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The best-kept secrets on campus

22 August 2014 By Cody Boteler, News Editor No Comments

A crucial part of surviving your time at Towson is discovering some of the campus’s best-kept secrets. These aren’t locations that are intentionally hidden from anybody, but they can be difficult to find — especially if you don’t know where to look.


7720 Café: Typically referred to the Admin Café, 7720 Café is located in the Administration Building off of York Road.

The location mostly caters to TU faculty and staff, since it is out of the way for most students. It does, however, accept dining points and features a full salad bar, custom made sandwiches, and daily specials.


The Glen Woods: Students searching for a respite from the hustle and bustle of Towson and Baltimore don’t have to look far for an escape to nature — the Glen Woods is right in the middle of campus. Located behind Smith Hall and Van Bokkelen Hall, the Glen Woods is open to anyone during the daytime, but closes at sunset.

The woods feature plenty of places for students to unwind or spend time with friends, including a covered pavilion and areas to grill.


Gender Neutral Bathrooms: Sprinkled throughout campus are several restrooms that are designated as “gender neutral,” meaning that they are designed for either female or male occupants.

Instead, these single-occupancy restrooms are available to anyone who wishes to use them. Students searching for some more privacy — or maybe a bathroom that’s just a little bit cleaner and sees less traffic — should most definitely seek out the gender-neutral bathrooms.


West Village Commons Study Lounge: Many students, particularly residents of West Village, are familiar with the Commons for its Dining Hall and the Jamba Juice. But not as many take advantage of the third and fourth floors of the massive building. The expansive, open rooms make for a great place to study, especially for students who don’t want to trek to the library when the temperature drops.

There is plenty of seating, and dozens of tables that can be rearranged for either solo or group study. Though the hours of the dining locations on the second and first floors may change, the study lounge is open nightly until 11 p.m.

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