Thursday, August 21

Student Move-in  

Event Time(s): 8:00AM-1:00PM
Event Location: Main Campus

First-year students move into the residence halls. Check the Move-in Guide and learn more about move-in

Campus Tours

Event Time: 10:00AM; 1:00PM
Event Location: Welcome Center

Haven’t seen the campus yet? The Welcome Center is the first stop for our new students and parents. The facility includes a reception area and a 100-seat auditorium. Come by for a 45 minute walking tour of campus.

Honors Program New Student Colloquium

Event Time(s): 10:00AM-3:00PM
Event Location: 17 Anderson Hall

Learn about Honors, opportunities, and campus life from Honors advisors, faculty, and peer mentors in your choice of sessions. **Mandatory for Honors freshmen**

IBC Open Hours

Event Time: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Event Location: 15th & Cecil B. Moore Avenue

The Independence Blue Cross Student Recreation Center provides students, employees and alumni of the University with a variety of recreational opportunities. You will need your student ID for access. Learn more about IBC

Second Floor Fitness Mezzanine

Event Time: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Event Location: 1800 N. Broad Street

The Fitness Mezzanine is 2,200 square feet and features 12 cardio machines, eight selectorized pieces, interactive Xbox Kinect and Nintendo Wii gaming stations, two heavy bags and two speed bag workout stations. You will need your student ID for access.

Temple Fest

Event Time: 12-4:00PM  
Event Location: Liacouras Walk and Polett Walk

After you have moved in, join us for this outdoor festival.  It’s a perfect mix of business and fun. You may get all the information you need about student organizations, area vendors and campus departments such as Campus Safety Services, Dining Services, and Education Abroad.  Enjoy music, giveaways and games as you get your first taste of Temple!

Parents’ Tent

Event Time: 12-4:00PM
Event Location: Founders Garden

Parents, need a break from move-in? Join us under the tent for FREE food, relaxation and opportunities to meet other parents. Mix and mingle with athletic coaches, faculty members and student services staff. Get a FREE massage. This space is designed especially for parents.

TUF Open Hours                                                                               

Event Time: 12:00-8:00PM
Event Location: 1600 N. Broad Street

TUF is a Campus Recreation fitness facility with nearly 16,000 sq. ft. of space that includes: cardio machines, selectorized machines, light weights and stretch/ab/core areas. You will need your student ID for access. Learn more about TUF.

Pearson and McGonigle Halls, third Floor Recreation Courts

Event Time: 12:00-8:00PM
Event Location: 1800 N. Broad Street

The Pearson and McGonigle Halls Rec Courts facility is 32,000 square feet of space divided by three mechanical curtains that can section off four indoor multi-purpose court areas or be raised to allow for full area events such as: Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton & a Golf Driving Range.  You will need your student ID for access.

Climbing Wall

Event Time: 1:00-6:00PM
Event Location: 1800 N. Broad Street (Atrium)

Recreational climbing is available featuring a 26-foot climbing wall and a 12-foot bouldering wall.  Equipment available for recreational use include harnesses, carabiners and climbing shoes. You will need your student ID for access.

Welcome Back Fitness Frenzy

Event Time: 1:00-4:00PM
Event Location: Bell Tower

Kick off the semester on the right foot!  Come join Campus Rec at the Bell Tower to participate in a 3 hour Fitness Frenzy.  A live DJ will be on site to get all participants pumped up!  Wear your sneakers, bring a towel and water bottle, and get ready to be Fitness Frenzied!
1:00-1:30pm – Boot Camp
1:45-2:15pm – Zumba
2:30-3:00pm – Body Weight Blast
3:15-3:45pm – Yoga

Separation and the Empty Nest

Event Time(s): 3:00-4:30PM
Event Location: 1810 Liacouras Walk 

It can be difficult when your student leaves home for a variety of reasons. This talk with the counseling center director and other parents about the transition is meant to be supportive and informative.

Legacy Families Reception

Event Time(s): 3-4PM
Event Location: 1810 Conference Suite, Liacouras Walk

Incoming students whose parents or grandparents went to Temple are considered "Legacy students" and carry on the great tradition of being an Owl. Please join your fellow Legacy students and their families for an ice cream social!

Residence hall Floor Mixers

Event Time: 4:30-7:30PM
Event Location: All Residence Halls

Students moving in today should attend to meet their Resident Assistants and floor mates, and learn important information about living on campus. Check with your RA for time and location.


Event Time: 4:30-8:00PM
Event Location: Louis J. Esposito Dining Hall, Johnson & Hardwick

Louis J. Esposito Dining Hall is open for dinner. Swipe your OWLcard to use your meal plan, or pay cash in the absence of a plan.

Residence Hall Tug of War Competition

Event Time: 9:00PM
Event Location: Geasey Field (rain location: Pearson and McGonigle Halls, 3rd Floor Rec Courts)

Now that you know everything about your roommate, it's time for you guys to meet up with the rest of the people in your residence hall. Join forces against the other residence halls in one big Tug of War tournament. Last team standing brings home the big prize! Sneakers are required.


Event Time(s): 10:30PM-12:30AM
Event Location: Bell Tower

VIP? Yeah, that’s you! Jump on a bus and join us for an exclusive after-hours shopping event at the local Target. Shop for your college essentials with other Temple students and enjoy free samples, giveaways, prizes and entertainment all while the store is opened just for you!