University Housing & Dining Services

University Housing & Residential Life

1910 Liacouras Walk
(P) 215-204-7184, option #2
(F) 215-204-3261

Residence halls on Main campus provide an opportunity to extend your learning experiences beyond the classroom, library, and laboratory.

Living on campus provides opportunities for you to intentionally explore yourself, others, and the world around you. University Housing & Residential Life works to create living environments in which each student is encouraged to develop as an individual in an atmosphere that promotes emotional, social, and intellectual growth. In addition, University Housing & Residential Life is committed to creating community-living environments that value and promote an appreciation for diversity of cultures, lifestyles, and people. Campus leaders in the residence halls want to get to know you, help connect you to Temple, and connect you to the community around you.

Please check the University Housing & Residential Life web site for additional information on residential services available. The University Housing & Residential Life web site also provides online resources to assist with locating off-campus housing.

All students are also able to purchase meal plans. All new students living in residence halls are required to purchase meal plans. For more information, visit the Dining and Meal Plan section of the housing web site. Additional information is available in the Temple Culinary Services section below and on our food service provider's web site.

Temple Culinary Services

Temple Culinary Services offers a variety of meal plans and dining locations to accommodate every student's unique schedule and dining needs.


We have a variety of dining locations for students to enjoy, offering two dining halls, two food courts, coffee shops, and cafés—all conveniently located across campus. For a list of all locations and hours of operation, visit

Meal Plans

A campus meal plan will help keep you focused on the things that matter most, like your coursework. It will also make your experience easier without having to plan, shop, cook, and clean up after every meal. Signing up in the beginning of the semester through the TUPortal gives you peace of mind knowing you have a plan in place. 

Meal plans offer access to J&H and Morgan dining halls; they also allow you to dine in retail locations like Chick-fil-A®, Panda Express®, Saladworks®, Starbucks®, and more!

Meal plans offer several functions to give you flexibility—no matter where you get hungry on campus: Board Swipes for Dining Halls, Meal Equivalencies for select retail locations, and Diamond Dollars to cover additional balances.

What kind of meal plans are available?

  • Meals per Week Plans offer a set number of meals to be used each week during the semester.
  • Block Plans provide a set number of meals to be used the entire semester.

For more information about our meal plans options, visit

Am I required to have a meal plan?
If you are a first year student living in on-campus housing, or a transfer student residing on-campus, you are required to purchase a minimum meal plan of 10 meals per week.