Next Step OWLcard Mobile

Go OWLcard mobile. You will use your OWLcard to enter Temple buildings, access the gym, dine in our food court, spend Diamond Dollars, print in the TECH Center, and so much more. If you are commuting to campus and need a physical card to access a Temple parking lot, you can schedule an appointment to obtain your ID card at the OWLcard Office.

OWLcard “Mobile First” Adoption

Temple University is adopting a “Mobile First” strategy regarding the Temple OWLcard.  University students will be expected to download the OWLcard Mobile credential to their Apple or Android device to be used as their primary identification on campus.  Physical OWLcards will be provided as an alternative only when a mobile device is unavailable, or there is a university system that does not accept the OWLcard mobile solution.  Use your mobile device on the Main and Ambler campuses for building access, meal plans, Diamond Dollars, Recreation Services, printing, entry to front doors of residence halls and residential laundry (at this time, exceptions include some parking areas and Kronos employee swipes, vending and library borrowing privileges).

New Students and First Time OWLcard Mobile Users

Before settting up OWLcard mobile, you should:

  • Review the OWLcard mobile checklist
  • Complete the TwoStep verification Next Step in TUportal. This will appear in the Student Tools tab under Next Steps.
TwoStep Verification on TUportal

Minimum Phone/Watch Requirements:

Apple iPhone or Watch:


iPhone 6/6 Plus or later with iOS 12 or later, Apple Watch Series 1 or later, and watch OS 5 or later.

Android version 5.0 or later, Android device that has NFC capability, Google Pay Enabled, and NFC Enabled

Getting Started

To use OWLcard Mobile, click on Apple or Droid below for instructions: