Residence Life and Dining Services
graduate and student family housing
Student Family Housing Brochure

Introduction

The University of Memphis welcomes you to Graduate and Student Family Housing. We hope that your stay here will be both pleasant and comfortable. The University will strive to keep the residents informed of all matters affecting the welfare of the community. Prior notice of any changes in policy or regulations will be made available to all residents.

Successful operation and management is dependent upon the cooperation of residents. Careful consideration and understanding of mutual problems are very important to all concerned. The information, policies, and procedures set forth on these pages are presented to preserve your rights, privileges, and responsibilities as residents.

The Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life and Dining Services and staff, are here to assist you; feel free to call upon us. All housing matters should be discussed with the Assistant Area Coordinator for Graduate and Student Family Housing, whose office is located in the Graduate and Student Family Housing Community Center on South Campus. Rental payments are made at the Bursar’s Office.

Accommodations

Graduate and Student Family Housing is located on The University of Memphis South Campus, approximately one mile from the main campus. Phase One units consist of fifty-six one bedroom townhouse apartments, sixty-two two bedroom townhouse apartments, and eight two-bedroom flats. All apartments are equipped with stove, self-cleaning full-size ovens, dishwasher, refrigerator, garbage disposal, living room and bedroom carpet, and venetian blinds. Electric central heat and air conditioning are also provided. An enclosed private patio is located to the rear of each apartment. Local telephone service and water are also included.

Phase Two units consist of twenty-four two bedroom flats. These apartments are equipped with dishwasher, full-size stove, frost-free refrigerator, garbage disposal, mini-blinds on bedroom windows, thermal pane windows, hook-ups for stackable washers and dryers, and carpet in the living room, dining areas, and bedrooms. Gas, central heat, and air conditioning are also provided. Each apartment has a patio/balcony with a locking storage area. Local telephone service and water are included. Four apartments are specifically designed to accommodate students with disabilities.

Assignment Procedures

Assignments are made according to the waiting list. Applicants are notified of their assignments by letter or telephone. Applications will remain on file until such a time as an assignment is made or written notice of cancellation is received. Failure to notify The Department of Residence Life and Dining Services of change in address or telephone number could result in the voiding of the application.

Management

The Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life and Dining Services is responsible for the overall operation and policy decisions of Graduate and Student Family Housing. The Department of Residence Life and Dining Services is located in Room 011 of Richardson Towers. The telephone number is 901-678-2295. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 4:30 PM . The Graduate and Student Family Housing Office, located on South Campus, is open Monday through Friday. The hours of operation are posted on the door of the Community Building . The Graduate and Student Family Housing Office telephone number is 901-678-2087.

The Assistant Area Coordinator is a staff member who resides at Graduate and Student Family Housing and is the person with whom you will most often come in contact. The Assistant Area Coordinator, who has an office in the Community Building on South Campus, is there to assist you with both operational and personal concerns, as well as with all issues that affect residents. The Assistant Area Coordinator is the person you should seek when you need assistance.

Application And Lease Procedures

To apply for Graduate and Student Family Housing, an application must be submitted to The Department of Residence Life and Dining Services. Once an assignment has been made, payment of first and last month’s rent is due prior to move in or ten working days (whichever is first). A refund of the last months rent will be granted upon written request submitted prior to the date an assignment is made. The first month’s rent is non-refundable.

The lease must be signed by the student and the Associate Dean of Student for Residence Life and Dining Services or designee. The lease carefully outlines responsibilities of both the resident and the University. Please take time to thoroughly familiarize yourself and your family with its policies. Residents are expected to abide by the terms and conditions of the lease.

