Essential Ambler Campus Information

Welcome to Temple University Ambler!

We have been working hard all summer to make sure your campus experience is safe and academically rewarding. Whether you are new to campus or have been part of the Ambler Campus community for years, we want to make sure you have the essential information that you need, all located in one place!

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Welcome Center 

Regular Semester Hours: 8:30 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

The Ambler Campus Welcome Center, located in the Learning Center Lobby, is one of the first locations you are likely to visit on campus. The Welcome Center is available to answer questions and get you connected to the right offices or departments and more.

Campus Building Hours

Listed are the hours that buildings on campus are open. For individual offices, such as Academic and Student Services, see below.

Bright Hall — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday

Cottage Hall — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday

Dixon Hall — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday

Learning Center — 8 to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday

Library — 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday

Red Barn Gym — 12 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday

West Hall — 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday
If you need to make an appointment to access West Hall on Friday afternoons, contact elizabeth.shepard-rabadam@temple.edu.

Widener Hall — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday

Study Spaces, Breakout Rooms, Studio Desks and Zoom Zones

Study Rooms

The Ambler Campus Library has ample study spaces including comfortable chairs, tables on which to spread out and individual carrels. Library spaces are available on a first-come, first served basis. Tables in Bright Hall Lounge are available for open seating for studying.

Breakout Room

Learning Center Room 115 is a breakout room available to students on a reservation basis for groups of two students. Make your reservation online

Outdoor Zones

The Ambler Arboretum gardens have benches, picnic tables and WiFi.  

The Learning Center Commons has picnic tables, benches and Adirondack chairs.

Zoom Zones

Temple Ambler has Zoom Zones available for you to join your remote classes — be sure to bring your own earphones (3.5 mm wired headphones). Zoom Zones, which are available on a first come first served basis, are located in:

  • Library Room 1 (bring your own laptop)

  • Library Room 2

  • Learning Center Room 201

  • Learning Center Room 106

  • Learning Center Room 301 (bring your own laptop)

Tyler School of Art and Architecture Designated Studio Desks

To reserve your designated studio desk, please visit https://tyler.temple.edu/room-reservations. Please note that a punch code is required to enter each Ambler Campus studio. Contact the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs office at la-hort@temple.edu or 267-468-8181 for more information.

COVID-19 Testing at Temple Ambler

Temple University Student Health and Employee Health have established a COVID-19 testing site exclusively for Temple University Ambler affiliates, per the expanded testing program announced by University President Richard Englert before Winter Break.

Students will be assigned a COVID-19 testing group for the semester, which determines the number of times per week and location of your tests.

Employees who have routine in-person interaction with students, such as in-person instruction, customer service, and/or other duties that require in-person interaction for two days a week or more, are eligible for testing.

Located in Widener Hall Room 209 on Thursdays, the Ambler testing site will open between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., beginning Thursday, January 21. Testing is by appointment only. Make an appointment online each week. Appointment times open each Friday for the following week.

If you have questions, contact Megan Cranney, Assistant Director of Student and Campus Life at Temple University Ambler at megan.cranney@temple.edu or 267-468-8423.

Get Your Masks

Two Temple-branded masks are available for each Ambler Campus student from the Ambler Campus Technology Center. To obtain your masks for the academic year, students must show their OWLcard. Students who have already swiped their OWLcard last semester or this semester at Main Campus and received two masks, will not be permitted to obtain additional masks at Ambler Campus.

Disposable masks are available across campus for any student, faculty, employee or visitor who may need one. Disposable masks are available in the following locations:

  • Learning Center - Welcome Center

  • West Hall Lobby

  • Red Barn Recreation Center

  • Learning Center - Ambler Campus Technology Center

  • Dixon Hall - Tyler School of Art and Architecture, LA-Hort Program Office

  • Bright Hall - Campus Police Office

  • Ambler Library

Ambler Campus Academic and Student Services Offices

Regular Semester Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday (on-campus and virtual); Fridays (virtual or by phone/email)

Academic Advising and Student Success

Need advising assistance during add/drop — January 19 to February 1?

Fox majors: Ambler Fox students can utilize the advising appointments in our system, half an hour per hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a lunch break from 12 to 1 p.m.  Fox students can also use the Fox Virtual Front Desk if they have immediate needs - Fox Advising Virtual Front Desk via Zoom.  Students can email their advisors directly as well.

