TUPortal Account | To prepare for your transition to Temple, please take a moment to activate your student account – also known as TUPortal – at the following link: https://accounts.temple.edu/selfcare/createLogin.jsp.
Once your account has been activated, you can log into TUPortal to access your Temple email account and other student information at: https://tuportal3.temple.edu. Please note that all official business is communicated via Temple email address.
Advising | If you are an incoming exchange/study abroad student, you should have already worked with home institution program advisors to select courses that will transfer back to your home institution.Erika Clemons work with you and academic advisors at Temple and at your home institution to ensure that you are on track. For your course selection at Temple, Erika Clemons will help you register for your classes according to your submitted Academic Study Plan. If courses are not available, you will be contacted by Jennifer asking for you to select alternative courses. You will be able to continue to add/drop courses after your arrival, so it is OK to come without a completed class roster.
Airport Pick‐up | Temple University is pleased to provide FREE transportation from Philadelphia International Airport to Temple University Main Campus for students who arrive on selected dates between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). For the Fall 2012 semester, transportation will be available from Sunday, August 19, 2012, through Thursday, August 23, 2012. Airport pick-up can be requested by completing the online form. If your arrival is at a time that does not allow you to take advantage of the shuttle, you will have two options. You can either take a taxi directly from the airport to your residence or you can take a train from the airport to the Temple University train stop. Taxi stands are available at each terminal outside of the baggage claim areas. The cost of a taxi will be between $35-$50. Each terminal at Philadelphia Airport has a regional rail station. ALL trains will travel to Temple University. The Temple University train station is approximately 6 blocks from all residences. The cost of the train will be between $6-$8. Both the taxi and train will take between 30-40 minutes. Please note: If you arrive in the evening, our office advises students to take the taxi (not the train) for your convenience and safety.
Housing | Temple Housing follows the university academic calendar. Please check in at the front desk or main office of your residence upon check-in and they will assist you moving into your room. For questions, comments, or concerns regarding Temple Housing, please contact Temple Housing by visiting www.temple.edu/studentaffairs/housing. For questions, comments, or concerns regarding off-campus housing, please contact the main office of your residence. Your RA (Resident Advisor) will be able to assist you in most situations and should be who you contact first. It is possible that your arrival will be before Temple Housing facilities open. If this is the case, you will be responsible for finding temporary housing accommodations.
Orientation Program for International Students | The mandatory orientation program for incoming International Students for the Fall 2012 semester is August 24, 2012. Please continue to check the International Student and Scholar Services website for updates at www.temple.edu/isss/orientation2.htm.
Health Insurance | Coverage is mandatory for all international students and Temple will automatically enroll every student into a coverage plan. Please visit the following website for health insurance details: www.temple.edu/hr/students/index.html. If you choose to use a different health insurance plan, you MUST complete a Waiver of Health Insurance Coverage Form to deny Temple’s coverage and prevent billing. If you do not complete this form, you will be billed. You will need to provide proof of your own coverage to Temple University’s Benefits department.
Main Campus Map | A map of Main Campus is available at www.temple.edu/maps to assist with finding locations around campus, such as International Student and Scholar Services (1700 N. Broad) , the Office of International Affairs (Conwell Hall), and on-campus residences.
Weather | The Pennsylvania Climate is typical of a temperate zone, with marked seasonal variations in temperature and precipitation. The following are general averages for Temple University Main Campus.
- Fall (September – November): Days are often warm and sunny, nights are cool; temperatures range from 60°F (15°C) in the daytime to 32°F(0°C) at night.
- Winter (December – February): Continuously cold weather with an occasional mild day; temperatures of about 32°F (0°C) to below 10°F (-12°C); it does snow.
- Spring (March – May): Increasingly warm, sunny days; cool nights; temperatures sometimes reach 60°F (15°C) to 80°F (27°C); frequent thundershowers.
- Summer (June – August): Temperatures average from 70°F (25°C) to 90°F (35°C), with some days hotter than 90°F (35°C).
Communication & Help | If you have additional questions, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and an International Affairs staff member will respond.
Primary Designated School Official (PDSO)
Martyn J. Miller
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