Getting your OWLcard
What exactly is an OWLcard?
The OWLcard is Temple University's ID card. You will need your OWLcard on campus to access your residence hall, meal plan, recreation services, the library system, the TECH Center, Diamond Dollars, Parking and just about everything else on campus.
How do I get my OWLcard?
Generally, freshmen receive their OWLcard as part of their Orientation visit. Graduate and transfer students can visit the Diamond Dollars / OWLcard Office to obtain their OWLcard. We are located in the Howard Gittis Student Center, Suite 101, and are open M-F from 8:30-5:00. You will need your TUid# (9 digits beginning with a 9), and a government issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.).
Can I send in a photo to use for my OWLcard?
If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, we strongly recommend that you submit a photo electronically to save time at Orientation. Please read the following instructions about proper photo submission. You can print this page for your future reference.
Does it cost anything for an OWLcard?
Your first OWLcard is free. The replacement cost for lost, stolen or intentionally damaged cards effective July 1, 2010 is $20. Previously lost cards cannot be reactivated once a new card has been printed.