General Information

Temple's bustling Main Campus crackles with energy, thanks to its location in the heart of Philadelphia, numerous new building projects and the 10,000 students who live on or around our increasingly residential campus. On- and off-campus activities abound, including more than 300 registered student organizations; NCAA Division I sporting events; and nearby restaurants, shops and entertainment.

Temple's Main Campus serves students from the Delaware Valley area, from throughout the United States, and from 116 foreign nations.

The Main Campus can be reached easily by public transportation using SEPTA bus routes 4 or 16 on Broad Street, the Broad Street Subway (Cecil B. Moore Avenue stop), AMTRAK at North Broad Street Station and SEPTA Commuter Rail Lines at the Temple/Cecil B. Moore Station (Ninth and Berks Streets).

The major facilities of the Main Campus are located between 10th and 16th Streets and between Oxford and Diamond Streets. Twelve Temple schools and colleges with undergraduate programs have their central administrative offices at the Main Campus, as well as most of their classrooms. These include:

  • The Fox School of Business and Management;
  • The College of Education and Human Development;
  • The College of Engineering;
  • The College of Liberal Arts;
  • The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication;
  • The College of Public Health;
  • The School of Social Work;
  • The College of Science and Technology;
  • The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management;
  • The Tyler School of Art and Architecture; and
  • The Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts, which consists of the Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance and the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts.

The Graduate School and the James E. Beasley School of Law are also located on Main Campus. Many of these schools and colleges offer programs and courses on other campuses and at various extension centers. Those offerings are described in each individual college section.

Location and Contact Information

1801 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-7000 (general number)

Programs Offered

All of the programs listed in the Academic Programs chart are offered on the Main Campus except select programs within the Tyler School of Art and Architecture (Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Community Development); most of the programs of the College of Public Health, the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, and the School of Pharmacy, which are offered at the Health Sciences Center only; the programs of the School of Podiatric Medicine, which are offered at 8th and Race Streets; and those programs only offered in Temple University Japan.

Physical Facilities

In addition to housing the major classroom and administrative facilities of twelve of the schools and colleges of Temple, the Main Campus is also the central location of the university's Library System and Computer Center. Other facilities include two stages for theatrical productions (Tomlinson Theater and Randall Theater), two music recital halls (Klein Recital Hall and Rock Hall), a dance laboratory theater (Conwell Dance Lab), and the Temple Performing Arts Center.

The Main Campus is home to the Media Learning Center for the study of Critical Languages and other self-study courses and the Presser Learning Center, a nationally-known multimedia laboratory for teacher education in music. The university's 24-hour classical and jazz radio station, WRTI-FM, is located at the Entertainment and Community Education Center, behind the Liacouras Center at 1509 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Third Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19121-3410.

The Liacouras Center is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose venue for sports, entertainment, cultural, and educational activities and is home to the Temple Owls Basketball teams, the Esther Boyer Theater, the Independence Blue Cross Student Recreation Center, the Entertainment and Community Education Center, and a 1,200-car garage.

The world-class TECH Center, located on 12th and Montgomery, features many technology resources available to students. The facility includes hundreds of computers, a help desk, the university Welcome Center, faculty wing, specialty labs, an internet lounge, social spaces, and private breakout rooms for studying.

The Howard Gittis Student Center includes the Food Court, the Graphics Media Center, a Barnes & Noble Bookstore, The UPS Store, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, the Student Activities office, The Reel Cinema, an information center, the student newspaper, Temple Student Government Offices, Main Campus Program Board, the school yearbook, the Office of the Dean of Students, television lounge, quiet lounge and student organizational space.

Recreation facilities include a student fitness complex in the Independence Blue Cross Student Recreation Center, with free weights and racquetball courts; two Olympic-size swimming pools, weight-training rooms, including a cardiovascular fitness center, in Pearson and McGonigle Halls; an eight-lane, 400-meter outdoor track; an indoor track in the Independence Blue Cross Student Recreation Center; a lighted outdoor recreation and sports complex that includes four acres of artificial turf and a 4,500 seat arena. The Main Campus also has a student recreation facility consisting of a 39,000-square foot Student Pavilion with lighted tennis courts and an outdoor in-line skating surface. Main campus also houses TU Fitness (TUF), a fitness facility with over 16,000 square feet of space that includes cardio equipment, strength training equipment, an 11-piece selectorized equipment circuit, and a stretching area.

Tuttleman Learning Center is a hub for emerging learning technologies, with flexible classrooms, distance learning sites, student lounges, and personalized areas for small group activities, and is home to the University Writing Center, the University Honors Program, and International Programs.

Liacouras Walk, a major pedestrian way running through the center of campus, provides retail shops, food service, and the Conwell Inn.