living on campus

Housing 101

Where are you going to live?

Tigers Live Here

You're finally off to college. 
Time to go out on your own and take on the real world. Live Large! 
Prove to the folks at home that you can do your own laundry and cook something besides ramen noodles. 
Life is good. But now you find yourself faced with your first real world decisions:

Enter Housing and Residence Life on the campus of the University of Memphis. It's the real world formatted for college life. It's more affordable than living off campus, with a variety of floor plans to choose from. Plus, living on campus comes with a lot of built-in advantages.

Housing and Residence Life at the University of Memphis lets you stay in charge of your life. Sure, there are a few rules and guidelines to follow. But living on campus is the fastest, easiest way to meet cool new friends. It's almost like having an instant social life.

From the library to the pizza joint; everything you need is practically at your doorstep. Plus, when you live next to class, you can sleep in later than those who live off campus.

You'll have 24-hour access to computers for writing term papers, e-mailing your mom and doing important research on the Internet. Plus our residence halls have high-speed Internet available for use on your own computer.

It's a brave new world out there. Housing and Residence Life at the University of Memphis makes it a little easier for you to take it by storm. And, hey, if you still want to eat ramen noodles for dinner, nobody here is going to stop you.

Tigers Live Here


Living Learning Communities are specialized programs that combine the conventional residential experience with support from faculty, integrated resources from sponsoring departments, and a 360-degree approach to student learning. Living Learning Community members have frequent interaction with faculty and develop strong relationships with fellow students. 

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  • Bed Sheets (extra long twin size)
  • Pillows/pillowcases
  • Mattress pad
  • Comforter/extra blanket
  • Bed risers
  • Towels (bath, hand, washcloths)
  • Shower caddy
  • Loofah
  • Robe
  • Shower shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Soap holder
  • Bath mat/rug (suite bathrooms only)
  • Area Rug
  • Picture frames
  • Door mirror
  • Throw pillows
  • Curtains
  • Curtain rod
  • Posters
  • Command Strips
  • Television (QAM compatible)
  • TV stand
  • Alarm clock
  • Iron with auto shutoff
  • Hair dryer, curling iron, etc.
  • Waste basket
  • Trash bags
  • Floor lamp
  • Extension cord
  • Laundry detergent
  • Fabric softener
  • Broom, mop, vacuum
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Batteries
  • Chargers
  • Flashlight
  • Headphones
  • Small electric fan
  • Power strip (UL approved with surge protector)
  • First aid kit
  • Tool kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Ear plugs
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Dinnerware
  • Utensils
  • Drinkware
  • Cookware
  • Plastic containers
  • Plastic storage bags
  • Kitchen tools
  • Can opener
  • Drying rack
  • Dish towels
  • Paper towels
  • Dish soap
  • Chip clips
  • Refrigerator
    (must have power consumption of 1.5 amp
    or less and be a standard dorm refrigerator with 
    approximate capacity of 4.5 cubic ft.; power
    requirement not greater than 120 volt)
  • Coffeemaker without burner
  • Microwave
    (must have power consumption of 5 amp
    or less and maximum of 800w cooking power;
    power requirement not greater than 120 volt)

  • Storage Laundry basket
  • Storage cubes
  • Over-the-door organizer
  • Under-bed storage
  • Closet organizers
  • Hangers
  • Shoe rack
  • Laptop
  • Flash drive
  • Bookbag
  • Pens & pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Notebooks
  • Printer paper
  • Desk lamp
  • Stapler
  • Binder Clips
  • Bulletin board
  • Dry erase board
  • Calendar

  • Air conditioner
  • Ceiling fan
  • Candles
  • Incense/potpourri
  • Slow cooker
  • Toaster oven
  • Hot plate/electric frying pan/deep fryer
  • Grills (charcoal/electric/gas/George Foreman)
  • Compressed gas containers
  • Shot glasses or other alcohol paraphernalia
  • Electrical items not in good condition
  • Netting, parachutes, large flags or any large fabric
  • Firearms
  • Martial arts equipment
  • Animals - except for approved service animals and fish (one fish tank per room under 20 gallons) Any student who wishes an exception under the ADA/FHA must file their request with Disability Resources for Students.