Fall 2018 Freshmen Orientation

New Student Orientation, or NSO, is required for all incoming freshman, so make plans to attend one of our twelve NSO sessions. Students who attend earlier sessions generally have better options for class selections, so sign up as soon as you can! See below for available dates, an abbreviated schedule, and pricing details. 
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The deadline to sign up for a freshman orientation session has bee extended to June 15, 2018

May 21-22 (For Academic Scholarship Recipients Only) (Session Full)
May 24-25 (Session Full)
May 31-June 1 (Session Full)
June 7-8 (Session Full)
June 11-12 (Session Full)
June 14-15 (Session Full)
June 18-19 (Session Full)
July 9-10 (Session Full)
July 12-13 (Session Full)
July 16-17
July 19-20
July 30-31

Please note there are specific sessions for music and music industry majors (May 24-25, June 7-8, June 11-12, July 9-10 and July 12-13) and architecture and interior design majors (June 11-12 and July 16-17).

Below is an abbreviated outline of the schedule for your two-day session. You will receive a more detailed schedule when you arrive at NSO. Orientation is a continuous program with all activities scheduled in a necessary sequence. Students are required to attend all sessions on both days and to spend the night on campus. The orientation schedule requires extensive walking so please wear comfortable shoes, and bring an umbrella!

8:00-8:45 Check-in at the LLC & Information Fair (Light Breakfast included)
9:00-10:00 Welcome and Meet Your Orientation Guides
10:00-12:00 Academic Planning With Advisors
12:15-1:00 Lunch and Information Fair
1:00-5:30 Student Life Workshops and College Issues
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00-9:30 Evening Activities: Movie in the UC and Pool Party at the Campus Recreation Center (Swimming, Basketball, Table Tennis, Video Games, and FUN, FUN, FUN!!!)


8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-11:30 Financial Aid & Scholarships, Health & Wellness, Preparing for Academic Success, Faculty Panel
11:30-4:00 Academic Advising, Schedule Planning, Registration, Check-Out and Light Lunch

Students will have various times for advising and registration. Although you may finish earlier, please be prepared to stay until 4:00 p.m.

All incoming freshmen will receive a brochure in their mailbox with detailed information about New Student Orientation. You must have been admitted to the University of Memphis in order to attend New Student Orientation.

Freshman Orientation Student Fee - $110
Includes enrollment confirmation, one night in an on-campus residence hall, parking, all meals, refreshment breaks, and Orientation materials.

New Student Orientation ImageParent/Guest Fee - Options below. 

Option 1: Without residence hall stay
- $55 per parent/guest
Includes day one meals, refreshment breaks, parking, and orientation materials.

Opton 2: Including overnight stay in residence hall - $80 per parent/guest
Includes everything covered with option one plus an overnight stay in campus residence hall. Parents and guests are NOT required to stay on campus overnight, but students are. Parents/guests staying on campus will be placed in a separate room from their student. 

Refund Policy: For refunds, please submit a written request to orientation@memphis.edu before May 1st. Refund requests will not be processed after this date.

Registration for freshman sessions is open!