Founded as the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women, Temple University Ambler has a rich history dating back nearly a century. From its earliest days when there was just a single building - Haines House, part of which dates back to the 1700s - to the opening of the new Learning Center, the Ambler campus has continuously grown to meet the changing needs of its students.
Your gateway to the campus! Dating back to the early 1900s, the Adminsitration began as a classroom and dormitory building for the students of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women. Today, the Administration Building houses the Executive Director's Office, the Marketing and Public Relations offices, the Development office, the Finance and Operations office, and the office of the Director of the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University.
Bright Hall, opened in 1960, includes the campus bookstore, the Office of Student Life, the WRFT student radio station, The Temple Column student newspaper, classrooms, and student organization offices. Bright Hall Lounge serves as the venue for many cultural, entertainment, and educational programs held on campus throughout the year. Bright Hall is also the headquarters for Campus Safety Services at the Ambler Campus.
Initially opened as residential space for students after fire destroyed the original campus dormitory in 1963, Cottage Hall provides classroom space for several programs and studio and office space for Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students and faculty.
Opened in 1983 with the support of longtime Ambler campus advocate F. Eugene "Fitz" Dixon Jr. on the site of the original campus dormitory, Dixon Hall includes many of the campus science labs/classrooms. Dixon Hall is also home to the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and provides technology classrooms designed specifically to meet the needs of department students.
The original farmhouse! Dating back to the 1700's, Haines House was the first building to comprise the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women, the predecessor of Temple University Ambler. Today, Haines House is home to the Temple University Infant Lab and the Temple University Criminal Justice Training Programs.
Established as the first campus library, the Hilda Justice building is used the home to the Hilda Justice Artifacts Collection.
Shifting the central focus of the campus, the Ambler Learning Center provides greater learning opportunities for students and provide an innovative site for educational and community events. The Learning Center is equipped with 385 computers, fully integrated multimedia technology, and wireless access throughout the building. About the Learning Center.
Ambler Campus Technology (ACT) Center
Learning Center Room 106
The Ambler Campus Technology (ACT) Center is equipped with 80 PCs and 10 iMacs equipped with software for all Temple programs, color and black and white laser printing, scanner applications, video editing equipment, and a wireless lounge area.
A help desk area is located within the ACT Center.
ACT Center Hours (Fall and Spring Semesters):
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 8 p.m.
ACT Center Hours (Summer Semesters):
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The lab is closed on weekends during holidays and semester intersessions.
The Red Barn Gym once fully lived up to its name as home to cows, horses, and pigs when agriculture was an important part of the Curriculum of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women. The last horse was sold in 1966. Today, the Red Barn is home to indoor basketball and athletic courts and a complete fitness center.
Initially opened as a residence hall, West Hall is the location for the Admissions, Academic Services, Advising, and Student Financial Services offices at Ambler. West Hall is also home to the Department of Community and Regional Planning, the Center for Sustainable Communities, and the Fox School of Business at Ambler. If you need assistance, it can be found in West Hall!
Opened in 1978, also with the generous support of Fitz Dixon, Widener Hall today provides students and faculty with several "smart" multimedia classrooms in addition to faculty offices.
The bookstore provides textbooks and course materials required for classes. The Temple University Bookstore is an affiliate of Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, offering the services and conveniences of a great bookstore chain.
The bookstore also carries general fiction and non-fiction books, reference texts, stationery items, Temple apparel, health and beauty aids, and other useful and convenient items.
A portion of the revenues generated by your purchases at the Temple University Bookstore goes back to the University to support academic programs, scholarship, and other programs.
Hours of operation:Extended Schedule
Sandra Thompson, Head of Suburban Campus Libraries
All current Temple students, faculty, administration, and staff may borrow materials from Temple’s Libraries using their current TUId. For most Temple Libraries, the loan period for faculty, administration, and graduate students is for the semester. For undergraduates, staff, and courtesy borrowers, it is four weeks. There is a limit of three renewals.
Books and journal articles from other Temple campuses may be requested using the online forms on the Libraries’ Web site. Logging into “My Library Account” allows library users to see what items they have checked out and also to renew items. Fines are assessed for the late return of materials for most categories of borrowers.
The Library can obtain journal articles, books, book chapters, and other materials not owned by Temple. Request forms are available on the Libraries’ Web site. Most articles and other materials that were traditionally supplied as photocopies are now available in PDF format via a Web delivery service.
Temple Libraries provide access to networked electronic resources for use by faculty, students, and staff with valid University AccessNet accounts. A valid Temple TUId is required to use electronic resources in the library. Online resources that are restricted to use by Temple affiliates can be accessed from off-campus.
Café A La Carte, located on the first floor of the Learning Center, provides convenient food and beverage options.
Hours of operation:
Spring 2013 ScheduleMonday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
You can pick up a variety of snacks, coffee, cold beverages and more at the Bookstore.
Snack and beverage vending machines are located in Cottage Hall, Bright Hall, West Hall, the Library Building, and at Temple University Fort Washington.
New copiers are available throughout campus. Faculty may use Diamond Dollars, a department code, or cash as follows:
Learning Center and West Hall - General access; Diamond Dollars only
Widener Hall Room 217 - Faculty only; code access
Library - General access; coin operated and Diamond Dollars
Infant Research Lab at Temple University Ambler
http://www.temple.edu/infantlab/ The Temple University Infant Lab at the Ambler campus invites parents and their children to help shape the future by participating in research at the frontiers of science. The Lab is directed by nationally recognized child development authorities and professors Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Dr. Nora Newcombe. Faculty and staff provide fun-filled activities for infants and toddlers who become part of cutting-edge discoveries. Parents learn more about children's first words and ability to create mental maps. In the lab, infants and toddlers teach scientists new ways to optimize education and advance learning.
Temple University Criminal Justice Training Programs
http://www.temple.edu/cjtp/ Criminal Justice Training Programs, a division of the Department of Criminal Justice, is an interdisciplinary unit that has conducted training for a variety of criminal justice agencies and occupations since 1968. Each year, more than 3,000 criminal justice professionals attend programs offered by CJTP, including police officers, deputy sheriffs, state constables, legislative security officers, school security officers, and magisterial district court staff. Other activities include criminal justice continuing education programs for agencies allied to the criminal justice system, including public safety, citizen, and community groups. CJTP also is responsible for the development of training curricula for various occupations including distance-learning.
Most recently, CJTP has been involved in the development of “ProRanger Philadelphia,” an academic and technical skills training and paid internship program that is cooperatively administered by the National Park Service and Temple University. The program was established to recruit, train and employ law enforcement park rangers for the National Park Service. Upon graduation from Temple University and successfully completing the ProRanger program which includes a law enforcement training component, participants are placed in a permanent career tenure law enforcement park ranger position with the National Park Service. Current students in any major who are interested in federal law enforcement are encouraged to find out about the ProRanger Philadelphia program, and students completing their degree programs are eligible to attend the Police Academy in preparation for a career in law enforcement.
../arboretum/index.htm The campus Greenhouse provides students with a first-class facility to study plant and soil science. The energy-efficient greenhouse includes computerized climate controls and thermal blankets to protect the plants in the winter and shade them in the summer.
Modern fertilizer injection systems water and fertilize plants simultaneously. In addition to being used for coursework, the Greenhouse provides faculty and students with a facility to conduct horticulture research that is at the forefront of the industry.
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