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.

Return to Campus Information for Students

As we prepare for the spring amid uncertainty, the university continues to monitor guidance from the city and state to make the return to campus as safe as possible. Students returning to campus should review the requirements below. Should circumstances change over time, we are prepared to deviate from our plans in order to keep our community safe and healthy.

COVID-19 Compliance

In addition to complying with the university’s testing program, residential students are expected to comply with all university protocols and city regulations. At Temple, this includes adhering to protocols for testing, contact tracing, and quarantining and isolating; limitations on social gatherings; and restrictions on guests in university housing.

Students are encouraged to check their Temple emails regularly for additional information about move-in, isolation procedures, and the COVID-19 testing and vaccination plan described in the most recent message from President Englert and Provost Epps.

On-campus Housing Updates

FAQ: Residence Halls & On-campus Living 

On-campus Operations

Fall 2021 Updates

As communicated in President Englert’s latest message, our plan for the fall semester is to be primarily in person with a substantial number of students returning to campus. We hope to return to a vibrant campus experience, with our residence halls, dining halls, Student Center and academic buildings, as well as our athletic and recreational facilities, open this fall. More details about our increased campus presence will become available as we approach the fall 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

Masks are also available to buy online through our new mask storefront.