Welcome to the Temple family!

Congratulations on your student’s decision to attend Temple! Families play such an important role in our students’ success. We want you to know that we value your partnership and that we look forward to working together to help your student succeed. 

Temple Parent and Family Programs partners with parents, families and support systems to ensure all students succeed from their first year to graduation. We provide opportunities for parents and families to engage with their students, faculty and staff, as well as other family members. If your student is a Temple Owl, that means you’re part of the Temple family too!

Advice from the Temple Family Council

Your student’s new beginning at Temple is a transition for the entire family. Our Temple Family Council shares their experience as Temple family members and their advice for you as your student starts their first semester at Temple.

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David Barrist

Lafayette Hill, PA

“Temple is a BIG university. Much like Philadelphia itself, Temple is comprised of hundreds of small clubs and organizations within the large university umbrella. Try EVERYTHING; sports, clubs, social groups, etc. Get involved and create your neighborhood.”

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Martha Dixon

Lancaster, PA

"My advice to new families is to communicate! This will entail learning your student’s new language; their new method of communicating as an independent young adult. Find what keeps you connected and embrace it!”

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Laura Vetter

Millstone Township, New Jersey

“My favorite part of Temple is knowing that when my student is on campus she feels safe, feels at home and is an active part of her community. My advice for new families is to become familiar with the Temple campus and learn the history of the school. Be an active participant in your Owl’s education without being the leader.”


Apply for the Temple Family Council  

The Temple Family Council is a group of diverse, highly dedicated Temple family members who volunteer their time and knowledge to enhance the Temple student and family experience. You can learn more about the Temple Family Council’s objectives and eligibility requirements here. Applications for new members will open via the Parent and Family Experience Portal by the end of September.

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