Parent and Family In-Person Orientation Details

Join Parent and Family Orientation in-person to connect with other parents, family members and support systems of new Temple Owls, explore campus resources, and meet staff and administration.

Orientation dates

**Be advised that students must sign up for their own orientation session via TUportal. We are unable to accept student walk-in registration.**

Parent and Family Orientation occurs on the same dates and times as First-year Orientation. Not all schools/colleges will be advising at each Orientation session. Your student will only be able to select a session which their school/college is participating in.

Not sure what school or college your student is in? Your student can visit their Profile in TUportal to verify.


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 include the following:

  • Presentations for areas including: Health and Well-being Division, Office of the Dean of Students, Public Safety, Student Financial Services, Temple Culinary Services, Undergraduate Studies, University Housing and Residential Life and more. 
  • Current student panel session
  • Resource Fair with campus departments/offices
  • Opportunities to meet and connect with other new family members

The program will end by 5:00pm

Registration fee

For in-person Parent and Family Orientation, there is a $20.00 registration fee per person to attend which includes a continental breakfast, lunch, program materials, parking, and Temple swag.

If you have any concerns about the registration fee, please reach out the to request a fee waiver.

Children 12 and under may attend the program free of charge. However, please keep in mind that the program is not designed with young children in mind and that they are not provided with separate activities. 

Please note: registration for Parent & Family Orientation is separate from your student's orientation registration. Please confirm with your student that they are registered as we are unable to accept student walk-in registration.

What to bring:

  • 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 accommodations

Overnight accommodations are not provided for family members. For discounted accommodations, we encourage you to consider booking with a university-approved hotel and requesting the Temple University rate.

Students may select to arrive the night before their scheduled session and stay in on-campus housing for a nominal fee. Learn more about student overnight Early Arrival.