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 (October 12-18, 2020), Global Days of Service and Alumni Weekend.
- Access to the Student Alumni Association, Regional Alumni Chapters, Alumni Groups and Societies 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.
The Alumni Center is located in Sullivan Hall – the historic building dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1936 – to learn more about how the Student Alumni Association and TUAA can enhance your on-campus experience.
There are four 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. Select textbooks may also be rented instead of purchased. 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 – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Health Sciences Center
Broad and Ontario Streets
Student Faculty Center, First Floor; 215-707-3157
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Center City Campus
1515 Market St., First Floor; 215-204-1527
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Campus Safety Services
Charles J. Leone, 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 more than 130 sworn law enforcement officers, security personnel and certified dispatchers. 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 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, collaborating with the Philadelphia Police Communication Center, and deploying personnel.
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.
Flex parking is available for students who park infrequently.
- These parkers are assigned to the Norris Street Lot, Liacouras or Montgomery Garages.
- Part-time parkers pay $10 per entry, which is automatically deducted from their TU Parking Account when they swipe their Temple OWLcard in the card reader. 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.
- A permit, which is free of charge, is required in addition to Flex funds deposited on the Temple OWLcard.
- All Flex parkers must renew their parking semiannually in July and January. Parking Services will notify students prior to expiration. Login to TU Parking Account to renew online.
Semester parking is available for students who park frequently and/or need overnight parking (rates are subject to change).
- Students who purchase semester parking but do not need overnight access are called "commuters", and the rate for these students is $240 per semester. Commuters are assigned to the Diamond Street Lot, the Liacouras Garage, the Montgomery Garage, the Bell Garage, the Norris Street Lot, or the Temple Towers Lot on Main Campus, or the Battersby Lot at the Health Sciences Center.
- Students who purchase semester parking and require overnight access are called "overnight parkers", and the rate for these students is $400 per semester. Overnight parkers have 24/7 access to the Tyler Lot, Bell Garage, Liacouras Garage, or Montgomery Garage on Main Campus, or the Carlisle West Garage at the Health Sciences Center.
Ambler Campus parkers must purchase a permit (rates are subject to change).
- Ambler students have the option to pay $84 for the entire academic year (September through August) or $55 per semester. There is no reciprocity between campuses, and Ambler students who need to park on Main Campus will need to register as Flex parkers or park in a visitor lot.
Visitors to Main Campus have hourly parking options in the Montgomery Garage or the Cecil B. Moore lot for $4 per hour, or the Tuttleman Lot for $6 per hour. Additionally, daily parking is available in the Liacouras Garage, 15th Street Lot, Diamond Street Lot and the Norris Street Lot for $20 per visit.
Your Parking Services permit and Temple OWLcard are the mechanisms that control access to your assigned parking area. Failure to display your permit may result in a citation. Also, availability of areas and parking assignments are subject to change during summer, holidays, and some special events.
We pride ourselves in providing affordable, convenient, and secure parking to the Temple community, and look forward to having you as a customer!
Rates are subject to change.
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), the Temple Administrative Services Building (TASB), Ambler Campus, and the Ambler train station.
Flight is an on-demand evening shuttle service for Temple students, faculty and staff. Shuttles operate from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. seven nights a week from August 22, 2020 through October 31, 2020, and from March 14, 2021 through the end of the spring semester. During Eastern Standard Time (November 1, 2020 through March 13, 2021), the service will operate from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Flight is not in operation during Thanksgiving weekend, Winter Break and Spring Break.
There are two ways to use Flight:
- Download the TapRide app, select Temple University and use your AccessNet login to request a ride from your smartphone.
- Access TapRide's web-based version on a personal computer via TUportal or the TUmobile app.
Temple University also provides daily shuttle transit services to and from the Ambler, Health Science and Main Campuses 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 Campus, stop at the Health Science Campus on Broad Street. In addition, there is free shuttle bus service on a regular schedule between the Ambler SEPTA station and the Ambler Campus during the fall and spring semesters. 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.