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Welcome from the VP of Student Affairs Dear UofL Parents & Family members: Welcome to the University of Louisville community! This is a fantastic time to be a part of the Cardinal family. Student involvement is extremely high. Services for your student are rapidly improving, recreational activities have never been more popular, and ideas to create a vibrant and exciting campus experience for your student are being enacted daily. 4

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Academic excellence and superb co-curricular opportunities go handin-hand, allowing your student to think critically about their place in the greater world – thus, exploring ways to contribute globally. We strive to define the University of Louisville as a place where academic excellence is matched by an unwavering commitment to student discovery. We are delighted that your family has decided to become members of the University of Louisville community. In addition we are excited about the special events and information included in this Parent Guide. We hope you find this guide helpful and please use this publication as our welcome to you.

Sincerely, Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr. Vice President for Student Affairs


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Welcome from the Parents Association We are pleased that your student chose the University of Louisville as the place to continue their education. We at UofL think that parents and families are very important to the success of their student. We believe that parents and families, particularly if you have information about university procedures and services, can be very helpful in making suggestions as to how your student may handle a situation or dilemma he or she may

experience along the way. With this in mind, we have established many ways for you to stay connected while letting your student grow into adulthood. There are many things you and your student will do before the start of school. If I or anyone at UofL can help you along the way, please give me a call or drop me an email. Please know you can reach the Parents Association by calling (502) 852-6933 or emailing Welcome to the family! Dr. Glenn Gittings, UofL Parents Association

Parents Association The UofL Parents Association offers programs and services, regular communication, and outreach to parents and families to assist students in continuing their academic success throughout their college experience.

General complimentary membership includes: • • • •

Monthly E-newsletters Copy of the UofL Parent Guide Parent hotline/E-mail Parent Association website with resource guides and links

How can you stay connected? We communicate with parents and families of both future and current students through the Parent Listserv and through our Facebook page. 6

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To join the Parents Association go to form/parentsnewsletterrequest Daily information is updated on the UofL Parents Association Facebook page and monthly emails are sent out to parents and families who have signed up Once you sign up, you will receive information that will help you stay informed and, most of all stay connected! Also, our Parent Web Page has lots of helpful information and updates for parents and families at louisville. edu/studentaffairs/families. You can also “Like” us on Facebook by searching “UofL Parents Association” and then “Like” us to receive regular information on resources at UofL. 7

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Cardinal Family Weekend

Facts About the University Established in 1798, the University of Louisville is Kentucky’s premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university. Make plans now for Cardinal Family Weekend 2013 at the University of Louisville for September 20-22! Family Weekend 2013 is a Cardinal tradition for the entire campus community. This event will be a wonderful opportunity for students to share with family members their favorite places and activities at UofL and help them learn about their lives at the University.

• Total Enrollment for the Fall 2012 semester was 22,293 students, which includes 15,893 undergraduates, 6,400 graduate students, and 1,485 professional students studying medicine, law, and dentistry. • The University has three campuses. The main Belknap campus spans over 287 acres and is situated three miles from downtown Louisville. The Health Sciences campus is situated downtown and houses medical and health related programs and includes the University of Louisville Hospital. The 243-acre Shelby campus is located in eastern Jefferson County. • The University of Louisville has all 50 states, 117 of the 120 Kentucky counties, and 101 countries represented in its student population. • More than 400 Registered Student Organizations are active on campus


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including Student Government (SGA), Greek, international & cultural, professional, religious, honorary and service, sports clubs, and special interest groups. • The University Libraries hold more than 2 million volumes of books, bound periodicals, and electronic resources and provides access to over 70,000 journal titles. The libraries also house a number of unique and archival collections.


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Cardinal Traditions Popular Tunes You can also show your UofL pride by singing along with the classic “All Hail UofL!” or with “Fight! UofL!” When they break out at UofL games and other university functions they drive Cards fans wild. So, take a few minutes and visit to learn them--and the next time you hear them played, don’t be shy!

