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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. 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 2020 students is scheduled for January 14, 2020. 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.

What should I bring to Orientation?

  • Copy of immunization records
  • Driver’s license or state-issued photo identification
  • Water bottle
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket
See also: Preparing for Orientation

How much does Orientation cost?

$30 per student; $10 per guest (includes light breakfast, lunch, parking and orientation materials)

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 until 4:00 p.m. on January 9th.

Should my parents or guardian come with me?

Definitely! You can encourage your family members to attend orientation although it is not mandatory for them. You will need to sign them up online and pay their fee when you register. We are ready to address all of their questions and concerns!

If I plan to live on campus in the spring, can I move in at Orientation?

Yes! Our Residence Life staff is prepared to move you into your residence hall after your orientation session. 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.