In-Person Orientation

We encourage students to join in-person First-year Orientation if you are able to! Space will be limited, so if you would like to attend, please complete your next steps and register as soon as possible.

When will it happen?

We will be hosting in person First-year Orientation sessions on the following dates. 

Tuesday, June 25
Thursday, June 27
Monday, July 1
Tuesday, July 9
Thursday, July 11
Monday, July 15
Wednesday, July 17
Tuesday, July 23
Monday, July 29
Wednesday, July 31

Note: Not all schools or colleges participate in each Orientation session. Please review your school/college's Orientation session dates for more information. 

Session details and sample schedule

Check-in time: 8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Location: Howard Gittis Student Center, Atrium (1755 N 13th St., Philadelphia, PA, 19122)
Parking will be provided in the Liacouras Garage (1710 N 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122)

  • A continental breakfast will be provided during check-in
  • Lunch will be provided at the Esposito Dining Center at Johnson and Hardwick Halls

The program will end at 5:00pm

What to bring:

  • 9-Digit TUID number
  • AccessNet username and password (log in for TUPortal/TUmail)
  • Writing utensil (pen or pencil)
  • Casual and comfortable clothing and shoes (don't forget to check the weather!)
  • Please do not bring: alcohol, drugs, or weapons; pets; valuables or expensive electronics

Overnight Early Arrival

Traveling from a distance? If you live more than 100 miles from Temple's main campus you may opt for an Early Arrival and arrive the night before your scheduled First-year Orientation session and stay in on-campus housing for a $25 early arrival fee. 

Parent and Family Orientation

Interested in bringing a family member or guest to orientation? Learn more about our virtual and in-person Parent and Family Orientation programs.


We want to ensure that all students are able to fully participate in Orientation. If there are concerns about how we will deliver orientation content, please contact us at . If you will require accommodations for placement assessments or your orientation, please visit Disability Resources and Services to request accommodations.

OwlVenture Program

Interested in an extended experience? See a different side of Temple University with the new OwlVenture Program – an overnight experience at the scenic Ambler Campus and Arboretum. The program, offered June 27-28 and July 23-24, includes 1-night tent camping post-orientation plus a low ropes challenge course, teambuilding activities, a pool party, evening s’mores around the campfire, and more! Learn more about the OwlVenture Program.