Starting your 1L year can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be!  We’ve compiled some helpful housekeeping items below to help you get started.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions.  We’re here to help and we look forward to meeting you!

All incoming students are required to obtain an OWL Card – the Temple photo ID card.  The ID card is required to enter most university buildings, including both Klein and Barrack Hall.  Your ID card is also used to store any parking privledges or Diamond Dollars that you may sign up for.

There are two options for obtaining your OWL card –

  1. You can come to campus and have your photo taken in the Diamond Dollars Office and receive your OWL card on the spot. You will need your TUid number and a photo ID. The Diamond Dollars office is located the Howard Gittis Center, Suite 101, just one block from Barrack Hall.  The regular office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You will need your TUid# (9 digits beginning with a 9), and a government issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc.).
  2. You can submit your photo electronically and then pick up your OWLcard from the Diamond Dollars Office. It takes three business days from the time you submit your photo online for your ID card to be prepared.  Please refer to the attached sheet to view the specific requirements for submitting your photoIt is very important that the subject line of the email say “LAW (Your TUid number) photo”.

Temple University offers a variety of parking options. PLEASE NOTE: You must obtain your student ID card (OWLcard) before you can sign up for parking.

Current rates and a description of the parking options available to students can be found by visiting the Parking Services website and selecting Main Campus. Students who plan to drive to campus frequently should choose either the Guaranteed Access or Debit Card options.  For students who don’t plan to park on a regular basis, there is also an hourly lot. The option you choose will depend on how many days you expect to park.

Lockers are available on the first floor of Klein Hall for all students who would like one.  To request a locker you need to come to the Law School Admissions Office, Barrack Hall, Suite 101, beginning August 14th  and we can provide you with your locker number and combination.

There are enough lockers for all students, so there is no rush to get your locker.

Temple law students have the option of selecting of purchasing health insurance through the University Benefits Office. Detailed Information on the plans available through Temple University can be found at

Currently, the university’s contract does not allow for part-time students to sign up for health insurance. However, given the structure of the evening division the Law School has been able to arrangement with the University Benefits Office to allow evening students who are paying flat rate tuition (as all our first year students do) to be eligible to purchase health insurance through the university plan.

The need to carry cash is virtually eliminated.  Your University ID (OWLcard) serve as a means to access to your Diamond Dollars account. Simply deposit funds into your account, then use your University ID all over campus to make purchases!  Purchases at the Temple University Bookstore, Copy Centers, Vending Machines, Parking Services, and on-campus restaurants are all made easier and faster with Diamond Dollars!

For more information and to deposit funds to your OWLcard, visit the Diamond Dollars website.

Save money and the environment by taking public transportation this upcoming semester!!

Temple University participates in the University Pass program, which provides a discount for SEPTA transit. This joint program between Temple and SEPTA is a semester-based transit pass program available to all full-time registered students.

The application form contains more detailed information and pricing. University Pass sales are limited to amounts in stock. Once sold out, you will need to purchase a monthly pass through SEPTA at regular prices.

Only mailed payments will be accepted beginning Wednesday, June 28, 2017. In-person payments and pickup are only available starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017, then during regular business hours (8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday).

If you mail your payment, please allow 7 to 10 business days for receipt and processing. Mailing your payment does not guarantee you a pass since sales are on a first come, first-serve basis.

For questions, please e-mail

While law school will be working out your mind, it’s a good idea to keep your body in shape as well. Law students have access to a variety of fitness and recreational facilities on campus, with most of the facilities located within one block of the law school buildings.  You can view more information here.

Technology Support

Temple Law School provides students, staff and faculty with technology support services—including virus removal, computer and technology troubleshooting and audio/visual assistance—through the computer services help desk located in Klein Hall room 104.



Wireless Printing

Each semester, all Temple Law students receive 300 physical pages of free printing from the Law School’s public printers located in the Klein Law Library and Barrack Hall. Wireless printing allows students to print documents to the public printers from their personal laptops when connected to the University’s TUSecureWireless network, eliminating the need to transfer files to a lab computer using email, online service, or USB drive for the sole purpose of printing.

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Temple Law Financial Aid