Living on campus means living in the center of it all.

Living in an on-campus residence hall at Temple is about more than where you’ll be studying and sleeping; it’s your opportunity to make new friends and discover your community, whether you're a student-athlete, transfer student or away from home for the first time.

More than 15,000 students live on or near Main Campus. As a resident within University Housing, you will experience programs and events facilitated by the resident assistants, community council, peer mentors, resident coordinators and our resident directors. Our Residential Curriculum is rooted in self-exploration, relationship development, and social and cultural awareness, as well as building our own communities and connections.

Most first-year students choose to live on campus. Here’s what to know. 

  • On-campus housing is guaranteed for first-year students if they commit to Temple by May 1. 
  • Transfer student housing options are also available, on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Accessible and gender-inclusive housing options are available. 
  • We have several Living Learning Communities where students who share a common interest, such as entrepreneurship, can be part of an experiential, residential community.

On-campus Residence Halls

Temple’s residence halls offer a variety of living experiences, from apartment-style to doubles and singles. Learn more about each of our University Housing options, including rates per semester. Be sure to take a virtual tour of each of our residence halls on our tour page.

1300 Residence Hall
1940 Residence Hall
James S. White Hall
Morgan Hall North and South
Temple Towers
Johnson and Hardwick Halls
Exterior of 1300 Residence Hall.

Suite-style floor plans include at least two, two-person bedrooms and include two half bathrooms—one with a sink and a toilet and another with a sink and a shower. This residence hall also provides accommodations for students with disabilities.  

Current Semester Rates

Quad lounge: $4,771
Double suite: $4,879
Single apartment: $6,622
Double studio: $5,041
Double apartment: $5,504

Learn more about 1300 Residence Hall’s floor plans, amenities and rates per semester.

The exterior of 1940 Residence Hall.

Suite-style floor plans include at least two, two-person bedrooms and include two half bathrooms—one with a sink and a toilet and another with a sink and a shower. This residence hall also provides accommodations for students with disabilities. 

Current Semester Rate

Double: $4,830

Learn more about 1940 Residence Hall’s floor plans, amenities and rates per semester.

The exterior of James S. White Hall.

Suite-style floor plans include at least two, two-person bedrooms and include two half bathrooms—one with a sink and a toilet and another with a sink and a shower. This residence hall also provides accommodations for students with disabilities. 

Current Semester Rate

Double: $4,686

Learn more about James S. White Hall’s floor plans, amenities and rates per semester.

Morgan Hall North and South towers as seen from the courtyard connecting the two buildings.

Apartment-style floor plans in Morgan Hall include a kitchen and dining space, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a common space. All apartments accommodate between four and five students. This residence hall also provides accommodations for students with disabilities.

Current Semester Rates (NORTH)

Single one-bedroom apartment: $7,357
Double two-bedroom apartment $6,037

Current Semester Rates (SOUTH)

Double one-bedroom apartment: $6,404
Double two-bedroom apartment: $6,037
Single A three-bedroom apartment: $6,297
Double B three-bedroom apartment: $5,926
Double C three-bedroom apartment: $6,037

Learn more about Morgan Hall’s floor plans, amenities and rates per semester.

The exterior of Temple Towers.

Apartment-style floor plans all have private bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens. Units can accommodate either three, six or seven students. This residence hall also provides accommodations for students with disabilities. 

Current Semester Rates

Single: $5,817
Double: $5,087
Double large: $5,293
Double with bath $5,554

Learn more about Temple Towers’s floor plans, amenities and rates per semester.

Exterior of Johnson and Hardwick Hall.

Traditional-style floor plans have a common hallway with bedrooms on either side, and residents share a gendered bathroom by floor.

Current semester rates

  • Single: $4,611
  • Double and triple: $4,083
  • Quad Lounge: $3,932

Learn more about Johnson and Hardwick Halls floor plans, amenities and rates per semester.

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Specialty Housing and Accessibility

We strive to accommodate our students’ residential experience in a way that best serves their educational and cultural experiences. Keep reading to learn more about our specialty housing options.

