GenEd is focused on making connections. To build even deeper connections, beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year, Temple University’s Philadelphia Experience (PEX) Passport, the popular booklet published and distributed by Temple University’s General Education Program, will be available online.
This program offers an innovative approach to the cultural community’s goals for audience development. With some 4,000 new students entering Temple’s GenEd program each year, and a student body of approximately 26,000 students in the greater Philadelphia area, PEX promises to be transformative and dynamic for both students and the region’s cultural community. With free and special discounted offers, Temple students are welcomed into Philadelphia’s cultural community.
The PEX Passport is part of Temple University’s “Philadelphia Experience” (PEX) engagement and access initiative within the General Education (GenEd) Program. Many courses in the GenEd program utilize the Philadelphia metropolitan area for experiences related to their studies. The PEX Passport is also a significant asset for students as they become engaged members of the city’s cultural community.
Each current matriculated student with a valid Temple ID has access to the benefits of the Passport. Each PEX Partner offers each student their best one-time offer. PEX Partner offers will be posted on the GenEd PEX Passport website. Institutions will be able to communicate special opportunities directly to the Temple community on the GenEd website, via their own organizational blog.

The Philadelphia Experience—or PEX—is part of the GenEd program at Temple, with dozens of courses that take you into the Philadelphia metropolitan area for experiences related to your studies. To make this easier—and to make it easier for you to explore the city in your free time—we have launched Temple’s “Cultural Passport.”

Your PEX Passport gives you free or reduced-price access to many Philadelphia arts and culture destinations for one year.

How to subscribe to your PEX Passport

To use the PEX Passport, please email with your:

  • Name
  • TUId and
  • AccessNet username (ex., tua99999).

There may be a lag time of 48 hours while your request is being processed.

After your request is processed, you will receive an automated email asking you to confirm your subscription request by following a link.
The link will provide you with a temporary password to log onto the Passport site with your AccessNet username. After successfully logging onto the passport site, you may change your password in your profile.

Happy exploring!