Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) provides all first-time freshmen with the tools and resources to kickstart your first year of life as a Memphis Tiger. It is required that you attend because it makes your transition to college smoother in so many ways. Not only will you immediately find a community of support, but you will begin to build friendships by staying overnight in a residence hall with other students, touring the campus, and learning about getting involved. Pretty much everything that makes you bleed Memphis blue happens during orientation. 

Orientation is also where you will meet your advisor and register for classes. You are assigned an advisor based on your intended major. If your major has changed or you want to change it, no problem. Just let the orientation staff know when you check-in.

During your advising appointment you will:

  • Review AP scores, dual enrollment credits, and ACT/SAT results
  • Evaluate ALEKS placement
  • Discuss requirements for your intended major(s)
  • Outline career options and/or graduate school plans
  • Choose your courses for the fall semester

We are excited to meet you and introduce you to all the resources that will launch your love of learning at the UofM and eventually identify your dream career.