Temple’s TUid –For your security!
Temple University does not use social security numbers as the primary means of identification within the University. Instead, when you register for a class at Temple for the first time, you will be issued a TUid number to protect your personal information and identity.
You use your TUid to register, request academic information, drop and add classes, and perform all other administrative functions within Temple. Your Social Security number will only be requested for routine administrative functions as required by law, including tax purposes and the first time a student registers at Temple.
Here are some important points about the TUid system:
Fort Washington students:
The QA/RA Office issues your TUid number the first time you register for a Temple class. You may get a Temple ID card with your TUid number made at the Ambler Campus (West Hall, 580 Meetinghouse Rd, Ambler, PA) during regular office hours (generally 8:30 to 6:00 Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 to 4:30 on Fridays. Call the QA/RA Office for directions (267.468.8560).
The Fort Washington campus does not require the use of TUid cards for entry into classes; however, you will need a Temple ID, if you wish to use the campus library, recreational facilities, or computer labs.
Remote students do not need Temple ID cards and can obtain them only if they are willing to come to a Temple campus to have their photograph taken. Temple ID cards are primarily used for entrance into University buildings, computer labs, libraries, parking facilities, and other University-related functions.
If you are a remote student, we will email your new TUID number. If you are a continuing student, you must have your TUid to register.
Please be aware of University policies regarding adding/dropping courses. Deadlines are slightly different for weeknight and weekend classes, so please read the appropriate section below.