We know that, as students, your main concern remains your learning goals, even during a time as unprecedented as this. That's why we've collected all the information you'll need to make your return to learning a success, right here.
Find out more about the various apps and other technology available to you, implemented to help students, faculty and staff easily access services while adhering to the four public health pillars. Also, learn more about the changes you can expect to find at the TECH Center this fall.
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.
INFORMATION ABOUT TUITION AND FEES: Estimated tuition and fees are updated annually each summer. Some or all instruction for all or part of the academic year may be delivered remotely. Tuition, the University Services Fee and certain other fees are set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the academic year and regardless of the inability to access university-maintained facilities, or any disruption to or cancellation of activities, events, services or programs during the academic year. Read more information about Temple’s refund policy. By registering for classes, the student and anyone paying on their behalf acknowledges and accepts these terms.
Academic Calendar Updates
Temple will start the fall semester on Aug. 24 and end the on-campus presence on Nov. 20, when fall break begins. The remaining week of classes, study period and finals will be conducted remotely.
The university’s attendance policy has been standardized to accommodate students who are ill or are required to self-quarantine for a period of time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To achieve course learning goals, students must attend in-person classes, and/or participate in classes or portions of classes that are taught remotely, to the extent that they are able. Though increased flexibility will be granted, in all cases, course assessments such as assignments, tests and exams must be completed for learning goals to be reached.
Instructors are required to record attendance for each in-person or synchronous remote meeting using an online attendance system designated by the university. This will help facilitate contact tracing if a student or instructor tests positive for COVID-19. Recording of attendance will also provide an opportunity for outreach from student services and academic support units to support students should they become ill.
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.
International Campuses and Travel Abroad
Currently, all university-sponsored, connected or funded international travel by students, faculty and staff is suspended. These restrictions are in effect for students through Aug. 15, and for faculty and staff through June 30. Domestic travel for all is still strongly discouraged.
This decision will be updated on the 15th of each month, based on international, national, state and local guidance.