Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Temple’s 94.5-acre Main Campus serves students from the Delaware Valley area, throughout the United States, and more than 110 foreign nations. Along with the more than 6,000 graduate and professional students, there are approximately 16,500 undergraduates attending classes on the Main Campus.
The major facilities of the campus are located between 11th and 16th Streets and between Oxford and Diamond Streets. 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 Richard J. Fox School of Business and Management; the School of Communications and Theater; the College of Education; the College of Engineering; the James E. Beasley School of Law; the College of Liberal Arts; the Esther Boyer College of Music and Department of Dance; the College of Science and Technology; the School of Social Administration; and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.
The Main Campus can be reached easily by public transportation using the "C" bus on Broad Street, the Broad Street Subway (Cecil B. Moore stop), AMTRAK at North Broad Street Station, and SEPTA Commuter Rail Lines at 10th and Berks Streets.
In addition to housing the major classroom and administrative facilities of ten of the schools and colleges at Temple, the Main Campus is also the central location of the University’s Computer Center and the Paley Library system, which is the hub of the campus, containing over two million volumes and reading space for 2,500 students.
Other facilities include two stages for theatrical productions, two music recital halls, a dance laboratory/theater, and a cinema in the Student Activities Center. The Student Activities Center also houses the bookstore, a game room, a food court, as well as office space for numerous student organizations including Temple Student Government Offices, the Main Campus Programming Board, Temple News and Yearbook. Administrative offices located here are the Dean of Student Office, University Housing, Office of Student Activities, and the Student Assistance Center. Various lounges also are available for student enjoyment.
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
Athletic facilities include two swimming pools, a diving well, several gymnasiums, racquetball courts, track, and 4,500-seat arena. Also, a Grass Practice Field with 15,000 square feet of artificial turf and a 39,000 square foot field house opened during summer 1999.
The Apollo of Temple consists of a Convocation Center, Recreation and Community Center, and an Entertainment and Parking Center, as well as a new basketball arena. The Tuttleman Learning Center, which opened Fall, 1999, is the hub for emerging learning technologies, with flexible classrooms, distance learning sites, and personalized areas for small group activities.
Programs and services of the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, the College of Allied Health Professions, and Temple University Hospital are located at the Health Sciences Campus. Buildings and facilities, covering 20 acres, occupy both sides of North Broad Street, from Allegheny Avenue to a half block beyond Tioga Street.
The Temple University Children’s Medical Center, the Outpatient Lung Center, The Temple Burn Center, and the Ambulatory Care Center are the newest facilities at the Health Sciences Campus.The School of Dentistry is located at
3223 North Broad Street. The Dental-Allied Health-Pharmacy Library is located at
3304 North Broad Street.
The College of Allied Health Professions and the School of Pharmacy are located at 3307 North Broad Street. Many of the facilities of the School of Medicine, including the Medical School Library and the Temple University Hospital, are located on North Broad Street between Ontario and Tioga Streets.
The Student-Faculty Center, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Ontario Streets, provides a wide range of facilities, services, and educational programs. The Office of Student Activities, located in the Student-Faculty Center, provides education-al, recreational, and auxiliary services to students, staff, and faculty, coordinates lounges and study areas, recreation classes, ping-pong, pinball machines, basketball and volleyball intramurals, tennis, popular films, a cafeteria, art gallery, and seminars. The lower basement of the Center contains racquetball and handball courts, and complete locker room facilities with saunas. The fourth floor houses a full continuing education and conference center. For more information, call 215-707-4017.
Each of the Health Sciences Campus schools and colleges offers a complete range of student and other academic services. For a specific program or service, refer to the appropriate section of this Bulletin, or inquire at the school or college dean’s office.
Public transportation to the campus includes the "C" bus on Broad Street, the Broad Street subway (Allegheny stop to the south; Erie stop to the north); the North Broad and the North Philadelphia stations of the Regional high-speed transit lines are between the Health Sciences Center and Main Campus.
The School of Podiatric Medicine, part of the Health Sciences Center, is located at 8th and Race Streets in Center City Philadelphia.