At Temple University, there are eight main residence halls on campus and two just off campus. Each hall has its own vibe and benefits. No matter which hall you end up in, don’t worry: all of them have vending machines, garbage cans, laundry rooms, computer and printing stations, security, and 2-3 RAs per floor. Keep reading this guide to learn what makes each Temple residence hall unique!
Morgan Hall North and South
I am most familiar with Morgan Hall because I lived there my freshman year. The main difference between North and South is that North has more floors, and South is more horizontal.
Morgan Hall is a fairly fancy, apartment style residence hall (therefore the most expensive). There are two bathrooms, a living room, and a kitchen (apart from the bedrooms) per each apartment. If you’re lucky, you might even get a view of the Philadelphia skyline!
In Morgan Hall, there is a pretty attractive lobby, with a ground floor lounge. Also, there is the BLUE and GREEN lounge on every odd numbered floor. All the lounges have big TVs, so students normally like to have show premieres or movie nights there.
With Morgan North and South, there’s Morgan Dining, which takes up two floors. The top floor is more buffet style, and the bottom floor is where you can order food. One other really fun part about Morgan North is that you can spot the building from a long distance, because of the huge Temple “T”!
Last thing, beware! Morgan has the strictest security in the lobby; get ready for bag checks.
This residence hall is Temple’s first and oldest residence hall on campus. It’s cute and compact, and brings a certain charm.
Peabody is made up of doubles with communal baths on each floor. Each floor is segregated by gender. On the ground floor, you’ll find a recreational area, with a ping pong table, and a huge sofa area to lay out on. The closest place to eat would be the J&H dining hall, which is essentially right behind Peabody.
Since Peabody has the Tyler School of Arts LLC, there is a painting studio in the building!
During breaks, Peabody closes.
John and Hardwick
These two tall buildings face opposite to each other, and they’re where pretty much all Temple students begin. That’s because orientation students stay there for a night…meaning every incoming freshman would have stayed at some point.
J&H have a connecting basement floor which also has a recreational room and mirrored dance studio. It is also a communal bath, floor segregated by gender, with doubles residence hall.
The iconic part about J&H is the dining hall right inside! Wing Night on Wednesdays is very popular at J&H dining. As well as the assortments of ice cream!
During breaks, J&H closes.
Whenever I have visited friends who were living in 1300, the vending machines were my favorite on campus. They have all sorts of snack/drink variety!
The rooms in 1300 have different room layouts. For the freshman, typically there are two doubles in each suite, with a private bathroom that’s divided into two halves. As for the upperclassmen, there are apartment style suites with a living room and a kitchen.
Since 1300 has the Honors LLC, the study lounges are a great place to study and get work done. There’s a courtyard as well, where people do hang out. Also, it is a pretty social area, where people keep their doors open.
This is probably the most convenient residence hall because it’s pretty much right smack in the middle of campus. Any future freshman living here will be right across the new library, that’s currently being constructed! Next to 1940, there’s an array of shops like Saxby’s, 7/11, and the PNC bank.
This residence hall is pretty similar to 1300 in terms of room layouts. They also have a courtyard.
It’s the residence hall which pretty much marks the end of the Temple campus territory. Because it is the furthest away, it may take a little longer to get to parts of campus. Although, it’s most accessible to the off campus parties!
White Hall has a ping pong and pool table. It also has a similar room lay outs to 1300 and 1940.
This is a residence hall for upperclassmen and it’s pretty difficult to get, due to high demand.
Temple Towers is an apartment style residence hall and has different floor plans, so there’s a variety of choice. There are private bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room in each apartment suite.
Take a virtual tour of the interiors of the residence halls over here!
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Sahiti Bonam is a student at Tyler School of art in Temple University. She's lived in many places through out her life and is big on global exposure and cultural awareness, as she's been in international schools doing IB. Apart from art, she loves to read, blog, watch shows and movies, and spending time with her family and friends.