Posted August 22, 2019

Temple Insider's Guide: Things you're gonna want to know ASAP

Remember that time you went to new student orientation and then immediately forgot everything besides how pumped you are to start college? Here’s where that “we got your back” thing comes in. We even threw in some stuff that maybe they didn’t tell you at orientation. You’re welcome!

A wallet with Temple football tickets and Diamond Dollars colored in with shades of yellow, blue and pink that mimic highlighters.

If you haven't already, you can still sign up for Fly in 4.

Fly in 4 is a free program designed to keep you on track so you can graduate in four years, because literally no one wants to pay for extra semesters. Most incoming freshmen sign up, but if you haven’t already you still can as long as it’s before the add/drop a course date: Sept. 9.

Uh, what's the Bursar's Office for again?
That’s where your tuition and university housing bill is coming from. So, it’s a pretty important office. No matter who is actually paying your bill, it’s in your name so make sure it gets paid. How can you do that? Sign up your parents or support systems to be an authorized payer.

You can use your Diamond Dollars all over camus and at some spot near campus
Quick refresher: Diamond Dollars are basically $$$ that you, or anyone (probs should be someone you know …), can load onto your OWLcard. Use them at dining halls, laundry facilities, shops on Liacouras Walk and a ton of other places. Check out everywhere you can use them.

P.S. Did you read this and realize you have no idea where your OWLcard is? Make your way to the OWLcard office, which conveniently is the same office that handles Diamond Dollars. Student Center, Suite 101

It's a good idea to follow Temple's social media accounts.
You like social media. We like social media. Following our accounts is an easy way to keep up with what’s going on around the university, from announcements to the awesome things your peers and professors are up to.

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You're going to get something called a TUalert.
If something happens on or near campus that could be a potential threat to your safety, we want to tell you about it ASAP. You’ll receive a text message and/or email called a TUalert that says what’s going on and what area you should avoid. These alerts are also posted on our official Twitter account—even more reason to follow us. We get it, it’s going to feel weird when you receive your first TUalerts, but we just want you to be informed and, more importantly, safe. Learn more about how TUalerts work.

Check out these safety strategies from our friends at Campus Safety Services.

Be a Night Owl aka eat free food and have fun every Friday night.
Now that you’re a college student you need to understand the importance of free food—it’s everything, it’s life. That's why we have Night Owl Events every Friday night at the Student Center. There’s also live performances, prizes and more.

Know how and where to get your football tickets.
Owls vs. Bucknell. Aug. 31. The Linc. Be there or … just be there. You’ll get one free ticket to every home football game―as long as you get it before they’re gone. Pick it up starting the Monday of game week at the Liacouras Center Box Office, at the Cherry On Pep Rally or on game day at Lincoln Financial Field’s West VIP Box Office. Either way, bring your OWLcard.

Have a friend coming for the game? Get a student guest ticket. You can purchase one at the West VIP Box Office at the Linc the day or night of the game. They cost $10, and the limit is two per Temple student.  

You can also buy a Wild Cherry Football Pass for $45, which includes an exclusive Under Armour T-shirt, the opportunity to take part in on-field promotions, the chance to travel to away and postseason games, and much more.