Students are required to sign a 10-month housing contract for the academic year (fall and spring semesters). The student may be released from the contract for the spring semester if written notification is provided to the Department of Residence Life and Dining Services prior to November 1, with no penalty. November 1 through January 2, the student is responsible for the last month’s rent. If the student remains in housing on the first day of class, the student is responsible for the remainder of the contract (spring semester) rent. A separate contract will be made for the summer semester. Students wishing to remain in housing during the summer session will be required to enter into a summer term contract. Release from the spring semester portion of the contract must be requested in writing by the above-specified date. Release from the contract will be made by the University or upon written request from the student if: (1) the student is prevented from entering the University because of medical reasons confirmed in writing by a licensed physician, (2) the student is denied full admittance to the University, (3) first and last month’s payment is not received in the appropriate time frame. Full refund will be made in the case of death. No refund will be made, other than for the above conditions.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Graduate and Student Family Housing, the applicant must be accepted as a student at The University of Memphis, and enrolled for a minimum of six (6) undergraduate, or three (3) graduate semester hours of credit at The University of Memphis by the close of the registration period for which housing is requested. The applicant for all two bedroom units must be married, must be living with their spouse during the period of occupancy, or a divorced, widowed or single student who is a head of household and living with their dependant child or children. Applicants for all one-bedroom units may either be the same as stated for two-bedroom units or single Graduate Students or Law Students. All single applicants must live alone and not have roommates or other occupants.

The maximum number of family members allowed to reside in units is as follows: 2 Bedroom Units- No more than 2 adults and 2 children, 1 Bedroom Units- No more than 2 adults and 1 child or 1 adult and 2 children.

Any change in family status must be reported to the Assistant Area Coordinator for Graduate and Student Family Housing within five (5) days of the occurrence. This includes, but is not limited to, divorce, separation, or any other situation creating ineligibility. Requests for exceptions may be made in writing to the Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life and Dining Services and will be made on an as available basis with no qualified students on the waiting list. An apartment may only be occupied by members of the student’s immediate family: which includes, spouse, and/or their dependent children. Other relatives are not permitted to live with the family as regular residents. Guests are permitted, but their stay must be limited to a reasonably short visit. Any change in occupants must be reported in writing to the Assistant Area Coordinator within five (5) days of the change.

To meet student eligibility, residents must register for, and maintain, a minimum of six (6) credit hours for undergraduate and a minimum of three (3) credit hours for graduate students. Students failing to maintain the minimum hours will be required to vacate their apartments. A graduate assistant employed by The University of Memphis may register for a minimum of three (3) credit hours. Graduate students registered only for thesis or dissertation credit must submit a written request to the Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life and Dining Services for permission to reside in Graduate and Student Family Housing. A maximum residency of two (2) years may be granted for dissertation. Exceptions to the above policy must be appealed in writing to the Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life and Dining Services.

An applicant requesting occupancy beginning in the summer term, must register for a minimum of three (3) credit hours per summer term.

The lease does not include sub-lease privileges and is not transferable.

Residents of Graduate and Student Family Housing during the spring semester are eligible to retain their apartment during the summer session without registering for summer school providing 1) they pre-register as a student for the fall semester and 2) the resident submits a written request for summer occupancy to the Assistant Area Coordinator for Student Family Housing by April 15 preceding the summer term.

Rent

As stated in the lease, rent is for a semester, and with the exception of financial aid, is payable in equal payments in advance on the first day of each month. If the rent remains unpaid after the tenth day of the month, a late payment fee of $25 will be added to the unpaid balance. Excessive problems with rental payments may result in the semester rent being payable at the beginning of the semester or in eviction.

The Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life and Dining Services will notify any residents that are delinquent in rental payments. If the resident makes the appropriate payment to the University, they return to good standing with the Department of Residence Life and Dining Services. If the student fails to pay the past due rent and continues to carry outstanding debt, at the end of the next thirty (30) day cycle, they will be notified that eviction proceedings will be initiated if the entire debt is not paid within thirty (30) days. If the debt continues to be carried at the end of sixty (60) days from original notification, the resident will be notified of the University’s intent to initiate eviction proceedings. Residents will be responsible for paying the costs of collection, including reasonable attorney fees in the event it becomes necessary for the University to employ an attorney to force the resident to comply with any of the resident’s obligations to the University.

