In the Now: September FAQs

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.


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

September 2: University Closed in observance of Labor Day

September 3: Greek Life Potential New Member Orientation

September 5: Greek Life Potential New Member Orientation

September 8: Last Day to Drop Course without Receiving "W" on transcript

September 10: Last Day to Register for Parent & Family Weekend

September 15: Hispanic Heritage Month Begins

September 16: Study Abroad Fair, 12 pm - 4 pm, UC Ballroom

September 12-15: Panhellenic Recruitment (Sororities)

September 16 - 20: IFC Formal Recruitment (Fraternities)

September 21: Family Resource Fair, 10 am - 2 pm, UC Alumni Lawn

September 12: Fall 2019 Career Fair, UC Ballroom

September 30: 1st Installment Plan Payment Due


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.


Did you know? Students who are involved...

  • have higher GPAs and critical thinking skills
  • are more satisfied with their college experience.

This year students have the opportunity to explore different activities through Tiger Zone. Tiger Zone is a database that chronicles Registered Student Organization (RSO) profiles, membership rosters, and events, as well as other engagement opportunities from around campus. Click here to be redirected to TigerZone

The beginning of a new school year is a great time for new students to join a registered student organization.  The University has over 150 registered student organizations (RSOs) that cover a wide variety of student interests. If your student doesn't find one that addresses their interests, they can start their own! 


Join us November 1-3 for Parent & Family Weekend! This is a great opportunity to visit your student and experience the University of Memphis. The weekend will include the Tiger Football game vs. SMU, tailgate party on Tiger Lane, Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally, Memphis Bus Tour, Pottery Class,  and other on-campus events. Registration closes Monday, October 21 at 11:59 pm. For more information and to register, visit the Parent & Family Weekend website.


For our students who are interested in joining a Fraternity or Sorority, recruitment is currently ongoing. For more information, by visit the Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment 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