Prepare for Orientation
There are a few things you will need to do to prepare for orientation and the beginning of your collegiate career. Below is a list of some important steps you need to take before attending orientation:
To better ensure student success, the University of Memphis has adopted a mandatory math assessment, known as ALEKS. The ALEKS assessment provides you with an opportunity to find out what math course best fits your current knowledge and abilities. It is important for success in mathematics that you enroll in a course for which you have the necessary preparation and which leads to the math courses required for your particular major.
All incoming students must complete the ALEKS placement assessment before attending New Student Orientation in order to register for any mathematics course for the fall 2017 semester. Full information and testing access are available through the MyMemphis portal at https://my.memphis.edu on the Student page. For best results, the ALEKS assessment should be completed two weeks prior to New Student Orientation to allow your advisor to plan your courses.
For your own benefit (to ensure proper course placement) you must solve all problems on the ALEKS Assessment without assistance. This means that you cannot use any books or online resources, and you cannot get assistance from any other person.
Please remember your ALEKS score will determine which math course you are eligible to register for at NSO. However, you may enroll in a lower level math course after talking with your advisor at NSO.
Visit memphis.edu/aleks for additional information.
Varicella (Chicken Pox) Immunization
Proof of two Varicella (chicken pox) immunizations are required for all incoming students. Students must show proof of two vaccinations prior to registering for classes at New Student Orientation. Please note: The two doses must be given at least 30 days apart per CDC guidelines.
Students graduating from a Tennessee high school must provide proof of one vaccination given after graduation OR proof of two vaccinations given at any time.
Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunizations
Proof of two MMR immunizations are required for all incoming students. Students who did not graduate from a Tennessee high school must show proof of two MMR immunizations.
Skin Test for Tuberculosis
Students who are not United States Citizens and are coming from areas of high tuberculosis transmission are required to have a Tuberculosis Skin Test (Mantoux, also known as PPD) before registering for classes the University of Memphis at New Student Orientation. The test must have been administered in the United States within the past six months. Visit http://www.memphis.edu/health/immunization/tb_skin.php for more information and a list of countries whose students may be excluded from receiving the test.
Hepatitis B and Meningitis Immunization Health History Form
Students who will be under the age of 18 during their orientation session must have the Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B Immunization Health History Form completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian. When completing the form, please mark your selection on both sections of the form and have your parent or legal guardian sign both sections of the form.
Student Health Services highly recommends students have both vaccinations. Students living in on-campus residence halls must be immunized against the meningococcal disease. The State of Tennessee requires students under the age of 22 who will be living in a University of Memphis residence hall to be immunized against meningococcal disease on or after their 16th birthday and to provide proof of receiving this immunization before moving into their residence hall.
Return your completed forms and/or immunization records to Student Health Services via the immunization upload system at umwa.memphis.edu/immunizations/ or by mail to:
- The University of Memphis, Student Health Services
200 Hudson Health Center, Memphis, TN 38152
It is strongly recommended that you also BRING a copy of your forms and records with you to New Student Orientation.