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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), a group which promotes the interests of recent grads.
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 fifty and over audit courses in a variety of disciplines. Alumni also benefit from a medley of services such as alumni auto, life, medical, and homeowner’s insurance programs and a student loan consolidation program, all offering valuable alumni discounts. The Online Alumni Community, a searchable alumni database, is free of charge to alumni who join.
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 from students books 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.
Regular hours of operation are:
13th St. and Montgomery Ave.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Health Sciences Center
3340 N. Broad St.
Campus Police Locations
Main Headquarters, 1101 W. Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122; 215-204-7998
Berks Mall Center Station, corner of Berks Mall and Beasley Walk; 215-204-8895
Health Sciences Center, Parkinson Pavilion, Broad and Tioga Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Center City, 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
Ambler Campus, Hilda Justice Center, Upper Dublin, PA; 267-468-8480
Tyler Campus, President's Hall, First Floor, Elkins Park, PA
Podiatric Medicine, 8th Street at Race Street, Philadelphia, PA
Emergency Phone Number for all campuses
On Campus: 1-1234
Off Campus: 215-204-1234
These phone numbers will reach the Department of Campus Safety Services from all campuses. You can also reach us through our website at www.temple.edu/safety.
Campus Safety Services is a multi-faceted department which is committed to serving the students, faculty, employees, visitors, families and vendors, who work for, study at and visit our campuses. The department services a diverse community, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The two divisions are Police Officers and Security Officers. The Campus Police division currently has 111 campus police officers who patrol our area campuses by foot, bike and in patrol cars. They are police professionals who receive state-mandated training at an accredited police academy. The Security division officers work inside various buildings, checking IDs and assisting staff and visitors.
During the Academic year, members of the Temple Community are free to use the Owl loop service that provides shuttle service on the Main campus from dusk to dawn.
The department also offers a variety of Crime Prevention programs, including self-defense, street smarts, and big city living programs. For further information call 215-204-5870.
Our Annual Security Report is available on our website.
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 twenty-five (25) parking entries must be purchased on your debit card at a cost of $105 (fifty  parking entries when entering after 3:00 PM). The rates are subject to change in the fall. 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 Office of Facilities Management website (www.temple.edu/facilities/transhome1.htm) for a schedule of shuttle services.
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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