Student Life

Welcome to Memphis!

Memphis is a true southern city and for those unfamiliar with the South, we do experience all four seasons in Memphis! The average temperature in January is 50°F/10°C, and in August it’s 90°F/32°C. But be prepared, if your time in Memphis occurs in the months of May through October, you will experience heat and humidity.

Memphis is the apex of Southern Culture; from blues and barbecue to famous landmarks and art galleries, there is always something to do in Memphis. Make sure to check out a few of the more popular attractions during your time here.

Hotel Options for Students

NHLA offers a discount code for two hotels.

Fairfield Inn & Suites-Arlington Area

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(Call and ask for the NHLA discounted rate.)

Home 2 Suites by Hilton, Memphis Wolfchase Galleria

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Click here for the hotel website

(Call and ask for the NHLA discounted rate.)

Best Nearby Eats

These are a few of our favorite restaurants within 5 miles of the Inspector Training School.

Memphis Food Guide

Must-Try Barbeque

Breakfast & Brunch Spots:

Must-Try for Lunch:

Must-Try for Dinner:

Late Night Eats:

Best for Live Music:

Local Breweries:

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