Parent & Family News: Spring 2018 Edition
We are excited to have your students back on campus soon! Many students think of January as a new beginning, a time to improve upon the previous semester. Your student's new freedom will also require new responsibilities, especially when it comes to managing finances.
Talk with your student about these responsibilities often. Having a checking account or credit card may be a completely new experience for your student. You may want to have a conversation about budgeting expenses, spending habits and paying for their education.
What Parents Can Do...
- Make sure your student knows what books he or she will need for classes this semester. Visit the bookstore website to look them up.
- Talk with your student about his or her financial needs for the spring semester.
- Review the events of the past semester with your student.
- Evaluate the need and/or benefits of a part-time job.
As always feel free to contact via email at email@example.com or via phone at 901.678.2115.
Connect with Parent and Family Services via Social Media @UMparents
IN THIS ISSUE
To stay up to date on all upcoming dates and deadlines, please check out our UMparent calendar.
January 12-13: Spring Semester Residence Hall Check-In
January 12: Last Day of Regular Registration
January 12: Fee payment deadline (classes will be canceled if fees not paid or not on installment plan)
January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (University Closed)
January 16: First Day of Classes, Spring 2018
January 17: Priority Deadline for 2018-2019 FAFSA (TSAA)
January 19: Last Day to Add or Change Sections
January 29: Last Day to Drop Class for No Grade; 75% Fee Adjustment/Refund Deadline
February 8: Last Day to Register for Bouncing with the Tigers: Parent & Family Spring Day, 10:00 pm CT
February 11: Bouncing with the Tigers: Parent & Family Spring Day
February 28: 1st Installment Plan Fee Payment Deadline
March 1: Priority Deadline for 2018-2019 FAFSA
March 2: Last Day of Classes/Exams (1st Half POT)
March 5-11: Spring Break
March 12: First Day of Classes (2nd Half POT)
March 16: Last Day to Drop Course ("W" grade(s) assigned)
April 25: Last Day of Classes (Full Term/2nd POT)
April 26: Study Day
April 27-May 3: Exams
May 10: Final Grades Available
Join us for Bouncing with the Tigers: Parent & Family Spring Day!
Join us Sunday, February 11 for a fun-filled day as we cheer on our Tigers and enjoy downtown Memphis. The event is an opportunity to meet with fellow parents and families, connect with University of Memphis administrators, and support your student.
Stop by the Halloran Centre on S. Main Street from 12:30-2:30 pm for some BBQ, Tiger Spirit, and goodies before heading to the FedExForum for a Men's Basketball game with tipoff at 3:00 pm.
The event is $15 per person and includes food, drink, 1 basketball ticket, goodies, and entrance to the event for your student. Registration will close, Thursday, February 8 at 10:00 pm CT. Click here to register!
Join the Parent & Family Association
Membership in Parent & Family Association allows you to connect and engage with the
UofM while providing you with information and opportunities to support your student's
- Biweekly e-Newsletters throughout the year
- Welcome Bag with items just for members of the Parent & Family Association
- Association member's students are eligible for one of 12 $400 book scholarships
- Priority Registration for Parent & Family Weekend and other Parent Events
- Parent & Family Calendar mailed to your home each year your student is enrolled
- Eligible to serve on the Parent & Family Council
- Parking passes available upon request (Request must be made at least 1 business day before)
- Includes 2 family members in the same household
Spring registration has been open for all degree-seeking students since November 13. Refer to the Spring 2018 calendar for important dates and deadlines.
Please remind your students that they must be advised before they can register; the registration system will not allow a degree-seeking student to register if he or she has not been cleared by an advisor.
The last day of regular registration is Friday, January 12. Students who register after this date will be subject to late registration and late payment fees.
Encourage your students to print and review their class schedules before their first day of classes. Building and room assignments are sometimes changed at the last minute. Let's make sure that everyone is where they are supposed to be. Some students mistakenly sign up for course sections not realizing that they are being offered at remote locations (Millington, Collierville, our Lambuth Campus in Jackson, etc.) rather than the main campus.
Spring Fee Payment Deadline is January 12 by 4:30 pm.
Do not let your student lose their classes by missing the fee payment deadline.
Students who register for classes through January 12 will need to satisfy fee payment requirements by the fee payment deadline to avoid deletion of their registered classes. For additional Fee Payment Deadline Information and important dates and deadlines, please refer to the Fee Payment Deadlines/Refunds/Important Dates calendar.
Please note that unless your student's financial aid, scholarship and/or sponsorship covers 100% of their enrollment fees, remaining fees MUST be paid in full or through the Installment Payment Plan (IPP) by January 12.
To take advantage of the IPP, an initial down payment of 25% of the balance due is required after all financial aid (grants and student loans), scholarship, and/or third party assistance award amounts have been applied. Housing, Dining Dollars, and a $50 enrollment fee will automatically be included in IPP. See full IPP details.
Please Note: Students can enroll you as an Authorized User on TigerXpress so that you can view and pay the outstanding balances on TigerXpress and receive email notification when eBills are available.
Important Information, Dates and, Deadlines:
- Students can now consent to receive their 1098-T electronically on TigerXpress before January 11.
- January 12: eRefunds (Direct Deposit) refunds will begin to post to students' bank accounts.
- January 19: Refund checks will be sent to the Post Office for mailing.
