ICCFA University Orientation
Orientation: The ICCFA University Experience
With on-campus housing and dining, ICCFAU offers a unique learning environment. Its seven colleges cover every area of management and operations, and classes are continually updated to include the latest innovations and techniques. Courses combine proven business theory with practical operational instruction, and the staff encourage ongoing participation and interaction.
ICCFAU classes are led by top cemetery, cremation and funeral service professionals as well as business and economics faculty from the University of Memphis. You’ll receive practical, proven instruction from colleagues selected for their firsthand experience and knowledge of the daily challenges you face in your job. For a complete listing of faculty, see page 35.
Recreation and Networking
Students say one of the most valuable parts of ICCFAU is the opportunity to share ideas and fellowship with colleagues from every area of the cemetery, cremation and funeral service profession.
Students from all seven colleges come together several times each day for breaks and to share meals in the Fogelman Executive Dining Room. In the evenings, you can relax with fellow students in the Fogelman lounge or at the Holiday Inn bar. At the Volleyball Tournament on Saturday night, you’ll find a good-natured rivalry among the students from each college.
The University of Memphis Fogelman Conference Center is an academic facility expressly designed for executive and professional training. All classes, breaks and meals take place at the Fogelman. The program offers on-campus housing at two sites: individual dormitory-style housing on the top floor of the Fogelman and executive suites at the Holiday Inn University, located across the street.
The Fogelman houses 51 private sleeping rooms, each with a private bath, and has a common lounge area and kitchen. The Holiday Inn University suites include a choice of king bed or two double beds, a sleeper sofa and numerous amenities.
The ICCFA discount room rate is just $82 per night at the Fogelman and $102 per night at the Holiday Inn University. Students should make their own reservations. See page 34 for details.
Registration Procedures & Fees
Registration forms can be found on pages 33-34. Class sizes are limited and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations must be received by June 19. Students whose registrations are received by June 19 will have their names included in the student directory.
Fees include all classroom training and materials and three meals a day, starting with dinner on Friday and ending with breakfast on Wednesday, as well as refreshments during breaks and at the Saturday night Volleyball Tournament. Fees for the College of Cremation Services and the College of 21st Century Funeral Services include their respective certification training, and the fee for the College of Land Management & Grounds Operations includes a take-home OSHA training DVD on gravesite safety.
The closest airport to the University of Memphis is Memphis International Airport (MEM). Free shuttle transportation is available from the airport to the Fogelman and the Holiday Inn. Details will appear in your registration confirmation letter.
Dress is casual throughout the week. Please bring sports clothing if you wish to participate in the Volleyball Tournament. The average daily high temperature in Memphis in July is 91 degrees. You may want to bring a light sweater or jacket as the classrooms can be chilly at times.