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Call the Office of Student Activities at 215-204-7131

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When will my Meal Plan be active?

Students who have purchased a meal plan will be able to use them beginning at Lunch on Tuesday, August 20th. For more details on the main campus Johnson & Hardwick Dining Center click here.


I’ve moved in what should I do now?

There are plenty of activities on campus that you can get involved in. First you can try getting to know some of the other residents in your residence hall or get acquainted with your new home. You can always ask your resident assistant or any Welcome Week volunteers for information about the specific activities taking place on campus. Take a stroll down Liacouras Walk or head over to Anderson and Gladfelter for a barbeque on the roof. There will be plenty of activities going on. Visit www.temple.edu/welcome or follow @TUActivities on twitter for schedules and updates.

I’m an international student and I’m not sure where to start.

The best place for you to start is with the Office of International Services. They will have activities that are catered specifically for international students, which aim to help you make a smooth transition to your new environment. This office is located on the 4th Floor of Conwell Hall (1801 N. Broad St.). You can also ask your resident assistant or any staff members in your building for assistance.

Where is the best place to go if I have a question?

All staff and volunteers are here to answer your questions. Whatever it is that you want to know they are the best people to go to and if they can’t answer your question, they will lead you to someone who can. All Welcome Week Volunteers will be wearing red shirts. Your RAs are also here to assist you! Also check out the information desk in located in the Howard Gittis Student Center Atrium.

I don’t know my way around campus, how do I learn?

Campus maps are free at the information desk located in the Student Center atrium and are posted around campus. The Welcome Center is offering tours on Wednesday, August 21st and Thursday, August 22nd at 10 am and 1 pm to help you find your way.

I want to check out Philly, how do I get around?

Philadelphia has a very extensive public transportation system otherwise known as SEPTA. You can take the bus, ride on the Regional Rail, or hop on the subway to get from one place to the other. There are SEPTA maps located at the Information Desk in the student center that will help you get around. If you’re just looking to get around campus you can hop on the Owl Loop at 12th and Berks and tell the driver where you need to go. The service is free and operates from 5 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Sunday through Saturday.

Septa Fare
Septa Student Passes
Septa Railroad Rail Transit Maps
Septa Bus Schedule

After this week how can I stay involved?

There are many ways to stay involved on campus. One way is to become active in your building’s senate. Also during the Welcome Week, many organizations will be out and about recruiting new members. MAKE SURE YOU TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF TEMPLEFEST. There are plenty of organizations waiting to recruit you! All you have to do is ask to be added to an organization’s listserv so that you can be notified about all the upcoming events and activities they are planning for the campus. Some organizations you can join are the Main Campus Program Board (MCPB) and Temple Student Government (TSG).

Where do I buy my books?

You can purchase your books from the Temple University Bookstore located on the lower level of the Howard Gittis Student Center.

Where do I get my Wild Cherry Pass?

You can get your Wild Cherry Pass at the Liacouras Center Box Office located on Broad Street. With the Wild Cherry Pass you are guaranteed Level Seats in the Student Section for all home football and basketball games. It’s a great way to be on TV! It’s the only way to guarantee Temple-Villanova and Temple-Kansas Men’s Basketball tickets. You have chances to win big prizes at every game and you can take part in special meet-the-coach sessions. You will receive a Wild Cherry T-Shirt and various sponsor discounts with your membership and have the opportunity to travel to post-season play. You get all of these benefits for only $60!

Where can I work out?

The International Blue Cross or the IBC gym is the premier place to get in shape or stay in shape on campus. It is located on the corner of 15th and Cecil B. Moore. If net sports or climbing walls are more your thing, you can stop by Pearson-McGonigle on Broad St. You can also take advantage of the track located behind the Student Pavilion on 15th and Montgomery Streets. Additionally, each residence hall has a fitness center for its residents to use. Check out Campus Recreation's website for updated hours www.temple.edu/campusrec.