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 as the 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 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).

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: