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Health Insurance

Group medical insurance is offered to all full-time students at the start of each semester. Graduate and professional students should apply through the Department of Human Resources, Personnel Benefits Office in Room 201, University Services Building (215-204-1321). Health insurance is strongly recommended for all students.

International Students

All international students are required to obtain health insurance which covers the cost of hospitalization, repatriation, and medical evacuation to the studentís home country. This insurance must be maintained throughout their stay at the University. A suitable policy can be obtained through the Department of Human Resources, Personnel Benefits Office at the time of registration. Additional policy information is also available at the Office of International Services. International students are strongly advised to update their immunizations at Health Services.


Office of University Housing

Student Activities Center, Room 405

(215) 204-7184

On-Campus Housing

Housing is available to graduate and professional students on the Main Campus and at the School of Podiatric Medicine.
To obtain applications, which become available in mid-March, write: The Office
of University Housing, Assignments and Billing, 405 S.A.C., 1755 North 13th
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122, or call

Cooney Hall is a three-story complex consisting of 104 units (located on the south end of Templeís Main Campus at 13th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue). Cooney offers standard one and two-bedroom units. The units have hardwood floors with tiled kitchen and bath, full-size kitchen with counter and cabinet space, full-size gas range, a refrigerator, and a living room area. Units in Cooney Hall are air-conditioned.

Cooney also has a study lounge furnished with study carrels and furniture. The television room has a large screen color television and furnishing for leisure time. A vending area is in the south lobby, and two laundry facilities are located in the lower level.

Triangle Complex, made up of 12 brownstone row houses, consists of 82 units. Triangle Complex provides housing for graduate students and is located on the north end of Templeís Main Campus (Broad and Norris Streets).

Triangle offers one-bedroom and two- bedroom units. Having once been separate houses, the complex provides wide variation of space footage per unit, making each unit unique in terms of space and special features. All units come with wall-to-wall carpeting, full-size bathrooms, and small kitchens, complete with electric range, refrigerator/freezer, and ample cabinet space. The units also have air-conditioning units.

Triangle features a laundry center and a television/social lounge, located at 1926-B North Broad Street.

Triangle House is designed to enhance the educational experience of 10 residents with similar fields of study who occupy private or shared rooms in a renovated brownstone on Main Campus. The house, which is fully furnished, features six bedrooms, two full baths, and one half-bath, living room, dining room, a fully equipped kitchen including microwave, laundry facilities, and a study room on the lower level.

The Podiatry Complex is located in Center City at 8th and Race Streets. Podiatry offers a wide range of apartment styles, from efficiencies through three bedroom apartments. All 72 units are air-conditioned and carpeted. The complex contains a study lounge and several laundry facilities.

A range of billing options are available to graduate students. Entire units can be rented or individuals can rent space by the bed or room.

Off-Campus Housing

If students are unsuccessful in obtaining a place in the graduate apartments on campus or want to consider off-campus living, the Office of University Housing can assist. Contact the Coordinator for Off-campus Housing and Summer Conferences at
215-204-3279 to gain insight into what the city has to offer.

The Office of University Housing maintains an off-campus bulletin board complete with a map of the city and outlying areas, real estate agentsí names, rates, and apartment listings.


General Alumni Association

John MacDonald, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director

Alumni Center

Mitten Hall, West Balcony

(215) 204-7521

The General Alumni Association (GAA) is governed by its officers and by a Board of Directors consisting of three elected representatives from each of the school and college alumni associations, Directors-at-Large, National Directors, and Life Directors.

The Associationís principal purpose is to maintain alumni interest in the advancement of the University. Any graduate of the University is a member of the GAA.

The Alumni Center is the central administrative office of the GAA and the Universityís Office of Alumni Relations. A full-time professional staff coordinates a variety of alumni activities, which range from outreach programs to annual events such as Homecoming and Founderís Dinner.

The Student/Alumni Mentor Program gives Temple students an early exposure to professionals in a variety of occupations, matching sophomores and juniors who are in the process of defining their career goals with alumni. For more information, contact Bill Hart at the Alumni Center.

Alumni services include Temple Abroad, an extensive travel program that offers alumni and their families high-quality, low-cost group travel. Excellent values also are available to alumni and their families through the Collegiate Alumni Trust, a specially designed group life insurance program. Many University services are available to alumni, such as Career Services, University libraries, and recreational facilities.

Alumni are kept informed of the developments of the University through the Temple Review.

Alumni are urged to keep the Alumni Center informed of changes in address and occupation, and to continue association with Temple through the many services of the General Alumni Association.