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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.
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.
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, will open in December of 1997. The Temple University Learning Center which will be a hub for emerging learning technologies, with flexible classrooms, distance learning sites, and personalized areas for small group activities is under construction.
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 ÒWild PizzaÓ 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.
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.
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.
Web editor: Mary England 9/97
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Comments and questions concerning this web version of the bulletin or requests for adding reference marks for linking to subsections of a page may be sent to Mary England.