Arrival & Check-In
When you arrive in Philadelphia, you should go straight to your pre-arranged housing. If you are living on campus, contact the office of University Housing to find out when you can check in. If you will be arriving before you can move into the residence halls, you will have to find your own temporary housing.
Once you have deposited your luggage and recuperated from your travels, visit International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) to complete your immigration check-in. The office is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
International Student & Scholar Services
1700 N. Broad Street, Suite 203B
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215.204.7708 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring the following documents:
- I-20 form or DS-2019 form
- Proof of SEVIS Fee Payment
Get your ID card
Diamond Dollars Office:
1910 Liacouras Walk
2nd floor, room 202
(You will be asked for TU id number and your passport when you apply for a Temple ID card)
Open a bank account
Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU)
(You will need your TUID and passport)
View the PowerPoint document on how to open a bank account.
Open a cell phone
View the PowerPoint document on getting your own USA phone number.
Pay your tution bill
For questions regarding your tuition bill or payment options, please contact the Office of the Bursar, 215-204-1131.
Use your TUmail account
Once you are enrolled at Temple University, Temple University employees and faculty will contact you through your Temple e-mail account; because e-mail is our official form of communication, you are responsible for any information sent by e-mail and should check your TUMail account daily.
If you have problems to login, go to:
Room 106 of the TECH Center
12th Street and Montgomery Avenue