Items to Purchase

Items to Purchase

Review this section for items you may want to purchase prior to arriving to campus.

Please note that we've selected these companies to offer Temple students the best products and services however you are working directly with these companies and Temple University cannot be held responsible for your experience.  We trust that you will keep us informed about your experiences in case we need to re-evaluate our partnerships.

Micro Fridge

Please note that students are not permitted to bring their own microwaves unless they are ordered through our partners.

The Micro Fridge

  • Campus Specialties, Inc. offers a refrigerator and microwave combination ("MicroFridge") rental unit for students living on-campus.
  • For more information about renting a MicroFridge, please visit  
  • They'll deliver your unit prior to move-in, making it easier for you and your family during Move-in Day.

Learn more about MicroFridge and their offerings by checking out this short video.

How do I order?
Visit online at or call 800-525-7307. Orders recieved before August 1 will be delivered prior to the start of the academic year. Orders recieved after August 1 will be subject to an additional $50 late fee which must be included with payment. All late orders will be delivered after the start of the academic year.

I want to order but I do not know my roommate or room assignment.
Order now and you will be guaranteed a reserved unit. If we receive an order from both you and your roommate, we will automatically cancel one of the orders and issue you a full refund.

Cancellation Policy
Orders cancelled prior to delivery will recieve a full refund. Orders cancelled during the first two weeks of the academic year are subject to a $40 charge. Orders cancelled after the first two weeks of the year are non-refundable. 

Damage Insurance
For $24.99 per year, you can purchase insurance in the event your unit gets damaged.

The cost of a replacement unit is in excess of $500.00. 

MyMicrofridge: Refrigerator, Freezer, Microwave


  • 2.13 cu. ft. fridge
  • 2 full-width wire shelves
  • 2 door racks with 2-liter bottle storage
  • Temperature control
  • Auto-defrost
  • Interior light


  • 0.74 cu. ft. freezer
  • Separate zero-degree frost-free freezer provides long-term frozen food storage
  • Manual defrost
  • 1 ice cube tray
  • Full-width door shelf


  • 800 watts provide superior cooking
  • Electronic touch pad controls with LED display and clock
  • 3 cooking levels - High, Medium, and Defrost
  • Turntable system provides even cooking
  • Removable 10 11/16" glass carousel
Grad Guard

Residents are encouraged to consider purchasing renter's insurance through GradGuard, a service of Next Generation Insurance Group.  The plan they're offering to Temple students is designed specifically for college students, costs just $149.68 for the year and includes $5,000 of coverage for theft or damage by a covered peril to your personal belongings with a $100 deductible and $50,000 of personal liability coverage.  If you already have Renters Insurance with equal or better coverage or are covered on your parents’ homeowners insurance you don't need to do anything else.

On college campuses, backpacks are often filled with thousands of dollars of electronics and books, and student bicycles and other valuables are often targets for criminals. Remember, you are responsible for replacing stolen or damaged property, not Temple University.

GradGuard Renters Insurance is a smart investment for college students and their families. With our Renters Insurance plan, any personal items that are stolen or damaged by a covered cause of loss can be replaced, subject to a $100 deductible. This includes clothing, computers/laptops/tablets, smart phones, bikes, game consoles, textbooks, furniture, and more. GradGuard Renters Insurance also protects you financially for unintentional damage to your residence or bodily injury to others for which you are liable.  With low annual rates, GradGuard Renters Insurance is designed for Temple students and their families.            

Features of GradGuard Renters Insurance include:

  • Low $100.00 Deductible. Compared to $500, $1000, or more for a typical homeowners insurance policy.
  • Replacement Cost. If your personal property is stolen or damaged due to a covered peril, it will be replaced with an item of like kind and quality.
  • Worldwide coverage – Your belongings are protected even outside your home. If you are traveling or your car gets broken into, GradGuard Renters Insurance can help cover property losses outside your residence.
  • Electronics coverage – Your electronics, including your TV, laptop, smartphone and tablet, are covered up to the policy limits. There is no special limit.
  • Personal Liability Coverage. If you cause damage to property or injure others, you may be liable for the damages. Renters Insurance from GradGuard provides up to $300,000 in personal liability coverage. For example, if you unintentionally set off your building’s sprinkler system, liability protection can help pay for the resulting damages.
  • Alternative to Homeowners Insurance. Not all Homeowners Insurance policies are the same. Limitations may apply when property is away from the principal residence. With Renters Insurance, personal belongings are covered whether you are on-campus, off-campus, or traveling anywhere in the world, up to the policy limits.

To learn more or sign up for a plan, click here.  After visiting the site be sure to enter "Temple University" as the school. 

To contact Grad Guard directly, call (866) 985-7598.  The preferred e-mail address for written inquiries is .  

For frequently asked questions about Renter's Insurance, click here.