Student Housing

All new international students are highly encouraged to arrive on Monday, August 21, 2023 and Tuesday, August 22, 2023. If you arrive outside of these dates, you must confirm your arrival date with our office via Please confirm with us if you will be living in on-campus housing and will need to move in on Friday, June 30th, 2023. New graduate students may have different arrival dates; please check with your program administrator in your school/college for additional details. 

Health Insurance & Immunizations

Protect yourself and others throughout the duration of your study in the United States. Temple University requires all international students with F1 or J1 visa status to maintain health insurance that meets certain minimum standards as determined by the United States Department of State.

Learn more about Temple University's health insurance plan options and rates. Enroll in Temple's health insurance plan or complete a waiver for health insurance. For more information about student health insurance, please email

To learn more about required immunizations and COVID-19 related questions for all incoming full-time students, visit Temple University's Student Health Services.

Orientation & Advising

For Fall 2023, we will host two welcome sessions:

  • Graduate students session details will be announced later by email.
  • Undergraduate students will be invited to attend on Friday, August 25thSpecific time will be announced later.

Locations and details will be emailed directly to students ahead of time.

Pre-Arrival Webinar

Prior to the start of the academic term, new, deposited students are invited to a virtual Pre-Arrival webinar. During this session, both the ISA team and other campus partners will introduce helpful Temple resources and provide information regarding arrival processes. This session is not mandatory, but highly recommended for new students. 

New students will be invited to pre-register to the event via email. For questions, please email us at

What to Bring 

While each student's packing list will look different, we encourage you to consider bringing the following items to your new home in Philadelphia.

International Tuition Payments

Temple University has partnered with Flywire which provides a fast, convenient and secure way for international students to send funds for tuition payments only. Students can make international payments with real-time currency conversion. This service offers 24-hour support in multiple languages.

Airport Pick-Up

The Philadelphia International Airport is located 13 miles/20.9 kilometers from Temple University. You may also view the Philadelphia International Airport website for more information. If you need transportation from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), our office offers a FREE pickup service that will bring you to main campus. We offer airport pick-up via shuttle on Monday, August 21st, 2023 and Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023 from Philadelphia International Airport to campus; more details and a sign-up form will be sent in the coming weeks. Sessions and events for new international students will begin on the same week. Request airport pickup HERE by August 18th, 2023

*If you plan to fly into another airport, such as Newark Liberty in New Jersey or JFK International in New York City, we do not provide shuttle service from these airports and you will need to make arrangements on your own.