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All facilities and programs for Welcome Week are accessible.  If you require any additional accommodations to access this program , please contact Student Activities at 215-204-7131.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

Owls of the World

Temple Performing Arts Center

8:00pm

Temple University is known for its diversity and great student organizations. Tonight is your chance to experience both as our organizations show off the cultural dances, step and stroll performances, and much more!

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

Temple Fest

Liacouras Walk

1:00-5:00pm

 

After you have moved in, join us for this outdoor festival.  It’s a perfect mix of business and fun – get all the information you need about student organizations, area vendors and  campus departments such as Student Financial Services, Diamond Dollars, Parking, Meal Plans, PNC Bank, and the Bookstore.  Enjoy music, food, giveaways, and games while you get your first taste of Temple!

 

Choose Your Own Adventure

8:00pm-11:00pm

Student Center

Head over to the Howard Gittis Student Center for a night of fun!  Each room of the Student Center will host an exciting activity to enjoy with your fellow Owls.  There will be food, giveaways and opportunities to meet a lot of new people.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

Temple Fest

Liacouras Walk

1:00pm-5:00pm

After you have moved in, join us for this outdoor festival.  It’s a perfect mix of business and fun – get all the information you need about student organizations, area vendors and  campus departments such as Student Financial Services, Diamond Dollars, Parking, Meal Plans, PNC Bank, and the Bookstore.  Enjoy music, food, giveaways, and games while you get your first taste of Temple!

 

Residence Hall Tug of War

8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Geasey Field

Now that you know everything about your roommate, it's time for you guys to meet up with the rest of the people in your residence hall. Team up against the other residence halls in one big Tug of War tournament. Last team standing brings home the big prize!

 

After Hours Target Shopping Event

10:30 PM- 12:30 AM

Welcome (back) to college. Whether you’re the class of 2013 or the class of 2017, you’re gonna need stuff to get through the year. We’re kicking off the school year with the Target After-Hours Shopping Event on August 23. Catch a free ride on campus from 1300 or Johnson and Hardwick.

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

MANDATORY College Meetings  

9:30 AM-10:30 AM                 

Center for the Arts

Boyer College of Music and Dance, Rock Hall Auditorium

Division of Theater, Film and Media Arts, Tomlinson Theater

Tyler School of Art, Tyler Building, Atrium

College of Education--Ritter Annex, Walk Auditorium

College of Engineering--Gladfelter Hall, Room L021

College of Health Professions and School of Social Work--Gladfelter Hall, Room 013

College of Liberal Arts and School of Environmental Design--Anderson Hall, Room 17

College of Science and Technology--Beury Hall, Rooms 160 and 164

Division of University Studies--Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200C

Fox School of Business and Management--Temple Performing Arts Center

School of Media and Communication--Mitten Hall, Great Court

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management--Alter Hall, Room 032

New students are REQUIRED to attend their respective college meetings. Meet the dean and administration of your college.

Convocation    

11:00 AM-12:00 PM                                           

Liacouras Center

Convocation is a special ceremony symbolizing the beginning of your academic journey. Hear important messages from university faculty, administrators and the student body president. Convocation is REQUIRED for all new students.

Barbeque Lunch

12:00 PM

Anderson-Gladfelter Mezzanine

Process across campus after Convocation to a campus barbeque. There will be free food and music for all those who attended Convocation. Finish this portion of your day by gathering at the Bell Tower at 2pm for a class photo taken from an arial view atop the Paley Library.

Hypnotist               

8:00 PM    

Temple Performing Arts Center

Now that you have spent some time with your new classmates, come watch them bark like dogs, speak alien languages, and other wild antics. Our hypnotist, Joshua Seth, will have you crying with laughter at the sight of the hypnotized students. Sponsored by Student Activities.

 

TU Palooza --Hosted by Main Campus Program Board

9:00 PM-12:00 AM

13th St. and the Bell Tower

Join the premiere event planning organization for exciting zipline rides through campus, slip and slides, and other exciting games and activities.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

 

Philly 101: Temple Student’s Crash Course for Philadelphia                         

12:00PM   

Pick up FREE SEPTA day passes at the Student Center

Campus Philly and Temple have teamed up to create a day in the city for Temple students. Pick up your FREE SEPTA day pass (while supplies last) and city guide at the Student Center and enjoy a day in the city with your friends. Enjoy special discounts available throughout the city for Temple students only.

 

Aziz Ansari Comedy Show

9 PM, Doors Open at 7:30 PM

Liacouras Center

Only Temple University brings you a star like Aziz Ansari for Welcome Week. Students will laugh hysterically at the stand-up performance of this TV and movie star. Admissions is free with a current TUid. Seating is general admission.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

 

Athletics BBQ and Meet & Greet                        

7:00PM - 8:30PM   

Grab some dinner while meeting some of the Temple student-athletes and coaches. Plus, get an inside look at the newly renovated Edberg-Olsen Football Complex. This facility is closed to those outside the team during the year, so don't miss your chance!