When Russell H. Conwell first founded Temple University in 1884, his passion and vision were unparalleled, and his idea that “acres of diamonds” could exist right in Philadelphia was revolutionary. His push for the democratization of education challenged the status quo, and what he did to establish Temple was unlike anything the world had seen—and has been widely imitated ever since.
With such a notable history combined with an auspicious present, it’s no wonder why Owls of past and present burst with Temple pride. Today, the university continues to defy expectations and innovate toward making the unimaginable possible. And as witnesses to Temple’s evolution, you know there’s tons of ways to show your school spirit no matter where you are in the world.
Don’t know where to start? Check out below and Cherry On!
Experience Today’s Temple
Things are always happening at Temple no matter the time of year so there’s never a bad time to visit! See a show, attend a community event, eat at your favorite food truck or stock up on Temple gear. And don’t forget to join hundreds of Owls for Homecoming and Alumni Weekend every fall and spring.
From modern residence facilities and carefully planned green spaces to a new state-of-the-art library and various campus upgrades, Temple is in the midst of a groundbreaking metamorphosis to take the university to new heights and usher in a new era of prosperity. Several years in the making, this transformative work will create spaces that support the needs of the Temple community. Learn more about the campus development and stay up-to-date on the latest news.
We all know you can’t talk about Temple pride without mentioning our sports teams. And as all die-hard Owl fans know, exciting things are always going down on the field and the court! Check out Temple’s athletics calendar, purchase your tickets and get in on the action with family, friends and fellow Owls.
You know what it takes to be a Temple Owl so why not help the Office of Admissions recruit the best of the best? Meet prospective students and reveal what makes Temple so special by sharing stories and answering questions. In the end, your Temple past may unlock their Temple future.
The Career Center is ready to help you grow your professional network in all directions, whether you’re looking to advance your career or that of fellow Owls. Post employment opportunities, establish an internship program for current students or get help updating your résumé.
Wear Your Pride
As all members of the Temple community know, you can never have too much gear to show off your Temple pride. Regardless of your location, you can wear your love for Temple right on your sleeve, whether it’s a sweatshirt for an upcoming tailgate, a tee for a new Owl in the family or a frame for your shiny new diploma. Stock up at the Temple University Bookstore and be sure to check out Alumni Benefits for exclusive discounts.
Want to put some Owl pride on your ride? Show some school spirit with a Temple license plate. Currently available to alumni living in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
Revisit Temple Roots
With more than 130 years of history, Temple is rich in tradition. Feeling nostalgic? Refresh your memory and Temple pride all at once.