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 choose to leave university housing by Sunday, Sept. 13 will be provided with a full refund of housing and meal plan charges for the fall semester.

Students who choose to remain in the halls will still be expected to move out by Friday, Nov. 20, as previously stated in the university’s return plan and outlined in their 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. 

Students who remain in the residence halls after Sunday, Sept. 13 may be asked to relocate so that no student will be left to reside on a floor alone. Any revised accommodations will be comparable to the student’s original choice.

We know that some students choosing to go home now may still want to live on campus for the spring 2021 semester, should that be available. University Housing and Residential Life is constructing a process for current housing students that will not require a housing deposit, and allow us to do our best to accommodate your room and roommate of choice. As we get closer, we will share more details about what this selection process looks like.

If your Owl has not yet left campus but plans to do so, please carefully read the university announcement regarding early fall 2020 move-out so you are informed and prepared for their move-out. If your student has already left campus but has not yet checked out of your room, they should contact their hall’s front desk as soon as possible. Contact information is available by selecting their hall on the University Housing and Residential Life website

Housing Refunds 

We will begin processing housing and meal plan cancellations on Monday, Sept. 14, after confirming students have properly checked out of their residence halls. Students will receive housing refunds for both the housing and meal plan charges after Tuesday, Sept. 15.  

See the university announcement for detailed instructions on the fall 2020 move-out process and how to ensure your student’s housing refund.

We recognize you may have more questions regarding meal plans, the move-out process and available campus resources. Please continue to check temple.edu/coronavirus for the latest information. As the situation develops and we have more information to share regarding University Housing, we will continue to keep you updated via email. 

If students have any questions, concerns or needs further clarification, they can contact their Resident Director or the Housing Office at 215-204-7184, option 2. We also encourage students to continue to use our Zoom Customer Service Support, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note that all of our university residence halls and dining facilities are open with operational modifications to promote health and safety measures, and will be able to remain open by having all members of our community comply with our public health pillars.

Housing De-densification and Physical Distancing

As part of Temple’s efforts to de-densify our on-campus housing in accordance with local health department guidelines, housing assignments in Johnson and Hardwick have been canceled.

Housing Fee Reduction

We will be reducing the fall housing fees in all Temple-owned and -operated facilities by 15%, in recognition of our decision to end in-person classes on Friday, Nov. 20. The remaining week of classes after Thanksgiving, study period and finals will be conducted remotely.