Physical and occupational therapy students will use the apartment to practice with equipment for the physically disabled.
Most projects were completed before classes began on Monday, but some will take months to complete.
The food service provider began its 15-year contract with Temple this summer.
Students were offered on-campus housing, but need to stay in odd spots getting permanent space.
The school needed more space for support staff and classrooms, but other schools struggle to find classroom space.
The residence housed three Temple presidents during the past 16 years.
President Richard Englert also presented a report on Temple's relationship with the community.
City Council could approve two new Licenses and Inspections offices in rapidly developing areas.
The renovated space will increase privacy for students and counselors.
After relocating for zoning rules and construction, some truck owners reported more business.