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Temple General Alumni Association

Raymond L. Burkley Alumni Center
West Balcony, Mitten Hall

As the official alumni organization of Temple University, the General Alumni Association (GAA) is dedicated to strengthening the University and enhancing relationships between and among the University, the Association, and current and future alumni. Any former student with an earned Temple degree is a member of the GAA as well as their Temple school/college alumni association. Additionally, all alumni who have graduated in the past ten years are members of The Young Alumni Association (YAA).  The Student Alumni Association consists of current Temple students who serve as ambassadors at premier alumni events, bridging the gap between current students and active alumni.

The GAA hosts such events as Founder's Dinner, reunions, Homecoming, and Temple on the Road and programs such as Senior Scholars, through which alumni age 60 and over audit courses in a variety of disciplines. Alumni also benefit from a variety of services such as alumni auto, life, medical, and homeowner’s insurance programs as well as travel programs and the alumni online community. Upon graduation, alumni are urged to keep the University informed of changes in address and to continue their association with Temple University through the many services of the GAA and Office of Alumni Relations.


There are six Temple University Bookstore locations. Each store stocks all required books and supplies for the campus it serves. In order to maximize the number of used books available to students; the bookstore buys back books from students at the highest prices throughout the year. In addition to housing required course materials, all stores feature clothing, souvenirs, and giftware imprinted with the Temple name. Graduation rings can be ordered at any time. Academic regalia are available in the months preceding graduation.

The Main Campus store features the Book Corner, where non-required books, including best-sellers, Temple authors, literature, reference, and bargain books are available. Any book not on hand can be special ordered.

A variety of computer software programs are stocked at the lowest academic prices to students, faculty, and staff. You will also find a large selection of magazines, snacks, soft drinks, greeting cards, gift-wrap, posters, and health and beauty aids.

During the first weeks of classes, store hours are extended at all locations. See signs posted at each location for specific hours during rush periods and semester breaks.

Normal hours of operation are:

Main Campus
The Student Center, lower level; 215-204-7385
Monday –Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Law School
Temple University Bookstore
Vivacqua Hall, Ground Floor; 215-204-0514
Broad St.
and Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Monday –Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ambler Campus
Bright Hall; 215-283-1373
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Health Sciences Center
Student Faculty Center, 1st fl.; 215-707-3157
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tyler Campus
Penrose Hall, basement; 215-782-2820
Monday and Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TUCC Campus
1515 Market St.; 215-204-1527
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Campus Safety Services

Campus Police
Mr. Carl Bittenbender,
Executive Director
1101 W. Montgomery Avenue
(215) 204-7998
Berks Mall Center Station: (215) 204-8895
Emergency Phone number -- all campuses: 1-1234

Members of the department's two divisions, Campus Police and Security Officers, work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Campus Police Officers patrol the campus and surrounding area on foot and bicycles and in patrol cars and SUVs. The Security Officers work inside various buildings, checking IDs and assisting staff and visitors.

Members of the Temple community are free to use the campus escort service seven days a week from dusk to dawn by calling 1-TRIP. Escorts will transport you to the bus stop, subway, train station, parking lots, library, and other campus buildings.

The department also offers a variety of Crime Prevention programs, including self-defense, street smarts, and big city living programs, available to students, staff, and employees on request. The Temple Police HAPKIDO club, a Korean martial arts club, meets on main campus every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Pearson Hall, room 101. For further information about these programs call Monica Hankins at 215-204-5870.

Campus Locations: Main Campus –

        Headquarters, 1101 W. Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia

        Main Campus - Center Station, 1900 Berks Mall (Beasley and Berks), Philadelphia

        Health Sciences Campus- Parkinson Pavilion, 1st Floor, Broad and Tioga Sts., Philadelphia

        Ambler Campus- Hilda Justice Hall, Upper Dublin, Pa.

        Tyler School of Art- President’s Hall, 1st Floor, Elkins Park, Pa.

        School of Podiatric Medicine- 8th St. at Race, Philadelphia

        Center City Campus -1515 Market St., Philadelphia                                                                                                      

Parking Services and Intra Campus Bus Service


Main Campus:
Lower level, Student Center

Temple University has eight (8) surface parking areas and two (2) parking garages on the Main Campus.

Debit card parking permits you to park in an assigned area when space is available. A hangtag/decal must be purchased, and it is valid for one academic year (September through August). In addition, a minimum of 24 parking entries must be purchased on your debit card at a cost of $84 (48 parking entries when entering after 3:00 PM). The rates listed for last year are subject to change. Your hangtag/decal and your current Temple ID card are the mechanisms that control your entrance into the parking area or garage. Parkers may conveniently purchase additional parking entries at the Office of Parking Services, located on the lower level of the Student Center. 

Note: Availability of areas is subject to change during summer and holidays, and for a few special events. Having a parking hangtag/ decal does not ensure space in a particular area.

Special parking is available for guaranteed access, students with disabilities, and motorcycles.

Intra Campus Bus Service:

.In the evenings, students have the option of using the Owl Loop bus service. The service is free and operates from 5 p.m. to 6.a.m., Sunday through Saturday. In addition, Temple also runs a free bus service Monday through Saturday to and from various campuses: Ambler, Tyler, HSC, and Main Campus. Information on these schedules may be obtained at the Office of Parking Services or Campus Safety. There is no cost for this service. Please check the the Office of Facilities Management website ( for a schedule of shuttle services.

Retail Operations

Bookstores can be located at each campus. In addition to textbooks, these stores also feature a variety of products that will meet students’ needs on campus. Students can also find many retail and food outlets on Liacouras Walk of Main Campus. These operations include, PNC Bank, The Conwell Inn, Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin Robbins, 7-Eleven, and Chop Shop.

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