All other majors: Ambler CLA, Tyler, and Undeclared students can utilize a Zoom room for virtual "drop-in" hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) located here: https://temple.zoom.us/j/94588139235. When you click on the Zoom information, you will enter a waiting room first. An advisor will admit you into the room as soon as possible. Enabling the waiting room feature allows us to secure the meeting and provide privacy for students' questions. Contact 267-468-8200 or kimberly.cooney@temple.edu for more information.

Please note: Students who are taking an Ambler Campus course but traditionally work with the Main Campus Advising offices should contact their advisors directly for assistance.

Bursar

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday

The Bursar’s Office is available for students to process tuition payments and resolve any billing questions. Learn more.

Parking Services

Student, faculty and staff must have the appropriate parking hangtags to use these lots. Students are expected to have a hangtag on their cars by the beginning of the second week of classes.

Please view the parking map for appropriate parking locations. Parking Lots 1 (on Meetinghouse Road), 2 (at the Learning Center) and 3 (the large lot on Meetinghouse Road) are all available for students. Faculty may park in Lots 1, 2 and 3. Staff are encouraged to park in Lots 1 or 3.  

If you need parking on the Main and Ambler Campus, please check with Main Campus Parking Services.  Visitors may park in Lots 1, 2 and 3 at Temple Ambler, but must register their vehicle using the online form at ambler.temple.edu/visitor.

Student ID Cards

Your OWLcard gives you access to Temple buildings, parking lots and services, including libraries and gyms, as well as your free printing quota allocation. You can also use your OWLcard to access Diamond Dollars, the university's debit-card program. Learn more.

Student and Campus Life

Student and Campus Life provides programs and services designed to engage students with each other and the campus community in order to enhance their experience outside of the classroom and help them succeed in their personal and professional lives. Events are free and open to all Temple students unless otherwise specified. Learn more about Student and Campus Life

Recreation Services

Red Barn Recreation Center

Hours: 12 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed

The Red Barn Recreation Center welcomes students, faculty, and staff back for the spring 2021 semester! Fitness sessions are by reservation only. Each day, Monday through Thursday, you may reserve one 40-minute slot. During the time when Temple University is operating under COVID-19 precautions, your 40-minute reservation is for one machine only. You may not use machines other than the one that you reserved. This enables the Fitness Center to adhere to all social distancing policies and implement required cleaning protocols. Visit here for detailed instructions on making a Recreation Services Reservation

Virtual Fitness Resources

During the spring semester, Campus Recreation is partnering with the app FitOn to provide the Temple University community with an additional fitness resource wherever they may be. FitOn offers a variety of live and on-demand fitness sessions for Owls to do in the privacy of their own homes. Download the app, which is available on a variety of platforms, and use your @temple.edu email account to create your account.  As an added benefit, University members may receive their “pro” option for free! Once you've created your account. follow these steps:

  • Click on your Account Profile page (the letter in the top left).

  • Click on the Settings gear in the top right corner of your account page.

  • Scroll down to “Redeem Promo.”

  • Tap on “Student Benefits” (even if you are not a student — an @temple.edu email account is all that is needed).

  • Enter your school email account.

  • Open your email and confirm the email from FitOn (may be in your spam/junk folder).

  • You now have access to six months of FitOn Pro for Free!

For more information, visit https://campusrecreation.temple.edu/fiton-app.

Virtual Services

TUmobile

Students are encouraged to download the TUmobile app to their phones so they can “Tap into Temple.” Access academic information, events, TUmail, calendars, maps, directories and more!

Student Financial Services/Financial Aid

Students interested in contacting the Office of Student Financial Services for telephone or video call appointments may do so by joining the virtual line, Monday through Friday.

Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS)

Students may access TCS services, including scheduling a virtual appointment with a counselor at counseling.temple.edu.

Student Health Services

Students may request a telehealth appointment at www.temple.edu/studenthealth. Limited in-person appointments may be available at Main Campus.

Student Success Center (SSC)

Student Success Center services include the Writing Center, the PASS program, Academic Coaching, STEM tutoring, the Conversation Partners program and more. All services for spring 2021 will be offered exclusively online. Same day appointments are available. Students are encouraged to sign up for the monthly newsletter. For more information, visit the SSC website at studentsuccess.temple.edu.

Temple Bookstore

Ambler Campus students may purchase their textbooks and supplies online at temple.bncollege.com/shop/temple/home and have them shipped to their home.