The Thinker The Thinker statue that sits in front of Grawemeyer Hall is the first large-scale bronze cast of The Thinker and claims priority as the most original. French sculptor Auguste Rodin personally supervised the casting in Paris. It came out of the mold Dec. 25, 1903, and was completed in early 1904. The estate of lawyer and art lover Arthur Hopkins bought the statue for the city of Louisville. The city decided to put The Thinker at UofL and it has sat in front of Grawemeyer Hall since 1949. To learn more on the UofL icon visit

The CARDS Cheer In 1913 the Louisville Cardinal Bird was chosen to be the school mascot, and sometime after that the CARDS cheer was created. Now it’s one of the first things new students and their families learn when they come on campus. A trademark at athletic games and campus events, the cheer also is the universal (and loudest) way to show your UofL pride.


By the time your student graduates, some of their fondest UofL memories will have been made at the famous George J. Howe Red Barn. The Red Barn hosts a variety of events from orientation to graduation fairs and everything in between. Founded by two UofL students in 1969, the building—which once housed the Caldwell Tank Co. manufacturing operation—has been a gracious host for everything from guest speakers to punk concerts. Many campus organizations use the Red Barn for fundraisers, cookouts, concerts, competitions and award ceremonies. This year it is expected to host more than 700 (700!) events, along with giving away scholarships and endowments through its programs.

Give Me An “L” To show our school pride and connect with the Cardinal family worldwide, we’ve got one move: Flashing an “L.” You’ll do this when you pose for photos, when a UofL team is successful, or really any time the moment grabs you. Using your right hand, stick out your thumb to the side while raising your index and middle fingers and bending the ring and pinky. That’s it, now you’re part of the tradition. Try it!

Athletic Conference Dominance Want to talk about commanding a conference? During the 2011-2012 athletic year, UofL teams won a school record of 10 Big East titles, more than any other school. Our recent acceptance to become the newest member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for the 2014 athletic year came weeks before the Men’s Football team earned the Sugar Bowl title defeating the Florida Gators 33-23. Both Men’s and Women’s basketball teams reached the 2013 NCAA National Championship with the men’s team capturing the national title. There is no doubt Cardinal Athletics will continue their success as we move forward!

Clues That You’re A Cardinal White Squirrels A few albino (white) squirrels roam campus. When you spot one, it’s a sign of a good day. Or, well, at least you’ll feel like you’ve accomplished something special for the day.

1. You never step on the Cardinal Bird…you try not to drive on it either! 2. Any slow clap means one thing; it’s time for a CARDS cheer! 3. You used to like the color Blue, but now you’re disgusted by it!

Cravin’ the Kastle Celebrate your student with a soft serve treat. Dairy Kastle, on Eastern Parkway just a few blocks from campus, is a famous student hangout- and a UofL tradition. Owner George Hayden – a 1976 graduate – says he’s kept Dairy Kastle’s small town feel, friendly staff, low prices (cash only!) and generous portions from back when he used to eat there as a student.

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Cultural Center The Cultural Center is a hub for students of all backgrounds looking for a place to connect. The center itself offers programming for events like roundtable talks and lectures, and advises student groups. No matter your students’ background, the staff at the center can point your student to various student groups that may interest them.

Intramurals UofL’s Intramural and Recreational Sports program offers more than 50 activities each year—including kickball, tennis, dodgeball, and flag football. If your student is interested they can form their own team to participate or join a “free agent” list and get picked up by a team looking for a few extra members.

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Something coming soon that is sure to make an immediate impact on the quality of life for our entire UofL community, a new, 128,000 square-foot

Student Recreation Center is under construction and scheduled to open during the 2013 fall semester. You can follow the progress of the new center by visiting

First Year Initiatives The office of First Year Initiatives (FYI) is comprised of a network of great people who are committed to making sure your student has a successful and fun first year at the University of Louisville from the moment Summer Orientation is over until Finals Week in the spring semester! A few of the programs you’ll want to get your student involved in that this office provides are: •

CAPS (Civic, Academic, Personal, and Social) Leader Summer Mentor Program. This is where each new first-year student gets an upper-class student mentor who checks-in with them online during the summer.



