The TECH Center

The TECH Center

College Lab, Student Center, and Electronics Store · North Philadelphia
1801 N 12th St (at Montgomery Ave.), Philadelphia, PA 19122, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Sat
    • None
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–6:00 PM
    • 8:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM

The TECH Center (Teaching, Education, Collaboration and Help) Center is the largest student technology facility in the nation. It provides Temple students with over 600 Mac and PC workstations, breakout rooms, recording booths, music and video specialty labs, lounge space, and Help Desk.


Based on 47 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Cyndi P.
    "i love the secret mac room the only place i can get work done"(2 Tips)
    Gee H.
    "Try our new Collaboration Tables in the 2nd Floor Lounge."(2 Tips)
    Gee H.
    "status from inside at"(2 Tips)
    Patrick M.
    "The sooner you admit defeat, the better."(2 Tips)
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  • mac room
  • 2nd floor lounge
  • tumobile
  • quiet
  • comfortable seats
  • classes
  • Jade

    It's open until 2AM, perfect for studying late at night.

    Jade · September 10
  • Jessica

    If people are actually quiet you can get a lot of work done here.

    Jessica · October 5, 2014
  • Jason Kyle K.

    Beware of the loud, disrespectful people who do not care that they are interrupting everyone around them.

    Jason Kyle Kwiatkowski · September 3, 2014
  • Patrick M.

    The sooner you admit defeat, the better.

    Patrick McPeak · March 13, 2014
  • Jon K.

    Make sure to keep convos down, even though the 2nd floor lounge might seem like a social area, signs are posted that its a study facility. Be quiet and be respectful.

    Jon Krantz · August 16, 2013
  • Brandon B.

    The rules for finding a computer during finals week are the same for finding a parking spot during Black Friday: You snooze, you lose.

    Brandon Baker · May 6, 2013
  • chin k.

    Don't like people bringing smelly food or talking loud in the lab? Let the ppl that work ther know.

    chin kim · May 2, 2013
  • chin k.

    Don't bring your breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack to the tech center. Food is not allowed in the lab. You may eat in the lounge area by the stairs.

    chin kim · March 27, 2013
  • Natacha H.

    Cleanest bathrooms are on the first floor

    Natacha Houdegbe · February 7, 2013
  • Amelia F.

    Students can get anti virus software at the help desk for just $8. Just bring you TUid.

    Amelia Feinstein · January 23, 2013
  • Dustin W.

    If you like being surrounded by money, this is the place for you! 

    Dustin Wingate · October 4, 2012
  • Rashonda H.

    Make sure you visit the cafe on the lower level, the foods pretty good!

    Rashonda Harris · October 3, 2012
  • Dustin W.

    Hidden Mac room in the back is not only quiet and perfect in every way, but it's... Wait for it... Wait for it... WARM!

    Dustin Wingate · September 19, 2012
  • Alexa K.

    If you're going to sit at a computer with your laptop open right in front of it; don't.

    Alexa K. · September 17, 2012
  • Luis Fernando R.

    It's the best place to eat your feelings on campus!

  • Brendan M.

    The comfy seats in the purple section are the absolute worst for wifi reception. Connection is so slow and everything is prone to time outs.

    Brendan Mark · April 30, 2012
  • Brad M.


    Brad Moore · April 19, 2012
  • Connor S.

    Starbucks opened 24 hrs ... Get the venti white mocha

    Connor Showalter · April 5, 2012
  • Luis Fernando R.

    Admit defeat.

    Luis Fernando Rodriguez · April 4, 2012
  • Brad M.

    WHAT TIME IS IT?!?!?

    Brad Moore · March 20, 2012
  • Matthew H.

    A germaphobe's nightmare.

    Matthew Hoover · March 13, 2012
  • Clare C.

    yellow section gang or die

    Clare Conner · February 27, 2012
  • Elena C.

    There are so many cute boys at the tech! It's very distracting... In a good way.

    Elena Childers · February 6, 2012
  • Jessica P.

    The TUMobile app is really helpful for finding a section where there're empty seats at the moment

    Jessica Philo · January 29, 2012
  • Jerry H.

    Must. Check. Facebook.

    Jerry Holleran · January 26, 2012
  • Jessica B.

    the computer screens are bigger than my TV

    Jessica Buchanan · November 21, 2011
  • Dave P.

    If you want to die of lung cancer just sit at the tables outside and breathe deep.

    Dave Paley · November 21, 2011
  • Reuben W.

    Don't be naïve. Just because you've been sitting next to someone for 10 minutes doesn't mean you've built up enough rapport for them to watch your stuff.

    Reuben Wilson · November 10, 2011
  • Gee H.

    Don't wait outside at night for the OwLoop shuttle. You can check the status from inside at on your smartphone or on a computer.

    Gee Hinkle · October 16, 2011
  • Silpa M.

    they've got a horrible starbucks there..

    Silpa Mathew · October 13, 2011
  • Makenzie F.

    Stop blasting shitty music out of your headphones. They didn't invent headphones for you to try to turn them into speakers.

    Makenzie Flynn · September 27, 2011
  • Katherine C.

    Big comfy chairs - sit down

    Katherine Carpenter · September 19, 2011
  • Yonatan A.

    Club tech...Always here

    Yonatan Abiye · September 14, 2011
  • Pamela S.

    If you're a Journalism major, prepare to spend your entire senior year in the TECH Center. Loads of fun!

    Pamela Seaton · August 31, 2011
  • Ray L.

    Awesome spot for computing on campus.

    Ray Lauff · August 19, 2011
  • University Village - T.

    One of the largest computer labs in the country and most of our residents and staff utilize this place regularly because we are so close.

  • Brendan L.

    Make sure you don't leave your computer for more than 15 minutes... It will log you out.

    Brendan Lowry · March 25, 2011
  • Chris N.

    If you sing... The recording booths are not 100% sound proof. So if you're not good...please spare us!

    Chris Nolfi · February 22, 2011
  • Gee H.

    Check out the new Multimedia Studio!

    Gee Hinkle · December 10, 2010
  • Cyndi P.

    i love the secret mac room the only place i can get work done

    Cyndi Placencia · December 9, 2010
  • Joanna

    i LOVE this place, its so unique to temple!

    Joanna · November 29, 2010
  • Dave P.

    There's an additional mac section way in the back against Montgomery. There's also a few macs in the middle if the front PC section.

    Dave Paley · September 28, 2010
  • Gee H.

    Try our new Collaboration Tables in the 2nd Floor Lounge.

    Gee Hinkle · September 14, 2010
  • Gee H.

    TECH is open 11am Sunday to 7:30pm Friday. 10am to 7:30pm Saturday.

    Gee Hinkle · March 19, 2010
  • Gee H.

    Become a fan at

    Gee Hinkle · March 19, 2010
  • LeoNel

    Visit for TECH Center tweets.

    LeoNel · March 18, 2010

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  • Mai C.

    i love quiet labs

    Mai Chau · September 25, 2011

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