College of Liberal ArtsCLA New Student 101

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Applications are in and you’ve been accepted! Congratulations! Now what? Here are a list of resources to guide you through the next steps.

Come visit!

Spend the day at Temple and see what makes it so special.  You can attend one of our CLA for a Day events, register for an Experience Temple Day through the TUportal , or attend an information session and tour with the Admission Office. You can also contact us with any questions.

Choose Temple!

To reserve your place in the Spring 2015 entering class, you must submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $200. If you would like to request a room in University Housing as well, combine both deposits and submit one payment of $450 (see below for housing information). We encourage you to make your deposit by May 1, or within two weeks if you were admitted after April 15 as housing is first-come, first-served.

You can pay the deposit in one of two ways:

  • Use TUpay for online credit card or bank debit transactions by logging on to TUportal and reviewing information provided under the “Welcome” tab.
  • Return the Enrollment Deposit Form included in your acceptance package with a personal check or money order made payable to Temple University.


If you would like a room in University Housing , you must first submit the $200 tuition deposit, as well as the $250 housing deposit mentioned above. Students will have the ability to self-select their own housing and meal plan via the Student Web Self-Assign (SWSA) system, available in MyHousing , only accessible through TUportal. Please note, housing selection begins in MarchLearn more about housing.

Attend summer orientation and register for classes

Your new student orientation is designed to assist in your transition and get your college career off to a great start! New student orientation programs are offered throughout the summer months, giving you plenty of time to plan your summer. Separate Parent and Family  orientations will also be available throughout the summer.

Information regarding orientation will be sent from the Office of Orientation  once your deposits have been paid, beginning in April.

Visit the Student Affairs site  for more information regarding freshmen, transfer and parent orientation.