Religious Life

There are more than 400 Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) on campus whose focuses include academics, athletics, social, political, ethnic, professional, religious and other topics. They all offer students a way to connect and have some fun!

More than 30 religious organizations can be found on campus, representing a variety of beliefs and denominations. Over 20 religious life advisors and ministers are available to help students explore and support their spiritual and religious needs.

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Joining a fraternity or sorority is one of the best ways for your student to get involved, to network and especially make new friends on campus. Many UofL Greeks have gone on to be successful in their careers and become major contributors to the university and its well-being. UofL offers a diverse list of over 30 Greek organizations and each has a positive impact on the campus and community.

The University of Louisville’s Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Services is a walking, talking positive force focused on one thing— helping students have a great experience, no matter who they are! The office works to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community that welcomes people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. University of Louisville


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Book-in-Common is also a great way for incoming students to get involved before the semester starts. Every year UofL selects a book for the incoming class that relates to the experiences they’ll have making the transition to college. This year’s book is, “This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women.” Welcome Week is one of the bigger events the FYI office puts on! Welcome Week 2013 is Aug. 21-25! There are over 50 activities for students, parents, and families happening during those 5 days full of fun and excitement that you and your student won’t want to miss. Be sure to check the FYI website for the full schedule.

The Office of Civic Engagement, Leadership and Service This office provides service and leadership opportunities throughout the year. It offers structured programming like Freshman LEAD, which cultivates leadership skills in freshman and the Engage Lead Serve Board, an ongoing group that develops and organizes service opportunities for all students. Some of the offices programming includes monthly programs for students to serve at an array of local non-profit organizations, called SOUL (Service Outreach Uniting Louisville) events and Alternative Spring Breaks where students have the opportunity to help other national and international communities.


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International Service Learning The University of Louisville International Service Learning Program (ISLP) is an interdisciplinary program focused on “Community Health and Safety” that allows your student to experience international travel and gain course credit while doing so. The students and faculty collaborate to create educational programs that address human and community needs, then go to one of the following countries: Belize, Botswana, Croatia, the Philippines, or Trinidad and Tobago; and present their programs.

Exploring the World Studying abroad allows students to expand their understanding of the world and of people, it gives students perspective on their own life and helps to develop stronger personal goals and values. Your student can easily enhance the value of their degree while studying abroad by taking courses in various academic disciplines or picking up a minor in a language. The University of Louisville Study Abroad website allows your student to find the program perfect for them by giving them the choice of searching for programs based on destination or by choosing the semester they would like to travel abroad.

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Welcome to the City of Louisville Louisville is a progressive community of nearly 1 million people with a robust economy, a vibrant arts scene, a nationally ranked public school system and a rich history infused with Southern hospitality. Entertainment and recreational options include the city’s highly regarded symphony, ballet and Actors Theater of Louisville, the Speed Art Museum, the annual Forecastle Music Festival that the city hosts, all University of Louisville collegiate sports, the Louisville Bats minor-league baseball team and one of the nation’s finest systems of urban parks, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Louisville also plays host to a wide variety of regional celebrations, including the St. James Court Art Fair and the Kentucky Derby Festival — two weeks of non-stop

entertainment that ranges from the quirky to the sophisticated including a paddlewheel riverboat race, Southern-style galas, and one of the country’s premier air shows. One of the main signature events is Thunder over Louisville; one of the World’s biggest fireworks shows and it all leads up to the most exciting two minutes in sports: The Kentucky Derby. The city of Louisville also hosts national celebrations including the biennial Deaf Festival and the city has been selected to host the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention and Exposition for the next 3 years. With such a vibrant quality of life, it is no wonder Louisville was just voted the Top U.S. Travel Destination of 2013. Local shops, cool restaurants, and a welcoming atmosphere are just a few reasons why Louisville is a great place to call home!


