Project Serve

Project Servce students  participate in comminity service.

Get involved before the semester even begins! Project Serve is an optional community service experience for freshmen and transferring students. Participants will spend three days volunteering in Baltimore City and County before orientation begins.

Take a look at what Project Serve means to our students!

Past Project Serve experiences have included:

  • Sorting donations at the Maryland Food Bank
  • Preparing meals at the Helping Up Mission
  • Playing Bingo with residents at the Pickersgill Retirement Community

In addition to community service activities, there will be several teambuilding exercises, social activities, and a celebration banquet. Students will be split up into ten groups of 10 students serve at four different local non-profits and homeowners. All activities are led by trained student leaders.

Project Serve participants also have the optional opportunity to connect to our residential learning community - Tigers Serving Others. This is where students live together on the same floor during the academic year and continue to learn about and participate in community service. This exciting residential learning community is a partnership between Student Activities and Housing and Residence Life. Students who paid their housing deposit by May 1st will receive their housing assignment from Housing & Residence Life in August via their TU e-mail.


Project Serve 2015 will take place from Tuesday, August 18th to Friday, August 21st. Participating students who live in University Residence Halls (including Paca House & Tubman House) may begin moving in at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18th. Commuter Students who have a parking pass for the semester can park in the Union Garage and join us at 3:30 p.m. Applications are open until Wednesday, July 1st and can be found below.

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, August 18th

9:00 a.m.   Project Serve participants may move-in to their assigned residence hall room
3:30 p.m.   Meet in the University Union - Susquehanna Room for check-in
4:00 p.m.   Introductions & Icebreakers
6:30 p.m.   Dinner with group
8:00 p.m.   Break into small groups & evening social activity

Wednesday, August 19th

8:00 a.m.   Breakfast
9:00 a.m.   Community Service
Noon   Lunch break
3:00 p.m.   Return to campus
6:00 p.m.   Dinner with large group
7:00 p.m.   Evening social activity

Thursday, August 20th

8:00 a.m.   Breakfast
9:00 a.m.   Morning community service
Noon   Lunch break
1:00 p.m.   Afternoon community service
6:30 p.m.   Dinner with large group
8:00 p.m.   Evening activity

Friday, August 21st

9:00 a.m.   Breakfast
10:00 a.m.   Community service
Noon   Lunch break
2:00 p.m.   Return to campus
6:00 p.m.   Banquet & evening activity

Saturday, August 22nd

9:00 a.m.   Assist with Move-In Crew and help other incoming students move into their residence halls (optional)



The application for Porject Serve 2015 has closed. Students will receive a confirmation email within 7 days of submission. If you do not receive confirmation, please email Space is limited to 100 students. The $125 application fee will be charged to the students' bursar account and may be paid with fall tuition. Scholarships are available.

Students who are members of the Honors College may participate in Project Serve and attend an alternate Honors College Orientation during Welcome to Towson. Students who are fall athletes, members of the Tiger Marching Band, participating in Project Marj, or the SAGE pre-orientation program are not able to participate in Project Serve. Students are also encourage to attend Tiger

Talks, a one-time experience over the summer to connect with other new students.

Not able to attend Project Serve, but still want to be involved with community service? You can learn about upcoming on-campus, off-campus, one time, and long term volunteer opportunities with our weekly email newsletter. To join the mailing list, just go to our sign-up form.

If you have any questions about the application, please email

Office of Student Activities
University Union, Room 217
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3307
Fax: 410-704-2219




Applications for Project Serve 2015 have closed.


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