Ambler Campus Library

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday
Chat online with a Librarian or a subject matter expert daily. See Chat Hours here: library.temple.edu/services/sme.  

All current Temple students, faculty, administration, and staff may borrow materials from Temple’s Libraries using their current OWLcard. For most Temple Libraries, the loan period for faculty, administration, and graduate students is for the semester. For undergraduates, staff, and courtesy borrowers, it is four weeks. There is a limit of three renewals.

Books and journal articles from other Temple campuses may be requested using the “How to get this” button on the Library Search screen. Logging into “My Library Account” allows library users to see what items they have checked out and also to renew items. Fines are assessed for the late return of materials for most categories of borrowers. Learn more

Ambler Campus Technology Center

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday
Need help during other hours?  Visit here to learn how to chat with an ITS professional online: tuhelp.temple.edu/.   

The Ambler Campus Technology (ACT) Center, located in the Ambler Campus Learning Center, is equipped with dozens of PCs and several iMacs with software for all Temple programs, color and black and white laser printing, two plotters and scanner applications. A Help Desk area is located within the ACT Center. Learn more.

Temple Ambler is also home to a dedicated Esports Center for students to connect, work as teams and socialize while building their critical, analytical and strategic thinking skills. The Ambler Campus Esports Center includes 12 Alienware gaming computers with state-of-the-art graphics cards; 12 25-inch high definition monitors; 12 specialized gaming chairs; gaming keyboard and mouse for each dedicated gaming space; mics and headsets; an available X-Box adaptive gaming controller.

Diamond General

Diamond General, located on the first floor of the Learning Center, will be closed for the semester.  

Inter-Campus Bus and Shuttle To/From Ambler Train Station

The spring 2021 inter-campus bus schedule is available here.

  • All inter-campus buses and shuttles to/from the Ambler Train Station will resume service on the first day of spring semester courses, which is Tuesday, January 19. All students will be required to reserve a seat to use Temple’s Inter-campus Bus and Ambler SEPTA Shuttle. The link for the reservation system can be found hereView instructions for how to use the reservation system here.
  • Students must wear masks at all times while on the bus/shuttle.
  • Please wash or sanitize your hands before boarding the bus/shuttle.
  • All students are required to display their OWLcard upon boarding the bus/shuttle.
  • Contact megan.cranney@temple.edu or call 267-468-8423 with any questions.
  • Continue to check Temple’s transportation website for more information and updates.

Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

Hours: Dawn to Dusk, Daily

The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University is an educational resource modeling the art and science of horticulture and environmental responsibility while fostering research, celebrating the achievements of women in horticulture, preserving the historic significance of the campus and highlighting the health benefits of nature, plants and gardening.

The Ambler Arboretum is a 187-acre-site that encompasses the Ambler Campus. The diverse grounds include many different gardens and trees. Students, faculty and staff use the grounds for teaching and learning. Visitors are welcome to visit the arboretum and stroll the grounds. Learn more about the Ambler Arboretum

Temple Ambler Field Station

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

The Field Station is a living laboratory, providing access to a diversity of natural habitats including old growth and secondary forests, meadows, ephemeral streams, and beautiful designed gardens for research and education.  Ongoing research at the Ambler Field Station spans multiple disciplines, from the natural sciences, to engineering and liberal arts.

For information about using the field station for teaching and learning or research, contact fieldstation@temple.eduLearn more about the Field Station

Remember the Four Pillars of Public Health

Each of us has an important role to play in ensuring our safety. Remember Temple’s four public health pillars: using facial coverings, physical distancing, hand hygiene and personal health monitoring.

  • Use a Face Covering: Everyone must wear face coverings in buildings, and we encourage their use everywhere on campus. If you can’t maintain social distancing outside, you need to wear your mask!

  • Practice Physical Distancing: Maintain a safe space between you and others. Maintain at least six feet of distance from others.

  • Wash Your Hands: Wash or sanitize hands frequently and avoid touching your face after touching surfaces. Remember the 20 second rule — wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Hand sanitizers are also conveniently located in buildings through Temple Ambler.

  • Monitor Your Health: Monitor your own health on a daily basis and seek help if you have concerns. Check your temperature often. If you are sick — stay home!

We are in this together, so we can be together!

Learn more about Temple’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our universitywide efforts to plan for a safe and thoughtful return to our campuses, visit www.temple.edu/coronavirus.

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