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AccessNet Account

To access Temple’s many technology resources, such as TUportal, TUmail and Canvas, you need an AccessNet username and password. 

Overview

If you are affiliated with Temple University and require login access to Temple’s network or online resources, you will be assigned an AccessNet account. The resources you can access will depend on your role within the university. For example, a student will have access to a different set of resources than an employee.

Obtaining

See below for information on how to obtain an AccessNet account:

Prospective Student
  • Undergraduate Programs
    Go to Temple's Undergraduate Admissions Request Information page, select the U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents or Foreign Nationals and Non-U.S. Citizens, select a category, and complete the form.

    You will receive an email invitation, usually within 24 hours, to activate an AccessNet account. To activate the account, go to accounts.temple.edu and click Activate AccessNet account.

    Your AccessNet account will enable you to log in to the TUportal website, where you can learn more about Temple and manage the admissions process. Upon becoming a student, TUportal will be your main hub for accessing online resources, such as TUmail, Library Resources, and Canvas Learning Management. You also have the option of keeping your account after graduation.

  • Graduate Programs
    The process below applies to most schools and colleges, but may vary for Temple’s professional schools and some graduate programs.

    Go to the Graduate School Prospective Students Information Request page, click the appropriate school and complete the form.

    You will receive an email invitation, usually within 24 hours, to activate an AccessNet account. To activate the account, go to accounts.temple.edu and click Activate AccessNet account.

    Your AccessNet account will enable you to log in to the TUportal website, where you can learn more about Temple and manage the admissions process. Upon becoming a student, TUportal will be your main hub for accessing online resources, such as TUmail, Library Resources, and Canvas Learning Management.  You also have the option of keeping your account after graduation.

Non-Degree Seeking Student

Once you become a student, you will receive an email notice to activate your AccessNet account. To activate the account, go to accounts.temple.edu and click Activate AccessNet account.

Your AccessNet account will enable you to log in to the TUportal website, which will be your main hub for accessing online resources, such as TUmail, Library Resources, and Canvas Learning Management.

Faculty/Staff

Within 24 hours after your paperwork is processed by Human Resources, you will be issued an AccessNet account. To activate your account, go to the Manage Account tab on the ITS homepage and click Activate AccessNet account.

Retaining Access After Retirement

  • Employees who officially retire from the university, will automatically retain their AccessNet account after retirement.
  • Faculty who have the official university designation as Professor Emeritus/Emerita, will automatically retain their AccessNet account after retirement. For information about emeritus status, please see the Temple University Faculty Handbook.
Alumni

For information on alumni AccessNet accounts, see the Alumni website

Guest

A "Guest" is defined as an individual who is not a current Temple University employee, faculty member, or student. Guests can include, but are not limited to employees of the Temple University Health System, visiting faculty, visiting scholars, contractors, vendors, volunteers, volunteer faculty who are not considered "faculty of record," temporary agency employees, and summer program participants.

For more information, see Granting Systems Access and Guest Cards to Guests.

General Procedure for Requesting Guest Access

Eligible Sponsors will use the Guest Access Request System to request and to have Guest access approved. The Guest Access Request System is available through TUportal. The following information is required and maintained for each Guest:

  • Sponsor’s TUid and Email
  • Expiration date of access
  • Guest’s TUid (if previously or newly issued), date of birth, first name, last name, and contact information
  • The last 4 digits of Guest’s Social Security Number. This information is needed to avoid generating duplicate TUids if the Guest is a former Temple University faculty member, staff member, or student.

Special Procedures for Requesting Guest Access

  • Temple University faculty (voluntary, Japan campus and Rome campus)

    Designated data stewards can request and approve Guest access to Temple University systems for official business purposes and request a Guest Card. To make this request, the employee (or sponsor) logs in to TUportal and clicks Guest Access Request System under TUapplications on the left. 

    All requests are subject to approval by a Temple administrator with Level 1 or Level 2 signature authority. When the request is approved or denied, an e-mail notification is sent to both the sponsor and guest. Within 24 hours of submission and approval of guest access, an AccessNet account will be generated. To activate the AccessNet account, the guest will go to the Manage Account tab on the ITS homepage and click Activate AccessNet account.

  • Temple University Health System (TUHS) employees 

    All current TUHS employees may request Guest access to Temple University systems and/or request a Guest Card. Designated TUHS individuals have authority to approve the request. To request Guest access, TUHS employees should contact the university Help Desk at 215-204-8000. The Help Desk will work with TUHS Security who will submit/approve the request.

Password Expiration

For security purposes, Temple requires you to change your password according to the following schedule:

  • Students, Faculty and Staff  - every six months
  • Prospects/Applicants, Alumni and Guests (without access to Banner) - every 10 months

Ten days prior to your password expiration date, you will receive an e-mail reminder. You will receive another reminder, one day prior to your password expiration date. To change your password, go to the Manage Account tab on the ITS homepage and click Reset password / security questions.

If your password has already expired, reset it so you can continue to access Temple's online resources.

Support

In most cases, AccessNet accounts are created automatically. If you did not receive your AccessNet account information, contact the Help Desk through the Request Help tab on the Information Technology Services home page or call 215-204-8000.

Policies

All applicable policies and guidelines on the Tech Policies page regarding AccessNet account usage.