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

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. Although residential plans for spring 2021 are undetermined at the present time, residential students will be given as much preference as possible in the spring, as conditions allow.

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

The university continues to share more about on-campus operations, as well as new information about how indoor and outdoor events, including those of our student organizations, will be managed this fall; 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—like Zoom Rooms and places for students to eat their grab-and-go meals.

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