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Temple University Alumni Association

West Balcony, Mitten Hall


Upon graduation and through a one-time student graduation fee, all alumni are automatically granted Life Membership in the Temple University Alumni Association (TUAA). The TUAA serves as your link to Temple whether you have just graduated or been away from the University for years.

Founded in 1927, the TUAA represents Temple University's 245,000 living alumni and is the umbrella organization for the seventeen school/college alumni associations, the Young Alumni Council, and all other constituent alumni groups and regional clubs. The TUAA Board is comprised of a representative from each school/college alumni association, directors-at-large, national directors, and faculty and student representatives.

The TUAA's participation in University governance is evidenced through alumni representation on key University and Trustee committees and through its president, who serves ex-officio with full voting privileges on the University's Board of Trustees. In the past ten years, the Board of Directors of the TUAA has contributed nearly $3,000,000 on behalf of all alumni to Temple University, supporting projects ranging from the Liacouras Center to the Medical School library, and numerous events and programs promoting alumni participation.

Located on the west balcony of Mitten Hall, the Alumni Center houses the administrative offices of the TUAA and the University's Office of Alumni Relations. The Alumni Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Alumni Center staff coordinates a variety of events and programs such as reunions, Founder's Celebration, Senior Scholars, Temple on the Road, young alumni activities, student alumni association activities, and the regional clubs program. Numerous benefits such as discounted auto/homeowners' insurance, a travel program, access to campus recreation, and technical and library facilities are available to alumni through the TUAA.

Upon graduation, alumni are urged to keep the University informed of changes in address or occupation by calling 215-204-7521 or e-mailing alumrel@temple.edu.


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:

Main Campus


13th St. and Montgomery Ave.
The Student Center, lower level; 215-204-5578
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Law School

Temple University Bookstore
1700 N. Broad St., Ground Floor; 215-204-0514
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ambler Campus

Bright Hall, First Floor; 267-468-8460
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Health Sciences Center


3340 N. Broad St.
Student Faculty Center, First Floor.; 215-707-3157
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tyler Campus

Penrose Hall, basement; 215-782-2820
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TUCC Campus

1515 Market St., Third Floor; 215-204-1527
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Campus Safety Services

Campus Police
Carl Bittenbender, Executive Director

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

TTY: 215-204-2357

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 that 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 127 campus police officers who patrol our area campuses by foot, by 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.


Parking Services and Inter Campus Bus Service


Office of Parking Services
Lower Level, Student Center (Main Campus)

1755 North 13th Street


Temple University has eight (8) surface parking areas and two (2) parking garages on the Main Campus. Parking areas are also available at Ambler, Tyler and the Health Sciences campuses. Temple University Center City (TUCC) has negotiated parking discounts with nearby parking garages.

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 $110 (fifty [50] 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.

Inter/Intra Campus Bus Service:

In the evenings during the fall and spring semesters, students have the option of using the Owl Loop bus service on Main Campus. The service is free and operates from 5 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Sunday through Saturday. A map of the Owl Loop bus route can be found at www.temple.edu/facilities/loopmap1.htm.

Temple University also runs a free shuttle bus service to and from Main, Ambler, Tyler, TUCC, Health Science and the School of Podiatric Medicine campuses. Please check the Office of Facilities Management website at www.temple.edu/facilities/transhome1.htm for a schedule of shuttle services. Information on these schedules may also be obtained at the Office of Parking Services or Campus Safety.

Retail Operations

Bookstores are located at each campus. (See above for locations.) In addition to textbooks, these stores also feature a variety of products that will meet students’ needs on campus. Students can also find retail and food outlets on Main Campus along Liacouras Walk, on Broad Street at the Shops at Avenue North, on 12th Street (next to the TECH Center), and on Cecil B. Moore Avenue, west of Broad Street.

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