Parent & Family News: Spring 2022 Edition
We are excited to have your students back on campus soon! Many students think of January as a new beginning, a time to improve upon the previous semester. Your student may also have new responsibilities, especially when it comes to managing finances. Talk with your student about these responsibilities often. Having a checking account or credit card may be a completely new experience for your student. You may want to have a conversation about budgeting expenses, spending habits, and paying for their education
What Parents Can Do...
- Make sure your student knows what books he or she will need for classes this semester. Visit the bookstore website to look them up.
- Talk with your student about his or her financial needs for the spring semester.
- Review the events of the past semester with your student.
- Evaluate the need and/or benefits of a part-time job.
As always feel free to contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 901.678.2115.
Connect with Parent and Family Services via Social Media @UMparents
IN THIS ISSUE
To stay up to date on all upcoming dates and deadlines, please check out our UMparent calendar.
Parents for Penny: Parent & Family Spring Day 2022
Join fellow UofM parents, families, and students on Saturday, February 5, 2022, for a spirited day as we cheer on the Tigers and enjoy downtown Memphis. The event is an opportunity to connect with the University of Memphis, support your student, get to know fellow parents and families, and show your Tiger pride. Registration will close on January 31, 2022
Parent & Family Spring Day Package: $23+ (dependent on section selected)
- Includes food, drink, spirit item giveaway
- Includes (1) Tigers vs. UCF Men's Basketball game
- Includes entrance to the reception for your student
- Does not include a ticket to the basketball game for your student
Parent & Family Spring Day Reception Only: $15 per person
- Does not include a basketball ticket
- Includes food, drink, spirit item giveaways
- Includes entrance to the reception for your student
UofM Men's Basketball Ticket Only
- You may choose to sit in the available section with the code or anywhere else in the arena where seats are available.
Your student can attend the game for free with their UofM id to sit in the student section. If you would like them to sit with you, you must purchase them a ticket.
Schedule of Events
- Parent & Family Spring Day Reception 4:30 to 6:30 pm | University of Memphis Law School
- Join us for a meal and pick up your UofM spirit goodies! We will have a Tiger Spirit photo booth and activity for you to join in. Then head out to explore Beale Street and Downtown on your way to the FedExForum!
- Service Project at Reception Join us in a project to support our UofM students!
- Men's Basketball vs. UCF Knights 7 pm | Tipoff
Join the Parent & Family Association
Membership in Parent & Family Association allows you to connect and engage with the
UofM while providing you with information and opportunities to support your student's
Biweekly e-Newsletters throughout the year
Welcome Bag with items just for members of the Parent & Family Association
Association member's students are eligible for one of 12 $400 book scholarships
Priority Registration for Parent & Family Weekend and other Parent Events
Parent & Family Calendar mailed to your home each year your student is enrolled
Eligible to serve on the Parent & Family Council
Parking passes available upon request (Request must be made at least 1 business day before)
Includes 2 family members in the same household
Parent & Family Association Book Scholarships
If you are a member of the Parent & Family Association, your student is eligible for one of twelve $400 book scholarships. Students apply through Tiger Scholarship Manager.
Applicant must be the student of a Parent & Family Association member in good standing
Applicant must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student
Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours
Applicant must have at least a 2.75 GPA
Scholarships will be awarded based on merit and need. Students can apply for the scholarships through Tiger Scholarship Manager.
The deadline to apply for all 2022-2023 scholarships is February 1, 2022.
Hugs from Home
Surprise & support your student with a Hug from Home! These are a great way to send love to your student. Proceeds go to support our Tiger Food Pantry for students in need.
Ordering is open now!
Bags are $15 and are a little happy for your student! In each bag, students receive Valentine's Day themed candy (kisses, smarties, & lifesavers), a mini first-aid kit, chapstick key chain, and Tiger spirit items. On the order form, you can also add a personalized note to your student to show your support. Visit our Instagram page for a photo of everything inside the bag!
Students will be notified on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2022, to pick up their bag in the Administration Building.
Spring registration has been open for all degree-seeking students since November 8, 2021. Refer to the Spring 2022 Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines.
Please remind your students that they must be advised before registering; the registration system will not allow a degree-seeking student to register if an advisor has not cleared them.
The last day of regular registration is Friday, January 14, 2022. Students who register after this date will be subject to late registration and late payment fees. Please encourage your students to print and review their syllabi class schedules before their first day of classes.
University and Student Business Services
The Spring Fee Payment Deadline is January 10, 2022, by 4:30 pm. Fee Payment Deadlines/Refunds/Important Dates calendar
For students who register through January 10, 2022, their student account balance needs to be paid in full or enrolled in a Spring 2022 Installment Payment Plan.
Students who wish to register for courses with remaining seat availability may do so during *Late Registration. All courses must be paid in full or be enrolled in a designated semester's Installment Payment Plan (IPP).
*Note: To request to register after late registration, your student will need to contact their college representative for approval. If approved, they should be prepared to pre-pay in full or have sufficient financial aid/scholarships for ALL fees for all Parts-Of-Term. Students will have five business days from the date that the college approves/signs the request to satisfy fees to be enrolled in courses. The Spring 2022 Installment Payment Plan option will end at 4:30 pm on March 14, 2022. See full IPP details.
Authorized User: Students can enroll you as an Authorized User on TigerXpress so that you can view and pay the outstanding balances on TigerXpress and receive an email notification when eBills are available.
