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Temple University

1910 Liacouras Walk
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

10200Largest Group
100Meeting Rooms
2000Overnight Guests
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  • Mitten HallMitten Hall

  • Liacouras Walk Liacouras Walk

  • Liacouras CenterLiacouras Center

  • Howard Gittis Student CenterHoward Gittis Student Center

  • The Baptist Temple The Baptist Temple

  • Main Dining HallMain Dining Hall

  • Baptist Temple Conference AreaBaptist Temple Conference Area

  • Tuttleman Learning CenterTuttleman Learning Center

  • A Conference SpaceA Conference Space

  • Johnson and Hardwick Residence HallsJohnson and Hardwick Residence Halls

  • Broad Street and Cecil B Moore Broad Street and Cecil B Moore

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  • Accommodations
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  • Services
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
Spend your summer at one of the most culturally diverse and dynamic campuses while enjoying one of the most historic cities in the world. Watch the videos below to learn why Temple University is the perfect host for your next Philadelphia event or conference. Take advantage of their ample banquet halls and banquet rooms and wow your guests.
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Philadelphia - within city
Atlantic City - 60 min
Newark - 90 min
New York 120 min
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Philadelphia Int'l / 20
Availability:
Overnight accommodations available May through August only. Student Centers Conference, Meeting and Event spaces available year round.
Room Type(s):
Suite/Apt Style
Residence Halls
Nearby Hotel(s)
Bath Type(s):
Private Communal Semi-Private
Largest Group:
10200
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
100
Largest Classroom Style:
200
Largest Theatre Style:
10200
Number of Overnight Guests:
2000
Technology:
All residence halls are equipped with central air. Internet access in all buildings & rooms available. Computer labs in each of the residence halls. Smart classrooms available as well as traditional classrooms. Student Center spaces also include advanced technology with built-in projectors & screens, wired and wireless microphones, virtual and on-line meeting ability.
Food & Beverage:
Aramark provides all dining options and catering services.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Student Center offer discounted & special rates for Non-Profits.
Rental Policies:
Liability insurance and proof of non-profit status, as well as a facilty use agreement must be completed and provided prior to final approval of space use.
Phone:
215-204-3828
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Howard Gittis Student Center Room 200 (Sections A-C) Lecture set-ups are room maximums - all chairs, with a head table and space for a smart cart. Any additional set-up requirements will lower the amount of available chairs in a room (stage, food service, etc). Class room set-ups include either 30" or 18" tables (dictated by room size) with 3 chairs per table, a head table and space for a smart cart. Banquet set-ups are room maximums with 72" round tables and 10 chairs, one head table and space for a smart cart. Any additional set-up requirements will reduce the amount of available chairs in a room (stage, food service, etc). Conference set-ups are large square tables (rectangular, oval, etc) and are fixed sizes based on room size.

Howard Gittis Student Center Room 200 (Section A) Room Features: •Coat Room •Pre-Function Area •Podiums •Smart Room Capabilities •Remote DVD and VCR Access •Cable TV Access •Wired and Wireless Microphones •High and Low Stages

Howard Gittis Student Center Room 200 (Section B) Room Features: •Coat Room •Pre-Function Area •Podiums •Smart Room Capabilities •Remote DVD and VCR Access •Cable TV Access •Wired and Wireless Microphones •High and Low Stages

Howard Gittis Student Center Room 200 (Section C) Room features: •Coat Room •Pre-Function Area •Podiums •Smart Room Capabilities •Remote DVD and VCR Access •Cable TV Access •Wired and Wireless Microphones •High and Low Stages

Howard Gittis Student Center Room 200 (Sections A&B Combined) Room Features: •Coat Room •Pre-Function Area •Podiums •Smart Room Capabilities •Remote DVD and VCR Access •Cable TV Access •Wired and Wireless Microphones •High and Low Stages

Howard Gittis Student Center Room 200 (Sections B&C Combined) Room Features: •Coat Room •Pre-Function Area •Podiums •Smart Room Capabilities •Remote DVD and VCR Access •Cable TV Access •Wired and Wireless Microphones •High and Low Stages

