How can I find out more about my meal plan? 
Check back throughout the summer to find out when students who have purchased meal plans will be able to use them. Find out more about dining on Main Campus

I’ve moved in. What should I do now? 
Welcome Week, the traditional time period for all new first-year, transfer, and commuter students to become more engaged with campus programs and services, will be held August 17-22. In partnership with many campus departments and student organizations, Student Activities provides days of exciting programs and unique opportunities to welcome our new Owls and returning students to campus. Whether you’re looking for a fraternity or sorority, campus ministries, athletics, or recreation or just something to do - the first week of school is jam-packed with daily activities for the Temple Community. For a full schedule of activities and events visit and follow us on social media platforms using @TUActivities. 

I’m an international student, and I’m not sure where to start. 
The best place for you to start is the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at 1938 Liacouras Walk, Suite 202. It hosts activities that cater specifically to international students and help you make a smooth transition to your new environment. You also may 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? 
Stop by the information desk located in the Howard Gittis Student Center Atrium (1755 N. 13th St.). 

I don’t know my way around campus. How do I learn that? 
Campus maps are free at the information desk in the Howard Gittis Student Center Atrium (1755 N. 13th St.) and are posted around campus. Additionally, the Welcome Center—located on the first floor of the TECH Center (1101 W. Montgomery Ave.)—will host daily tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

I want to check out Philadelphia. How can I get around? 
Philadelphia has an extensive public transportation system called SEPTA. You may take the bus, hop on the subway or ride the regional rail to get around the city. There are SEPTA maps located at the information desk in the Howard Gittis Student Center (1755 N. 13th St.) that can help you learn how to use SEPTA. If you’re just looking to use transportation around campus, you can hop on the Owl Loop at 12th and Berks streets and tell the driver where you need to go. The service is free and operates every day from 5 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Find out more about SEPTA fares, transit maps and bus schedules.  

After Welcome Week, how can I stay involved in campus activities? 
There are many ways to stay involved on campus. During Welcome Week, organizations will be out recruiting new members. Also, take full advantage of the Virtual TempleFest to be held on August 20, 2020. To be notified about a group’s upcoming events and activities, ask to be added to the organization’s listserv. You also can visit for campus programs and to learn more about student organizations. 

Where can I buy my books? 
You may purchase your books from the Temple University Bookstore, located on the lower level of the Howard Gittis Student Center (1755 N. 13th St.). 

Where can I get my Wild Cherry Pass? 
You can pick up your Wild Cherry Pass at the Liacouras Center box office, located on Broad Street south of Polett Walk. The Wild Cherry Pass costs $45 and guarantees you seats in the student section for all football and basketball home games. You’ll also have chances to win prizes at every game. A Wild Cherry T-shirt, various discounts and opportunities to travel for postseason play are included in your membership.  

Where can I work out? 
The Independence Blue Cross Recreation Center (also called the IBC) is the premier place to get or stay in shape on campus. It is located at the corner of 15th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. If you prefer net sports or climbing walls, you can stop by Pearson and McGonigle Halls on Broad Street. You also may take advantage of the track located behind the Student Pavilion on 15th Street and Montgomery Avenue. For updated hours and a current schedule of events, visit Campus Recreation