Get Involved



As a Tyler School of Art and Architecture student, you’ll have an opportunity to engage with Tyler’s community of bold thinkers and makers, Temple University’s urban Main Campus and expansive suburban campus in Ambler, as well as Philadelphia—a vibrant, diverse city for students to use their creativity and practice to activate public spaces and address society’s toughest challenges.

Temple also provides a steady source of stimulating events outside the classroom. From world-class orchestral concerts at Rock Hall and the historic Temple Performing Arts Center, to dance and theater performances at the Conwell and Tomlinson Theaters, to sporting events and popular entertainment at the Liacouras Center, there is always something exciting to do at Temple. Clubs, honor societies, Greek life and volunteer service organizations all thrive on campus and welcome the participation of Tyler students.

Below you’ll find ways to get involved at Tyler and Temple.

Living Learning Communities 
Tyler School of Art and Architecture first-year students who wish to surround themselves with others who share similar interests and creative and professional passions can join one of two on-campus, residential Living Learning Communities:

If you’re looking for a more traditional university residential experience, Temple provides a range of housing opportunities for students both on- and off-campus, as well as on-campus meal plans. Learn more about the housing options and meal options

Student organizations
Tyler students who wish to find the perfect balance between their passion and recreation can choose to join a student organization to deepen their engagement with their discipline, scratch a curious, creative itch or find inspiration:

Temple also provides a broad range of clubs and activities like acapella singing, ballroom dancing, snowboarding, baking and Greek life. You can discover hundreds of Temple’s student organizations via Owl Connect.

Student exhibitions 
With interdisciplinary collaboration at the core of Tyler’s mission, sharing student work is a great way to inspire, encourage conversations, gain exposure to a wider audience and experience the professional side of the contemporary art world. Student exhibitions are organized in a joint-effort by faculty, students and guest curators in a number of places:

  • Student Exhibitions Gallery
  • MFA Exhibitions in Temple Contemporary
  • Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery
  • Photography exhibitions in the Student Lounge and Triangle Galleries
  • Common spaces are activated with approved art installation proposals

Across Temple’s campus, the work of Tyler students can often be found in lobbies and administrative offices, among other spaces. Philadelphia also provides opportunities to network and show work throughout the city, like InLiquid and Vox Populi, as well as apply studies in the built environment through hands-on learning and projects that address modern environmental challenges within a dynamic, urban context.