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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Debra Holland

Ardmore, PA

“My advice for supporting your student during a semester of uncertainty is to be patient and open to discussion and compromise. Remember, your student does not want to disappoint you!”

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Susanne Forst

Gaithersburg, MD

"My advice for supporting your student during a semester of uncertainty is to believe in your student and look for the positive. Help your student seek out the resources they need, but let them do it and they’ll be stronger for it."


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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