As a student of the University of Memphis I was always bothered by the fact that the graduate school does not give any latex template. Not only that, they always assume everybody will use Microsoft Word. All the instructions in the thesis/dissertation preparation and submission process are written with the assumption of Word usage. It looks very pathetic to me.
So I decided to write my Masters thesis is latex and in the process I wanted to make a latex template according to the University of Memphis requirements. After many grueling hours of handling the core of latex, finally I have completed my thesis which is now accepted by the graduate school. So, I assume a workable basic of latex class and template has been successfully created. I am uploading these files and hope that future students of the University of Memphis will find it useful.
If you improve the template and wish to share among others, I’ll be very happy to get a link of your updated files. You can use the commenting feature below to let us (me and other users) know about your modification. Please upload it somewhere in your disk-space (Dropbox, maybe) because I don’t have much space. Also, please mention what improvements have you made so that everybody gets clear about what they are downloading.