The global pandemic has affected many of Temple’s normal on-campus operations. Find out everything you need to know about changes on our campuses, including changes that impact student housing, parking and facilities.

On-campus Housing Updates

Spring 2021 On-campus Housing Selection

The spring 2021 Online Housing Selection Process will open on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. To participate in the spring 2021 Online Housing Selection Process, please complete an academic year 2020–2021 housing application by visiting the MyHousing system via TUportal

Spaces will be available in 1300 Residence Hall, Morgan Hall and Beech International Village. In order to de-densify the residence halls, each student will be assigned to their own bedroom. A limited number of spaces will also be available in the three off-campus locations where University Housing and Residential Life maintains staff presence: the View, University Village and The Nest. You will be able to select your preferred accommodations on a first-come, first-served basis as spaces are available. James White Hall, 1940 Residence Hall and Temple Towers are not currently offering spaces.

Move-in for spring 2021 residents is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Because of the delayed start to the semester, the cost of on-campus housing will be prorated for the spring. You will only be charged for the time spent living in the halls, which starts with move-in on Jan. 17, 2021, and ends May 5, 2021.

Additional details about move-in, quarantine/isolation procedures and the COVID-19 testing plan described in the most recent message from President Englert and Provost Epps are forthcoming.

If you have any questions regarding the Housing Selection Process, please contact University Housing and Residential Life at 215-204-7184 option no. 2 or email

Fall 2020 Housing Information

On Sept. 3, President Englert and Provost Epps announced that all classes will pivot to online learning. All in-person courses, except for essentials-only courses, have been suspended for the fall semester. Students may choose to remain on campus. Students who remain will continue to have access to academic, support and health services. Students who chose to leave university housing by Sunday, Sept. 13, were provided with a full refund of housing and meal plan charges for the fall semester.

If you choose to remain in the halls, you will still be expected to move out by Friday, Nov. 20, as previously stated in the university’s return plan and outlined in your housing license. Additionally, in order to maintain a sense of community, students who remain in the residence halls after Sunday, Sept. 13, may be asked to relocate. For example, no student will be left to reside on a floor alone, and any revised accommodations will be comparable to the student’s original choice.

If you have not yet left campus but plan to do so, please carefully read the following so you are informed and prepared for your move-out. If you have already left campus but have not yet checked out of your room, please contact your hall’s front desk as soon as possible. Contact information is available by selecting your hall on the University Housing and Residential Life website.

Preparing for Your Move-out

FAQ: Residence Halls & On-campus Living

On-campus Operations

Temple will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27. Main Campus will remain open for the rest of the fall semester. Some university resources will resume normal or expanded hours between Sunday, Nov. 29, and Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Starting Monday, Nov. 30, the TECH Center will be open during the following updated hours for the rest of the fall semester.

Nov. 30–Dec. 7

  • Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Dec. 8–Dec. 16

  • Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to midnight
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to midnight

Looking forward to next semester, our plan is for Main Campus to remain open in the spring. Residence halls, Charles Library, the TECH Center, Campus Recreation and other services that support student life will continue to be available for in-person use. In addition, a full slate of online resources, including the Career Center, Wellness Resource Center and Tuttleman Counseling Services, will continue to be available. 

Additional details about on-campus operations—such as new information about how indoor and outdoor events, including those of our student organizations, will be managed this spring; how students will be able to reserve spaces in the TECH Center, Charles Library and certain recreation facilities; and what other new areas will be available on campus—will become available as we approach the spring semester.

Changes to Main Campus

Hear from Dozie Ibeh, associate vice president for the project delivery group at Temple, to learn how Main Campus transformed to safeguard the health of the entire Temple community.

On-campus Parking


You can find in-depth information on student parking options by visiting Campus Operations. From there, access our Parking Portal to determine permit types and rates.

Faculty and Staff

The Office of Parking Services made the following updates to the parking options available to employees. The office is no longer completing in-office transactions.

Campus Mask Distribution

A joint effort between Temple Library Systems, the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Campus Safety, and Information Technology Services has brought 5,000 PPE masks to campus, intended for student use. Each student will be permitted up to two (2) masks per semester.

Students will be asked to swipe their Owlcard in order to keep track of the masks allotted. Schools and colleges across Temple campuses will also have masks available.

On Main Campus, masks will be distributed at the following locations.

  • Charles Library security desk
  • 1101 W. Montgomery Ave. (Bell Building)
  • Howard Gittis Student Center Information Desk
  • TECH Center security desk