Colleges & Schools
The University Libraries is a significant resource for the University of Memphis and the Mid-South region. While our primary mission is to serve the University community, library services are extended to students and faculty from other Memphis-area universities, as well as Memphis-area community members. McWherter Library is located at 3785 Norriswood Ave, Memphis, TN 38111.
The Commencement Office handles all questions and concerns related to Commencement activities/graduation, Apply to Graduate, Cap &Gowns (Regalia), Diploma Mailing, Diploma Reorders, Honors Assembly, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Convocations, and all other related topics.
Institutional Effectiveness, Accreditation, & Academic Assessment
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Accreditation, & Academic Assessment coordinates the major activities that include the administration of the State of Tennessee's higher education assessment program (quality assurance funding), senior testing of general education and the major, surveys of alumni and students, and program peer review. The office functions as the liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and conducts all activities associated with regional accreditation.
The University of Memphis is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor's, first professional,
master's, educational specialist, doctoral degrees, and graduate certificates. Questions
about the accreditation of the University of Memphis may be directed in writing to
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern
Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available
on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).
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Office of Institutional Research
The Office of Institutional Research is committed to providing reliable information to academic and administrative units in support of policy formation, planning, and decision making. Detailed information is available to administrative officials, such as the President, Provost, Deans, department heads, and governing boards. Aggregated data are available for public use. The office staff invites requests for data analysis and endeavors to honor all requests within the time constraints of the requester.
In performance of its function, the Office of Institutional Research:
- Serves as the centralized electronic repository of archived information on students, faculty and staff.
- Identifies trends that will affect resource commitments in the future.
- Reports to the state of Tennessee and other agencies that monitor the activities and assets of the University.
- Produces decision-support programming and analysis for University and departmental purposes.
- Provides data for surveys through its web pages.
The Office of Strategic Enrollment Services includes the offices of Undergraduate
Admissions, Recruitment, New Student Orientation, Financial Aid, Scholarship, and
the Registrar. Additionally, we have a One-Stop Center to streamline the information
assistance process for our students who visit us in Wilder Tower or call us on the
telephone. All of our offices are located in Wilder Tower and are open Monday through
Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (extended hours during peak registration periods).
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Dean of Students
Here at the UofM, we put students first. If it matters to you, it means everything to us. The Dean of Students Office, within UofM Academic Affairs, plays a significant role in enhancing the learning experience for students. Many of our programs and services help students develop a connection to the UofM, supporting both their academic and personal success. Below is a list of departments & programs within the Dean of Students Office.
- Career Services
- Counseling Center
- Donald K. Carson Leadership Scholarship
- Housing and Residence Life
- Multicultural Affairs
- Office of Student Accountability
- Police Services
- Student Activities Council
- Student Government Association
- Student Health Center
- Student Leadership & Involvement
Student Academic Success
The office of Student Academic Success connect students and their families to the resources needed to navigate the opportunities and challenges on their journey to Graduation. The UofM is a wonderfully diverse and inclusive campus and we are committed to helping students, faculty and staff discover the ways the UofM can make every experience here as meaningful and exciting as possible. Below are the programs and services provided through the Student Academic Success division.
- Academic Coaching for Excellence (ACE)
- Academic Counseling Center
- Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services
- Center for Athletic Academic Services
- Center for Writing and Communication
- Disability Resources for Students
- Educational Support Programs
- First Scholars
- Office of First Generation Student Success
- Opportunity Scholars
- Parent & Family Services
- Testing Center
- Upward Bound
- Veterans & Military Student Services
- View the Student Academic Success Organizational Chart
Educational Initiatives - University School
Our University Schools include the Early Learning & Research Center, Campus School, and University Middle. The Early Learning & Research Center serves Tigers ages 2-5 through three classroom demonstrations. Campus School, a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School, serves Tigers in Kindergarten- 5th grade. University Middle currently serves Tigers in 6th and 7th grade through a project based learning instructional model.
Plans are underway for additional educational programs and partnerships to launch in the coming years including an infant and toddler program, a high school, and a partnership program to provide early childhood education to children with special needs.
The mission of University Schools is to provide the children of our community with educational experiences that enhance their development from birth to graduation and promote dynamic research, collaborative partnerships and innovative practices.