In the Now: April 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 parents@memphis.edu or at 901.678.2115.

Covid-19 Updates

As a college student family member, there’s a good chance that your student is home, or headed home. Everything feels awkward and out of place right now and it may take some time before your student finds their “new normal.” Stay flexible and go with the flow. Be available for your student, who may want to talk – or may not. Unlike Break, your student isn’t on vacation this time, they’ve just shifted where and how they’ll need to do college – at least for a little while. Please continue to review the Coronavirus Updates website for up-to-date information. To find a listing of the messages sent directly to members of the University community click below.


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

April 6-15: Registration for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Classes Begins

April 29: Last Day of Classes

April 30: Study Day

May 1-7: Exams

May 1: 3rd Installment Fee Payment Deadline (4:30 pm)


Many of you have reached out to express your disappointment about the disruption of spring commencement. We share your disappointment. Although we will not be able to celebrate your seniors and others scheduled to graduate in May in the traditional manner because of the significant risk to the public health, we will celebrate and honor spring graduates with a virtual ceremony. We are actively monitoring COVID-19, and if circumstances change for the better, we are planning for a traditional commencement ceremony in late summer or early fall. We will invite our spring graduates to participate in a traditional ceremony as soon as we are able to safely schedule one. We will share more details in the coming weeks as plans are finalized.

For more information, visit the Commencement website

Invitations and Diploma Frames:

The University Bookstore has a selection of graduation announcements and beautiful frames for the graduate.  For more information, visit the Bookstore website.

For information on visiting Memphis, please visit our Visiting Campus page.


Do you need verification that your 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, visit the Enrollment Verification website.


Do you want to know what is going on on-campus from a student point of view?  Read the student newspaper, published Tuesday through Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters, at The Daily Helmsman website