Vacancy forms will be sent to all residents that have a past due rent balance with the University. These vacancy packets include all information needed to vacate the apartment in an appropriate time frame with the Assistant Area Coordinator for Graduate and Student Family Housing, making appropriate follow-ups to ensure date of vacancy is established and the apartment is inspected upon vacating.

The resident’s social security number is to be included with all payments. Payments are to be made to The Bursar’s Office, Room 115 Wilder Tower. Rental rates are subject to change through action by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Check-In

Upon acceptance of an apartment, a lease, an “Authority to Reside” form, and instructions for obtaining utility services will be mailed to you. The signed lease is to be returned to the Graduate and Student Family Housing Office. Utility services are to be arranged with Memphis Light, Gas, and Water. The tenant will receive a “rental service agreement” from the Memphis Light, Gas, and Water representative, which must be presented along with a paid receipt to the Assistant Area Coordinator for Graduate and Student Family Housing prior to moving into an apartment unit. The effective date for utility service should not be later than the proposed move-in date. Tenants may not occupy an apartment unit prior to completion of arranging for utility service. The “Authority to Reside” form is to be presented to the Bursar’s Office with payment of the first and last month’s rent. Having completed the aforementioned, you are now ready to schedule check-in with the Assistant Area Coordinator. A receipt for the rent and a proof of marriage must be presented to the Assistant Area Coordinator before keys will be issued. These documents will be included in your tenant file.

At check-in, the Assistant Area Coordinator and tenant shall make a joint inspection of the apartment. An inventory sheet indicating the condition of the apartment and its furnishings is completed and signed by both the resident and the Assistant Area Coordinator. If you have questions concerning your apartment or Graduate and Student Family Housing in general, the Assistant Area Coordinator will be able to assist you.

Check-Out

A specific appointment must be scheduled with the Assistant Area Coordinator for the purpose of checking out. At check-out time, the resident and Assistant Area Coordinator will make joint inspection of the apartment. Upon vacating, the apartment must be left in satisfactory condition for the next resident. Any expense required to return the apartment to satisfactory condition beyond normal wear and tear may be deducted from the deposit. Any additional expenses will be billed to the resident. University records and access to register for a future term at the University are held when residents neglect to pay damage charges for which they may be billed. Keys must be returned to the Assistant Area Coordinator at the time of check-out. The student will be responsible for rent until the check-out procedure has been completed and keys returned. Final payment must be paid at the Bursar’s Office. The tenant is required to provide the University with at least thirty (30) days written notice prior to vacating the apartment.

Transfers

Requests to move from one apartment to another apartment of a different size or style must be submitted in writing to the Assistant Area Coordinator. These requests will be considered when size necessitates such a move. Upon transfer, the student must pay the difference in rent prior to completing the move. When permission to move has been granted, the resident should see the Assistant Area Coordinator for additional check-in information. Memphis Light, Gas, and Water must be contacted to request a transfer of services. The resident will be liable for rent at both apartments as long as the resident has possession of keys to both apartments.

Termination of Lease

To terminate a lease after the initial lease period has expired, the resident must submit written notice to the Assistant Area Coordinator at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of termination. Any tenant giving less than the required termination notice will be responsible for thirty (30) days rent from the date notification is received by the Assistant Area Coordinator.

Residents must vacate the apartment no later than the date indicated on the vacancy notice. Check-out information will be provided upon receipt of the vacancy notice.

Upon termination of the lease for whatever reason, the resident agrees to remove immediately all furniture belonging to and/or other personal property from the premises.

Students who do not maintain the necessary academic load will be required to vacate their apartment. The Assistant Area Coordinator will contact you to make the appropriate arrangements.

In the event of divorce, separation, or other situations creating ineligibility, a resident will be given a maximum of thirty (30) days to vacate the apartment. Any change in family status is to be reported to the Assistant Area Coordinator within five (5) days of the occurrence.

