New Student Orientation
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Freshman Orientation

All New Student Orientation sessions for students entering Fall 2014 are now complete; however there is still time to register! At this time, you will need to proceed directly to advising: 

Proceed right to Advising

The University of Memphis requires academic advising prior to registration.  This session will focus your registration on the most effective pathway toward graduation.  Your advisor will give you academic advice and course recommendations.  Once you meet with your advisor, you will be cleared to register.

Locate Your Advisor Here!

Additionally, the Academic Counseling Center (ACC) is seeing first time freshmen, who missed orientation, on an appointment basis the week of August 11th. Walk-in advising will be available the week of August 18th. 

Students who attend earlier sessions generally have better options for class selections. Please note there are specific sessions for music majors (May 22-23; June 23-24, June 9-10, July 7-8).

Below are the Orientation Dates for New Freshman Students. 

May 22-23 (For University Academic Scholarship Recipients ONLY

Excited and FunMay 29-30 
June 9-10
June 12-13 
June 23-24 
June 26-27 
July 7-8 
July 10-11 
July 21-22 
July 24-25
July 28-29

August 7-8 

Below 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. If you did not receive a brochure in the mail, you may download one here.  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.

Registration for freshman sessions is now open!

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