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Frequently Asked Questions about Orientation

What’s it all about?

Am I required to attend Orientation?

Does it matter which Orientation session I attend?

Do I have to stay the entire time?

How do I register for classes?

Will I have my Student ID made at Orientation?

Should my parents come with me?

What if I am planning to take classes at the main campus in Memphis?


What’s it all about?

New Student Orientation is a college experience guaranteed to help you get off to a good start at the U of M Lambuth Campus. At Orientation you will:

  • Meet other students, faculty, and staff
  • Meet with an advisor
  • Plan your class schedule
  • Register for classes
  • Discover activities and services
  • Have your student ID made
  • Tour the campus
  • Have fun!

Am I required to attend Orientation?

Yes! Orientation is a mandatory program for first-time freshmen that will provide you with everything you need to know about being a student at the U of M Lambuth Campus. You will not be able to register for classes without attending New Student Orientation.

Does it matter which session I attend?

Orientation sessions are available on a first come, first served basis. You are welcome to attend either session that fits your schedule.

Do I have to stay the entire time?

You must attend all of the scheduled activities. Please arrange your work and travel schedules accordingly.

How do I register for classes?

At orientation, you will meet with an advisor to learn more about majors and plan a schedule of courses for your first semester. After being advised, you will register for the courses you and your advisor have selected. You will have a copy of your class schedule when you leave Orientation.

Will I have my student ID made at Orientation?

Yes! Photo ID cards will be made during course registration. You must bring your driver’s license or other photo identification to receive a student ID.

Should my parents come with me?

Definitely! We will have a special program for your parents while you are busy with Orientation. Please encourage them to attend. We are ready to address all of their questions and concerns.

What if I am planning to take classes at the main campus in Memphis?

If you are planning to take classes at the main campus in Memphis, please contact the Office of Admissions at (901) 678-2111 to change your intended location. Visit http://orientation.memphis.edu for information on how to sign up for New Student Orientation at the main campus.


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