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.
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
Things to Do
Whether you are living on or off campus, there are many events and activities to get
you involved at the UofM.
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.
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.
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
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
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.