Days of Service
Throughout the year there are several opportunities for the University community to gather in service to the City of Memphis. These events are closely tied to our institutional commitment to active and engaged citizenship, and seek to expose students, faculty, and staff to a variety of topical direct service experiences.
Fall Semester Days of Service
Welcome Weekend Day of Service – Saturday, August 26, 2017
Kick-off the school year with service - join 300 of your classmates in giving back before classes begin! The 2nd Annual Welcome Weekend Day of Service will provide you an opportunity to serve with incoming freshmen and current students to give back to the community while simultaneously learning about different organizations in Memphis that you can plug into on a regular basis.
9/11 Day of Service – Monday, September 11, 2017
We gather as a community to honor the lives lost in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In committing to service to commemorate this tragic day in our national consciousness we seek to tangibly contribute to the creation of a better world for our future. Participate in a variety of projects across the City of Memphis from 12pm to 5pm.
Spring Semester Days of Service
Read Across America Week of Service – February 26-March 2, 2018
A program of the National Education Association, Read Across America commemorates Dr. Seuss' birthday by supporting youth literacy. In a mission to create and celebrate a nation of diverse readers we join schools across the country in supporting literacy programming in K-12 schools across Memphis. Take some time this week to volunteer at a Memphis school to read to a class of children and build enthusiasm around reading!
Earth Day of Service – Saturday, April 21, 2018
Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Our University celebration of Earth Day includes a Day of Service committed to making Memphis clean and beautiful and supporting a sustainable future for the City and University.