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Housing Housing and Residence Life works to keep your student engaged and part of campus life through a variety of educational and social events. Staff also work individually with students to make sure they feel welcomed, supported, celebrated and a part of the campus scene.

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The traditional halls are the most costconscious options on campus. The rooms are typically double occupancy, with a limited number of single occupancy rooms located in each building. These halls are coed buildings where genders are separated by floors or wings. Miller Hall Unitas Tower Center Hall (Houses the Engineering Living Learning Community Only) Threlkeld Hall (Honors Hall)

Apartments are full apartment units with a kitchen. Students have the option of private or shared bedrooms and bathrooms.

First Year Live On Policy All UofL first-year students under 21 will be required to live on campus, unless living at home with a parent or guardian. University of Louisville students enrolled in college for the first time in the fall semester after high-school graduation must reside for two semesters in one of the on-campus residence halls mentioned above.

Affiliated Off Campus Facilities Suites and Apartments The Suite-Style Halls offer a variety of options and have at least one common kitchen located in the building but do not have kitchens located within the suites. These provide two to three bedrooms sharing a bath. Billy Minardi Hall (males only) Community Park 16


Off campus properties affiliated with the university are listed below. These are not eligible for First Year Live on. The Bellamy Cardinal Towne The Province Phoenix Place Apartments The Quad

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The University of Louisville takes student safety very seriously. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a campus service organization responsible for law enforcement, crime prevention, emergency services and parking management for the University of Louisville. Services are provided on a 24-hour basis to students, faculty and staff, as well as visitors to the University of Louisville. Campus DPS takes great pride in its advancing community policing efforts and works closely with the Louisville Metro Police Department. In addition to 24-hour police campus patrol and response services, the UofL DPS provides: •

Campus Safety Escort Program. This is a free service offered to any member of the University from dusk to dawn, any day of the year. Call (502) 852-6111 to request an escort anywhere within on campus boundaries and up to four blocks off campus. •

Emergency Blue Light Phones located throughout campus provide 24/7 response. The caller’s location is provided directly to the dispatcher for 9-1-1 and all Blue Light calls.

UofL Alerts emergency notification system. One of UofL’s emergency communication modes. These text messaging alerts give you the most up-to-date emergency information. Students and Families are strongly encouraged to sign up for UofL Alerts at


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Campus Health At some point during college, your student will unfortunately get sick. If your student is in this spot they should go ahead and call for an appointment at Campus Health Services, located in Cardinal Station on Central Boulevard. It’s nestled between the baseball and football stadiums. Campus Health Services provides preventive and acute care for students. They also offer women’s health services; psychiatric services, including medication

management; travel medicine; free flu shots; immunizations and allergy shots. Also, if your student is looking to better their health, they should visit the Office of Health Promotion, a service of Campus Health Services. The program offers peer mentoring, programming to help you learn about things like making better food choices and exercise classes like yoga.


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Food for Thought If your student is looking for a meal or just a mid-day energizing snack, UofL offers plenty of options, with more eateries opening each year. In fact, when they’re on campus they are never more than five minutes from some place to grab a bite.

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UofL partners with Sodexo to bring a number of affordable, popular eateries of all sorts to campus, from Einstein Bros. Bagels and Jazzman’s Café, to McAlister’s Select deli, Damon’s Grill and many more. UofL’s Dining Services joins the state of Kentucky and the university’s own health initiative in an effort to improve campus health awareness, plus the restaurants promote sustainability by buying local whenever possible.

The Ville Grill Dining The Ville Grill is the university’s new all-you-care-to-eat dining restaurant at University Tower Apartments. And when we say it has something for everyone with its five dining options, you can rest assured it does!

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Academic Advising

No clue where to go for your question? No matter the question, if you don’t have the answer, stop at the Dean of Students’ Office in the SAC. The entire staff is ready to help. It’s their job to promote a positive learning experience and give your student the opportunities they need to succeed not just academically, but personally, too. Think your students’ rights have been violated? Dealing with student crisis and need assistance? We hope none of these things ever happens to you, but if it should, the Dean of Students Office is there for you.

