Temple University Alumni Association
As a current Temple student, embrace your role as an alumnus/a-in-residence and plug into the Temple University Alumni Association's (TUAA) global network of more than 340,000 living alumni now—before you don a cap and gown!
Here's what it means for you:
- Opportunities to connect with alumni at upcoming events including Homecoming & Family Weekend and Temple Made Days.
- Access to the Student Alumni Association, Regional Alumni Chapters, Alumni Groups and Societies, Temple University Young Alumni Association (TUYAA) and meaningful alumni volunteer opportunities.
- Exclusive Owls-only benefits, including special offers on auto and home insurance, Temple License Plates (currently available to individuals living in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania), discounts on entertainment travel and access to campus recreation and the library.
There are three Temple University Bookstore locations. Each store stocks the required books and supplies for the campus it serves. Course materials may be purchased through the bookstore's web site for home delivery or pick-up in store. A student's booklist is accessible via a link on the Student Roster in Self-Service Banner. The majority of textbooks may also be rented instead of purchased. Price Matching to various on-line retailers is also available. Please contact the store for more details. In order to maximize the number of used books available to students, the bookstore buys back from students books at the highest possible prices throughout the year. In addition to housing required course materials, all stores feature clothing, souvenirs, and giftware imprinted with the Temple name. Graduation rings can be ordered at any time. Academic regalia are available in the months preceding graduation.
You will also find a large selection of snacks, soft drinks, greeting cards, gift-wrap, posters, and health and beauty items.
During the first weeks of classes, store hours are extended at all locations. See signs posted at each location for specific hours during rush periods and semester breaks.
During the summer and semester breaks, store hours may vary. Visit the bookstore web site for more details.
Regular hours of operation are:
13th St. and Montgomery Ave.
The Gittis Student Center, lower level; 215-204-5578
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble @ Temple University Law School Bookstore
1700 N. Broad St., Ground Floor; 215-204-0514
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Health Sciences Center
Broad and Ontario Streets
Student Faculty Center, First Floor; 215-707-3157
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Campus Safety Services
Denise A. Wilhelm, Interim Executive Director
Temple Police Locations
Temple Police Administration, 1101 W. Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Temple Police Patrol/Police Headquarters, 1801 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Temple Police Center Station, Corner of Beasley and Polett Walks, Philadelphia, PA
Temple Public Safety Station, 1513 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Temple Police Mini Station, 1600 N. Park Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Temple Police at Health Sciences Center Campus, Parkinson Pavilion, Broad and Tioga Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Temple Police at Ambler Campus, Bright Hall, Upper Dublin, PA
Emergency Phone Number for all Campuses
On Campus: 1-1234
Off Campus: 215-204-1234
The Department of Campus Safety Services provides support to the Temple community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Campus Safety Services is a multi-faceted team consisting of law enforcement officers, security personnel and certified dispatchers. Temple Police is currently staffed by approximately 110 sworn policr officets (including supervisors and detectives). Police officers are visible patrolling the campus and surrounding vicinity on foot, on bike and in vehicles. Security officers work closely with police officers to monitor the patrol area and are on bicycles, as well as stationed in all university buildings to monitor access and provide assistance to staff, students, and guests. In our communication center, dispatchers coordinate operations in responding to service requests and emergency calls using state-of-the-art technology and a directly integrated system with the Philadelphia Police 911 system.
The Department of Campus Safety Services also offers a variety of programs and services to support you, including the Flight shuttle service and Walking Escort Program. Visit Campus Safety Services for further information.
We encourage to you to sign up for emergency notifications and become familiar with emergency preparedness and evacuation procedures. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information about policies, procedures, safety awareness planning and Clery compliance.
Office of Parking Services
Montgomery Garage, First Floor (Main Campus)
1859 North 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Temple University has a variety of parking options at its Main, Health Sciences Center, and Ambler campuses. For its Center City campus, Temple has negotiated parking discounts with nearby garages.
Semester Parking is available for students who park frequently and/or need overnight parking.
Commuter Parking is best for students who need daily parking but do not need overnight access. These permits provide access to one assigned facility Monday–Friday 7:00 AM to 10:45 PM and are $260 per semester. We also offer 7-day commuter permits, which provide weekend parking with the same time constraints and are $300. Commuters can park in the Diamond Street Lot, Norris Street Lot, Temple Towers Lot, Bell Garage, Liacouras Garage or Montgomery Garage on Main Campus, or the Battersby Lot at the Health Sciences Center.
Overnight Parking is available for students who need 24/7 parking access. These permits are $420 per semester and are assigned to the Tyler Lot, Temple Towers Lot, Bell Garage, Liacouras Garage, or Montgomery Garage on Main Campus, or the Carlisle West Garage at the Health Sciences Center.
Flex parking is available for students who park infrequently.
Flex Parking is our pay-per-entrance option, best for students who come to campus no more than twice a week. These parkers are assigned to either the 15th Street Lot, Norris Street Lot, the Liacouras Garage, or the Montgomery Garage. Flex parkers pay $11 per entry, which is automatically deducted from their TU Parking Account when they swipe or tap their Temple OWLcard or use the mobile OWLcard. Funds must be added to the parking account prior to use. Attempting to park without sufficient funds on the parking account will result in the assessment of the daily rate. Funds can be managed on the TU Parking Account site.
Please note: Flex parkers must renew their parking semiannually in July and January. Parking Services will notify students prior to expiration.
Ambler Campus parkers must purchase a permit.
Ambler students have the option to pay $90 for the entire academic year (September through August) or $60 per semester. Students with semester parking at Main or HSC campuses receive complimentary parking at Ambler campus. However, students with only Ambler permits will need to register for Flex parking if they need to park at Main or HSC campuses occasionally.
Your parking permit and Temple OWLcard (or mobile OWLcard) are the mechanisms that control access to your assigned parking area. Failure to display your permit may result in a citation. Availability of areas and parking assignments are subject to change during summer, holidays, inclement weather, and some special events.
You can sign up for parking by visiting the TU Parking Account.
Visitors to Main Campus have hourly parking options in the Montgomery Garage or the Cecil B. Moore Lot for $5 per hour, or the Tuttleman Lot for $6 per hour. Additionally, daily parking is available in the Liacouras Garage and 15th Street Lot.
We pride ourselves in providing affordable, convenient, and secure parking to the Temple community, and look forward to having you as a customer!
All parking rates are subject to change. Parking Services reserves the right to close facilities due to underutilization and reassign parkers as needed.
Shuttle Operations Department
Shuttles transport students from Main Campus to their off-campus residences and vice versa (via Flight) and among Main Campus, the Health Sciences Center (HSC), and Ambler Campus.
Flight is an evening shuttle service for Temple students, faculty and staff. Shuttles operate from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. seven nights a week from August 21, 2022 through the end of the spring semester. Flight is in operation during fall, winter and spring breaks.
Temple University also provides daily shuttle transit services to and from Ambler Campus, Health Sciences Center and Main Campus during the fall and spring semesters, but there is no service during the fall, winter and spring breaks or during the summer. The service is offered at no charge to all students, faculty and staff of the University with a valid Temple ID. All scheduled departures, in addition to the Main and Ambler Campuses, stop at the Health Sciences Center on Broad Street. Please check the Shuttle Services web page for a schedule of shuttle services for each route. Information on these schedules may also be obtained at the Office of Parking Services or Campus Safety Services.