Students dismissed from the University are required to vacate the apartment within forty-eight (48) hours of dismissal. Students denied admission or readmission to the University are required to vacate their apartments not more than ten (10) days after notification by the University. Students who withdraw from the University during a semester are required to vacate not more than thirty (30) days after withdrawal. Residents who, because of graduation or other reasons, leave the University at the end of a semester must make the apartment available for reassignment no later than ten (10) days after the semester’s commencement exercises. A WRITTEN CANCELLATION MUST BE PROVIDED IN ALL CASES ABOVE.

Utilities

The resident will be billed monthly by Memphis Light, Gas and Water for electrical and/or gas usage. Water services are provided by the University. It is the responsibility of the tenant to notify Memphis Light, Gas, and Water to discontinue services upon vacating the apartment.

Liability

For your protection, you should obtain appropriate insurance for the occurrence of personal loss or injury. The University does not assume any liability for loss, damage, or theft of any personal property. All facilities and equipment provided by The University of Memphis are routinely checked for safety and security. Residents and their guests are advised that use of the facilities and equipment is at the risk of each individual and neither the University nor the Department of Residence Life and Dining Services will be liable for any accident resulting in injury. Residents are responsible for damages resulting from the misuse of residence appliances.

Parental Responsibility

It is the intent of the Department of Residence Life and Dining Services to provide a safe, comfortable environment for the children of Graduate and Student Family Housing. Parents are expected to supervise their children and are responsible for the actions of their children.

Rules And Regulations

All residents are expected to abide by all local, state, and federal laws, as well as any University of Memphis regulations outlined in the terms of the lease, this Graduate and Student Family Housing Brochure, and The University of Memphis Student Handbook.

Individual misconduct which is subject to disciplinary sanctions, including loss of housing eligibility includes, but is not limited to the following:

  1. Subletting your apartment or at any time, permitting an unauthorized guest in your apartment;
  2. Tampering with locks, fire alarm mechanisms or fire extinguishers;
  3. Property damage to any housing facility or equipment/furnishings. This includes, but is not limited to, the installation of ceiling fans or alteration of existing light fixtures or the planting or digging of the patio area.
  4. Allowing guests to behave in a disorderly manner. (Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guests at all times);
  5. The use of apartment for business purposes;
  6. Any conduct which is in violation of a general rule or regulation found in The University of Memphis Student Handbook . The disciplinary offenses contained in the Code of Student Conduct are incorporated herein by reference;

Upon determination that a violation of any regulations has occurred, the following disciplinary sanctions may be imposed, either singly or in combination by the appropriate University officials.

  1. Restitution. A student who has committed an offense against property may be required to reimburse the University or other owner for damage to or misappropriation of such property. Any such payment in restitution shall be limited to actual cost of repair or replacement. Students may be assessed on a pro-rata basis for damages in common areas within or around a facility following a hearing before the designated officials or body of the institution.
  2. Warning. The appropriate University official may notify the student in writing that continuation or repetition of specified conduct may be cause for other disciplinary action.
  3. Probation. A resident placed on probation is deemed not to be in good standing with the housing community, and his/her continued residence is conditioned upon adherence to the rules, regulations, and provisions of this code and the Housing Contract. Any resident placed on probation will be notified of the terms and length of the probation. Any conduct in violation of the probation of a similar or more serious nature will result in suspension from the housing. Residence probation will remain a part of the student’s disciplinary record.
  4. Suspension and Forfeiture. A resident suspended from housing may not reside, visit, or make any use whatsoever of housing facilities during the period for which the sanction is in effect. A suspended resident will be required to forfeit residence fees (including any unused portion thereof). A suspended resident must vacate the residence within forty-eight (48) hours. Suspension will remain a part of the student’s disciplinary record.
  5. Student Handbook Sanctions. Students residing in University housing are expected to abide by the rules and regulations contained in The University of Memphis Student Handbook and The Graduate and Student Family Housing Information Brochure. Infractions of such rules, or interference with the rights of others to a peaceful and enjoyable living environment may also subject a student to disciplinary sanctions contained in the Code of Student Conduct found in The University of Memphis Student Handbook as incorporated herein by reference.
  6. Dismissal. Violation of any regulation is considered a breach of contract which may result in dismissal from the Graduate and Student Family Housing apartment.
  7. Any other method of sanction.

