Living on Campus

Temple University & Student Life

As a Tyler student, you are also a Temple student, with full access to all of the resources, programs, activities and events constantly available at a great metropolitan university. Temple is a vibrant place, a bustling public research university with more than 37,000 students from all walks of life.

For more than a century, Temple has influenced the careers of artists, doctors, lawyers, scientists, engineers and business people through the teachings of its distinguished faculty in 17 schools and colleges, including schools of Medicine, Law, Music and Dance, Business, Communications and Theater, and a renowned Health Sciences Center. Temple is the 27th largest university in the United States, and the 5th largest provider of professional education in the country.

Temple’s Main Campus is a cityscape of open public spaces, grassy gathering spots and eclectic urban architecture, located at the northern end of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. International campuses in Tokyo and Rome and programs in the People’s Republic of China, Israel, Greece, Great Britain, and France encompass the University’s global reach.

Temple also provides a steady source of stimulation 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, sports teams, honor societies, Greek life, and volunteer service organizations all thrive on campus and welcome the participation of Tyler students.

Temple Housing

Temple provides a range of housing opportunities for students both on- and off-campus. Additionally, there are several on-campus meal plans available for both resident and off-campus students. You can learn more about the housing options here: Temple Housing and the meal options here: Temple Meal Plans

Tyler students have the option of living in the Tyler Living Learning Community (LLC). This community is only for students admitted to the Tyler School of Art. Students will enjoy the benefits of close proximity to the Tyler School of Art academic building in Peabody Hall. Peabody has its own designated community studio space within its residence hall and, most importantly, the chance to build a sense of community with the Tyler students by living together in one location. The LLC gives residents exposure to the art that can be found on Temple's campus and the surrounding Philadelphia area while also increasing interaction between Tyler staff and students. Students who live in an LLC participate and plan social and educational opportunities on campus and within the Philadelphia community that support their classroom learning experiences and form lifelong friendships with students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. For more infmormation, including how to apply for the Tyler LLC, go here: Tyler LLC

As a parrt of the larger Temple community, Tyler relies on the Temple University Housing and Residential Life offices to provide housing for our students. We do not have any special contact with any of the centralized offices, nor do we have access to their information systems so we can find out if your application has been received or if a problem is being handled. You will find that delaing directly with this offices is the most efficient use of your precious time in getting these services.