The Underground Located in the downstairs portion of the Howard Gittis Student Center, the Underground is a popular and fun space that can be transformed into different layouts based on funtion and preference. The Underground space features: •Podiums •Mobile Smart Cart •Wired and Wireless Microphones •Advanced Audio Capabilities

Howard Gittis Student Center Room 217 This large function room can be split into 4 sections labeled A, B, C and D. These sections can be combined or used individually. Room features: •Podiums •Smart Room Capabilities •Wired and Wireless Microphones •Low Stages

Owl Cove This is a space the Office of Student Center Operations reserves for parties, programs and events. The Owl Cove is predominately used student groups during the academic year. The Owl Cove is attached to the Great Court and these spaces are excellent for high level events and programs for non-student groups when available and during non-academic periods. Room Features: •Podiums •Mobile Smart Cart •Advanced Audio Capabilities

The Baptist Temple Elegant, state-of-the-art interiors make Temple Performing Arts Center's unique interior spaces compelling venues for events and performances of all kinds. 1,200 seat theatre style ideal for the perfect meeting, or performance. A 130 people Chapel is ideal for weddings, recitals, dance programs, lectures, board meetings, community gatherings, celebrations and dinners. The historic Chapel of Four Chaplains is the perfect setting for smaller events, including recitals, dance programs, lectures, board meetings, community gatherings, celebrations and dinners. The Chapel has a seating capacity of up to 130.

Liacouras Center The Liacouras Center a 10,200-seat multi-purpose venue, is located on the Temple University campus along the Avenue of the Arts in Center City, Philadelphia. The venue is a full entertainment arena featuring concerts, family shows, Temple Men’s and Women’s Basketball games and more. The facility is the largest indoor, public assembly venue ever north of City Hall in Philadelphia. The 340,000 sq. ft. building is the home of Temple Men and Women's Basketball teams, a full range of concerts, dramatic presentations, University athletic and convocation events, family shows, sports exhibitions and more. The building has great production flexibility. In addition to the large arena configuration, The Esther Boyer Theater at the Liacouras Center is a small theater setup of 1,000 to 5,000 seats for more intimate presentations. Pre-positioned curtains, lighting and sound systems maximize the effectiveness of each seating configuration. Fourteen (14) concession stands dot the main concourse. The Fox/Gittis Room, a special function room located in the main lobby, is available for groups, organizations or meetings. Ten private, executive suites on the lower level provide prime viewing and entertaining enjoyment. A new four-story, 1,200-space connected parking garage provides visitors access to the facility without having to venture outside. The Liacouras Center is part of a four building, $107 million complex. The Liacouras Center is located less than two miles from Philadelphia's City Hall.

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Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
1300 1044 Residence Halls Private yes
Temple Towers 630 Residence Halls Shared yes
James S. White Hall 558 Residence Halls Shared yes
The Edge at Avenue North 750 Residence Halls Private yes
Conwell Inn 22 Hotel-Like Private yes

Catering

  • Sodexo
    Special events bring life and excitement to your campus for students, staff, and community. They help build your reputation and bring in revenue. They also offer the opportunity to meet new people, make new connections, and enjoy a fine meal. Sodexo's expertise in menu development, décor coordination, and fulfilling special requests allows us to meet the type, need, and budget of all your campus events.
    >>> menu (PDF)

Dining

  • Louis J. Esposito Dining Center
    Seating Capacity: 700
    An all-you-care-to-eat buffet-style dining facility provided by Sodexo. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options!
  • Valaida S Walker Student Center Food Court
    Einstein Bagels, Salad Bar, and Pizza are opened throughout the summer.
  • The Diamond Club
    Gourmet dining in a distinctive setting! Private meeting and banquet facilities that include a private garden are also available. Wedding Packages Available

Services

ServiceDescription
Recreational Facilities Recreation passes may be purchased through the Summer Conference Office. However, there are a few areas that are open to the public and and are free such as an outdoor track, tennis courts, a turf field, and a sand volleyball court. You may buy access into a full service gym with weightlifting machines and free weights, cardio, group classes, an indoor track, and outdoor and indoor basketball courts. We also have an indoor pool, and equipment rentals.

