Tiger Family Resource Hub: New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) at UofM is mandatory for all incoming freshman students, and highly encouraged for transfer and adult students. Reservations for summer New Student Orientation will be available online in mid-spring. Spring NSO (for new students admitted for the spring semester) is typically held in early January. Spring NSO registration opens in November.

New Student Orientation (NSO) provides your student with information about:

  • Academic advising
  • Registering for classes
  • Finances
  • Student involvement
  • Campus resources
  • And much more!

We highly encourage you to attend NSO with your student. While your student attends a student-only track, you will have the opportunity to attend "Parent & Family Orientation" - a special track that provides families with an opportunity to learn about the University of Memphis and get important information to help your student to succeed. 

Your student’s orientation continues when they arrive on campus. Weeks of Welcome gives your student a chance to meet fellow Tigers and explore campus resources. 


The MyMemphis Portal is your student’s online portal. This is where they will manage the majority of their student transactions, including:

  • Viewing, accepting or declining their financial aid award
  • Authorizing financial aid and/or scholarships to cover university charges
  • Reviewing transfer credit
  • Running a degree audit
  • Updating and verifying their address, cell/mobile phone number and emergency contact information
  • Finding enrollment dates
  • Adding and dropping classes
  • Viewing tuition and fees
  • Authorizing parents and others to view their account and pay tuition and fees online.
  • Setting up direct deposit for tuition and fee refunds.

Academic Calendar

The academic year calendars mark the major activity dates (class start/end dates, exam dates, and commencement) of each term and its parts. Each academic year begins with the fall term and ends at the conclusion of the summer term (Ex, Fall 2020- Summer 2021). Students wanting registration, add/drop, fee payment, etc., dates and deadlines for a particular, immediate term should review the Dates & Deadlines Calendar for that term.

Campus Card

Your student’s Campus Card is their campus identification card. Your student will use their Campus Card to:

  • Access Meal Plans, Tiger Eat$, or Tiger Funds at our many dining locations and retail markets
  • Access Tiger Eat$ or Tiger Funds at vending locations across campus
  • Attend UofM Athletic events
  • Enter residence halls
  • Use the Student Wellness & Fitness Center
  • Check out materials at campus libraries
Visit the Campus Card site for more information and to add funds to your student's Tiger Fund account.

Academic Colleges

There are 14 different Colleges and Schools that make up the University of Memphis. Consequently, most academic policies, rules, and regulations are unique to the specific school or college to which a student applies. Each student should familiarize themselves with their specific school or college’s policies and degree requirements. Some schools do require an additional application, such as the Loewenberg School of Nursing, the Herff College of Engineering and the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. 

Academic Regulations

Students are required to abide by the rules and regulations regarding their academic journey at the UofM. Students can utilize the information about various topics including, appeals, class attendance, and computing GPA, to ensure that they are staying on track towards their goal of graduation. All academic regulations are available in the Course Catalog.