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FAQs

When will my meal plan be active?
Check back throughout the summer to find out when students who have purchased meal plans will be able to use them. Find out more about dining on Main Campus.

I’ve moved in. What should I do now?
There are plenty of campus activities in which you can get involved. First, try getting to know some of the other students in your residence hall and get acquainted with your new home. You may ask your resident assistant or any Welcome Week volunteers anytime for information about the specific activities taking place on campus. Follow @TUActivities on Twitter for schedules and updates about activities.

I’m an international student, and I’m not sure where to start.
The best place for you to start is the Office of International Student and Scholar Services on the fourth floor of Conwell Hall (1801 N. Broad St.). It hosts activities that cater specifically to international students and help you make a smooth transition to your new environment. You also may ask your resident assistant or any staff members in your building for assistance.

Where is the best place to go if I have a question?
During Welcome Week, all volunteers will be wearing red shirts, and all staff, volunteers and resident assistants will be there to answer your questions. Additionally, you may stop at the information desk located in the Howard Gittis Student Center Atrium (1755 N. 13th St.).

I don’t know my way around campus. How do I learn that?
Campus maps are free at the information desk in the Howard Gittis Student Center Atrium (1755 N. 13th St.) and are posted around campus. Check back throughout the summer to find out when the Welcome Center is offering tours.

I want to check out Philadelphia. How can I get around?
Philadelphia has an extensive public transportation system called SEPTA. You may take the bus, hop on the subway or ride the regional rail to get around the city. There are SEPTA maps located at the information desk in the Howard Gittis Student Center (1755 N. 13th St.) that can help you learn how to use SEPTA. If you’re just looking to use transportation around campus, you can hop on the Owl Loop at 12th and Berks streets and tell the driver where you need to go. The service is free and operates every day from 5 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Find out more about SEPTA fares, transit maps and bus schedules.

After Welcome Week, how can I stay involved in campus activities?
There are many ways to stay involved on campus. During Welcome Week, organizations will be out recruiting new members. Also, take full advantage of TempleFest. To be notified about a group’s upcoming events and activities, ask to be added to the organization’s listserv. 

Where can I buy my books?
You may purchase your books from the Temple University Bookstore, located on the lower level of the Howard Gittis Student Center (1755 N. 13th St.).

Where can I get my Wild Cherry Pass?
You can pick up your Wild Cherry Pass at the Liacouras Center box office, located on Broad Street south of Polett Walk. The Wild Cherry Pass costs $60 and guarantees you seats in the student section for all football and basketball home games. You’ll also have chances to win prizes at every game. A Wild Cherry T-shirt, various discounts and opportunities to travel for postseason play are included in your membership. 

Where can I work out?
The International Blue Cross Recreation Center (also called the IBC) is the premier place to get or stay in shape on campus. It is located at the corner of 15th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. If you prefer net sports or climbing walls, you can stop by Pearson and McGonigle Halls on Broad Street. You also may take advantage of the track located behind the Student Pavilion on 15th Street and Montgomery Avenue. For updated hours and a current schedule of events, visit Campus Recreation.