To our newest Owls, welcome to the Temple family! We’re here to provide the information you need before getting started and reassure you that you’ll have access to the support you need to have a successful first semester. Learn more about becoming a new student at Temple.
As a transfer student, you have access to resources that will support you in your transfer transition. Explore these resources as you begin your journey at Temple.
Our international community and the larger Temple community are so excited that you will be joining us this fall. Learn about about events and important information for new international students.
OWLcards for Students
Temple University is adopting a “mobile first” strategy regarding the Temple OWLcard. University students will be expected to download the OWLcard Mobile credential to their Apple or Android device as the primary identification on campus. Physical OWLcards will be provided as an alternative only when a mobile device is unavailable or there is a university system that does not accept the mobile solution. Use your mobile device on the Main and Ambler campuses for building access, meal plans, Diamond Dollars, Recreation Services, printing, entry to front doors of residence halls and residential laundry. (At this time, exceptions include some parking areas and Kronos employee swipes, vending and library borrowing privileges.)
If you need to have a physical OWLcard, you must make an appointment with the OWLcard Office to have one made.
In accordance with the city of Philadelphia Board of Health’s vaccine requirements, Temple University requires all faculty, staff, students and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This policy helps Temple more quickly return to the vibrant and dynamic campus we are.