We have made adjustments to some university policies to better serve our community at this time.

Sick Time

Being mindful of the challenges to the health and safety of our employees posed by COVID-19, the university has temporarily modified its sick time policy, effective July 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020. 

During this time period, both bargaining and non-bargaining unit employees may request sick leave for their own illness, to isolate due to acquiring COVID-19, to quarantine due to exposure or to care for family members sick with COVID-19. Documentation may be required for the requested absence.

As this situation continues to be fluid, this modification to the sick leave policy may end before Dec. 31 in departments that have excessive use of sick time. Regular attendance and FMLA requirements are unchanged, but if you have questions about the updated policy, you may contact Absence Management at 215-926-2282 or email them at loa@temple.edu.

On-campus Parking

Faculty members preparing for a return to campus this fall should note the following updates to the procedures for on-campus parking.

Travel Guidelines

To help keep our campus community safe, the university is following the recommendations of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) regarding travel to and from “hot states,” which are states that have recently seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases.

All university-sponsored travel to and from these areas is currently suspended. Any staff or students returning from these states will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Please contact your supervisor if you have recently visited, or plan to visit, any of these areas to discuss how it may impact your ability to return to campus. If you have upcoming plans to travel to these states, please consider whether or not your trip can be rescheduled. Please also use the Travel Tracker form in TUportal to report any recent travel outside of the Philadelphia region.

2020–2021 Tuition Freeze

Temple’s leadership introduced a tuition freeze as a way of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining the university’s finances. Instituting a tuition freeze allowed Temple to save students money and keep the university financially viable during the pandemic.

Learn more about Temple’s tuition and finances during the pandemic.

Temple Now Updates

Keep up with the news regarding the return to campus. All updates are available on Temple Now