Discover Your Now Fully Mobile OWLcard
The OWLcard is Temple University's ID card. Your OWLcard allows you to do just about everything: access campus buildings, buy a meal as part of your university meal plan or at any of the 100+ vendors who partner with Temple's Diamond Dollars program.
New Student Orientation
If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, you must submit a photo electronically as part of your Next Steps process on TUportal. Please read the following instructions about proper photo submission.
If you require a physical OWLcard, you must make an appointment to visit the OWLcard Office. You will need your TUid# (9 digits beginning with a 9) and a government issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.). visit
Temple Faculty Staff and Administration
All employees are required to carry their OWLcard and display this official identification to access Temple University facilities. Every OWLcard has the ability to be used as a debit account for Diamond Dollars, all you need to do is make a deposit. Employees can deposit money through cash, check, credit card or payroll deduction form. More information for new employees is on the Human Resources page.
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