Welcome Week 2022

Get ready to make some of the best friends and memories of your UofL experience!

Welcome Week is an exciting series of events and activities that help first year, commuter, transfer and returning students get the fall semester started off right. This time will help you meet tons of new and upperclass students and make UofL your new home, all while enjoying an almost endless supply of free food and prizes. We'll see you Aug. 18-21!

Campus Offices Open

Need to take care of a few last-minute details? Administrative offices all over campus will be open during this time.

Late Night Ice Cream

Wrap up your first night at your new home with a sweet treat on us at one of our two locations! Sponsored by Sojourn College

Late Night Ice Cream

Wrap up your first night at your new home with a sweet treat on us at one of our two locations! Sponsored by Sojourn College

Welcome Tents

Have a question? Trying to find an office? Get lost looking for a building? Stop by one of these tents staffed by UofL employees to get your questions answered.

Final Family Goodbyes

Say your final goodbyes to your family members and get ready to jump into Welcome Week!

Cardinal Crew Connections

Meet your Welcome Week small group for the first time! You will meet up with the group every day to check in, get questions answered, attend events together...

Cardinal Kickoff Picnic

All new students are invited to the Cardinal Kickoff to celebrate the start of your UofL Experience. Join us for a meal as President Gonzalez, along with...

Take Flight With Playfair

It’s time for the ultimate Icebreaker! Join us for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet your fellow new Cards at “Take Flight with Playfair.” Playfair is a...

Shuttles to Cardinal Stadium

Hop on a shuttle to get to Cardinal Stadium for the evening events. Shuttles will run continuously all night.


Discover how to make the most of UofL service and leadership opportunities and then serve and make a difference alongside those you meet!

Lunch with the Deans and Academic Showcase

Have a FREE lunch with the leaders of your academic department. After you eat, visit each college as they demonstrate their individual areas of study and...

Cardinal Crew Connections/Find Your Classes Scavenger Hunt

Nervous about finding your way around campus on the first day of school? We got you! Join your group as you go around campus to find where your classes will...

Keeping the CONECTion

“Keeping the CONECTion” is a continuation of the “Making the CONECTion” session that was held during Orientation. C.O.N.E.C.T. stands for “Caring of New...

New To Lou

Welcome out of state students to your introduction to your new Louisville, Kentucky home! You will be meeting with other out-of-state students, both new and...

Louisville Alumni PIcnic & Tie Dye Event

The UofL Alumni Association invites you to join them for food, music, the opportunity to tie-dye your own t-shirt, giveaways, and fun! You will also hear...

Cardinal Crew Connections

If you have not already seen your group this morning, now is the time to meet up, talk about what wellness activities you participated in this morning, and...

Shuttles to Target/Walmart

Forgot something at home? Want to decorate your room? Catch a shuttle to a local Wal-Mart and Target. The last shuttle will leave the parking lot promptly at...

Saturday Supper

Join CRU for the 8th Annual Saturday Supper! This event is FREE. During dinner, find out more about CRU at UofL and get to know some of the group members and...

Shuttles to Kentucky Kingdom

Hop on a shuttle to get to Kentucky Kingdom for the evening events. Shuttles will run continuously all night.

Kentucky Kingdom

All current students are invited for a FREE night at the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. Valid UofL ID is required for entry. You may not bring any outside...

Late Night Pancakes

Grab a late night snack when you get home from Kentucky Kingdom!

Sunrise Cycling

Start your morning right with a invigorating spin class outdoors on the plaza. Join the trained instructors from University Recreation and get your blood...


Use your meal swipes to grab lunch at one of our on-campus dining locations!

Sunday Lunch

Stop by and grab a free meal on Cru! Members of the group and their Leadership Team will be there to chat about life at UofL, their student organization, and...

REACH Surviving and Thriving, Block 1

Academic Success: Essential Strategies for Your First Year (BAB 130) College is very different from high school. Students report that a big difference is the...

REACH Surviving and Thriving, Block 2

Student Advice: Keys to Success in Your College Courses (BAB 130) REACH tutors share their secrets to academic success. Learn tips for doing well in...

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