Posted April 1, 2024

Ultimate event list: April 2024

Here are the most exciting things to do this month. 

April events

It’s official … spring has sprung! As the academic year nears its end, fill your calendar with this semester’s FINAL events and activities. Sign up for unforgettable experiences like meeting SportsCenter anchor Kevin Negandhi, or joining fellow Owls on our first-ever bike ride from Main Campus to Temple Ambler. Or drop in for regularly scheduled activities such as Net Night!

Temple’s event calendar has a complete list of events, but here are a few of our favorites.


Once-in-a-lifetime events

A roundup of the events you really won’t want to miss!

Meet & greet: Kevin Negandhi

Aspiring sports journalists and ESPN enthusiasts, take note: Klein alum Kevin Negandhi will be participating in an interactive discussion with students! Negandhi, a co-anchor for ESPN’s SportsCenter, has made significant waves in the sports media landscape, notably as the first Indian American in a major sports network role. This event presents a unique opportunity for students to gain insights into Negandhi’s journey from Temple Owl to esteemed sports media legend. 

When: Friday, April 5, 1:15–2 p.m. 

Where: Annenberg Hall Atrium

Shaping storytellers 

For aspiring professionals interested in children’s media, we have just the event for you! The Children’s Media Career Symposium invites interested students to hear from senior executives from Nickelodeon, PBS Kids and more! Whether you’re interested in animation, storytelling, production, writing or educational content, the symposium offers something for all attendees to explore. 

When: Thursday, April 4, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Annenberg Hall Atrium 

Igniting innovation

Highlighting undergraduate research, the Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity is a daylong event showcasing student research projects. Through its emphasis on original research and creative work, the symposium seeks to inspire students to analyze, critique and engage with the world around them.

When: Thursday, April 11, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: Howard Gittis Student Center, 2nd floor

From recording rookie to editing expert

Interested in video editing, but not sure where to start? Offering beginner-level editing instruction, Temple University Libraries’ Video Recording and Editing Workshop will provide a general overview of video and audio editing techniques using Adobe Premiere Pro. 

For the full experience, level up! Register for the following week’s course, participating in a hands-on practice through live demonstration. Build a video from scratch and master new skills including special effects, text and more.

Level 1

When: Thursday, April 11, noon 

Where: Hybrid format, attend via Zoom, or in-person at Ginsburg Health Sciences Library

Level 2

When: Thursday, April 18, noon

Where: Ginsburg Health Sciences Library


Spring into SpringFest

Temple's major annual celebration is back! For more information on all SpringFest events, visit @TempleMCPB on Instagram!

Temple's Got Talent
Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m., Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200

Join the Main Campus Program Board for the second annual "Temple's Got Talent" event features student performances of a variety of talents for a chance to win a BIG first place prize.

Owlchella featuring Offset, Key Glock, and special guest Lola Brooke
Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m., Liacouras Center

This year's Owlchella concert is LOADED, headlined by Offset with performances by Key Glock and Lola Brooke. Tickets are on sale now for via Ticketmaster and at the Liacouras Center Box Office, for Temple Students, if you're buying online, please visit the Owlchella event page on Owlconnect to find the discount code, or DM us on Instagram @TempleMCPB  

NPHC Yard Show
Friday, April 19, 7 p.m., Bell Tower

Join Temple's National Pan-Hellenic Council for this years yard show, featuring performances from the orgs, music, food & more!

Backyard Bash
Saturday, April 20, 6 p.m., 13th Street

Join the Main Campus Program Board for the finale event of the year, Backyard Bash! There will be games, giveaways, food, music and more.


Pedal power

Calling all cyclists! This year, Temple University Ambler and the Temple University Office of Sustainability are hosting the very first Temple University Bike Tour. Traveling a 22-mile route from Main Campus to Temple Ambler, the bike tour will guide participants through Fairmount, Wissahickon and Fort Washington state parks. At the conclusion of the journey, the Ambler Arboretum is hosting a celebration! All funds raised during the event will go towards supporting Temple Ambler. 

When: Sunday, April 28, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Where: Ambler Arboretum of Temple University


Where creativity shines: Diamond Screen Film and Media Arts Festival 

This April marks the 21st annual Diamond Screen Festival, showcasing work created by up-and-coming filmmakers and media artists in Temple’s program. The event highlights a vast range of creative film and media, from documentaries to experimental films. Who knows, we might witness the rise of (yet another) Temple Owl turned Emmy winner! 

When: Tuesday, April 30, 5 p.m.

Where: Temple Performing Arts Center


Just drop in!

Find an opportunity to drop in for some of our favorite regularly scheduled events and activities.

Brewing cultural communities 

Looking for your next coffee chat? Temple’s Office of Global Engagement hosts International Coffee Hour events monthly, with this April’s spotlight on Nepal. Join the event to socialize with attendees and learn from student leaders who will share their country’s rich culture and history. As a bonus, each International Coffee Hour provides a cultural food to try!

When: Tuesday, April 2, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Where: Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200C

Branch out and volunteer

Craving some much-needed time outside? Temple’s Ambler Campus is home to a 187-acre arboretum, featuring a variety of gardens. Throughout April, Ambler welcomes volunteers to help the horticulture staff maintain the arboretum’s gardens. 

When: Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.–noon  (plus additional dates!)

Where: Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

Stronger together

Looking to explore weight training? On the fourth Saturday of every month, the Aramark STAR (Student Training and Recreation) Complex hosts Ladies Lift, inviting women to engage in early-morning weight training with the support of fellow women.

When: Saturday, April 20, 6 a.m.

Where: Weight room, Aramark STAR Complex


Weekly wellness 

Practice self-care by checking in weekly with The Wellness Resource Center. Every Tuesday, Tuttleman Counseling Services hosts walk-in hours, creating an open space to ask questions, access guidance and ensure your well-being.

When: Tuesdays, 12:30–2 p.m.

Where: Wellness Resource Center, Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 201


Serve, spike, socialize

Dedicate your Friday to fitness that’s fun! Every week, Campus Rec hosts Net Night, creating a space for activities including volleyball, badminton and table tennis. Invite friends and assemble your game plan!

When: Fridays, 7–10 p.m.

Where: 3rd floor courts, Pearson Hall


 - Avery Bumsted, Class of 2025