Circuit Breakers

Each apartment is equipped with a circuit breaker system. The resident may restore power to the apartment by checking the breaker box and turning on any breaker that is off. The breaker box is located on the patios of the Phase One Townhouses, in the hall closet of Phase One Flats, and the hallway of Phase Two units. Frequent tripping of the circuit breaker indicates a faulty appliance or an overloaded circuit breaker and should be reported to the Graduate and Student Family Housing Office.

Pest Control

Pest control service is available on a regular basis. On a periodic basis, all apartments are treated for pest control on a scheduled date. This is in addition to individual requests made by residents to the Graduate and Student Family Housing Office. Prior notification of treatment dates and instructions for preparation will be provided. All residents are expected to participate.

Maintenance Requests

The University maintains a crew of trained personnel for maintenance of buildings and facilities. Requests for maintenance of a routine nature are to be submitted to the Graduate and Student Family Housing Office on maintenance request forms provided in the Community Center. In filling out the request form, specifically define the problem, condition, or difficulty. In the event of emergency maintenance, if you are unable to contact the Assistant Area Coordinator, contact Police Services at 678-HELP. To assure follow-up on the maintenance request, all emergency calls should be reported to the Assistant Area Coordinator as soon as possible after the call has been made.

All residents are asked to keep costs down by not making unnecessary maintenance calls. Excessive maintenance cost is eventually reflected in the rental rates. Costs for maintenance calls resulting from abuse or misuse of facilities or equipment will be billed to the resident.

Keys

Two keys will be issued to each family at check-in. Duplicate keys are not to be obtained off campus. In the event that additional keys are necessary, or a key is lost, resulting in the need for replacement of a key or lock, a work request should be submitted to the Assistant Area Coordinator. The tenant will be assessed for additional keys or lock replacement.

When locked out of the apartment, contact the Assistant Area Coordinator. Identification must be provided before Graduate and Student Family Housing personnel will open apartments. Apartments will not be opened for children due to the possible liability involved in such action. In the event the Graduate and Student Family Housing Office is closed, you may obtain a key at the Carpenter Complex Community Building located on the main campus on Central Ave.

Telephone Service

The University of Memphis has its own local telephone service provider. Telephone instruments are not provided. To place an off-campus call, you must dial “9” and then the telephone number. Direct dial long distance service is not provided at Graduate and Student Family Housing. In order to make a long distance call, you must contact either (1) a long distance carrier of your choice and arrange for a long distance access card, or (2) the Department of Telecommunications, 101 Jones Hall, 678-2999 and arrange to purchase long distance service from The University of Memphis.

Fire Procedures

If a fire occurs, call the Memphis Fire Department at 458-3311 and Police Services at 678-HELP. The Assistant Area Coordinator for Student Family Housing at 678-2087, should also be notified. You are encouraged to take these precautions to prevent fires.

  1. Do not overload electrical circuits.
  2. Storage, possession, or detonation of flammable substances such as ammunition, fireworks, kerosene, and other explosives or of firearms in apartments or common areas is prohibited.
  3. Grease build-up in an oven and under and on burners can cause kitchen fires. Be sure to clean the kitchen range regularly to prevent grease accumulation. If a grease fire should occur, smother the fire if possible.
  4. DO NOT USE WATER ON A GREASE FIRE!
  5. Keep all exits clear and unobstructed. Take time to plan your routes to safety in case of emergency.
  6. Residents are responsible for maintaining the smoke detector in good working condition. In the event of a malfunction, the resident should report the problem to the Assistant Area Coordinator for Graduate and Student Family Housing.

