The University is committed to keeping all students, faculty, staff, and visitors
safe. Police Services is a full-service police agency which serves the University of Memphis community.
There is also a Memphis Police Department station on the edge of campus. The University
of Memphis has the distinction of being the safest metropolitan campus in the State
of Tennessee. Click here for the 2012 Campus Security and Fire Safety report.
Emergency: 901.678.4357 (901.678.HELP)
Students that are on campus at night and who do not feel comfortable walking to their
car or dorm can call on Tiger Patrol. Tiger Patrol will pick up students all around
campus and escort them to their car or to their residence hall. Normal hours for the
Fall and Spring semesters are from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am seven days a week.
Tiger Patrol Escort Program
Emergency Notifications (TigerText)
In the event of an emergency on campus, the University of Memphis offers an emergency
alert text messaging service to students, faculty and staff called TigerText. This optional service is used in the event of an on-campus emergency, an unscheduled
university closing, or a delay or cancellation of classes due to, for instance, inclement
weather. In addition to the text, students will also receive an e-mail at their UofM
The TigerText text messaging service is just one of the methods the University uses
to communicate emergency information to students, faculty, and staff. We will continue
to use a variety of other methods as appropriate, including email, telephone and an
outdoor warning system. For more information about emergency planning at the University
of Memphis, visit http://www.memphis.edu/crisis.
Student Health Services provides outpatient care, health education, and health promotion to students, faculty,
and staff on campus. Students may be seen during the semester in which they are enrolled.
A current University ID must be presented for admission. Students may be seen between
semesters for an access fee.
Short-term, acute illnesses and injuries are addressed at Student Health Services.
Patients with chronic, complex or recurrent medical conditions must continue to use
their primary care physician for issues related to their chronic illness. No routine
physicals are performed at Student Health Services. Only lab tests ordered by Student
Health Service medical providers will be performed.
Unlike many other healthcare institutions, students with managed care insurance are
not required to obtain prior authorization from their primary care physician before
seeking care at Student Health Services. However, students should know their insurance
information, as well as their medical history and health status. These are important
steps as students start to take responsibility for their own healthcare.
Students enrolled at the university are not charged an access fee. Most routine diagnostic
and laboratory analyses required for treatment will be at NO charge. Students pay
fees for dispensary medications and vaccinations. Students will be notified of any
charges before a test or procedure is performed. Student Health Services requests
payment before services are provided. Payment may be made by cash, check, credit card,
or Tiger Funds. When more in-depth evaluation or treatment is needed the patient is
referred off-campus. All charges are the responsibility of the patient.
Student Health Services
All students intending to be full time students at the University of Memphis must
show documentation of two (2) MMR immunizations or documentation of immunity for measles,
mumps, and rubella (MMR) prior to registering for classes. This requirement is mandatory
under Tennessee State Law. For more information on acceptable documentation and how
to submit the documents, please click here.
All new students must complete the Hepatitis B - Meningitis Immunization Health History
Form before they can register. This form is embedded in the registration process.
The law does not require that students receive either immunization for enrollment.
For instructions on locating and completing the form, please click here.
College presents a new set of challenges for young adults, and sometimes they need
help managing these challenges. The University’s Counseling, Tutoring, and Testing is the place to start for students who may be struggling to cope with the pressures
The Career and Psychological Counseling Center offers confidential individual, couples, family, and group counseling services, psychological
and educational assessment services at no cost to students (except for testing fees).
Assessments include personality, learning disorders, and ADHD testing, as well as
substance abuse issues.
For students who are unsure of their plans beyond college, the Career Counseling office offers career counseling, assessment, and placement services. Students also
have the opportunity to participate in Career Encounters, a program that links students with area professionals, giving them the he opportunity
for career exploration before graduation.
Counseling, Tutoring, and Testing