As the school year rolls on different situations and questions arise. As a result,
our more frequently asked questions for each month will be posted below. If you do
not see a topic covered, please review our Frequently Asked Questions page or feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 901.678.2115.
Important Dates and Deadlines
To stay up to date on all upcoming dates and deadlines, please check out our UMparent calendar.
December 5: Last Day of Classes
December 7-13: Final Exams
December 14: Residence Hall Check-out
December 16: Fall 2012 Commencement
December 20: Final, Official Grades Available, Fall 2012
December 24-January 1: University Closed
December 14-January 16: Winter Break
January 17: First Day of Classes, Spring 2012
Congratulations to all the parents of graduating students! We know that you are very
proud of your student's hard work and dedication.
Fall 2012 Commencement: Sunday, December 16, 2012
FedEx Forum, located in Downtown Memphis, TN (191 Beale Street, 38103)
1 p.m. ceremony
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Communication
and Fine Arts, University College and Doctoral Hoodings for these colleges and schools
5 p.m. ceremony
Fogelman College of Business & Economics, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences,
Herff College of Engineering, Loewenberg School of Nursing, School of Public Health
and Doctoral Hoodings for these colleges and schools
1 p.m. ceremony graduates, arrive by 12 noon and 5 p.m. ceremony graduates-arrive
by 4 p.m. with cap, gown (hood, if included), pronouncer card, which will be provided
during cap and gown distribution
Plan for ceremony to last 2 hours.
Doors open 1 hour prior to the ceremony for guests and graduating students.
All family members are welcome at commencement. Tickets are not required to attend
commencement. If you or another family member is in need of any disability assistance,
please call (901) 678-5547.
For more information on commencement, please click here.
Invitations and Diploma Frames:
The University Bookstore has a selection of graduation announcements and beautiful
frames for the graduate. For more information, visit the Bookstore website.
For information on visiting Memphis, please visit our Visiting Campus page.
Parents and Grades
“Can I see my student’s grades?” - No, not unless you have your student's consent or you can show that your student
is still a dependent for federal income tax purposes. Federal law--the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)--prevents us from releasing a student's information
to anyone but the student unless we have the student's written consent to do so.
For more information, please review Student Privacy and FERPA in the Parent Handbook.
Residence Hall Move Out and In
The University of Memphis residence halls will close for the Semester Break on Friday,
December 14, 2012, at 3 PM. All residents are required to leave the residence halls
24 hours after their final exam, unless they are involved in Commencement Exercises.
Residents of Carpenter Complex and the Living Learning Complex do not have to vacate
their rooms during the Semester Break unless their Spring 2013 room assignment has
been canceled. Residents required to vacate their rooms during Semester Break will
not be allowed to remain or be readmitted to the buildings during the Semester Break.
The residence hall staff will not be available to permit reentry into the buildings
Students who are not returning to the residence halls in the Spring must officially
check out of the room no later than 3 PM on December 14 and cancel in writing with
the Residence Life and Dining Services Office in Richardson Towers.
Students who are returning for the Spring are not required to remove their belongings
from their rooms during the break; however, they should take all valuables and possessions
needed during the break.
The buildings will reopen at 1 PM Tuesday, January 15, 2013. For more information
on Spring Check in, please click here.
Student Newspaper: The Daily Helmsman
Do you want to know what is going on on-campus from a student point of view? Read
the student newspaper, The Daily Helmsman, by clicking here. It is published Tuesday through Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters.