Top 6 Dorms at Temple University

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Welcome to Temple University! Congrats on coming to such a great school. You made a big decision to come here, and now it’s time to make another big decision: what dorm to live in! Read this article to find out what dorm you will like best.

1) Johnson and Hardwick Residence Hall

Inside the Johnson and Hardwick Residence Hall.

Residence Address: 2029 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

The Johnson and Hardwick Residence Hall holds 465 residents and has 16 floors! Gender is segregated by floor and bathrooms are communal. Depending on what type of room you live in, the rate by semester ranges from $3,854 to $4,520.

2) James S. White Hall

Inside James S. White Hall.

Residence Address: 2108 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19121

The James S. White Hall holds 558 residents and has 4 stories. All rooms are suite style. Gender is segregated by suite. The rate for both two person suites and four person suites by semester is $4,448.

3) 1940 Residence Hall

Outside 1940 Residence Hall.

Residence Address: 1940 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Named after its address, 1940 Residence Hall holds 510 residents and has 5 stories, and traditionally houses freshmen at Temple University. All rooms are suite style. Gender is segregated by suite. The rate for both two person suites and four person suites by semester is $4,585.

4) 1300 Residence Hall

Outside 1300 Residence Hall

Residence Address: 1300 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Also named after its address, 1300 Residence Hall holds 1050 residents and has 5 stories, and houses both freshmen and upperclassmen at Temple University. All rooms are either suite or apartment style. Gender is segregated by suite and apartment. Depending on what type of room you live in, the rate by semester ranges from $4,529 to $6,271.

5) Temple Towers

Inside Temple Towers.

Residence Address: 1646 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Temple Towers holds 600 residents and has 6 stories, and houses honors students and upperclassmen at Temple University. All rooms are 3, 6, or 7 person apartment style. Gender is segregated by apartment. Depending on what type of room you live in, the rate by semester ranges from $4,950 to $5,661.

6) Morgan Hall

Outside Morgan Hall.

Residence Address: 1603 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Morgan Hall holds 1,275 residents and has 24 stories. All rooms are either singles, or 4 or 5 person apartments. Gender is segregated by unit. Depending on what type of room you live in, the rate by semester ranges from $5,612 to $7,002.

Here is your Move-in Day Packing list at Temple University

1) Room Basics 

A decorated dorm room.

When you start college at Temple University, you’ll want to have several things with you in your room! Be sure to include: comfortable sheets, blankets, a comforter, a good mattress pad, pillowcases, and pillows. You’ll also want to have your alarm clock (if you don’t use your phone as an alarm), a water filter, and things to decorate your room with!

2) Food and Snacks

Some dorm room snacks.

At Temple University, you’re inevitably going to get super hungry during those late nights while studying! Don’t forget to bring food that you can keep in your dorm and make easily. Examples include healthy snacks such as granola bars, nuts, and dried fruit. If you have a mini fridge and a microwave, you can also keep fresh fruit and veggies as well as instant ramen.

3) Tech & Entertainment 

An apple laptop.

You’ll want to remember these important things as you start college at TempleUniversity! Be sure to bring your laptop, all your chargers (for computers, tablets, phones, etc), earbuds and/or headphones, cables, speakers, a keyboard and mouse if you are bringing a PC, printer and ink/paper, and if you want, a TV and video game console!

4) School Supplies 

Closeup image of school supplies.

Every Temple University student should be prepared for their classes! With this list, you’ll be ready in no time. Make sure you bring notebooks, a backpack, binder paper, pencils, pens, erasers, paper clips, a stapler, calculator, index cards, highlighters, binders, folders, and a good planner to write down your assignments and due dates.

5) Cleaning Up & Organizing

Shelves to stay organized.

Now that you’re on your own and living away from your parents at Temple University, you’ve got to make sure you are organized and independent. Keep your place together with the following items: shelves for your books and supplies, a laundry basket/bin and laundry detergent, dish soap and a sponge, a shower caddy and shower flip flops, a towel and bathrobe, and clothes hangers.

6) Campus Gears

Some great school gear!

LET’S GO OWLS!!! Show off your school spirit by bringing your school apparel. Some examples of great spirit wear include these: a school hoodie, a t-shirt with your mascot, various clothing items and accessories in cherry and white, a cap or a beanie with your school’s name on it, and sunglasses in your school’s colors.

7) Items you should ask first before bringing 

Coffee maker with breakfast.

There are some things that Temple University might now allow you to bring to your dorm room. Just in case that might be the situation, check with the people in charge of your housing assignment before bringing these items: microwave, mini fridge, hot water maker, coffee maker, vacuum cleaner, candles, electric space heaters, and anything flammable.

Hopefully with this list of dorms and packing supplies, you will be able to ease into college and get used to it while making some fun memories and lifelong friends. For other students who have already been at Temple University for a year or more, this list should provide a nice refresher in case you have forgotten and need a reminder. Whatever the case, we hope this list has helped you and provided some ideas for things you might want to do in your years at Temple University!

Author: Kacey Michelle

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