Two new housing options
To meet the needs of its burgeoning residential population, the University has unveiled two privately managed housing options on the perimeter of Main Campus: Oxford Village, located at 15th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, and University Village, at 10th Street and Montgomery Avenue.
Both facilities will house primarily upperclassmen who are interested in remaining on campus. University Village, managed by American Campus Communities, has filled its 749 beds, while Oxford Village, run by Ambling Corp., provides 225 additional units for students.
The nearly 1,000 units in the two facilities were necessary to accommodate the University’s rapidly growing demand for housing. During the past five years, Temple’s student population increased by nearly 30 percent, to 22,215 undergraduates.
According to John Niven, director of University Housing, more than five times as many students are living on or near campus than just a few years ago.
Oxford Village (above) offers double-occupancy bedrooms in a townhouse motif. University Village (left) consists of single- and double-occupancy and two- and four-bedroom apartments.
— Ted Boscia