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Upcoming Events

Whether you are a prospective or current graduate student looking to further their education and advance their career, we are dedicated to providing professional guidance as you continue your drive and enhance the knowledge and experience you already possess. We welcome you to connect with us!

You're Invited to our Fall Virtual Information Session

The UofM Graduate School Fall Virtual Information Session is a great way to ask questions, explore your options, and connect with us! During this session, our team of dedicated professionals will provide valuable insights into pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Memphis, our graduate programs, the admissions process, application requirements, and more. Mark your calendars and don't miss this valuable opportunity to get your questions answered and take the next step toward your graduate education goals!

  • Date & Time: Tuesday, November 7, 2023 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Location: via Zoom

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Welcome to our Graduate School Fall Exploration Night

We are excited to welcome students to discover the robust programs and resources at our GRADUATE SCHOOL FALL EXPLORATION NIGHT!
This is an invitation to all who are interested in learning more about UofM’s ​120+ graduate and doctoral degree-granting programs and graduate certificates! 
Come and learn how you can continue your academic pursuits, develop your career, and explore new opportunities! Department representatives will be waiting to showcase their programs. Also, representatives from schools nationwide will be present to speak with you about their institutions, programs, and campus life!  We look forward to seeing you there! 

  • Date & Time: Monday, September 25, 2023 at 4:00 PM until 6:30 PM
  • Location: University of Memphis: Rose Theatre, 470 University Center, Memphis, TN 38152

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Welcome to our Spring 2023 Virtual Open House Series

Are you interested in pursuing your master’s or doctoral degree? Do you want to learn how to advance your career? Each month’s open house will have an exciting theme and topic. From continuing your academic pursuits, career development, to exploring new opportunities, our monthly UofM Graduate School Virtual Open Houses are a great resource. We will have representatives from our programs, supporting departments, and community partners that can answer your questions about programs of study, opportunities, how to apply, career opportunities, etc. Ready to sign up? Click the link below to discover more and register for a Virtual Open House! 

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  • February 21, 2023: Virtual Graduate School Open House - Career Services & UMRF & Certificates
  • March 29, 2023: Virtual Graduate School Open House - Business, Technology, Engineering, & Law
  • April 13, 2023: Virtual Graduate School Open House - Education & Healthcare
  • May 24, 2023: Virtual Graduate School Open House - Humanities
  • May 25, 2023: Virtual Graduate School Open House - Social Sciences
  • June 28, 2023: Virtual Graduate School Open House - Natural Sciences and  UofM Global
  • July 19, 2023: Virtual Graduate School Open House - Fall 2023 Semester FAQ with Financial Aid/USBS

Connect with us at these college fairs & events!

We are looking forward to connecting with you and sharing all of the benefits and opportunities that the University of Mempis Graduate School programs and certificates offer.

  • January 27, 2023: January Graduate School Monthly Meet & Greet: University Center 1st floor Atrium from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • February 17, 2023: February Graduate School Monthly Meet & Greet: University Center 1st floor Atrium from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • March 15, 2023: March Graduate School Monthly Meet & Greet: University Center 1st floor Atrium from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • March 27, 2023: Austin Peay State University Career Expo: Morgan University Center Ballroom from 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • April 3, 2023: Student Research Forum
  • April 5, 2023: April Graduate School Monthly Meet & Greet: University Center 1st floor Atrium from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • April 12, 2023: Philander Smith College 2023 Spring College & Career Fair
  • April 14, 2023: Graduate School Spring Social & GSA Spring Award Ceremony from 2:00 pm-4:45 pm
  • April 18, 2023: UofM Senior Class Luncheon Meet & Greet from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • May 4-5, 2023: UofM Cap & Gown Distribution Meet & Greet
  • June 28, 2023: Miss Tennessee College/Career Fair from 8:00 am-11:30 am
  • September 14, 2023: CCFA GradLife Event
  • September 22, 2023: Tougaloo College 2023 Graduate and Professional School Fair from 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • September 25, 2023: Tougaloo College Group Tour at University of Memphis from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • September 27, 2023: Rhodes College Grad School Expo 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • September 28, 2023: Christian Brothers University Recuitment Fair from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
  • September 28, 2023: UofM Discover Your Major Day from 9:00 am-12:30 pm
  • October 17, 2023: Dissertation Writers Retreat (DWR) from 9:00 am-4:00 pm
  • October 24, 2023: MSU - 2023 Grad./Prof. School Info. & Major Exploration Day from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm 
  • October 27, 2023: TSU McNair Scholars Program at University of Memphis from 10:00 am - 11:45 am

Virtual Information Sessions & Office Hours

Are you thinking about applying to the University of Memphis Graduate School? Do you have questions about your academic options? If so, meet us during our virtual office hours & information session. We would love to speak to you directly about any questions or concerns you may be facing.

See below for our graduate school staff members and their current virtual office hours and dates for January 23, 2023-May 31, 2023

Christie Rakestraw, Graduate Admissions Counselor
Tuesdays 3 – 4:00 pm 

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Jameshia Jamison, Graduate Admissions Counselor
Mondays 10 – 11 am 

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Graduate Admissions Counselor
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Connect with a Graduate Student!
Tuesdays 10 – 11 am (until April 21, 2023!)

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Professional Development Seminars

Please visit the Graduate Student Association website for detailed information on the seminars being offered. 

Want to earn a free Graduate School stole to wear at graduation? Attend five Professional Development Seminars or Thesis/Dissertation workshops and earn a free stole. View the GSA calendar of events >

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