Experience Our Traditions

Temple University hosts institutional, academic, student and alumni events that support our annual traditions and bring together our entire community. Here, we highlight those signature universitywide events that inspire, celebrate and create a space to express pride in our students, university leadership, alumni and families. Get more information about these events and see past celebrations.

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First-year Orientation

January 2024

Talk with academic advisors, complete course registration, learn more about Temple and meet new friends. This full day experience helps our newest students get ready for their first semester at Temple.

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University Commencement

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 | 10 a.m.

Commencement at Temple University is a celebration of our graduating students and their accomplishments. Join us at Temple’s 137th Commencement ceremony.

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Convocation Ceremony

August 2024

Join Temple's president and university faculty as we celebrate the arrival of undergraduate first-year and transfer students and the beginning of their academic journey as Owls.

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Weeks of Welcome

August–September 2024

Get acquainted with all things Temple, make new friends and get the tools for a successful year. Weeks of Welcome are designed for our newest students and activities take place annually at the beginning of the fall semester.

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Homecoming and Family Weekend

October 2024

Join us for our annual spirited weekend filled with cherry and white events for all Owls such, including cheering on Temple football at their annual Homecoming game, the biggest tailgate of the year, and Art Market at Tyler School of Art and Architecture.

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