Student Life at the UofM

There is always something to do as a student at the University of Memphis. Between an active athletics program, a vibrant campus community with free museums, concerts, theatrical performances, sororities and fraternities and an exciting city culture featuring music, artistic venues, galleries, world famous restaurants and the Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis is a place where boredom does not exist. Take the time to learn more about what the city and college has to offer. 

Campus Life

Engineering Living Learning Community (ELLC)

Every year, students compete for spots in Herff Engineering's Living Learning Community. There is one hall for men and one for women, located in Shirley C. Raines Centennial Place. The Herff ELLC provides a close-knit, caring community for all engineering majors. The space has dedicated computer facilities, public spaces and study lounges. Comfortable common areas can be used for seminars or other learning and professional development events that engineering majors won't want to miss. Student Services representatives also host fun and educational activities specifically designed for the ELLC community. 

How To Apply To The ELLC

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Things to Do

Whether you are living on or off campus, there are many events and activities to get you involved at the UofM. 
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Athletics is a major part of the UofM experience. Memphis loves their Tigers, evidenced by the pride shown by businesses throughout the city. Unusual for a city of its size and type, the people of Memphis bleed blue, uniting people of from all cultures and backgrounds. As a student, it is important to find life/work/study balance in order to be a well-rounded, stabile student.

In addition, attending sporting events is an opportunity to support student athletes who understand being involved in demanding activities. Engineering has been fortunate to have several student athletes who have gone on to careers in their sports or successful careers in their earned degrees. 

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Living in Memphis

Known as the Home of the Blues and the Bluff City, Memphis is loacted on the Mississippi River in the southwest corner of the state of Tennessee. Memphis has a low cost of living for a large metro area. The cost of living in Memphis is about 21% lower than the national average, making your dollars stretch more here. There are a variety of activities and events that Memphis offers for you to discover. 

Outdoor Activities

Take a walk, run or bike ride on the Shelby Farms Park Greenline, a more than 10 mile trail that links Mid-Town Memphis to the eastern part of the city. At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park is is one of the largest urban parks in the country, providing more than 40 miles of paved and unpaved trails, pavillions for picnicking, horseback riding, 20 bodies of water with fishing opportunities, a herd of buffalo, playgrounds for kids, paintball and lasertag, restaurants, axe throwing, ziplining and more. Downtown Memphis has a variety of outdoor activities, such as kayaking, riverfront parks, events, riverboat rides and pedestrian walking paths, including Big River Crossing that goes across the Mississippi River to Arkansas. Not far from the UofM, the award-winning Memphis Zoo is located in Midtown and is home to more than 3,500 animals. A trip through the zoo takes you around the world. Visit the large mammals of the African Veldt,  the nocturnal animals of the United States, a variety of aquatic animals from fresh and salt water environments, the fierce residents of Cat Country that contains five species of endangered wild cats, the exotic animals of China, Indonesia's Komodo Dragon in its lair and more. 
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Attractions, Activities & Arts

Memphis has a variety of tourist destinations to attract a wide range of interests. A must stop for any person visiting or living in Memphis, the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel is a powerful, historical site in Downtown Memphis. The location where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, the museum is a tribute to leaders throughout time who fought for civil rights and provided a foundation for freedom, justice and equality for all. Elvis Presley's Graceland is a popular destination for people around the world. Located in South Memphis, Graceland offers tours of Elvis' mansion, the star's gravesite, the 200,000-square-foot Elvis Presley's Memphis complex that features exhibits and memorabilia, restaurants, his cars and the Lisa Marie Airplane, which named for his daughter.