The Take Off To Temple Tour is Temple’s new signature event aimed at raising our national 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. Guests will visit our several schools and colleges to learn more about our programs and opportunities. Our event will culminate with a luncheon 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 explore different neighborhoods around the city.

7pm: Our program will officially commence with cocktails and dinner, making stops at Temple Rome and Temple Japan without ever leaving the Philadelphia city limits.


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 and Human Development
  • 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 & Architecture

7:30pm: From the hotel lobby, a shuttle will take us to Irwin’s at the Bok for a reception in South Philly for drinks and a light dinner. On the way back to our hotel, we will stop at the legendary Pat’s and Geno’s where we indulge in Philly cheesesteaks al fresco. 


9am – 1pm: Continued campus tour, information about our Temple Honors program, and updates about admission and financial aid. We will conclude with lunch at Morgan Hall, enjoying  panoramic views of the Philadelphia skyline before we say farewell.

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 for dinner in the city. 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 at 3:45pm for our evening activities.

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.


  • Amy Abrams, Wildwood School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Alicia Akers, Chadwick School (Palos Verdes, Peninsula)
  • Luis Almonte, Berkeley Carroll School, (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Melissa Benski, The Lovett School (Atlanta, GA)
  • Arielle Blumberg, Marymount School of New York (New York, NY)
  • Gavin Bradley, The Nueva School (San Mateo, CA)
  • Robin Carrier, The King’s Academy (East Palm Beach, FL)
  • Amy Ciccone, The Field School (Washington, DC)
  • Claudia Coyne, Ransom Everglades School (Coconut Grove, FL)
  • Susan DeRuter, De Toledo High School (West Hills, CA)
  • Kelly Dutmers, Loyola Academy (Wilmette, IL)
  • Michael Flores, Baltimore City College (Baltimore, MD)
  • Steve Frappier, Westminster School (Atlanta, GA) 
  • Victoria Garner, Worcester Preparatory School (Ocean City, MD)
  • Elizabeth Hannan, St. Ann’s School (New York, NY)
  • Patricia Iglesias, Miami Arts Studio (Miami, FL)
  • Paul Kaser, Bergen County Academies (Hackensack, NJ)
  • Lorie Komlyn, Lycee International School of Boston (Cambridge, MA)
  • AnneMarie Larkin, Norwich Free Academy (Norwich, CT) 
  • Brooke Libby, Gould Academy (Gould, ME)
  • Rosanna Llorens, Crossroads School (Santa Monica, CA)
  • Joseph Lopez, The John Cooper School (The Woodlands, TX)
  • Randy Mills, Greenhill School (Addison, TX)
  • Toni Miranda, Horace Mann School (Bronx, NY)
  • Beatrice Pedroso, iPreparatory Academy (Miami, FL)
  • Beth Pili, The Spence School (New York, NY)
  • Samantha Schreiber, Milken Community Schools (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Lynn Schweber, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School (Austin, TX)
  • Anthony Shin, The Webb School (Claremont, CA)
  • Carey Socol, Elisabeth Irwin High School (New York, NY)
  • Steve Soud, Isidore Newman School (New Orleans, LA)
  • Bob Spatig, Miami Country Day School (Miami, FL)
  • Katie Thomas, Kent Denver School (Englewood, CO)
  • Tim Towney, Bancroft School (Worcester, MA)


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.