms, paratransit service is available around the clock with the exception of 6 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. During breaks, Minimester and summer sessions, service is available Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–7 p.m. if classes are in session. If there are no classes, service is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Transport will be provided within 30 minutes of the requested pickup time. Paratransit service can be requested by calling 410-704- 7433 (RIDE).

Those who wish to use services routinely must be registered and approved to use paratransit services. Students can register through Disability Support Services. Faculty and staff can register by contacting the Office of Human Resources through . Visitors who wish to use the service on an on-going basis should contact Parking & Transportation Services directly at to request an exception.

Paratransit services are not available when the university is closed or during certain hours at times when no shuttles are in operation. If there is an emergency or immediate need, please call Towson University Police at 410-704-4444 for assistance with transportation on campus. See the university’s Emergency Closing Information.

Sidewalks/Paths

Rapid elevation changes throughout campus can be challenging and should be considered when planning travel. In addition, buildings located outside of the campus core may not be on an interconnecting accessible walkway. Most campus and county sidewalks have curb cuts at road intersections but are not necessarily on accessible routes. 

Please see the Accessibility Guide for accessible paths and walkways, as well as disability parking and paratransit stops.

Refer to the Campus Map for updated building and construction information.