Academic Advising at the University of Louisville is an on-going, intentional, educational partnership dedicated to student academic success. Academic advisors can help your student investigate degree programs and careers, and be of assistance if your student experiences academic difficulty. The university has created an exciting initiative, Flight Plan, which allows your student to stay on course to graduate in four years or in the timeframe of their choice During your student’s first year they can meet with an academic advisor to discuss the flight plan options.

Student Advocate Sometimes the university can become overwhelming, complicating your student’s academics and life in general. Some students become so frustrated, their coursework suffers and they may want to drop out. That is why students need an advocate—someone who is on their side, who has a thorough knowledge of UofL, not just from one unit’s perspective, but from a broad perspective. The student advocate teaches how the academic system works, where to find information and how to get the help needed.


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REACH Resources for Academic Achievement (REACH) provides free academic services and specific support programs to help your student better prepare and adapt to college life and to enhance their academic skills and performance in college courses. REACH tutors students in numerous undergraduate courses, offers peer mentoring and advice, provides seminars on study skills and student success, and much more.


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Writing Center


The University Writing Center helps students work on their writing by providing individual sessions, writing resources and a comfortable place to write.

UofL is committed to equal opportunity for all academically qualified students, and does not discriminate based on disability. The Disability Resource Center (DRC) coordinates services to ensure that anyone with disabilities has equal access to take full advantage of UofL’s educational, social and cultural opportunities.

Cardinal Card In addition to being the student identification card, the Cardinal Card is also equipped with your student’s meal plan. With one swipe your student can dine at all of the on-campus eateries or get snacks from the vending machines. Many near-campus local businesses and eateries offer discounts when your student shows their Cardinal Card. The card can also be loaded with “Cardinal Cash” and used to make copies at the library or to purchase snacks, books and school supplies at the University Bookstore.

PEACC The Prevention, Education and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community (PEACC) program has worked to create a campus culture that does not tolerate violence against women. In addition to annual programming aimed at preventing violence, the office offers support to women or others who feel they may have been the victim of domestic or dating violence.

Counseling Center

Keeping Up with Social Media Juggling academics and a personal life can be hectic. If you find your student is frustrated or confused and unsure of where to turn, the on campus Counseling Center can help. UofL has professionally licensed psychologist and counselors to assist your student.

Career Center The University Career Center offers comprehensive services and programs to help students clarify their academic and career goals, gain practical experience through mock interviews, internships and cooperative education experiences, and identify employment opportunities and options. The Career Center also hosts fairs throughout the school year and provides every student with a Career Link account. Career Link allows students to begin building their resume from the moment they arrive on campus. 22

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• UofLParentsAssociation The UofL Parents Association provides helpful information on various programs, services, activities and general UofL happenings around campus. • and Want to keep tabs on everything going on at UofL? Check here. The Office of Communications and Marketing hosts these pages as a roundup of all of the big news on campus from medical breakthroughs and stories, photos and videos about students and employees. If you see yourself in a photo on Facebook, make sure to tag yourself. We love connecting with our fans.

Lots of UofL departments are on Facebook and Twitter. Here are a few pages you might want to ‘like’ or follow soon. • and Student Affairs uses these pages for a daily roundup of activities. Does your student have a few hours of downtime between classes? Check here. You might find something to encourage them to try or at least some free grub. • For a full round of social media links (including YouTube and Flickr) visit studentaffairs/followthebird 23

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Financial Aid FERPA The University of Louisville Financial Aid office provides walk-in counseling Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and the Call Center (502) 852-5511 is also open during those times. FAFSA Information

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the application for federal grants, work-study, and loans as well as some state and institutional aid programs. File the FAFSA online at We recommend students to file the FAFSA as soon as possible each year after January 1.

