New Student Orientation Overview

General Information for Fall 2015 Students:

New Student Orientation sessions are two full days and include one overnight stay on campus. Orientation sessions occur late June through late August. Registration for orientation sessions is completed on a first-come, first served basis beginning April 1st (for summer and fall) and November (for Spring).

Students are offered session dates based on their admitted school or college and major. Your admissions acceptance letter will tell you into which school or college you have been admitted.

Exact dates for each academic area are viewable in the Orientation Registration system only. Students select and register for their orientation date - session dates are not assigned to students.

Orientation includes presentations, academic advising, class registration, social activities, and small group discussions covering a wide range of topics related to the academic and co-curricular experience.

Housing will be provided in a university residence hall, and meals will be served in the university dining center. There is no fee for students to attend orientation.

Students are expected to attend the entire orientation program including the overnight portion, all presentations, and small group discussions. Students who miss part of orientation, arrive late, or need to leave early may be asked to reschedule their session dates, make up the missed portion, and/or may be unable to register for classes.

Please read the 'Before You Register' and 'Registration Instructions' pages before you register for your Orientation Session. These pages will provide the specific steps to register.

Early Arrival Process:

Students who live more than 100 miles from Temple's Main Campus may arrive the night before their registered orientation session for a fee of $30. Five of our ten orientation sessions allow for early arrival:

June 22-23

June 29-30

July 13-14

July 20-21

July 27-28

Students who wish to arrive the night before their orientation session must complete the following steps at least two weeks prior to their orientation session:

  1. Register for an orientation session that has the early arrival option (see dates above)
  2. AFTER YOU REGISTER FOR THE SESSION, send an email with your name, TUID number, and registered session date to 'Early Arrival Request' should be the subject line of the email.
  3. A confirmation email will be sent back to you within 3 business days.
  4. Arrive between 5:00-7:00pm the night before your scheduled session and check in at Johnson and Hardwick Residence Hall.
  5. The Office of Orientation will charge the $30 fee to the student's Fall semester bill. The Office of Orientation does not accept cash, checks, or credit cards.

PLEASE NOTE: Students arriving early will not be provided meals or activities the night before the orientation session begins. Due to the limited number of students who arrive early, students may not have a roommate this night. The residence hall will be staffed with a security guard and student resident assistants.

Student Conduct:

Students attending orientation sessions are expected to abide by all policies outlined in the Temple University Student Conduct Code, including the Drug and Alcohol Policy. This policy prohibits the unlawful use of alcohol and drugs, as well as the use of and possession of alcohol and drugs on-campus and in University residence halls. Violations of this policy will be referred to Campus Safety Services and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. View the Student Conduct Code.

Disability Resources and Services:

If you require accommodations for online placement testing and/or orientation, please follow the instructions for requesting and receiving accommodations on the Disability Resources and Services website: