New Student Orientation
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Freshman Orientation

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming freshmen at the University of Memphis! Session dates for students entering Fall 2015 will be set in mid-Spring 2015, and incoming students will receive information via their University of Memphis email account and USPS.  

Students who attend earlier sessions generally have better options for class selections!

Excited and FunBelow is an abbreviated outline of the schedule for your two-day session. You will receive a more detailed schedule when you arrive at Orientation. Orientation is a continuous program with all activities scheduled in a necessary sequence. Students are required to attend all sessions on both days and to spend the night on campus. The orientation schedule requires extensive walking so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella!


8:00-8:45 Check-in & Information Fair
9:00-10:00 Welcome and Meet Your Orientation Guides
10:00-12:00 Academic Planning With Advisors
12:15-1:30 Lunch and Information Fair
1:30-4:15 Student Life Workshops and College Issues
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:30-9:30 Pool Party at the Campus Recreation Center
(Swimming, Basketball, Table Tennis, Video Games, and FUN, FUN, FUN!!!)


8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-11-30 Financial Aid & Scholarships, Health & Wellness, Preparing for Academic Success, Faculty Panel
11:30-4:00 Academic Advising, Schedule Planning, Registration, and Light Lunch

Freshman Orientation 1

Students will have various times for advising and registration. Although you may finish earlier, please be prepared to stay until 4:00 p.m.

All incoming freshmen will receive a brochure in their mailbox with detailed information about New Student Orientation. You must have been admitted to the University of Memphis in order to attend New Student Orientation.

Freshman Orientation Student Fee - $100

Includes one night in an on-campus residence hall, three meals, refreshment breaks, and Orientation materials.


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