Online Programs


This page outlines information on the required online program, "Welcome To The Nest," for new students.

For general questions about this requirement, please contact   


We've collected a few questions that students often have about online programs - we hope these are helpful in contextualizing this and other programs Owls are asked to complete.

What is this online program?

As part of orientation, first-year, incoming transfer, and new graduate and professional students are asked to participate in online programming in order to share relevant information and expectations in an accessible way. Programs are also made available to, but are not required of, returning undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

How do I access the programs?

You will receive an email to your Temple-assigned email address (e.g. tux12345 [at] temple [dot] edu). You can access the course by clicking “Go to program” or via the Student Well-Being Training link [opens in new tab] located in TU Portal. If you access the courses outside of TU Portal, you will be prompted to enter your accessnet ID and password, just as you do to enter other University applications.

What if I cannot complete a required program?

At Temple University, we continuously strive to build a safe, healthy and equitable campus. As part of our comprehensive prevention program for students, Temple University requires students to complete an online education program. This is intended to be the start of an ongoing conversation. You will learn more about programming, events, and ways to get involved throughout your time as a Temple student. 

We understand that the material presented may be upsetting for students with lived experiences of trauma and / or substance use disorder. 

  • If for any reason you are unable to engage with the "Building A Safer Nest" sexual assault prevention course, please contact Temple's Title IX Coordinator, at, to explore alternatives.
  • If for any reason you are unable to engage with the "Creating A Community of Care" alcohol and other drug prevention course, please contact to explore alternatives.
  • The "Fostering Diversity & Inclusive Communities" diversity, equity, and inclusion course explores oppression and social justice. There are no scenarios with explicit examples of oppressive violence. If you have questions regarding the content, please contact Alternatives are not offered for this course.
  • If you feel you need personal assistance with any of the presented topics, please know Tuttleman Counseling Services is available to all Temple students. They can be reached at 215-204-7276.

What happens if a student does not complete assigned content?

Students who do not complete assigned programs will have a transcript hold placed on their account. This hold will prohibit the viewing or sending of academic transcripts.