University of Louisville has partnered with HigherOne, a financial services company focused solely on higher education, to offer faster delivery of refunds to students. All refunds are processed by HigherOne. The University will NOT issue refund checks, so your student MUST use their card to access the HigherOne Website and choose an option for receiving any refund due to them. The UofL HigherOne Card with the MasterCard logo provides students with two options on how to receive their refunds. The options are Easy Refund to the OneAccount or ACH transfer (direct deposit) to the student’s bank account. Students will receive their UofL HigherOne Card shortly after they register for classes in their first semester at the University of Louisville. The card will be mailed to the current address on file with the university.

Award Notification & Aid Disbursement Award notifications are sent via email. First-year students will also receive a paper award letter in the mail. The award notification will direct students to their Ulink account. On Ulink, you can accept, reduce, or decline loan offers. Scholarships and grants are automatically listed on Ulink as accepted. Starting the week prior to the start of fall classes, the Student Financial Aid Office will complete a final review of each student’s eligibility, and will begin disbursing all available financial aid funds to the Bursar’s Office. The Bursar’s Office will then post that aid to your student’s account. Disbursed financial aid that exceeds a student’s balance is considered excess or residual funds. Residual funds will be distributed through HigherOne.


The University of Louisville is required by law to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This law establishes guidelines to protect the privacy of student records and to provide students access to these records. This means that students have the right to keep their records private and that the university is prohibited from sharing a student’s FERPA-protected information with anyone without a written release. This does not mean that information is not available to you as parents. Students may share information with parents or guardians by the completing the following steps. However at any point, students can change their Ulink PIN and these steps do not guarantee that student information can be shared. •

Bursar Office The Bursar’s Office handles all Billing and Payment information. For information on tuition and fees visit the Bursar’s Office website at finance/bursar. Your Account (listed under the section Tuition, Fees, and Payment Options) on Ulink will list the student’s charges, disbursed financial aid, residual funds, and anticipated aid. University of Louisville

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Academic • Research ArchaeologicalSurvey/TransportationCenter(100) BinghamHumanitiesBuilding(17) BrandeisSchoolofLaw(WyattHall)(19) BrigmanHall(2) Business,Collegeof(90) ChemistryBuilding(36) DavidsonHall(87) DoughertyHall(29) DuthieCenter(28) EducationandHumanDevelopment,Collegeof(84) (WoodfordR.andHarriettB.PorterBuilding) ErnstHall(33) FordHall(7) GardinerHall/A&S(8) GottschalkHall(10) JouettHall(6) LifeSciencesBuilding(18) LutzHall(23) McCandlessHall(13) Music,Schoolof(83) NaturalScienceBuilding(34) OppenheimerHall(5) OverseersHonorsHouse(25A) PattersonHall(3) SackettHall(31) SchneiderHall(20) ShumakerResearchBuilding(4) Speed,J.B.,Engineering,Schoolof(30) Speed,W.S.,Hall(32) StricklerHall(88) StudioArts/HPESBuilding/ThrustTheater(71) UrbanandEconomicResearch,Centerfor(43) Vogt(Henry)Building(99)

Residence Halls CenterHall(49B) CommunityPark(39) GreekLifeHousing(39N-W) Johnson(Bettie)Apartments(94) KurzHall(92) LouisvilleHall(45) MillerHall(38) Minardi(Billy)Hall(46) ThrelkeldHall(24) UnitasTower(47) UniversityTowerApartments(48) WellnessHouse(49C) WestHall(49A)

Campus Life • Student Resources BaptistCampusCenter(85) * CampusHealthServices(CardinalStation)(59Q) CounselingCenter(82) CulturalCenter(39G) EkstromLibrary(9) FloydStreetParkingStructure(75) FreedomPark GheensScienceHallandRauchPlanetarium(40) InformationCenter,North InformationCenter,West InterfaithCenter(86) InternationalCenter(BrodschiHall)(41) InternationalHouse(49C) MillerInformationTechnologyCenter(21) Playhouse,The(11) RedBarn(39I) SpeedArtMuseum SwainStudentActivitiesCenter(16) UniversityClub&AlumniCenter(22) WestSideDining(48A)




