Packing Suggestions

As you prepare your group for check-in, there are a few things you should consider when telling them what they will need to bring. Each Conference Housing room is air-conditioned and equipped with two (2) single beds, (Some are extra-long) dressers, desks and chairs. Here is a list of items that you should find useful in making your stay enjoyable as well as comfortable.


Linens: Pack sheets, blanket, comforter or bedspread, and pillow.

Towels and toiletries: If your group is here for an extended stay, you may want to bring an extra towel or two. 

Internet: Each room is equipped with Ethernet connections. Once you arrive on campus, you will need to pick up a ResNet information sheet to gain access to the internet. Wi-fi is free campus-wide – just join the "UofM – Guest" network.

Appropriate clothing: Let your group know what type of activities they will be involved in and how they should dress. Keep in mind that although it tends to be hot and humid in Memphis during the summer, air conditioning makes our rooms a little cool at night.

Laundry on Campus: Each building has a free laundry room facility.

Other items that you may want to include: Alarm clock, coat hangers, and a clothes iron. For guests with an extended stay, you may want to bring a television (basic cable service is provided), a small refrigerator, and/or a small microwave oven. For information about renting a micro-frig you may call Central Appliance, which is relatively close to campus and has delivery and pick-up services at (901) 327-7368. The only additional cooking appliances allowed for use in a residence hall room are coffee makers with enclosed heating elements and hot air popcorn poppers.


Toaster ovens, hot plates, slow cookers, woks, and other heat producing items are strictly prohibited in the residence halls. If you bring any of these items to campus, you will be required to remove them from the residence halls or they may be confiscated. The University of Memphis is a dry campus. The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on University controlled property. Additionally, the use, possession, or distribution of narcotics or illegal substances is prohibited on University controlled property. Refer to University Policies for more information.