Public Transportation Don’t have a car? One of the benefits of being in the city is public transportation! SEPTA, the area’s public transportation company has two subway stations near Temple University, as well as a Regional Rail train station and several bus routes. SEPTA.org has a “Plan My Trip” service that will tell you what modes of transportation you need to take to get to where you are going. Approximate cost is $2.00 each way, or tokens can be purchased at 7-eleven or the TU bookstore. Ask our staff, or look on www.septa.org for specific directions on how to get to where you are going

Campus Tours Campus Tours and information sessions are a great way to get to know the campus, as well as Temple’s rich history. Tours are offered from the University’s Welcome Center, 1101 West Montgomery Avenue. There is an information session from 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM and a campus tour from 11:00 AM to noon daily. In the afternoons there is an Information Session from 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM and a Campus Tour from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Our conference staff may also be able to do a tour as well, which can be arranged by contact our office.

Security Temple University has one of the largest campus police in the country that are here to keep the campus safe. They patrol the area 24 hours a day on bikes, foot and in squad cars. However, you may want to take precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. When leaving your room, always lock your door and keep valuables secured or out of sight. Avoid walking/jogging alone at night, stay on well-lighted paths, and remain alert to your immediate surrounds. Report suspicious persons/activities or crimes in progress immediately to the Temple University police 215-204-1234 or 911. There are blue emergency poles located throughout campus, as well as security booths all throughout the outskirts of campus that are there for your wellbeing.

Technology

TypeDescription
Internet Internet is available in all residence halls and all conference rooms.

Smart Classrooms A smart classroom is a classroom that that has an instructor station equipped with computer and audiovisual equipment, allowing the instructor to teach using a wide variety of media. These include DVD and VHS playback, PowerPoint presentations, and more all displayed through a data projector

Cable All residence Halls are equipped with cable access, although residents would have to provide their own TV.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Philadelphia Zoo America's first zoo minutes away from Temple University! Located on a 42-acre Victorian garden that is home to more than 1300 animals, many of them rare and endangered.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Run up the museum steps, Rocky style! Rising majestically at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Philadelphia Museum of Art stands among the great art institutions of the world. In the almost 125 years since its founding, the museum has grown far beyond the goals originally set for it. Today the Museum houses over 300,000 works of art encompassing some of the greatest achievements of human creativity, and offers a wealth of exhibitions and education programs for the public of all ages.

Reading Terminal Market A uniquely Philadelphia experience, Reading Terminal is an indoor market founded in 1892. A fabulous place to eat and explore various cuisines, The Reading Terminal Market features fresh meats, poultry, produce and seafood; Amish specialties; and unique, hand-made pottery, jewelry and crafts from around the world, plus a little bit of everything else. Often featured on Food Network and other TV shows, Reading Terminal is a can't miss spot for anyone who likes to eat!

Eastern State Penitentiary Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts. Tours today include the cellblocks, solitary punishment cells, Al Capone’s Cell, and Death Row

Penn's Landing Waterfront Penn's Landing is the city's waterfront park and host of more than 70 different family events during the summer such as multicultural festivals, children's theater, and concerts. There is also a Seaport Museum, Restaurants and tours available in this area.

National Constitution Center The National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia is America's most interactive history museum. Located just two blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, it is the only museum devoted to the U.S. Constitution and the story of we, the people.

SugarHouse Casino Brand new casino right here in Philadelphia! All the slots and table games you love, with restaurants and bars inside. And right when you want to play – we're open 24 hours. With convenient access to public transportation and free parking, it's easy to get here.

South Street Known as Philadelphia's liveliest and funkiest strip, the street has more than 300 stores and restaurants. Includes the Pat's and Geno's World Famous Cheesesteaks, and plenty of great Philadelphia souvenirs!

Independence National Historical Park One of the most famous square miles in the United States, the park is home to the Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Independence Hall.

Avenue of the Arts Shopping Did you know that Philadelphia is one of the greatest shopping cities on the east coast? The Avenue of the Arts is home to some of the top boutiques and retailers in the industry. Is shopping one of your favorite past times? Well let us here at The Avenue of the Arts provide you with endless possibilities on all kinds of categories of fun things to shop for! Go ahead…spoil yourself in all that our exciting shops can treat you to. You deserve it!

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