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

Ambler Learning Center — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday
Please note: The Esports Center, located in the Ambler Campus Technology (ACT) Center, is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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

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

Red Barn Gym — 12 to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 12 to 6 p.m., Friday, and 12 to 5 p.m., Saturday

Outdoor Swimming Pool:
The Outdoor Pool will be open doing the first part of the fall semester, weather permitted.
Monday: 12:30 to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Saturday: 12 to 2 p.m.

West Hall:

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

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 students. Make your reservation online

Zoom Zones

Temple Ambler has Zoom Zones available for you to join your remote classes — be sure to bring your own earphones. 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 (Computer Lab)

  • Learning Center Room 201 (Computer with web cameras or you can bring your own laptop seating)

  • Learning Center Room 106 (Ambler Campus Technology Center)

Outdoor Zones

  • The Ambler Arboretum gardens have benches, picnic tables and WiFi in most areas.
  • The Learning Center Commons has picnic tables, benches and Adirondack chairs. 

Mask Up Temple!

Temple-branded masks are available for new students by going to the Ambler Campus Technology Center. To obtain your masks for the academic year, students must show their OWLcard.

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:

  • Ambler Learning Center - Welcome Center and Ambler Campus Technology Center (ACT Center)

  • Ambler Library

  • Bright Hall - Campus Police Office and Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Programs Office

  • Red Barn Recreation Center

  • West Hall Lobby

Ambler Campus Academic and Student Services Offices

First Week of Classes: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday (on-campus and virtual); Fridays (virtual or by phone/email)

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?

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 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed 1 to 2 p.m. for lunch) located here: https://temple.zoom.us/j/95307913958. 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. Students map also utilize in-person advising in West Hall (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed 1 to 2 p.m. for lunch). Contact 267-468-8200 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: Monday through Friday, by appointment - call 267-468-8250.

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 park on campus. 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 - OWLcard Mobile

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.

University students will be expected to download the OWLcard Mobile credential to their Apple or Android device to be used as their primary identification on campus.  Physical OWLcards will be provided as an alternative only when a mobile device is unavailable, or there is a university system that does not accept the OWLcard mobile solution.  Use your mobile device on the Main and Ambler campuses for building access, meal plans, Diamond Dollars, Recreation Services, printing, entry to front doors of residence halls and residential laundry (at this time, exceptions include some parking areas and Kronos employee swipes, vending and library borrowing privileges). Visit here to learn how to set up your OWLcard mobile.

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 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 12 to 6 p.m., Friday, and 12 to 5 p.m., Saturday

The Red Barn Recreation Center welcomes students, faculty, and staff back for the fall 2021 semester! 

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. In-person appointments are 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 fall 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: 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday
8:00 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; 25-inch high definition monitors; specialized gaming chairs; gaming keyboard and mouse for each dedicated gaming space; mics and headsets; an available X-Box adaptive gaming controller.

Diamond General Café

Diamond General Café, located on the first floor of the Learning Center, will be open Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

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

The fall 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 fall semester courses, which is Monday, August 23. 
  • Continue to check Temple’s transportation website for more information and updates.

When riding Temple transit:

  • Students must wear masks at all times while on the bus/shuttle.
  • Display your OWLcard upon boarding the bus/shuttle.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before boarding the bus/shuttle.
  • Contact megan.cranney@temple.edu or call 267-468-8423 with any questions.

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 beautifully 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

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our area and in accordance with new mandates issued by our host cities, Temple University will now require all students, faculty, staff and contractors to be fully vaccinated in order to safeguard the health and wellness of our community. 

All members of Temple’s community must be fully vaccinated by October 15, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption. If you are not vaccinated and plan to receive a two-dose vaccine, you must receive your first shot by September 10, 2021.

You may complete a waiver to request an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons. Those granted exceptions will be considered unvaccinated by the university and will be required to comply with the COVID-19 surveillance testing program and other restrictions. 

For more information about getting your vaccine, the exemptions and waiver process, and notifying the University about your vaccination status, visit https://www.temple.edu/coronavirus/vaccines.

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 your 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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