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A College Student’s Guide to February in Philly

Happy February!  Make the most of leap year’s 29 days of February with our College Student’s Guide to February in Philly!  We’ve got everything from cheap Valentine’s Day date ideas to internship and job fairs.

Join a sports team

Need help with your fitness goals for the new year?  Why not join an intramural sports team.  You can register as an individual or as a team for sports like handball, softball, dodgeball, or indoor soccer.

Registration Feb. 1 – 19, season starts March 8 or 9, Pearson Hall

Find a job or internship

Temple has a bunch of career fairs coming up.  Check out the full list of events and workshops here.  With everything from resume reviews, mock interviews, and industry-specific career fairs, you are sure to find all the help you need to land the perfect job or internship.

Various dates in February.  University-Wide Job & Internship Fair, Thursday, Feb. 18, 11am to 3pm, Room 200, Howard Gittis Student Center.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day

On the cheap:  Stargazing at the Franklin Institute Observatory ($5 per person), iceskating at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest ($3 for admission + $10 for skate rental), strolling through the gardens of Morris Arboretum ($9 for students), or soaking up Philly from City Hall Tower ($4 for students)

To impress:  Take your sweetheart out to a special Valentine’s Day Brunch or Dinner at one of these popular Philly eateries.  Prix-fixe menus range from $25 to $85 per person and include a full course meal that will be sure the impress even the pickiest of food critics.

Celebrate Black History Month

Pretty much every museum in Philly is doing something special for Black History Month.  Check out this handy map of everything from special exhibits to music festivals to check out for Black History Month.

Apartment Shop

If you’re looking to live off-campus next year, February is the best time for apartment shopping — you’ll have the best selection of available apartments early in the season (before Spring Break) and appointment times for apartment tours are more readily available.

Whether you are looking for a place for just yourself or have a large group of potential roommates, our TempleTown Realty Leasing Agents know everything about living off-campus and can help you find the perfect apartment.  Check out our listings of available off-campus apartments for rent all within 3 blocks of campus here.  To schedule an appointment with a Leasing Agent, call or email us at 215-232-3707 or