Stephen C. Zelnick
Located one mile north of Center City Philadelphia, Temple's 114-acre Main Campus serves students from the Delaware Valley area, from throughout the United States, and from 103 foreign nations. There are approximately 13,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate and professional school students attending classes on the Main Campus.
The Main Campus can be reached easily by public transportation using the "C" bus on Broad Street, the Broad Street Subway (Cecil B. Moore Avenue stop), AMTRAK at North Broad Street Station, and SEPTA Commuter Rail Lines at the Temple/Cecil B. Moore Station, Ninth and Berks Streets.
The major facilities of the Campus are located between 10th and 16th Streets and between Oxford and Diamond Streets. Nine Temple schools and colleges with undergraduate programs have their central administrative offices at the Main Campus, as well as most of their classrooms. These include the Richard J. Fox School of Business and Management; the School of Communications and Theater; the College of Education; the College of Liberal Arts; the Esther Boyer College of Music and Department of Dance; the College of Science and Technology, the College of Engineering; the School of Social Administration; and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. The Graduate School and the James E. Beasley School of Law are also located on Main Campus. Many of these schools and colleges offer programs and courses on other campuses and at various extension centers. Those offerings are described in each individual college section and are listed on the "Programs Offered" chart at chart_programs.htm
All of the programs listed in the chart of Temple programs are offered on the Main Campus except those of the Ambler College (Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and Community and Regional Planning); the programs of the College of Allied Health Professions, the School of Dentistry, the School of Medicine, and the School of Pharmacy, which are offered at the Health Sciences Center only; the programs of the School of Podiatric Medicine, which are offered at 8th and Race Streets; and those of the Tyler School of Art, which are offered at the Tyler Campus.
In addition to housing the major classroom and administrative facilities of ten of the schools and colleges of Temple, the Main Campus is also the central location of the University's Library System and Computer Center. Other facilities include two stages for theatrical productions (Tomlinson Theater and Randall Theater), two music recital halls (Klein Recital Hall and Rock Hall), and a dance laboratory theater (Conwell Dance Lab).
The Main Campus is home to the Media Learning Center for the study of Critical Languages and other self-study courses and the Presser Learning Center, a nationally known multimedia laboratory for teacher education in music. The University's 20,000-watt, 24-hour classical and jazz and radio station, WRTI-FM, is located in Annenberg Hall on Main Campus.
The Liacouras Center, a venue for sports, entertainment, cultural, and educational activities, consists of an 11,000-seat concert and convocation center and is Home to the Temple Owls Basketball team, the Esther Boyer Theater, the Independence Blue Cross Student Recreation Center, the Entertainment and Community Education Center, a 1,200-car garage, and Vivacqua Hall.
The Student Center has undergone a major renovation to provide a new 700-seat dining facility with a wide variety of food venues and a new entry atrium. The Student Center also houses the bookstore, post office, credit union, travel agency, information canter, the student newspaper, Temple Student Government Offices, Main Campus Program Board, the school yearbook, the Student Assistance Center, the Office of the Dean of Students, television lounge, quiet lounge and student organizational space.
Recreation facilities include a Student Fitness complex in the IBC recreation center; two Olympic-size swimming pools, several gymnasia, weight-training rooms, including a cardio-vascular fitness center, in Pearson and McGonigle Halls; an eight-lane 400 meter outdoor track; an indoor track (IBC center); a lighted outdoor recreation; and sports complex that includes four acres of artificial turf and a 4,500 seat arena. A new student recreation facility consisting of a 39,000-square foot Student Pavilion with lighted tennis courts and an outdoor in-line skating surface was recently constructed.
The new Tuttleman Learning Center is a hub for emerging learning technologies, with flexible classrooms, distance learning sites, student lounges, and personalized areas for small group activities, and is home to the University Writing Center, the University Honors Program, and International Programs. The Academic Resource Center and Math/Science Resources Center are located nearby in Curtis Hall.
A new 560-bed residence hall opened in Fall 1999, and a new1,000-bed residence hall opened in Fall 2001.
Liacouras Walk, a major pedestrian way running through the center of Campus, provides new retail shops, food service, and the Conwell Inn.