Frequently Asked Questions

What’s New Student Orientation all about?

New Student Orientation is a college experience that will help you get off to a good start at the UofM. NSO will be held in-person, on campus, in the University Center. At Orientation, you will:

  • Meet other students, faculty, and staff
  • Discover activities and services
  • Learn more about the Financial Aid process
  • Have your student ID made
  • Tour the campus
New Student Orientation for Spring 2022 students is scheduled for January 11, 2022. Registration will open November 15, 2021. You'll receive more information via email in November. 

Am I required to attend Orientation?

No. Attendance is not mandatory for incoming Spring students. However, it is strongly encouraged for you to sign up to learn more about the resources available to you as a student.

How can I prepare for Orientation?

  • Submit your completed health forms and/or immunization records to Student Health Services via the immunization upload system at: umwa.memphis.edu/immunizations/
  • Be checking your email for information from your academic advisor. 
  • Review the schedule and come ready with questions for our different presenters. 
See also: Preparing for Orientation

How much does Orientation cost?

$30 for students, $10 for guests. 

How do I register for classes?

All incoming students should schedule an advising appointment with their respective academic advisors. Please contact your academic department to set up an advising appointment and register for classes prior to attending spring orientation.

Will I have my student ID made at Orientation?

All students who are registered for NSO should submit your photo for your ID card to our online photo submission process using your UUID and Password. Login and follow the instruction prompts at the following link to submit your photo: https://umwa.memphis.edu/campuscard/index.php/main.

You must bring your driver’s license or other photo identification to pick up your student id in the 115 Wilder Tower during NSO.

Do I have to attend the entire program?

Yes. You should attend all of the scheduled activities. Make plans to participate in the entire session and arrange your work schedule and travel plans accordingly. Although you will likely finish earlier, please be prepared to stay online until 2:00 p.m. on January 11th.

Should my parents or guardian also attend Orientation?

Definitely! You can encourage your family members to attend orientation although it is not mandatory for them. Make sure to include their information in the registration. We are ready to address all of their questions and concerns!

If I plan to live on campus in the spring, what are the check/move-in dates?

The official check/move-in dates for Spring 2021 are Wednesday, January 12 – Friday, January 14. Students will receive an email regarding spring move-in procedures after their housing assignment has been finalized. Please reach out to The Department of Housing and Residence Life for more information. A special workshop is also designed for you during the orientation program. Please make plans to attend this breakout session to receive more information about the move-in process and meet members of the Residence Life staff.

Please direct any other questions to (901) 678-5513 or email us at orientation@memphis.edu.