Parents of Freshmen Students

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. 

Important Dates:

Fall 2016
Residence Hall Move In: August 18-20
First Day of Classes: August 22
Labor Day: September 5 (University Closed)
Fall Break: October 8-11 
Thanksgiving Holiday:s November 23-27
Last Day of Classes: November 30
Study Day: December 1
Exams: December 2-8

Spring 2017
M. L. King, Jr. Holiday: January 16 (University Closed)
First Day of Classes: January 17
Spring Break: March 6-12
Last Day of Classes: April 26
Study Day: April 27
Exams: April 28 - May 4


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.

Meal Plans

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 Fraternity and Sorority Affairs website for more information by clicking here.