Discover OWLcard

The OWLcard is Temple University's ID card. Carry it with you whenever you are out and about on campus! With your OWLcard students can 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  

All Temple students are required to carry their OWLcard when on campus. All first-year students generally receive their OWLcard as part of their New Student Orientation visit. If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, we strongly recommend that you submit a photo electronically to save time at Orientation. Please read the following instructions about proper photo submission. 

Transfer students, Graduate students and freshman who did not receive their ID at orientation can visit the OWLcard Office to obtain their OWLcard. We are located in the Howard Gittis Student Center, Suite 101, and are open M-F from 8:30-5:00. You will need your TUid# (9 digits beginning with a 9), and a government issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.).

Temple Faculty Staff and Administration

All employees are required to carry their Temple ID and why wouldn’t you? Your OWLcard not only provides access to buildings, every Temple University OWLcard has a Diamond Dollars account.  All you need to do to use it is to make a deposit. Employees can deposit money through cash, check, credit card or payroll deduction form.  Don't forget, if you use a mileage or reward based credit card, you can turn all your on-campus purchases into rewards.  Make every day campus purchases a rewarding experience!


OWLcard Office

Howard Gittis Center, Suite 101

1755 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Scott Brannan


(215) 204-3140

Marvette Hunter

Financial Manager

(215) 204-1250

Suzanna Thornton

Office Manager

(215) 204-3141