Temple University will be closed for a winter holiday break between the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The university will close at the end of business on Tuesday, Dec. 23, and will reopen on Monday, Jan. 5. Employees who normally work a weekend shift should report on Jan. 3. A limited number of services and offices will remain open during the break. This announcement includes important information and advice about this closure.
Health Sciences Center: Some facilities will be open during the winter holiday break (consult your school or college head for more information).
All other Temple facilities — including those at the Tyler Campus in Elkins Park well as the Ambler, Center City and Harrisburg campuses — will be closed between the Christmas and New Year's holidays except to authorized personnel, as they would be on any weekend or holiday.
Please check with your school, college or administrative unit head if you are uncertain about your responsibilities or access to facilities during the winter holiday break.
Mail and deliveries
Do not leave any shipments in UPS drop-off boxes during the winter holiday break — they will not be picked up.
If you are expecting a package to be delivered by an express delivery service, please let the sender know exactly where and when you will be on campus to receive the shipment due to limited facilities access and the likelihood that no one else will be present to sign for it.
Do not order any items requiring refrigeration or other forms of special handling that may arrive during the winter holiday break.
If you access university facilities during the winter holiday break, please check in with Campus Safety Services at 215-204-1234 to let them know about your presence.
If there is a need for you to work during this time period, please exercise good judgment as you enter and exit buildings. Please do not prop open any doors or let unauthorized personnel gain access to Temple facilities.
All students must vacate university housing by noon on Saturday, Dec. 20, unless they have an approved housing occupancy extension.
1300 and the Edge Complex will remain open.
Temple employees: Before you leave for the winter holiday break, please...
Remember to remove your extended absence greeting when you return to work. To do so, access your voice mail; you will hear a prompt with instructions about removing your extended absence greeting.