Tiger Family Resource Hub: New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation at UofM will be hosted in-person this summer! It is mandatory for all incoming students. By attending New Student Orientation, your student will learn about campus resources, get to know fellow Tigers,  meet their advisor, and register for classes.

Reservations for New Student Orientation are available online, and your student will need to log in using their UUID and password. The UUID and password is the same information they use to access their myMemphis portal and university email account. 

Students can bring one guest with them to Orientation and we highly encourage you to attend with your student. Parent & Family Orientation 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. 

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is in-person this summer at UofM! It is mandatory for all incoming students. New Student Orientation provides your student with information about:

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

During New Student Orientation, your student will meet with their advisor and register for classes. So it's important they get started early!

We encourage families to attend Orientation with their student to learn important information and assist their student while they are at the University of Memphis. 


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 12 different Schools and Colleges at the University of Memphis Main and Lambuth Campuses, plus off-campus locations including: Collierville, Cordova, Germantown, Millington, Whitehaven, and Dyersburg. Students seeking a degree are admitted to a school or college and not the University itself. 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.

Those students who are non-degree seeking must apply to the University. These students should be aware that students can take only up to 1/3 of a degree requirement’s load before having to declare a major and move into the college or school. Some schools do require an additional application, such as the Loewenberg School of Nursing. 

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.