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March 2014 Edition

Calendar and Dates

To stay up to date on all upcoming dates and deadlines, please check out our UMparent calendar.

March 21: Tiger's Basketball vs George Washington/NCAA Tournament, TBS, 5:55 PM CST

March 26: Off Campus Housing Fair, Rose Theatre Lobby, 9:00 am-2:00 pm

April 1: 2nd Installment Fee Payment Deadline

April 7-14: Registration for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 Begins

April 7-11: Spring Fling-Lambuth Campus

April 11-12: Spring Fling-Main Campus

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General News 

Presidential Finalists Visit Campus. Four presidential finalists have been selected to visit campus March 16-25. Read more...

Tiger Basketball Watch Party. Join us tonight at the University Center Ballroom as we cheer on the Men's Basketball team as they take on George Washington. The party begins at 5:30 pm with game tip off scheduled for 5:55 pm. There will be free food, activities, and prizes! 

Memphis Is One of the Top Five Basketball Programs in the NCAA Tournament for APR The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) released its annual study, "Keeping Score When It Counts: Graduation Success and Academic Progress Rates for the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Team," and the University of Memphis is again one of the top teams in terms of APR of the 68-team NCAA Tournament field. Read more...

U of M Chapter of Up ’til Dawn Raises $143,000 for St. Jude A group of 10 board members began the efforts last summer, and more than 1,200 students participated throughout the year. Read more...

U of M Will Offer Summer STEM Academy for High School Students. Funded by a special grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents, the University of Memphis will offer a residential summer session June 8-21 to let high school students explore STEM fields – the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics – to help them envision studying those subjects in college. Read more...

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Bursar's Office

Bellow are a few important dates and tips to help your student avoid late fees and holds on registration for future semesters!

  • For students who enrolled in the installment payment plan for the Spring 2014 term, the second and final installment is due April 1, 2014. A $25 late payment fee will be assessed for both tuition and housing (if included in the plan), if payment is not received by the University on or before the due date.
  • Registration loans are due by 4:30 p.m. April 1, 2014 in order to avoid a $25 late payment fee.
  • Fees can be paid by credit card or eCheck online on TigerXpress. If you are an authorized user, you can access your student’s account to view/pay fees through the Authorized User log in.
  • Registration holds for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 semesters will be set on April 4, 2014, for students who have an outstanding debt at that time. Students should check their accounts online through TigerXpress to ensure that they do not have charges that would prevent them from registering.

Upcoming deadlines/key dates:

  • April 1: 2nd Installment Fee Payment Deadline (4:30 p.m.) for students who utilized the Installment Payment Plan for the Spring 2014 term
  • April 7: Registration for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 Begins

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Registrar's Office

Summer and Fall 2014 Registration

Students may now view both Summer and Fall course offerings online through their myMemphis portal; registration opens for both terms April 7. Students register according to their student classification. Refer to the list below for your student’s first day to register:

  • Graduate Students (degree-seeking), Honors Students, Veterans: April 7
  • Seniors: April 8
  • Juniors: April 9
  • Sophomores: April 10
  • Freshmen: April 14 

Complete Summer and Fall Dates and Deadlines calendars are available here.

If your students have not seen an advisor, encourage them to make an appointment ASAP.

All degree-seeking students must be advised before they can register. Also, the sooner students register, the more open course selections they can choose from.

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Residence Life

Spring 2014 Check-Out

May 9, 2014

First Summer Check-In

May 30, 2014

1 PM – 4 PM

First Summer rent is due May 30 and payable to the Bursar’s Office. Installment plans are not available for the summer sessions.

Second Summer Check-In

July 7, 2014

Second Summer rent is due July 7 and payable to the Bursar’s Office. Installment plans are not available for the summer sessions.

Fall Cancellation Deadline

The deadline for students to cancel their fall room assignments is June 1 and not be responsible for the $200 rental prepayment.

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Commencement

Honors Assembly, Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3 p.m. (Rose Theatre)

Saturday, May 10, 2014 (FedExForum)

10 am

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Communication and Fine Arts
  • University College
  • Doctoral Hoodings for these colleges

2 pm

  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Doctoral Hoodings for these colleges and schools

Click here to view the Commencement Program

(Possible Date Change due to Grizzlies' Playoff ScheduleSunday, May 11, 2014

Students will be notified via email if the date changes and it will be posted on social media channels

12 noon (p.m.)

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Communication and Fine Arts
  • University College
  • Doctoral Hoodings for these colleges

4 pm

  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Doctoral Hoodings for these colleges and schools

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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is designed to help your student make a smooth transition into college life at the University of Memphis.

The orientation program will include informative presentations from administrators and faculty members, small group discussions, academic advising, and course registration. It affords your student many opportunities to meet other new incoming students as well as interact with our Orientation Guides (OGs) who, as current students, can give you first-hand information about the U of M based on their experiences.

  • New Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming first-time freshmen.
  • Our registration site and information regarding dates for summer sessions will be available April 1st, 2014. Click here to view.

In the meantime, you can direct any other questions to (901) 678-5513. We are so glad you and your student chose to be #MEMbound, and we look forward to meeting you at Orientation!

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Information Technology

Purchasing Additional Print Funds/Pages for a Student

As the end of the semester approaches, some students have used their printing allotment of 500 pages/semester. Funds may be purchased at two locations in increments of 100 pages ($5).

  1. The University Bookstore in the form of a Print Funds Card. The Store is located across from the University Center and next to Rose Theater. Follow the steps on the card to redeem the code.
  2. To add print funds online, select Add Print Funds from the top menu.

Purchases are non-refundable, but pages will roll over to the next semester.

For additional information click here.

Encourage your student to keep up with technology on campus by connecting to umTech on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/umtechhelpdesk) and Twitter (@umtechhelpdesk). Helpdesk and Computer Lab holiday hour changes, and a variety of other topics related to the University of Memphis are posted.

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Athletics

For athletic schedules, click here.

To purchase tickets to UofM sporting events, click here.

 M. Basketball: Memphis Basketball Notes Vs. George Washington/NCAA Tournament Read more...

W. Soccer: Lizzy Simonin Named @MemphisWSoccer Assistant Coach Read more...

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Fun Fact & Quotes

Fun Fact: Season tickets for the 1955-56 Men's Basketball games were $10 for 10 games

Quote: "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."            

           -Benjamin Franklin

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March 2014

Calendar & Dates

General News

Bursar Office

Registrar's Office

Residence Life

Commencement

New Student Orientation

Information Technology

Athletics

Fun Fact & Quote

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