Important Information, Dates, and Deadlines:
- January 10: Deadline to sign up for eRefunds (direct deposit) on TigerXpress for processing excess financial aid/scholarship refunds as available for the initial direct deposit
- January 14: eRefunds- Direct Deposit refunds will begin to post to students' bank accounts
- January 21: Refund checks will be sent to the Post Office for mailing
- March 1: 2nd Installment Fee Deadline to avoid $25 late payment fee
- April 1: 3rd Installment Fee Deadline to avoid $25 late payment fee
- May 1: Final Installment Fee Payment Deadline to avoid $25 late payment fee
Official Move-In Dates: Thursday, January 13 - Saturday, January 15, 2022
Returning residents are not required to sign-up for a move-in appointment. Non-extended stay residence halls (i.e., Rawls, Smith, LLC, and South) will open at 1:00 p.m. on January 13, 2022. Early check/move-in times will not be available this spring. For more information visit the Spring 2022 Move-In Website.
Students who are suspected of having, confirmed to have, or who have been in sustained proximity to someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 will need to complete their self-isolation period before move-in. For the latest COVID-19 updates from the University of Memphis, please visit the Coronavirus Updates page. If students cannot move in during the above dates, they will need to communicate via email with the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) of their assigned residence hall.
Campus ID Cards
Students are encouraged to manage their Campus (ID) Card online. Some of the online options include:
- Deactivate lost, misplaced, or stolen card to prevent unauthorized use
- Activate found card
- View card balance(s) and meal plan (if applicable)
- Add additional funds to card using a credit card
For questions, students can contact the Campus Card office at 901-678-CARD (2273) or email@example.com. They can also stop by their office in 115 Wilder Tower on the Lambuth campus in the Business Service Center, 109 Varnell-Jones Hall.
Tiger Talent is Something to Roar About! Encourage your student to meet with a Career Specialist. Majors and Concentrations are grouped into Talent Communities served by Career Specialists. They can help your student clarify their career goals, prepare for job and internship searches, and advise them on planning for graduate/professional school. Types of advising appointments include:
- Major and Career Exploration/Planning
- Document Review (resume, cover letter, CV, etc.)
- Job/Internship Search Strategies
- Mock Interviews
- Graduate/Professional School Planning
Services are provided by appointment only with the exception of Walk-In Hours. Your student can request an appointment with their Career Specialist through TigerLink powered by Handshake.
As part of the UofM Center for International Education Services, the Study Abroad
Office provides rigorous academic programs with a cross-cultural learning experience
that is not available in the United States.
The office offers more than 200 semester, academic year and short-term programs in over 60 countries worldwide to meet the diverse needs of the student population.
The UofM study abroad staff, located in the Panhellenic Building, is here to advise students, parents, and community members about study abroad program options, policies, and procedures as well as scholarship opportunities.
March 1: Summer & Fall Application Deadline for Study Abroad
Technology for Your Student
Looking for Microsoft Office for your student? Did you know Microsoft Office Suite is available at no cost in PC and Mac platforms for your currently enrolled student? The software includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Office is a great tool for completing coursework and assignments.
Your student can download a copy of the software to their computer or laptop. To learn more about downloading Microsoft Office, have your student visit the Office website.
Students can use their UofM Student ID at various locations on Highland Street to receive discounts. Additionally, Garibaldi's, Moe's, McDonald's, Domino's, Ubee's, and Smoothie King will accept Tiger Funds for eat-in or take-out. To upload money to Tiger Funds, visit the Campus Card website.
Winter Welcome Week
For any questions, contact MK Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As has been the case nationally, our community has seen a significant rise in COVID-19 cases driven by the spread of the Omicron variant. The best protection against serious illness from COVID-19 continues to be vaccinations. We strongly encourage all students, faculty, and staff to get vaccinated and take advantage of booster shots. While vaccinated individuals may still contract the virus, they are significantly less likely to have severe illness or require hospitalization. Getting vaccinated will help protect you and those around you both at work and home. Vaccinations and boosters are critical for our campus to continue safe operations in the spring semester.
We continue to partner with the Baptist Medical Group (BMG) to offer vaccinations on campus during the spring semester. In the interim, you can find information regarding the availability of vaccines here. Students should anticipate that we will continue with safety measures that were in place during the fall semester. Staff will also monitor all CDC guidelines and implement any new or revised measures. For the latest COVID-19 updates from the University of Memphis, testing details, and vaccine information, visit the Coronavirus Updates page.
UofM COVID-19 Testing Center
We have a Testing Center for only UofM students, faculty, and staff exhibiting symptoms. Located at the Central to the Arts Hub, test kits and processing are provided at no charge by the State of Tennessee and funded by Federal COVID-19 relief funding. Testing Center access details are very specific and are provided on the Testing page.
The University of Memphis Student Health Center highly recommends everyone gets vaccinated to protect themselves and those around them against influenza. The immunization takes about 10 days for immunity to develop, so the sooner your student is immunized, the better. Check with your doctor or another health care professional if you have questions about which vaccine your student should get.
- WASH YOUR HANDS with soap and water.
- COVER YOUR COUGH with your elbow
- STAY AWAY FROM CROWDS when influenza is present
- STAY HOME if you are diagnosed with the flu.
If you have questions about the above information, please call 678.2287 or 678.474
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