The Take Off To Temple Tour is Temple’s new signature event aimed at raising our national (and international) profile among key educational stakeholders.

We are excited to welcome you to Philadelphia to enjoy our city’s history, entertainment and all Temple has to offer. Our program officially begins at The Continental on Sunday, June 2nd. On Monday, June 3rd, guests will visit our several schools and colleges to learn more about our programs and opportunities. Our event will culminate with a conversation about admission and financial aid, as well as a preview of Temple Rome and Temple Japan, where you can learn more about our application process and ask any questions you may have.



12 – 7pm: Arrive in Philadelphia. Join us in the hotel lobby for a 3:45pm departure to Old City, America’s most historic square mile. We’ll be taking a history food tour from 4-6pm, stopping at 6pm to perch next to the Liberty Bell for a drink at the Red Owl Tavern – aptly named for Temple’s mascot.

7pm: Cocktails and dinner at Temple Made Stephen Starr’s Continental Martini Bar, the restaurant that started Philadelphia’s foodie scene renaissance.


9am – 5pm: Arrival at Temple’s historic Sullivan Hall to begin an “experiential tour” of campus throughout the day (with meals and refreshments), making stops at our schools and colleges, including:

  • Boyer College of Music and Dance & School of Theater, Film and Media Arts
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Public Health & School of Social Work
  • College of Science and Technology
  • Fox School of Business & School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Klein College of Media and Communication
  • Tyler School of Art

7:30pm: From the hotel lobby, a shuttle will take us to Irwin’s at the Bok for dinner in South Philly. 


9am – 1pm: Continued campus tour, followed by lunch at Morgan Hall, featuring a conversation about admission & financial aid with Temple’s Director of Admission, Karin Mormando and Director of Student Financial Services, Emilie Van Trieste. Enjoy panoramic views of the Philadelphia skyline.

1pm: Departures & farewells – Explore neighboring colleges and universities. Bryn Mawr, Drexel, Haverford, Penn, Swarthmore, Ursinus and more than 50 colleges and universities are within driving distance.


Our program officially begins at 7pm on Sunday at The Continental, located at 138 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106. There is a pre-selected menu for this night but rest assured all dietary restrictions have been taken into consideration. Both your meal and beverages will, of course, be covered by Temple.

For those arriving early on Sunday, we will depart the hotel on a shuttle to Old City at 3:45pm for a history food tour beginning at 4pm. Following the history food tour, we will perch next to the Red Owl Tavern for a drink before dinner.

We will be covering the cost of your lodging and travel to and from Philadelphia. We only ask that you cover your local travel expenses to and from wherever you arrive in Philadelphia (e.g. the airport, 30th Street Station, etc.). To make your way to the hotel or back home, here are some transportation options:

Amtrak 30th Street Station
2955 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

This is the main train station in Philadelphia. If you are coming into Philadelphia, you will arrive here. All regional rail lines can take you to the Amtrak 30th Street Station.

Philadelphia International Airport
8000 Essington Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19153

SEPTA Regional Rail Temple University Station & Cecil B. Moore Subway Station
This is Temple University’s SEPTA station that can take you to the airport. It is located at 927 West Berks Street. For a full list of schedule departure and arrival times please visit Tickets can be purchased from the teller at the station. Additionally, there is a SEPTA subway station at Cecil B. Moore Avenue and Broad Street (just above Temple’s Morgan Hall). You can take this subway to Amtrak 30th Street Station (switching lines at City Hall).

Following the program, the best recommendation would be to depart from Morgan Hall located at 1601 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19122.


Temple will provide you with two nights in a private room at the Fairfield Inn in Midtown Village (a.k.a. The Parker Spruce Hotel). Breakfast will be included both days before you depart for campus between 8:15am and 8:30am.


  • Tamar Adegbile, Cate School (Carpinteria, Calif.)
  • Crystal Artis, Avenues School (New York, N.Y.)
  • Jeff Bates, Rye Country Day School (Rye, N.Y.)
  • Lisa Bianchi, Calhoun School (New York, N.Y.)
  • Lisa Birnbaum, SAR High School (Riverdale, N.Y.)
  • Carolyn Blair, Clayton High School (Clayton, Mo.)
  • Jenny Byers, Harpeth Hall School (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Celso Cardenas, Harvard-Westlake School (North Hollywood, Calif.)
  • Serena Castellano, Convent of the Sacred Heart School (New York, N.Y.)
  • Tania Castro-Bradt, Head Royce School (Oakland, Calif.)
  • Trish Fairweather Cody, Gil St. Bernard’s School (Gladstone, N.J.)
  • Eileen Cunningham Feikens, Dwight Englewood School (Englewood, N.J.)
  • Rhody Davis, Viewpoint School (Calabasas, Calif.)
  • Erin Day, Brentwood School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Paul Greene, United Nations International School (New York, N.Y.)
  • Wendy Grubb, St. Mary’s Dominican High School (New Orleans, La.)
  • Jill Gully, Winward School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Megan Harlan, Groton School (Groton, Mass.)
  • Marcia Hunt, Pine Crest School (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
  • Quenby Jackson-Mott, Kinkaid School (Houston, Tex.)
  • Niki Applebaum Johnson (Bryn Mawr, PA)
  • Leya Jones, Cary Academy (Cary, N.C.)
  • Melissa Lanctot, Bush School (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Daniel Lee, Garfield High School (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Lenny Libenzon, Brookline High School (Brookline, Mass.)
  • Emily Livelli, Georgetown Day School (Washington, D.C.)
  • Monica Lopez, Episcopal High School (Bellaire, Tex.)
  • Matt Mettille, Menlo School (Atherton, Calif.)
  • Carolyn Middleton, Berkeley Carroll School (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  • Alec Milton, Trinity School (New York, N.Y.)
  • Elizabeth Pili, Horace Mann School (New York, N.Y.)
  • Elizabeth Pleshette, Chicago Latin School (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Kate Ramsdell, Noble & Greenough School (Dedham, Mass.)
  • Veda Robinson, Edmund Burke School (Washington, D.C.)
  • Elaine Sylvester, Boston Latin School (Boston, Mass.)
  • Nicole Thompson, American School of London (London, England)
  • Gloria Diaz Ventura, Flint Ridge Preparatory School (La Canada Flint Ridge, Calif.)
  • Jawaan Wallace, Marlborough School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Ari Worthman, Lakeside School (Seattle, Wash.)


For questions or to RSVP, please contact Shawn L. Abbott, Vice Provost for Admissions, Financial Aid & Enrollment Management.


Temple University was founded in 1884 as a night school for working class Philadelphians aspiring to the American dream. As Philadelphia’s only 4-year public university, we are now one of the top 50 largest universities in America with campuses in Philadelphia, Rome and Tokyo.

We offer more than 500 academic programs and we are among America’s largest educators in the combined fields of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy and podiatry. In the last year, Temple students became Rhodes, Goldwater, and Gilman Scholars.

Our bustling main campus is set against the backdrop of the Philadelphia skyline in America’s first World Heritage City. Green space, athletic facilities and eclectic architecture ranging from the historic Temple Performing Arts Center to an emerging state-of-the-art Charles Library form a vibrant residential setting. More than 300 student organizations, including Temple’s NCAA Division I athletic programs, thrive on campus.