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Old 08-25-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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Hello.

So I decided to take the subway to Temple University for my daytime classes because parking is out of control, but 2 days out of the week I have night classes and I was thinking about driving there since parking would probably be a little easier. I am a female who is about 105lbs, only about 5'1 and I will probably be walking alone. I do have pepper spray and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to be safer during the night at Temple. Or does anyone know any good streets to park on during the night? Thank you for any advice/answers.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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Good luck... You will need it.. I personally know a Temple student who was robbed at gunpoint during the day and lost everything he had except his clothes and shoes
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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And I've known 100's of Temple students who have never had a thing happen to them. In fact, in 6 years of teaching at Temple (including night classes), I know of only one student who has had an incident and it occurred on the periphery of campus at night and he was drunk.

Please, let's not scare this woman.

The campus is still pretty busy in the evening. So there will likely be people around when you're walking to your car. Where you should park, depends on where you last class is. There are lots, garages, and sometimes street parking available throughout the campus. What building will you be in? What time does your class end in the evening?

If you are really concerned, you can have a security person escort you from you class to your car.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:26 PM
 
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I understand Temple is dangerous because my sister is a Grad student and is going back for another 2 years but she never had night classes before so I wanted to see if anyone else had any advice.

@templeu -- My night classes is at 5:30-8:00, and on each separate day I will be at Ritter Hall, and Tuttleman Learning Center. I was going to park in a parking garage but I don't understand how they expect students to be able to afford those prices while going to school but anyways, I was going to try Norris street, but I was just seeing if anyone had any other streets that seemed alright.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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Of the 50 most dangerous college campuses, Temple ranks at #15 and most dangerous in Philly. Not trying to 'scare the lady', just want her to know the facts.

Most Dangerous Colleges 2010 - The Daily Beast

http://ucrime.com/pa/temple+university

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...ime&id=8453277
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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8 PM is fine. I would be more hesitant if you we're in one of the once-weekly grad classes that let out at 10 or 11. I would not park along the street on Norris, but the lot by the engineering building is fine.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:54 PM
 
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I have been living in Philly so I know about the crimes and everything so thank you..

@mcguirk -- do you know what street that is or where its near? Thank you!
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:11 AM
 
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My female cousin from the suburbs went to Temple and lived on Norris Street for four years, she never had a problem. She wound up buying a place near the Art Museum.
Considering where Temple is located, 15th "most dangerous" isn't all that bad. S

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Old 08-26-2013, 05:50 AM
 
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My female cousin from the suburbs went to Temple and lived on Norris Street for four years, she never had a problem. She wound up buying a place near the Art Museum.
Considering where Temple is located, 15th "most dangerous" isn't all that bad.
Harvard is number 2 and MIT is 13 on the list. So either Cambridge is more dangerous than North Philly, or the list is bunk. Either way, the OP will be fine. She'll be on temple's campus, not wandering random streets.

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Old 08-26-2013, 08:26 AM
 
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Hi JCT...I went to Temple and spent many a night on campus, including many late nights at Paley Library...you really shouldn't worry, especially if your classes end at around 8 p.m. The campus in the evening is VERY well lit...(the birds never stop chirping, even at midnight)...as in any area of the city...just use your common sense and you'll be fine.

As far as parking goes, if you're looking for free parking on the street, I'd suggest two areas...you could drive down Cecil B Moore...once you pass Temple Towers (student housing) on your right, you should see some spots open up for parking...the Wanamaker Middle School will be on your left. Technically, you are "off-campus" in this area...but you are literally steps away, and about a block or two from Ritter/Tuttleman.

Another area for parking that you might want to try if there is nothing on CBM is on 11th Street, go down CBM and make a left on 11th...there is usually always parking along 11th...if you drive down 11th - in between Montgomery and Norris, you'll end up on the back side of Gladfelter/Anderson Halls...which serves as an entrance to campus of sorts...there is a security guard station there, the Temple train station is two blocks down Berks Street...so, again, the area is extremely well lit...it's a little further walk to your buildings, but you'll be walking right through campus to get to them.

Here's a map of Temple's Main Campus, so you can better visualize the above.

http://temple.edu/sites/temple/files...TUMain_map.pdf

Good luck with your classes....!
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