Cable Television

Cable television is provided in Graduate and Student Family Housing apartments. Satellite Television is prohibited

Pets

As stated in the Tennessee Board of Regents policy: “No pets or animals of any nature shall be permitted. Only fish in aquariums (20 gallons or less) are allowed. Violations of this policy may result in the loss of housing eligibility.

Garbage and Trash Disposal

It is the responsibility of the resident to deposit trash in the dumpsters located throughout Graduate and Student Family Housing. Garbage should be taken to the dumpster on a frequent and regular basis. Do not allow garbage to remain in the apartment or on the patio for long periods of time. Please help us keep the community a clean comfortable place to reside.

Mail Service

The United States Postal Service provides mail delivery to each apartment. Mail boxes are provided by the University. The Post Office requires that mail boxes be labeled with the resident’s name before mail delivery can begin. Notify all correspondents of your correct mailing address as soon as possible. The local zip code is 38111.

Upon terminating your occupancy, a change of address form should be filed with the Post Office and a forwarding address left with the Assistant Area Coordinator for Graduate and Student Family Housing.

Student Gardens

Garden plots, located on the east side of the apartment complex are available on a first come, first served basis. Contact the Assistant Area Coordinator for more information.

Lighting

Exterior lights, located by the front and back door will be replaced by the University. Report any exterior light bulbs that need to be replaced on a maintenance request form. All interior light bulbs, including appliance bulbs, are supplied by the tenant after check-in.

Furnishings

Water furniture, and/or other items, which may pose physical damage to the premises, are not permitted. Furnishings or other possessions, which would require displacement or removal of University property, cannot be permitted. Repair costs, which result from the use of portable washers, dryers, dishwashers, or other appliances brought into the apartment, will be the responsibility of the tenant.

Noise And Disturbance

Tenants of Graduate and Student Family Housing must control noise levels within apartments in an effort not to disturb other residents. This includes, but is not limited to, the operation of radios, stereos, and televisions. The use of the apartment for the practice of musical instruments is prohibited. Residents will receive a warning if disturbances occur and repeated violations will jeopardize housing eligibility.

Picnic Tables and Grills

Picnic tables and grills are located throughout the community for the residents to use. Picnic tables may not be placed in any enclosed personal patio.

Patios and Grounds

A fenced patio is provided to each Phase One apartment. These patio areas are the responsibility of each resident. Residents may plant flower gardens or small shrubs in their patio area, providing there is no damage to the utility lines. These areas must be kept neatly trimmed and free of trash and debris. Upon vacating, patios must be returned to move-in condition. Planting or digging of any kind is prohibited outside the patio area.

Clotheslines are permitted on the patio, as long as they do not exceed the height of the fence, block access to or from the apartment, or restrict access to University equipment located on the patio or air conditioner.

Items such as tricycles, bicycles, wagons, barbecue grills, and lawn furniture, must be kept in the patio area when not in use. Residents are responsible for the cleanliness of the lawn area with maintenance personnel being responsible for maintaining the lawns. Any unusual grounds problems should be reported to the Assistant Area Coordinator. All residents are responsible for keeping all common areas clear and comfortable.

Community Center

The Community Center is for the residents of Graduate and Student Family Housing to use. Approved group activities may be conducted in the Community Center according to availability. Requests for use must be submitted to the Assistant Area Coordinator forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the activity. The request must include a description of the event, time, date, and the expected attendance. The individuals requesting the Community Center are responsible for the behavior of the groups and cleaning of the facilities. Other functions of the building include:

  • A pay telephone
  • A campus telephone
  • Vending machines
  • Recreational equipment
  • Free laundry
  • Community bulletin board
  • Assistant Area Coordinator’s Office

Firearms

The storing, possession, or detonation of firearms, (including B-B and pellet guns), weapons, ammunition, or explosives, including fireworks of any kind, are not permitted on The University of Memphis controlled property. No one, including a student employed by a guard or security service may keep any of these items. Contact Police Services to arrange storage.

Interior Alterations

PAINT- Except in unusual circumstances, apartments are painted between periods of occupancy. Wallpaper is not permitted in the apartments. Special need paint requests, such as extended period of occupancy, should be submitted in writing for evaluation to the Assistant Area Coordinator for Graduate and Student Family Housing.

