First-year Orientation

Below you will find an overview of Orientation for Summer 2021. Please check back soon for updated details about Spring 2022 Orientation. 

As a new student, you will attend a virtual First-year Orientation to meet new people, learn how you can get involved as a Temple student, and register for fall courses.

Curious about First-year Orientation? It’s a virtual six-hour experience that includes the following.

  • Academic advising and registration for fall courses

  • Connecting with an Owl Team Leader, who is a current student and will answer your questions about Temple

  • Meeting other students in the class of 2025

We’ll also have lots of other virtual opportunities for you to meet new people and learn about campus resources and services throughout the summer. These events include: 

  • Owls in the City: Learn all you need to know about Philadelphia from food and the arts scene to transportation and everything in between. 

  • Resource Webinars: Engage with experts from offices across campus to have your questions answered about all aspects of life as an Owl.  

  • Meet-ups: Connect with current and incoming students who share similar identities and experiences.

  • Night Owl Events: Meet fellow Owls through different social activities such as trivia.  

Attend three or more of these events and you will win a Temple hat. Plus, you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card! You can find all of the details in the Orientation tab in your TUportal.

When will it happen?
First-year Orientation sessions will take place from mid-June through early August via Zoom. Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

What will you need?

  • A device (computer, laptop, or tablet) that has audio functionality
  • Access to internet
  • While not required, we recommend the use of headphones to avoid background noise

We want to ensure that ALL students are able to fully participate in Orientation. If there are questions or concerns about how we will deliver orientation content, please do not hesitate to contact us at If you will require accommodations for placement assessments or your advising session, please visit the Disability Resources and Services website for instructions on requesting accommodations:

Ready to go? Complete your Next Steps to get started today!

Finished with your Next Steps? Here are instructions for registering.