Posted October 4, 2023

Join the Temple community at Homecoming & Family Weekend 2023

Celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend 2023 with a variety of events from Monday, Oct. 2, to Sunday, Oct. 8.  

People wearing cherry and white shirts at a Temple University homecoming event.
Photography By: 
Joseph V. Labolito
Every fall, alumni, families and friends return to the nest to celebrate Temple University’s Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Temple University invites all alumni, students, staff, faculty and their families to participate in a weeklong series of events for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2023, which will be held from Monday, Oct. 2, to Sunday, Oct. 8.   

The main event is the football game on Saturday, Oct. 7, when the Owls will take on the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners, preceded by Tailgate Village and the Temple Fan Tailgate, Temple’s biggest tailgate of the year. Other events not to be missed include the Tyler Art Market, Crafts and Drafts, and the Homecoming Golf Cart Parade and Pep Rally. A host of alumni-owned businesses will be offering goods and services at all of Temple’s Homecoming and Family Weekend festivities.  

Temple will also continue to honor President JoAnne Epps’ immense impact on the university during Homecoming events. Attendees of Tailgate Village can pay tribute to her life and contributions by signing a memorial book that will be given to the Epps family and an on-field dedication to President Epps will also take place during the Homecoming football game.                                                                                                                                                              Homecoming and Family Weekend is a fantastic opportunity for old and new Owls to return to the nest and have fun celebrating Temple pride. Discover ways to show your Temple pride from the TU Spirit page.   

Read on to learn more about the exciting experiences available to participate in during Homecoming and Family Weekend 2023. For more, visit the webpage for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2023

A Celebration of Philanthropy in Action 
This private event celebrates Temple’s most loyal donors and the impact their gifts ignite at the university on Thursday, Oct. 5. The evening will feature remarks from Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Distinguished Faculty Term Fellow. 

City Food Tours 
Enjoy the flavors of the Flavors of Philly Tour or Reading Terminal Market Tour. City Food Tours, owned by a Temple alum, is offering students and families a 15% discount during Homecoming weekend. Purchase tickets for the Flavors of Philly Tour and the Reading Terminal Market Tour.

Oct. 6–8 
Reading Terminal Market Tour
Oct. 6, 7 and 8: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
1136 Arch St. 

Flavors of Philly
Oct. 6 and 7: 11:15 a.m.–3 p.m.; Oct. 8: 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
1601 Chestnut St. 

Homecoming Golf Cart Parade and Pep Rally 
Show your spirit and watch as student organizations, departments, schools and colleges parade across campus. The golf cart parade begins at the Diamond Lot and will end at Liacouras Walk, where the pep rally will begin. 

Friday, Oct. 6 
Golf Cart Parade  
11 a.m. 
Diamond Lot 

Pep Rally 
Liacouras Walk 

Tyler Art Market 
The 12th Tyler Art Market, featuring more than 30 artists and vendors, all of whom are either alumni or current students, is back at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture building on Main Campus. 

Friday, Oct. 6 
Tyler School of Art and Architecture

Family Weekend Welcome Table 
Grab a campus map, Temple swag and more at the welcome table. 

Friday, Oct. 6 
2 p.m.
Howard Gittis Student Center

Family Social
Meet on the roof terrace of Charles Library with other Temple families and administrators and have your picture taken with Hooter, the university’s mascot.  

Friday, Oct. 6 
3 p.m.  
Charles Library Terrace 

Tyler Alumni Association Board Presents: Crafts and Drafts 
Catch up with other Owls at a happy hour during the 12th annual Tyler Art Market. All registrants will receive a free drink ticket.  

Friday, Oct. 6 
5 p.m. 
Tyler School of Art and Architecture 

Mosaic Concert 
Attend a concert featuring performances by the Boyer student soloists and ensembles, including the TU Jazz Band and Wind Symphony and Choirs, together with dance and chamber ensembles.

Friday, Oct. 6 
7:30 p.m.  
Temple Performing Arts Center 

Ghost Tours of Philadelphia 
Join an evening tour of true ghost stories and haunted houses at the Ghost Tour of Philadelphia, named a top must-see attraction in the country. Tours will be available throughout the weekend and discounted tickets are available for $18.

Oct. 6–8 
Oct. 6: 7:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; Oct. 7: 7:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; Oct. 8: 7:30 p.m.
Signers’ Garden

Main Campus Program Board (MCPB) Comedy Nest 
MCPB Comedy Nest returns for its second year and this year’s headlining performer is Karlous Miller. Advance ticket purchase required

Friday, Oct. 6 
8 p.m. 
McGonigle Hall 

Tailgate Village and Temple Fan Tailgate 
Head over to Lincoln Financial Field and find your school, college, department or organization's tent for the ultimate tailgate experience of games, giveaways, food, beverages and entertainment before kickoff. Tailgate with the Temple University Alumni Association at the Temple Fan Tailgate.  

Saturday, Oct. 7 
10:30 a.m. 
Lincoln Financial Field, Lot K 

Mural Arts Philadelphia Tour 
Attend a Mural Arts Philadelphia tour through the city’s diverse neighborhoods and learn about Philly’s rich visual history from professional tour guides. Purchase tickets and use code OWLS23 for $5 off a tour booking. 

Oct. 7–8     
Oct. 7: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.; Oct. 8: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center 

Sightseeing Bus Tour of Philadelphia 
Explore the best sights of Philadelphia in a 90-minute tour of the city aboard a double-decker bus. The tour will be accessible from Main Campus. Advanced ticket purchase is required

Oct. 7–8
Oct. 7: 11 a.m., 2 p.m.; Oct. 8: 11:30 a.m.
Howard Gittis Student Center

Temple Football Game
Show your Temple pride at the 2023 Homecoming game as the Owls take on the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners at Lincoln Financial Field. This year marks the 98th time the Temple Diamond Marching Band will take the field. Purchase game tickets.

Saturday, Oct. 7 
2 p.m.   
Lincoln Financial Field 

Night Owl Events: Outdoor Family Movie 
Enjoy an outdoor movie screening along with free food, giveaways and a chance to win prizes.

Saturday, Oct. 7   
7 p.m.
Bell Tower

Family Farewell
Wrap up the final day of Homecoming weekend with coffee and snacks. 

Sunday, Oct. 8
10 a.m. 
Howard Gittis Student Center

For a complete list of events and to register online, visit the webpage for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2023.