Welcome to the official webpage of TigerLIFE!
General Information Session on TigerLIFE
February 28, 2018
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
If you are considering enrolling in TigerLIFE, please join us and learn more
about the program and tour the campus.
These sessions are for prospective students and their parents/guardians.
Please call the Institute on Disability/TigerLIFE office at 901-678-4303
to make a reservation for the session or get more information.
Congrats to our December 2017 TigerLIFE Completion Award Recipients!
One of our TigerLIFE students, Alex Hannah, represents Special Olympics on WREG:
Read the TigerLIFE newsletter:
Congratulations to our students who completed TigerLIFE
and earned their
Certificate in Career and Community Studies
On Wednesday April 12, 2017, the Tiger LIFE second semester students dressed in professional attire for mock interviews in Independent Living for Community Inclusion and Workforce Learning/Employability classes. Suits, ties and dresses were the rule of the day and our students wore them well and presented with attitudes to match. These students are clearly ready to make a good impression on supervisors and become an active part of the workforce.
December 2016 Completion Ceremony Awardees
TigerLIFE students' final presentation for the Fall 2016 semester
The new Health Advocacy and Healthy Living Class is going great! Students are enjoying going to the Church Wellness Center for the lab to learn to make healthy meals and work out in the gym!
View photos of our May 2016 Award Ceremony: https://picasaweb.google.com/111968399171393914456/6290909435589163633?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Order your TigerLIFE T-shirts!
The TigerLIFE T-shirts are shown here. To order, the following information is needed for each T-shirt you want to order:
- Color: gray or blue or white
- Size: s, m, l, xl, 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x
- Each T-shirt cost $5.
Payment must be made to the Bursar's office by either the student or the parent. Checks should be made out to the University of Memphis. Please download and print this order form to use.
In case of bad weather, there are several ways to find out about school closing as well as other emergency information:
- University of Memphis special information line: 901-678-0888
- University of Memphis main web page www.memphis.edu
- The local broadcast news media
- WUMR (FM 91.7)
- Campus email system
- Campus TigerText system https://umwa.memphis.edu/tigertext
The TigerText system will automatically send text messages about emergency alerts and university closings to your cell phone. To register, you'll need your student's UUID number (the first part of their email address) and password.
Thank you for using these resources and if you have any questions, please let us know.
Carol Ferkol put together the emergency information above and we appreciate her support! Thanks Carol.
Click on this link to see an inspiring video from one of our TigerLIFE students.
TigerLIFE (Tigers Learning Independence Fostering Education and Employment), is the largest and most ethnically diverse program for intellectually/developmentally disabled adults in the state of Tennessee. Founded in January 2013, TigerLIFE operates under the Institute of Disability in the College of Education at the University of Memphis. We offer a diverse curriculum designed to help young adults succeed in obtaining and maintaining employment, and live independently as citizens of the Memphis/Shelby community. With support from several stakeholders, our goal is to guide our students down the path to employment and help them become integrated in the working world alongside their non-disabled peers.