Residence Halls: For information concerning application for rooms and current residence hall rates,
contact the Office of Residence Life 901-678-2295 or visit their web site at: http://www.memphis.edu/reslife/.
Application Procedures: Applications for residence hall space may be obtained from the Office of Residence
Life, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, or from their web site. Because spaces
are allocated by date of receipt and home address, completed applications accompanied
by the required $100 application/reservation deposit should be returned to the Office
of Residence Life as soon as possible. Checks or money orders should be made out to
the University of Memphis. Please do not send cash.
Receipt by the Office of Residence Life of the housing application and $100 check
or money order, however, does not guarantee admission to the University or to a residence
hall. The Director of Residence Life reserves the right to refuse any housing application,
to change or cancel any assignment, or to terminate a resident’s occupancy for justifiable
Contract Period and Conditions: Fall assignment/contracts are for the full academic year (fall and spring semesters).
Fall residents wishing to petition for release from their contract for the spring
semester must do so in writing by November 1. Residents who cancel after this date,
but prior to claiming their key for the spring semester, will forfeit 50% of their
application/reservation deposit. Residents who fail to cancel by the close of the
check-in period will forfeit the entire $100 deposit. The application/reservation
deposit, once submitted with the application, covers the initial term of occupancy
and all subsequent terms of occupancy and continues until such time as it is cancelled
in writing. There will be no penalty if written cancellation is received prior to
the published deadline for any specific contract period.
Residents claim and vacate their rooms according to directions issued by the Department
of Residence Life. Returning and new residents will have claimed their spaces if any
or all of the following procedures have occurred: (1) receiving the room key during
the check-in period, (2) paying residence hall rent in full or in part by the end
of the check-in period, (3) returning the signed contract with the rental payment.
Cancellation Policy: Full deposit and pre-payment of rent will be refunded if: (1) the institution is
notified by the following cancellation deadlines for the first semester in which the
contract is in force: July 1 for fall residents; December 1 for new spring residents;
May 1 for summer residents; (2) the student is prevented from entering the University
because of personal medical reasons confirmed in writing by a licensed physician;
(3) residence hall space is not available; (4) if the applicant has not been assigned
to a room at the time written cancellation is received by Residence Life; or (5) the
student is denied admittance or re-admittance to the University. Full refund will
be made in the case of death. Fall residents wishing to petition for release from
their contract for the spring semester must do so in writing by November 1. No refunds
will be made for other than the above conditions.
Assigned applicants who fail to cancel by the deadline referred to in (1) above but
cancel before the close of the check-in period will forfeit 50% of their deposit.
Assigned residents who fail to cancel by the close of the check-in period will forfeit
their entire deposit. (This is applicable to both the Fall and Spring semesters.)
Refund of Residence Hall Rent: Refunds of residence hall rent after registration will be prorated on a weekly calendar
basis when the student is forced to withdraw from the residence halls: (1) because
of personal medical reasons confirmed in writing by a licensed physician, or (2) at
the request of the institution for other than disciplinary reasons. Full refund will
be made in the case of death.
For reasons other than those stated above, the following procedure shall apply: 75%
of fees will be refunded for withdrawal from the residence halls for a period of approximately
14 calendar days beginning with and inclusive of the first official day of classes
or within an equivalent period for a short-term course. Twenty-five percent (25%)
of fees will be refunded following expiration of the 75% period, for a period of time
extending approximately 25% of the time covered by the term. The periods during which
refunds of 75% or 25% will be made are exactly the same as the periods during which
the same refund percentages are made for maintenance fees. No refunds will be made
for other than the above conditions.
Student Family Housing
Student Family Housing is located on the South Campus approximately one mile from
the main campus. Phase One consists of 56 one-bedroom townhouse apartments, 62 two-bedroom
townhouse apartments, and 8 two-bedroom flats. All apartments are equipped with stove,
refrigerator, garbage disposal, living room carpet, and venetian blinds. Electric
central heat and air are also provided. Each apartment has an enclosed private patio
at the rear. The new Phase Two consists of 24 two-bedroom flats. These apartments
are equipped with stove, frost-free refrigerator, garbage disposal, dishwasher, venetian
blinds, thermal pane windows, hook-ups for stackable washers and dryers, and carpet
for living room and bedrooms. Gas central heat and air are also provided. Each apartment
has a patio/balcony with locking storage area. Four apartments are specifically designed
for physically disabled students. Application forms may be obtained from the Office
of Residence Life in Room 011, Richardson Towers or from their web site, http://www.memphis.edu/reslife/. A $100 application/ reservation deposit is required when the application is submitted.