Get to Know Memphis

Rhodes and Memphis

Rhodes students are right at home in the heart of Midtown Memphis. Once you’re on campus, you’re less than two miles from some of the most popular entertainment venues in the city.
As part of Welcome Week, faculty take first-year students on a tour of Memphis to get to know their vibrant new home.
A look at just some of the great activities from around the city.
Three days in Memphis is only enough to scratch the surface.

Life in Memphis

  • The Beale Street Historic District, the Cooper-Young Entertainment District, Orpheum Theatre, and the South Main Arts District are all just minutes from campus.
  • Hailed as the birthplace of both the blues and rock-and-roll, Memphis music is as diverse as our city. World-class entertainers play at clubs, concert venues, and the FedEx Forum year-round.
  • Our restaurants are almost as legendary as the Memphis music scene. Our students all have their favorites, for everything from downhome barbecue and burgers to fine dining and ethnic specialties.
  • The city also boasts one of the top urban park systems in the U.S., covering 7,000 acres, and one of them, Overton Park, is right next to our Midtown campus (as is the famous Memphis Zoo).
  • Meeman-Shelby Forest and Shelby Farms Park provide excellent outdoor fun.
  • Memphis hosts year-round sports action, with the Grizzlies (NBA), the Mississippi River Kings (ice hockey), the Memphis 901FC (professional soccer), and the Memphis Redbirds, the AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Want more recommendations? Contact your admission counselor. We’d be happy to serve as your tour guides!