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, secure banking with your PNC account, 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.
Temple Students Going Mobile
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).
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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