Essential Ambler Campus Information

Welcome to Temple University Ambler!

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
The Library desk is now open in the Learning Center Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m
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

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.

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

The Ambler Campus Library

The Library completed its move into the Ambler Learning Center. The library now has a curated collection of library materials — nearly 5,000 titles — that have been brought over to its new location in the Ambler Campus Technology Center.

The rest of the Ambler Campus Library materials have been sent to the Charles Library Bookbot, and will be available to request by clicking on the red “How to Get This button” on Library Search.

The Library has resumed normal services, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., including circulation of materials and intra-campus and interlibrary loan. Reference and research assistance offered in the pop-up location in the Learning Center Lobby will now be at the service desk adjacent to the bookshelves in the Tech Center.

Breakout Rooms, Studio Desks and Zoom Zones

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:

  • 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)

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

  • Red Barn Recreation Center

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? You can access the Academic Advising Appointment System through your Student Portal, and you can choose your appointment online:

  • Go to TUportal. 
  • Click on your Student Tools tab. 
  • Scroll down the center column and select “Schedule” under the “Appointment System” box. 
  • Under the “Appointment Type” drop-down menu, select “Same Day” or “Future” for the desired appointment.  
  • Follow the steps, and please provide as much detail as possible in the notes section, so we can prep appropriately for your advising meeting! Make sure to click “schedule appointment,” and you will receive a confirmation email with the details about your appointment. 

You may additionally contact Ambler Campus Academic Advising at ambleradvising@temple.edu to schedule an advising appointment.
Note to Fox Majors: Ambler Campus Fox students may 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 may 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.

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.

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. You may purchase your hang tag online at https://campusoperations.temple.edu/parking-transportation.  

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 to Temple University Ambler. 

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 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. Continue to check Temple’s transportation website for more information and updates.

Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

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

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.