TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Undergraduate Bulletin 1996-1998

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Main Campus

Located one mile north of center city Philadelphia, Temple's 94.5-acre Main Campus serves students from the Delaware Valley area, from throughout the United States, and from 110 foreign nations. There are approximately 14,500 undergraduates attending classes on the Main Campus and more than 6,000 graduate and professional school students.

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.

The major facilities of the campus are located between 11th Street and 16th Street and between Oxford Street and Diamond Street. Ten schools and colleges at the University have their central administrative offices at the Main Campus, as well as most of their classrooms. These include the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Communications and Theater; the College of Education; the College of Engineering; the Graduate School; the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the School of Law; the Esther Boyer College of Music; and the School of Social Administration. 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.

Programs Offered
All of the programs listed in the chart of Temple programs are offered on the Main Campus except those of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, which are offered at the Ambler Campus only; 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; and those of the Tyler School of Art, which are offered at the Tyler Campus.

Physical Facilities
In addition to housing the major classroom and administrative facilities of nine of the schools and colleges at Temple, the Main Campus is also the central location of the University's Paley Library System and the University's 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), a dance laboratory theater (Conwell Dance Lab), and a cinema theater in the Student Activities Center. The Student Activities Center also houses the bookstore, an art gallery, game room, and a food court, as well as the student newspaper, Temple Student Government Offices, Campus Program Board, the school yearbook, the Student Assistance Center, the Office of Leisure Programs and Facilities, the Office of the Dean of Students, and University Housing.

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 multi-media laboratory for teacher education in music. The University's 20,000-watt, 24-hour jazz radio station, WRTI-FM, is located in Annenberg Hall on Main Campus.

Athletic facilities include two olympic-size swimming pools, several gymnasia, weight-training rooms, including a cardio-vascular fitness center, racquetball courts, an eight-lane 400 meter track, a lighted outdoor recreation and sports complex, and a 4,500 seat arena.

During the 1997-98 school year, two new facilities will open on the Main Campus. The Apollo of Temple, a venue for sports, entertainment, cultural, and educational activities, will consist of a Convocation Center, Recreation and Community Center, and an Entertainment and Parking Center. The Temple University Learning Center will be a hub for emerging learning technologies, with flexible classrooms, distance learning sites, and personalized areas for small group activities.

University Housing
The Main Campus offers a variety of options for students interested in living on-campus.

Johnson, Hardwick, and Peabody Halls provide housing to approximately 1200 students. The facilities offer double occupancy rooms with common bathrooms, laundry, and social lounges with small kitchens equipped with microwaves. Located within the complex are study lounge areas, a weight room, recreational equipment, a large screen television room, and the “Wild Pizza” snack area and convenience store. Individuals living in these halls are required to participate in a campus dining plan.

The Temple Towers residence facility consists of two six-story high-rise facilities, which hold 680 students in one, two, and three bedroom apartments. Most units have balconies. Since kitchens are available in the apartments, participation in a campus dining plan is optional for Temple Towers residents. This air conditioned facility features a heated, in-ground pool, a weight/aerobic conditioning room, a study lounge, a convenience store, and laundry facilities. There is a recreation room, a large screen television lounge, and a multi-purpose room. New students are not assigned to Temple Towers.

Temple's newest residence, the New Residence Hall, was constructed during the 1992-93 academic year. The hall accommodates 560 residents in 15 "house" units housing from 26 to 44 individuals. Students in the facility live in four-person "suites" with private bathroom areas. The hall is air conditioned and has large social lounge areas, a garden patio, grassy courtyard, study lounges, kitchens with microwaves, laundry rooms, a weight room, aerobics conditioning room, and a convenience store. Individuals living in the hall participate in the campus meal plan program, and dine in the Johnson and Hardwick Dining Hall. The facility was designed to house upperclassmen and transfer students.

Each residence hall is staffed by professional and paraprofessional Residential Life staff, who work to promote a positive living environment. The residence facilities have their own student government, which plans social activities for residents. Each complex provides 24-hour, access-controlled security.

The Johnson and Hardwick Dining Hall was renovated during the 1992-1993 academic year. Individuals living on-campus can choose from a wide variety of meal options to meet individual needs. In addition, the declining balance program allows residents to purchase food using a debit card in one of 20 participating restaurants and snack areas, including a newly created food court located on the 1st floor of the Student Activities Center. Meal plans are also available for students who live off-campus.

Students applying for admission to Temple University should indicate on their application form that they are interested in obtaining a residence hall space on-campus. A student interested in living on-campus should contact the Office of Assignments and Billing at (215) 204-7223, or stop by Room 315 of the Student Activities Center.

Student Media
Students on the Main Campus produce their own editorially independent newspaper, the Temple News, during the academic year. This newspaper is distributed to all campuses. Both the Temple News and the Templar, Temple's undergraduate yearbook, are staffed entirely by students and have offices on the Main Campus in the Student Activities Center (SAC). The yearbook focuses on events and activities that affect the entire University community on all campuses. WRTI, Jazz FM (90.1), is Temple University's 24-hour, all-jazz radio station. It is located on the first floor of Annenberg Hall. A limited number of student jobs are available. The Temple United Parcel Service (TUPS) electronic message board is located above the main entrance of SAC and displays announcements, messages, and advertisements of interest to the University community on a year-round basis. The Graphics Media Center (GMC), entirely staffed by students, creates and distributes posters, banners, flyers, buttons, and more for the University community. It is located on the third floor of SAC.

Student Government
Temple Student Government (TSG) is the most comprehensive student government body at the University. TSG is composed of elected representatives from different schools and colleges at Temple, individual collegial assemblies, and at-large representatives.

TSG advocates student perspectives to the faculty and administration concerning University policy and programs. It also funds a variety of student activities through the TSG Allocations Board. In addition to the University-wide Government, each school and college has its own collegial assembly and some campuses, such as Ambler, have their own student governments.

Athletics
Temple conducts a program of inter-collegiate athletics that includes baseball, basketball, crew, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

Temple is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, The Atlantic Ten Conference, and the Big East Football Conference. Temple University is also a member of the Collegiate Football Association.

A number of intramural sports, as well as a number of sports clubs, are offered on the Main Campus. The Department of Recreation Services has the most up-to-date listing of these sports and information about how to join them.

Parking
Temple University has 11 parking areas on the Main Campus. A parking decal and parking tokens are needed to use the parking areas. A parking decal currently costs $30 and can be purchased at the Cashiers' windows, 1st floor Carnell Hall. During the '95-'96 academic year, tokens were dispensed at the rate of 7 tokens for one (1) $10 bill; 14 tokens for one (1) $20 bill. Tokens can be obtained from six parking token dispensers. Parking tokens can also be purchased in bulk packets of 28 for $40 at the Cashiers' windows, Carnell Hall and at the Office of Parking Services. Any changes in parking rates or use of specific parking areas will be announced before the start of the '96-'97 academic year. Special arrangements for handicapped accessible parking can be made at the Office of Parking Services located on the Lower Level of the Student Activities Center, 13th Street and Montgomery Avenue.

University Bus Service
Temple operates a shuttle bus service which connects the Main, Ambler, and Tyler campuses. Students who wish to take classes on more than one of these campuses may use this free bus service by showing a currently valid ID card or by obtaining a special bus pass. A current bus schedule can be obtained from the Student Assistance Center. All buses are equipped for wheelchairs. Drivers will assist with boarding.
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