Residential Experience

Students in the residential program will move in the day before the program starts. The on-campus experience promotes academic success and community building through evening and weekend programming. By living in the residence hall, you will enjoy the peer support and physical environment designed for academic success. 


Program supervision is provided by trained summer chaperones who are current college and graduate students and active leaders in the Temple community. These summer chaperones are available to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the program. The chaperones are knowledgeable in campus resources, and trained in conflict resolution, multicultural awareness, community building, crisis response, and more. Summer chaperones staff will be there for you starting on day one. 

Residence Halls & Campus Resources

Students are housed in designated minor residence halls for summer. The residence halls are just minutes away from your classrooms. Our residential community is centered on a vibrant university campus and city that offers many social and academic resources. Campus resources include the Howard Gittis Student Center, nearby dining options, academic studying environments, libraries, a writing center, and quick access into the city.


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided for residential students. On-campus dining at Temple means great food when you need it, where you need it. It also means a comfortable atmosphere where you can gather with friends, take a break from studying or just hang out and relax. The typical meal consists of a wide variety of food served cafeteria-style and includes vegetarian and vegan options. The dining hall is set up to accommodate most common food allergies or dietary restrictions. 
Students should also plan bringing spending money in order to experience the flavorful options of local shops, food trucks, and neighborhood restaurants.
Your guide to Temple’s diverse and delicious food trucks.