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLC) are residential communities of students who share a common interest, and they’re incredibly popular. Each community has dedicated a professional staff member as well as student staff members. Staff and faculty work to develop an intentional cocurriculum based on the theme of each LLC, and work with student staff living on the floors to create an experiential community.

Housing for Students with Disabilities

In collaboration with the Office of Disability Resources and Services (DRS), a broad range of housing options have been reserved for eligible students.

Gender-inclusive Housing

Our students’ needs are diverse and University Housing and Residential Life’s mission is to to cultivate responsible community members by developing inclusive living and learning environments. Gender-inclusive housing is a strictly opt-in housing accommodation, and students must expressly state their desire for this type of housing.

How to Secure On-campus Housing

Once you submit your enrollment and housing deposits through your TUportal, you can self-select your top choices of housing options. Remember, on-campus housing is guaranteed for first-year students if you submit your deposits by May 1. Selections are first come, first served, though. To get your top housing choice, start the selection process as early as possible.

You can also pick a meal plan at the same time—all new students living in University Housing are required to purchase a meal plan.

Important Updates for Residence Halls & On-campus Living

Included below are details regarding the move-in process for the fall 2020 semester. The protocols are in place to keep the campus community safe and healthy.

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Off-campus Living Options

In addition to on-campus housing, there are a variety of off-campus housing options available to students. Off-campus Services can work with you one-on-one and can help you navigate local real estate.

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Dining Options and Meal Plans

We’ve kept what’s most important to you in mind, building in the convenience, flexibility, quality, value and healthy options you deserve. Explore our meal plan options to learn more about what would be the best fit for you. Check out some frequently asked questions about meal plans below.

Morgan Hall Food Court and Dining Center
Howard Gittis Student Center Food Court
Food Trucks
Esposito Dining Center
Food stations inside the Morgan Hall Food Court and Dining Center

On the first floor of Morgan Hall North, you’ll find a food court with popular eateries such as Panda Express. Upstairs, on the second floor, is a more traditional college dining center where options include breakfast and brunch specials, daily vegan and vegetarian entrées, fresh produce and more. Morgan Hall Dining Center also offers convenient grab-n-go meals and allergen-free dishes for guests with special dietary needs.

Tables and food stations inside the Howard Gittis Student Center Food Court

This food court is located inside the Student Center, which is centrally located on campus and also houses several student activities and services. Expect to find several popular fast food and fast casual dining from national chains, such as Burger Fi and Saladworks. There’s a Starbucks, too, in the Student Center lobby.

Food trucks on Temple’s Main Campus.

Temple is known for its unique variety of food trucks representing food from all over the world. No matter where you are on campus, you’re always near a food truck. Whether you crave a snack (warm, just-baked cookies, anyone?) or something more filling (Korean-Mexican burrito bowl?), you’re covered. There’s an option for all cravings and diets.

Food stations inside the Esposito Dining Center.

The Esposito Dining Hall is closed for the remainder of the fall 2020 semester.

This dining hall is located on the bottom floor of Johnson and Hardwick Halls, and caters to fit a variety of needs and preferences. Options include traditional breakfast for those early mornings, such as cereal, eggs and pancakes. Lunch and dinner feature a large selection of cuisines, such as a vegan sauté station; grill for burgers and fries; various sandwiches and entrées; and daily rotating specials. This dining center is a nut-free facility with choices for all diets, including Kosher and Halal options upon request.

Meal Plans

We know you’ll have lots of questions about which meal plan is right for you. Below, we include answers to frequently asked questions from incoming students.

Diamond Dollars

Diamond Dollars are a convenient way to put money on your OWLcard to eliminate the need to carry cash and can be used at most restaurants and stores across campus. The majority of our meal plans come with Diamond Dollars added to your account, and you can add additional funds to your OWLcard at any time. Learn more by visiting Temple’s Diamond Dollars website.

Important Updates for Dining on Campus

Learn more about changes to where and how you can dine on campus during the fall 2020 semester.

COVID-19 Response

You can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding Temple’s response to the pandemic and our universitywide efforts to keep our students, faculty and staff safe and healthy by visiting our COVID-19 updates website.