ELECTRICAL- The installation of ceiling fans or alteration of existing light fixtures is not permitted.

PICTURES- Pictures may be hung on the sheet rock walls, being careful to locate the wall studs for placement holes. Charges will be made for wall damage beyond normal wear and tear. No holes are allowed in doors, moldings, cabinets, or concrete block walls.

Search and Seizure

The University reserves the right of search and seizure relative to any unit in Graduate and Student Family Housing. A search will be authorized by the Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life and Dining Services or the Associate Dean of Students for Judicial and Ethical Programs, only when there is justifiable cause. A search will be conducted by a Residence Life staff member, as well as the resident, if available. Representatives of the offices of the Dean of Students and Police Services may be present. The University also has the right to elect the use of a search warrant by Police Services or the city police.

Alcoholic Beverages And Drugs

The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on University controlled property. In addition, the use, possession, or distribution of narcotics or illegal substances such as marijuana, LSD, etc., except as permitted by law, is prohibited on University controlled property. Tenants are prohibited from being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol while on University owned property or while attending any University sponsored activity.

Solicitation

In an effort to support the residents’ desire for privacy, door-to-door solicitation of any kind is prohibited. Any violation of this policy should be reported immediately to the Assistant Area Coordinator, the Department of Residence Life and Dining Services, or Police Services. Normal delivery services for laundry, milk, newspapers, etc., are not affected by this policy. Residents are encouraged to review the guidelines on solicitation as outlined in The University of Memphis Student Handbook .

Parking

Traffic and parking is monitored by The University of Memphis Parking Office. All automobiles must be registered in accordance with The University of Memphis regulations. Convenient parking is provided with approximately one space per apartment. Residents are encouraged to limit vehicles parked at Graduate and Student Family Housing to one per family. Residents and their guests must abide by all University of Memphis Traffic and Parking Regulations.

Storage and parking of boats, trailers, and other such vehicles is prohibited on South Campus. Residents owning such items must arrange for their storage or park outside University property.

The speed limit in and around Graduate and Student Family Housing is ten (10) miles per hour. It is necessary that all persons living in, or visiting the area, cooperate in an effort to provide a safe area for the children.

No auto repair, other than that of an emergency nature, may be performed on the South Campus. All vehicles inoperative for more than ten (10) days, must be removed from Graduate and Student Family Housing.

Laundry Facilities

Washing machines and dryers are located in the Community Building . You may use the laundry facilities at no additional charge.

Playground Safety Rules

  1. Children using playground equipment should be supervised by their parent(s).
  2. Children should use only the equipment designed for their age group.
  3. Rough-house games and activities are not allowed around the equipment.
  4. Children should not be permitted to stand near equipment which is in action.
  5. Broken equipment should be reported to the Assistant Area Coordinator immediately and should not be used.
  6. The University of Memphis is not responsible for accidents occurring on playground equipment. Proper supervision and use of the equipment should prevent accidents.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool hours are from 10 AM until 10 PM Sunday through Thursday, and from 10 AM until 11 PM Friday and Saturday. It is anticipated that the pool will be open May 15th through September 15th, though dates may vary according to weather and other factors affecting pool operation.

Use of the pool is for residents and their invited guests. Regulations pertaining to the use of the pool will be posted on the bulletin board and are enforced. Anyone found guilty of disregarding the rules will be asked to leave the pool area.

Swimming Pool Regulations

  1. No food, glasses, or bottles are permitted in the pool area.
  2. No alcoholic beverages are permitted.
  3. No running is permitted on the pool decks.
  4. Children under twelve (12) years of age must be accompanied by an adult eighteen (18) years or older.
  5. Only one person is permitted on the diving board at any time.
  6. One swims at his/her own risk
  7. No one may swim alone.
  8. Guests should be limited to no more than two at a time and must be escorted by the resident.
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