Hospitality & Resort Management
Sport & Leisure Management



AUG. 28 

First Day of Classes
Fall Term
New Student Convocation

SEPT. 4 

Labor Day
University Holiday

SEPT. 13 

University of Memphis
Fall 2017 Career Fair
10:00 am-2:00pm
University Center Ballroom

SEPT. 14-15 

Peabody Hotel Executive
Job Shadowing
*selected students only

SEPT. 19 

Discover Your Major Day
University Center Ballroom

SEPT. 22-23 

Homecoming Weekend

SEPT. 28 

Peabody Hotel Executive Networking Event
*selected HPRM classes

OCT. 14-17 

Fall Break

OCT. 24 

Marriott International Recruiter Visit
11:20 am Guest Speaker HPRM 4331
2:30 pm Information Table
Kemmons Wilson School

NOV. 15 

KWS Career Fair
10:00 am-2:00 pm
University Center Ballroom

NOV. 16 

Annual Chef's Dinner
Holiday Inn Ballroom

NOV. 22-24 

University Holiday

DEC. 6 

Last Day of Classes
Fall Term

DEC. 7 

Campus Study Day

DEC. 8-14 


DEC. 17 

FedEx Forum

DEC. 25-1 

Winter Holiday
University Closed

Department News

KWS Research Forum

Distinguished Speakers
Each week the distinguished speak series invites local veterans from the hospitality industry to speak with Kemmons Wilson School rising stars. Each speaker will share an overview of historical background relating to the industry, elaborate on their professional work experience, and share their vision for the future. Please continue to monitor our KWS social media platforms for updates.

Sport and Leisure Management Study Abroad, Summer
There is still time left to apply to study abroad this summer! Sport and Leisure Management (SLM) will be offering study abroad opportunity for Graduate and Undergraduate students in the Summer. The program, Sport, Commerce, & Culture in the Global Marketplace" will take place in the UK from July 17-July 30. For Trip Webpage and Application visit then click on "Search Programs" and search "Sport Commerce". You can also email Dr. Brennan Berg at

Fall 2016-17 Highlights The beginning of the fall semester 2016-17 at KWS was the first full semester since the merger with Sport and Leisure Management. In addition, to this we had several new faculty members join us. Inspired by their travels, students who studied abroad in the spring/summer brought back tales of their adventures. As the semester progressed students participated in many activities that not only showcased their talents but provided them with many opportunities to learn new skills and network. Several faculty members had their research published and some undergraduate students got their first taste of what it looks like to do a research paper. The semester ended with the addition of a new staff member and our fall 2016 graduates leaving us to pursue careers.

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