TOWSON, Md. (WBFF) - Towson University continues to grow.
The longtime Marriott Hotel on Burke Avenue is now being converted to a student dormitory, adding 200 beds to campus housing, reported the university.
The Marriott has had a contract with Towson University for almost a decade.
The building will be a residence hall, called The Residences at 10 West Burke Avenue, in time for the Fall 2018 semester, according to the university.
The renovation began on July 1.
The university reported that it expects a record freshman class this fall.
“The Residences at 10 West Burke Avenue will strengthen Towson University’s connections to the community and provide much-needed transfer student housing,” said Towson University president Kim Schatzel in a statement. “The Residences at 10 West Burke Avenue is a most important project for the more than 5,700 students who live on campus, and for the local businesses and community members working with us to create opportunities through the Together Towson initiative.”