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In the Now: August FAQ
As the school year rolls on different situations and questions arise.  As a result, our more frequently asked questions for each month will be posted below.  If you do not see a topic covered, please review our Frequently Asked Questions page or feel free to e-mail us at or at 901.678.2115.

Important Dates and Deadlines

To stay up to date on all upcoming dates and deadlines, please check out our UMparent calendar

August 4-7: Frosh Camp Session III

August 5: Priority Parking and On-Campus Resident Permit Sales for students begin

August 7: Last Day of Classes (2nd and Full Summer)

August 10: Summer Commencement

August 21-23: Residence Hall Check-In*

August 22: Fee Payment Deadline, 4:30 pm (All registered courses will be DELETED if not paid In full or signed up/paid on the Installment Payment Plan (IPP) by the Fee Payment Deadline)

August 22: Last Day of Regular Registration

August 22-October 31: Plug into the Blue

August 25: First Day of Classes, Fall 2014

August 23-28: Late Registration Period

August 25: New Student Convocation, 2:00 pm in Rose Theatre

August 28: Last Day to Add or Change Sections

September 1: University Closed in observance of Labor Day

*Residence Hall Move-In:

Thursday, August 21, 2014 – 1:00 – 4:30 pm

  • Emerging Leaders and Honors Program Residents in the Living Learning Complex Residents

Friday, August 22, 2014 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Rawls Hall Residents

Friday, August 22, 2014- 1:00 – 4:30 pm

  • All other Residents

Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 1:00 – 4:30 pm

  • All other Residents

Immunization Forms for New Students

The Student Health Services office maintains a website that outlines the immunizations that new students will need to receive before registering for classes.  Tennessee state law dictate that all students comply with the immunization requirements as outlined.  Completion of the immunization form is required to register full time.

Required Immunizations

Certificate of Immunization

How can my student make me an Authorized User for TIgerXpress?

Students can sign up to give others (parents, employers, etc.) the ability to access their account information in the TigerXpress system. Authorized users may view student account balance and make payments. Students have the option to give Authorized Users access to their eBills and payment history.

Click here for more information about Authorized Users and how your student can make you one.

Enrollment Verification

Do you need verification that you student is enrolled for medical insurance, car insurance, or anything else? Students can request enrollment verification from the National Student Clearinghouse  or from the Registrar’s office.  For complete details on how to request enrollment verification, please click here.

Adult and Commuter Student Services

Within the University, there is an office dedicated to adult and commuter students and serving their unique needs. They offer many resources for students that commute to campus, including

  • A commuter lounge with couches, microwave and refrigerator
  • Quiet study area with computers
  • Complimentary hot beverages
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Seminars with topics of interest to commuter students
  • Transportation Information (Bus schedules, Carpool information)
  • Commuter Student Association (CSA)
  • For more information, please visit their website by clicking here.

Student Newspaper

Do you want to know what is going on on-campus from a student point of view?  Read the student newspaper, The Daily Helmsman, by clicking here. It is published once a week during the summer.

Important Links:

UMparent Calendar

Plug into the Blue

Residence Life

New Student Convocation

Student Health Services

Enrollment Verification

Adult & Commuter Student Services

The Daily Helmsman

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