Posted January 8, 2024

Top 17 Temple social media moments of 2023

Look back at some of our most engaging social posts throughout 2023.

Students posing for a selfie with Hooter

With another year in the books, we’re reliving some of Temple’s most engaging social media moments from 2023. These highlights from Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and X (formerly Twitter) celebrate our vibrant community, global network, academic excellence, world-class faculty and location in Philadelphia.

Family reunion

NFL players at Lincoln Financial Field

Philadelphia Eagle Haason Reddick and other former Owls in the NFL took the field at the Linc in this Temple Made, Temple Proud moment.

Fit check

President Richard Englert in Temple gear

At Homecoming, President Englert was decked out in Temple gear from head to toe (check out the Owl socks).

Class of 2027 move-in

Students on move-in day

We welcomed our most diverse class yet and captured sweet moments during move-in day.

World-class research

A Temple professor who's earned global recognition for his research

Congrats to professors Sudhir Kumar, Sergei Pond and Gerard Criner on earning recognition as “Highly Cited Researchers” for 2023 by Clarivate—a global leader in data and analytics.

A window into North Philadelphia’s history

Storefront panels at the intersection of Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue

Behold these temporary panels painting the community’s rich culture at the intersection of Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

Broad Street throwback

Photos of Broad Street from 1925 and today

Philly’s major thoroughfare has been bustling for nearly a century.

Moving on up

Students taking a selfie with Hooter

We celebrated Temple’s highest-ever ranking at No. 89 in the latest “Best Colleges” list from U.S. News & World Report.


Temple students in Spain

Temple marks the 20-year anniversary of its Spain program, which has expanded its course offerings at the University of Oviedo.

Hats off

A decorated graduation cap

Each year, we look forward to spotting decorated grad caps at Commencement. Check out some of our favorites from 2023.

Highest honors

Colleagues who've received Fulbright honors

Our colleagues Amanda Neuber and Barbara Gorka received Fulbright International Education Administrators awards. Both have played a pivotal role in helping students earn Fulbrights. This time it was their turn to be presented with this prestigious honor.

It’s giving good vibes

A student with Hooter

Hooter is always a mood. In this TikTok, see if our students pass the vibe check.

Philadelphia pride

A student interviewing another about why they love Philly

What makes Philly THE place to be? Owls share what they love about our city.

Celebrating 100k
Temple merch and balloons celebrating 100,000 Instagram followers

We reached a major milestone in 2023: 100,000 followers on Instagram! In honor of this feat, we did an Insta giveaway of new and exclusive merch.

Meet our social media ambassadors

Our first cohort of social media ambassadors

Our first cohort of social media ambassadors joined the #OwlCreator team. They capture authentic experiences on and around campus via our social channels.

Child’s play

Professor Kathy Hirsh-Pasek working with children

Our groundbreaking research continued with a $20 million grant from the LEGO Foundation for Director of Temple’s Infant and Child Lab Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and her team to study children from pre-K through fourth grade as they engage in active playful learning.

An Owl’s day out

Kaya O'Neill taking a selfie

We got an inside look into student Kaya O’Neill exploring the city, including various spots downtown.

New mark, new era

The new Owl mark

The university unveiled its new Owl mark, created by students in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. This Temple Made tradition began 40 years prior when Tyler students designed the Temple “T.” The legacy lives on.