The University of Memphis campus is relatively level with accessible travel ways throughout
most of the campus. Most buildings are accessible with the use of ramps, elevators,
and accessible parking. All accessible entrances are designated by the international
access symbol and all other building entrances are marked with directional signage
to the nearest accessible entrance. Elevators used for accessibility purposes are
public elevators and do not require keys.
A railroad track runs through the campus on the South side separating the Recreation
and Fitness Building, South Hall, Newport Hall, the Athletic Office, the Alumni Center
and the Southern Parking Lot from the main part of the campus. There is no accessible
route across the railroad track. Students with mobility impairments using this side
of the campus may travel by personal vehicle across the tracks or request SDS to provide
The University continually works toward its long range plan to improve campus accessibility.
A construction phase is currently underway which includes a number of building renovations
and new buildings. The University is gradually moving toward becoming a pedestrian
campus with improved interior travel ways and parking around the periphery of the
As a result of the current construction on campus, pedestrian travel routes will be
fenced off and rerouted from time to time. Students who wish to be notified of such
alterations should provide their e-mail address to SDS so that notification can be
made as soon as the information is received from Physical Plant and Planning.
The following is a link to various maps of the U of M campus, including a map of handicapped
parking and accessible building entrances: