Welcome to the University of Memphis! We are so excited to welcome you and your family
into the University of Memphis community. Below you will find important information
for your student as they prepare to attend the University of Memphis.
Scholarship Admissions Deadline: December 1, 2013
Financial Aid Priority Deadline: February 1, 2014
New Student Orientation: For a complete list of dates, please click here.
Frosh Camp: TBA
Residence Hall Move-In:
- Thursday, August 21, 2014, 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Friday, August 22, 2014
- Residents of Freshmen First Floors (Richardson Towers North and South-7th Floor) and
Emerging Leaders and Honors Program Residents assigned to the Living Learning Complex
Saturday, August 23, 2014
- 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Noon): Residents of Rawls Hall
- 1:00 to 4:30 pm: All Residents
- 1:00 to 4:30 pm: All Residents
First Day of Classes: Saturday, August 22, 2014 (Most classes begin on Monday, August 26)
New Student Convocation: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm in Rose Theatre
Financial Aid and Scholarships
The Office of Financial Aid administers federal, state, and institutional aid programs
to qualified students. To receive financial aid, qualified students must complete
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Financial Aid priority deadline is February 1. For more information on your student applying for and receiving financial aid, please
The Undergraduate Scholarship Office awards hundreds of academic scholarships each year to entering freshmen. A separate
scholarship application is not required unless noted. The deadline for admission to the University of Memphis for scholarship consideration
is December 1.
There are also non-academic scholarships available to students. For a list of scholarships
and more information on scholarship offers, please click here.
For information on cost of attendance, please visit the Financial Aid website or click here.
New Student and Parent Orientation
Students and parents are encouraged to attend orientation, as it prepares both for
college life at the University of Memphis. Parents have a chance to learn about their
student’s new home and ask all the questions they like. Please register early as the
sessions fill up quickly.
For more information on New Student Orientation, please click here.
For more information on Parent Orientation, please click here.
Held during the summer, Frosh Camp is an opportunity to help students to prepare for
their transition to college. It is also a wonderful introduction to the University
and to being a Tiger! For more information, please click here. Please register early as the sessions do fill quickly.
ALEKS Math Placement Test
To better ensure student success, the University of Memphis has adopted a mandatory
placement assessment, known as ALEKS. Because students are admitted with a wide variety of strengths and backgrounds in
mathematics, it is reasonable to expect that there will be various levels of readiness
ALEKS is a powerful artificial intelligence based mechanism to assess math proficiency
and skill level. It is important for student success in mathematics that they enroll
in a course for which they have the necessary preparation and which leads to the math
courses required for their particular major. For more information, click here.
Make sure to check out all the resources that we have on our website to help you and
your student transition into college life. Below are just a few of the pages that
might be helpful.
Living On and Off Campus
We encourage students to live on campus their first year of college as it gives them
the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the college experience and to get involved
on campus. For more information on the residence options available to students, please
visit the Residence Life web site.
For students who live off campus, there are a variety of options within walking distance
or a short drive from the university. Adult and Commuter Student Services manages a site dedicated to off-campus housing. Please review our Parents of Commuter Students page as well.
Whether living on or off campus, there are a variety of meal plan options for all
of our students. Please click here to view the various options.
Parent Handbook: Living On and Off Campus
Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment
For our students who are interested in joining a Fraternity or Sorority, please visit
the Greek Affairs website for more information by clicking here.