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. 


Fall 2017
Residence Hall Move-In: August 24-26
First Day of Classes: August 28
Labor Day: September 4 (University Closed)
Fall Break: October 14-17 
Thanksgiving Holiday:s November 22-26
Last Day of Classes: December 6
Study Day: December 7
Exams: December 8-14
Fall 2018 Grades Final: December 21

Spring 2018
M. L. King, Jr. Holiday: January 15 (University Closed)
First Day of Classes: January 16
Spring Break: March 5-11
Last Day of Classes: April 25
Study Day: April 26
Exams: April 27 - May 3


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.


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 website

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 Off-Campus 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 & Family Handbook: Living On and Off Campus


For our students who are interested in joining a Fraternity or Sorority, please visit the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs website for more information.