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Housing & Dining Services

University Housing & Residential Life

Michael Scales, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Director
1910 Liacouras Walk
215-204-3261 (Fax)

Residence halls at the Main and Ambler campuses, as well as several leased, off-campus housing options, provide an opportunity for students to extend their learning experiences beyond the classroom, library, and laboratory. University Housing & Residential Life works to create group living environments in which each student is encouraged to develop as an individual in an atmosphere that promotes emotional, social, and intellectual growth. In addition, University Housing & Residential Life is committed to creating community-living environments that value and promote an appreciation for diversity of cultures, lifestyles, and people. Please check the Office of University Housing & Residential Life web site listed above, as well as the Tyler and Ambler campus web sites, for additional information on residential services available.

The Office of University Housing & Residential Life web site also provides online resources to assist Temple University students in locating off-campus housing.

Dining & Food Services

On each of our campuses, Temple University is pleased to offer students a multitude of dining options that are flexible and adaptable to a student’s schedule and eating habits. A full-service Dining Center is located at the Main and Ambler campuses. The expanded Food Court, located in the Howard Gittis Student Center on the main campus, offers students dining options from Burger King to Einstein Bagels to Freshens Smoothies, to name just a few. Additionally, a number of independent eating establishments are located throughout the main campus, many of which accept Diamond Dollars.

Temple Dining Services Meal Plan Packages

Many of the plan options offered to students are combined packages that include a specific number of meals per week in addition to a set amount of Diamond Dollars. These meal plan packages allow students to dine in dining centers and the food courts and to purchase items from vending machines, convenience stores in the residence halls, and other eateries across Temple’s campuses. All of the meal plan packages include a University debit program that allows students to utilize their University ID cards as a debit card. Diamond Dollars provide students with a method to purchase food at all Temple Dining Services locations and several independent eating establishments without having to carry cash. Diamond Dollars are purchased in advance and credited to students’ accounts. Students may add additional Diamond Dollars at any time during the school year. Students can always access their accounts through the Diamond Dollars web site at www.temple.edu/diamonddollars to check their balance or even see where they have been spending their Diamond Dollars. Every time a purchase is made with Diamond Dollars, the cashier can state how much money is remaining on an account. Check www.temple.edu/dining/index.html for detailed information on meal plan packages.

Dining on the Ambler Campus

The Ambler Dining Center is an “all-you-can-eat” facility, offering a large variety of meal choices seven days a week.  The Dining Center offers continuous service from Monday through Friday for breakfast through the “Fourth Meal” ending at midnight. Students from Ambler may use their meal plan for a meal equivalency at any Dining Center and the Howard Gittis Student Center Food Court.

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