Towson University has begun renovations that will transform the Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel into student housing, according to a news release.
The 15-floor hotel’s contract ended June 30 and the university started renovations on July 1.
The school plans to open 200 beds at “The Residences at 10 West Burke Avenue” to upper-level transfer students this fall.
The project will include renovating rooms, installing campus Wi-Fi and converting lower levels into office space for Housing and Residence Life staff, according to the university.
The 23,700-student school guarantees on-campus housing for incoming freshmen and sophomores, according to its website, but has few options for upper-level and transfer students. Many of those students live off-campus, often causing friction with residential neighborhoods.
The project coincides with repairs, currently underway, to the pedestrian bridge connecting the former hotel with Towson University.