Welcome Week 2019

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, 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. Welcome Week is also a great time to show off your new University of Louisville community to your family. We'll see you Aug. 15!

Cardinal Nest

Visit the Cardinal Nest after you have checked in and moved into your residence hall. Off-campus and residential students alike can enjoy fun and excitement...

You don’t have to come out to come in

The LGBT Center, LGBT student groups and Student Activities Board welcome ALL students with icebreakers, snacks and a tour of the Intersection, the gathering...

Cardinal Kickoff

Students and families are invited to celebrate the start of your Cardinal experience. Join us for a meal as President Neeli Bendapudi, along with deans and...

SOSer Reunion

Reunite with your SOSer and meet more new students before heading together to Playfair!


Time for the ultimate icebreaker! Join us for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet your Cardinal Crew: your peer mentor and orientation course classmates....

Spirit and Traditions

Louisville Athletics invites all freshmen to join them for the annual Freshmen Movie Night under the lights at Lynn Stadium! Come learn about the spirit and...

Karaoke Sing Off

You may remember the fun from summer orientation, and now is the time to show off your singing talents to the whole first-year class. Refreshments provided.

Late Night Pancakes

Join Sojourn College for our 4th Annual Late Night Pancakes! Grab a cup of locally roasted coffee, some delicious pancakes, and meet some of your new...

The After Party

After the movie at the stadium, take your new friends along for a late night hangout group games!

Coffee and Juice with the Dean

Meet the Dean of Students and the Student Affairs staff as you enjoy refreshments.

Commuter & Transfer Student Welcome

We welcome you to campus during this interactive session about making the most of your UofL experience. You will meet other new commuter and transfer...

Cardinal Crew Meetup

All first-time freshmen meet with your assigned peer mentor before heading as a crew to the Louisville Alumni Picnic & Resource Fair. Wear your favorite UofL...

Louisville Alumni Picnic and Resource Fair

The UofL Alumni Association invites you to join them for food, music, giveaways and fun. Hear from SOAR (Student Organization for Alumni Relations) on how...

The Other 4.0 with Jullien Gordon

TED speaker and author of 101 Things To Do Before You Graduate, Jullien shares his own journey using humor and a touch of tough love in order to help every...

Cardinal Crew Convo

Chat with your crew to compare takeaways from Jullien Gordon’s talk, ask questions you have about classes, campus life or our community, or take the...

Academic Unit Experience

Get your questions answered and meet faculty, staff and students from your intended area of study. Locations: Arts & Science: SAC Ballroom; Business: Horn...

8/16 3:30pm
Field Day

Come join the Health & Sport Sciences Department for some outdoor fun and games! Check out your favorite childhood games on a larger scale! Food and drinks...

Friday Feast

Come join Cru for a wings feast and time to connect with new friends!

Planetarium Shows for UofL Students/Families

First 50 guests enter FREE; 1 free show per person. 8:00 – Dynamic Earth; 9:00 – Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon; 10:00 – Pink Floyd's The Wall

Keeping the CONECTion

Keeping the CONECTion is an opportunity for you to meet and greet with your C.O.N.E.C.T. Mentors. Come out and enjoy as we hang, play games, and interact...

Kick Back in the Stacks

The library comes to life with a dramatic mix of student performers, student organizations, campus resources, local food samples, and more.

Brainiacs and Caniacs

Join the IFC fraternities for a night of trivia and free food! Prizes will be given away to winners, including a TV!

BCM Pancake Breakfast

Come enjoy a FREE Pancake Breakfast and hospitality with the BCM before volunteering at SOUL.


Discover how to make the most of UofL service and leadership opportunities, then work alongside those you meet.

SGA Cares Lunch

Come for FREE lunch and talk with members of the Student Government Association, Student Activities Board and Engage Serve Board to learn more about making...


Join the Panhellenic sororities for an afternoon of free smoothies and find out which ingredients will enhance your first semester at UofL!

Cardinal Lounge

Grab a hammock or bring a blanket, and come to the West Lawn to relax, connect, have some free popsicles and drinks, and play some yard games!

Welcome Week Yoga

Enjoy the afternoon with relaxing yoga, a perfect way to prepare for Monday classes. No experience necessary. Bring your own mat or use one provided.

Scavenger Hunt

Meet new friends and compete with your team to win a $100 gift card!

FREE Coke Floats

After the hard work of moving in, treat yo self to a FREE ice cream float! We'll have all kinds of soda and ice cream flavors, so you can be sure to find a...

Ultimate Frisbee

Meet new friends at a friendly Ultimate Frisbee pickup game. Refreshments will be provided!

UofL Sustainability Council / Garden Commons

Stop by UofL's organic, student-run Garden Commons to sample some of the delicious fresh produce we've grown over the summer as we make salsa together! Learn...


Join the Student Activities Board for a night out at your own CARDnival. Make new friends while you find out about upcoming SAB events and exciting...

Church on Campus

Worship with hundreds of students and meet the campus ministries at UofL. FREE lunch for those in attendance following the 10:00 a.m. evangelical service.

Sunday Brunch featuring Pretzels and Puppies

After Church on Campus, join Cru and Kenwood Baptist Church for Free Sunday Brunch to connect with the family of Louisville campus ministries!

UofL Community Composting Volunteer Day

Come help us turn “trash” into treasure as we manage UofL’s volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about...

Surviving & Thriving workshops

It’s not just about starting off on the right foot – it’s about figuring out how to keep the momentum going throughout the academic year. Learn practical...

Check Out Our New Space: Diversity Unit Open House

Join us and check out the new home of the Women’s Center, LGBT Center, Muhammad Ali Institute, and the Office of Diversity Education and Inclusive...

Historical Walking Tour of Belknap Campus

Join this historic tour of campus led by UofL archivist and Louisville historian Tom Owen.

Sustainable Louisville Bike Tour

Take a fun afternoon bike ride with the Student Cycling Coalition and UofL Sustainability Council! Explore your new community through the lens of...

Slushies and Sand Volleyball

Join us for some sand volleyball and cool down with a FREE ice cold slushy! If volleyball isn't your thing, we'll also have corn hole and other outdoor...

27th Annual Icebreaker & All Campus Cookout presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Event for all the freshman to come check out the Divine 9! For many years this event has been hosted by the Alpha Pi Chapter with great Turnout!

Floor Meetings

All students living in UofL Housing must meet with your Resident Assistant on your residence hall floors.

Exposed and Explained

Have you ever wondered if the stereotypes are true? What is fraternity and sorority life? Who are the people in these organizations? Are they just like you?...

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