- February 28: 1st Installment Fee Deadline to avoid $25 late payment fee
- March 29: 2nd Installment Fee Deadline to avoid $25 late payment fee
- April 30: 3rd Installment Fee Payment Deadline to avoid $25 late payment fee
Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Housing Application Is Open
The housing application for next year opened November 1, 2017. We encourage students to complete their applications as soon as possible, as assignments are made largely on a first come, first served basis.
Spring Housing Payment Deadline
The Spring 2018 charges are due January 12. If a resident is unable to make payment in full, the resident will need to sign up for the installment payment plan. Students with housing balances will be contacted about the installment plan in mid-February.
Spring Room and Meal Plan Changes
If your student wishes to change room assignments, they may request a room change during the Room Change period. The Room Change period for the 2018 Spring Semester is January 18 and 19. They will receive information on room change at check-in. They are expected to occupy the room stated on their Spring 2018 housing assignment until the room change period. NO MOVES ARE ALLOWED PRIOR TO ROOM CHANGE.
If your student would like to change Meal Plans, they have until January 19 to email firstname.lastname@example.org stating which meal plan they currently have (if applicable) and what meal plan they wish to change to. After January 19, if a meal plan change is requested there are fees based on the calendar set by the Bursar's office.
Has Your Student Signed Up for a Meal Plan? Dining on campus isn't one-size fits all, so Tiger Dining offers a variety of meal plan options to meet any commuter or resident student's dining needs.
New this fall, students have the flexibility to use a lunch swipe for a grab & go combo at 8 locations across campus! Residents, add a plan to your account by sending a message to email@example.com and Commuters can sign up online.
Campus ID Cards
Students are encouraged to manage their Campus (ID) Card online. Some of the online options include:
- Deactivate lost, misplaced, or stolen card to prevent unauthorized use
- Activate found card
- View card balance(s) and meal plan (if applicable)
- Add additional funds to card using a credit card
For questions, students can contact the Campus Card office at 901-678-CARD (2273) or firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also stop by their office in 115 Wilder Tower on the Lambuth campus in the Business Service Center, 109 Varnell-Jones Hall.
The Memphis Career Preparation Academy (MCPA) is here to help UofM freshmen and transfer students become "Tiger Talent Ready" and make the most of their college experience. We'll teach students how to take the necessary steps to get ahead and gain the skills and experiences employers are seeking. Planning for a career is a big step and it's never too early to start preparations. Your student can gain career guidance on the road to and through college at the MCPA! Learn more about the MCPA here.
Study Abroad Fair & Passport Drive
- January 24, Rose Theatre Lobby, 10 am-2 pm
Workshops for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad
- January 31, Panhellenic Building 204, 1:30 pm
- February 1, Panhellenic Building 204, 1:30 pm
Summer & Fall Application Deadline for Study Abroad
- March 1
Technology for your Student
Looking for Microsoft Office for your student? Did you know Microsoft Office Suite is available at no cost in PC and Mac platforms for your currently enrolled student? The software includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Office is a great tool for completing coursework and assignments.
Your student can download a copy of the software to their computer or laptop. To learn more about downloading Microsoft Office, have your student visit the Office website.
Students can use their Student ID at various locations on Highland Street to receive discounts. Additionally, Garibaldi's, Moe's, McDonald's, RP Tracks, Ubee's, Lenny's, Burgerim, and Domino's will accept Tiger Funds. Faculty, staff, and students can use the Tiger Funds on their Campus Card to eat in or take out. To upload money to Tiger Funds, visit the Campus Card website.
Join in January
Join in January is an opportunity for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) to connect with potential new members in the Spring semester. If your student is looking for more ways to get connected, this involvement fair is an excellent opportunity to meet other students and find out the best ways to get plugged into campus.
This year, the event will take place from 12:00-4:00 pm on Wednesday, January 24 in the University Center Ballroom on the 3rd floor. For any questions, contact MK Tyler at email@example.com.
Memphis Opens the Next Generation of Facilities
The Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center on the Park Avenue campus of the University of Memphis features the latest in amenities, technology, student-athlete involvement and even fan engagement. The facility becomes the primary home of the Tiger men's basketball program and sets the standard as the next generation of facilities. Read more about new facilities...
MLK50 Symposium: Where Do We Go From Here?
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and National Civil Rights Museum will host Day 1 of the MLK50 Symposium to convene nationally renowned scholars, historians and thought leaders from across the country to present on the state of civil and human rights issues as well as racial and economic equity fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death. Read more about MLK 50...
Schedules & Tickets
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Women's Basketball: Ninth Double-Double Earns Creighton Weekly Honor Roll Nod
For the fourth time this season, senior forward Cheyenne Creighton has earned a spot on the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll after posting a 21-point, 12-rebound double-double in the 72-36 victory over ECU this past Saturday. Creighton now has nine double-doubles to her name this season, a career-high. Read more about Women's Basketball...
Men's Basketball: Martin Earns AAC Weekly Honor Roll Recognition
University of Memphis point guard Jeremiah Martin was named Monday by the American Athletic Conference to the league's weekly honor roll.
Martin led the Tigers to their first conference win, posting a career-high 28 points to go along with eight assists in a 76-67 victory over Tulsa Saturday at FedExForum. Read more about Men's Basketball...