Dates to Remember

Campus Contacts UofL Information (502) 852-5555

Academic Calendar


FALL 2013 Classes start

Aug. 26 (Mon)

College of Arts & Sciences

(502) 852-6490

Last day of initial registration

Aug. 26 (Mon)

College of Business

(502) 852-6440

Last day to drop/add

Aug. 30 (Fri)

College of Education & Human Development

(502) 852-6411

Labor Day holiday

Sept. 2 (Mon)

Continuing Studies

(502) 852-0166

Last day to apply for degree

Sept. 18 (Wed)

Dental Hygiene

(502) 852-5081

Mid-term break

Oct. 7-8 (Mon-Tues)

Honors Program

(502) 852-6293

Last day to withdraw

Oct. 17 (Thurs)

J. B. Speed School of Engineering

(502) 852-4672

Thanksgiving break

Nov. 27-Dec. 1 (Wed-Sun)

School of Music

(502) 852-6281

Last day of classes

Dec. 9 (Mon)

School of Nursing

Reading day

Dec. 10 (Tues)

Final examinations

Dec. 11-17 (Wed-Tues)


(502) 852-6531

Degree date

Dec. 17 (Tues)


(502) 852-5732

December commencement

Dec. 19 (Thurs)

Athletic Tickets

(502) 852-5863


(502) 852-6679

SPRING 2014 Classes start

Jan. 6 (Mon)

BRICC Alcohol & Substance Resiliency

(502) 852-3442

Last day of registration

Jan. 6 (Mon)


(502) 852-5503

Last day to drop/add

Jan. 10 (Fri)

Campus Medical Services

(502) 852-6479

Martin Luther King holiday

Jan. 20 (Mon)

Cardinal Card

(502) 852-7520

Last day to apply for degree

Jan. 30 (Thurs)

Computer Resource Center

(502) 852-8096

Last day to withdraw

Feb. 25 (Tues)

Counseling Center

(502) 852-6585

Spring break

March 10-16 (Mon-Sun)

Cultural Center

(502) 852-7520

Last day of classes

April 21 (Mon)

Dean of Students

(502) 852-5785

Reading day

April 22 (Tues)


(502) 852-6715

Final examinations

April 23-29 (Wed-Tues)

Disability Resource Center

(502) 852-6938

May 10 (Sat)

Financial Aid

(502) 852-5511

Health Insurance

(502) 852-6519

Health Promotion

(502) 852-5429

Heath Science Center

(502) 852-6446

Housing Office

(502) 852-6636

Commencement/degree date

Athletic Calendar To keep up with the many sports events going on, be sure to also check out the Louisville Athletic Calendar.


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(502) 852-7997

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(502) 852-7516

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Metropolitan College

(502) 852-2749

Military and Veteran Services

(502) 852-6442


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(502) 852-2663

Post Office

(502) 852-6699

Public Safety

(502) 852-6111


(502) 852-6706


(502) 852-6522

Student Activities

(502) 852-6691

Testing Services

(502) 852-6606

Transfer Center

(502) 852-4538

University of Louisville Properties

(502) 852-9011

Where to Shop

Places to Stay The Brown Hotel

335 W. Broadway Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 583-1234 A Four-Diamond Brown Hotel. Named one of the “Best 500 Hotels in the World” by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Complimentary airport transportation and wireless. 1 mile from U of L. Please see ad on p 19.

Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Airport 819 Phillips Ln. Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 368-5678 It’s a new stay. Our beautifully redesigned hotel features a new lobby, rooms, restaurant, Starbucks, and more. Please see ad on p 25.

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham - Louisville East

751 Cypress Station Dr. Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 899-5959 Located minutes from campus surrounded by KY’s 2 largest malls, movie theater and several restaurants. Please ask for the U of L rate! Please see ad on inside front cover.

Student Services Margaret’s Moving & Storage

104 E. Breckinridge St. Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 584-5234 We are a locally owned and operated family business with roots in the community. We want to be the only mover you’ll ever need! Please see ad on p 14.


(800) 695-8133 Dell offers a 3-year accidental damage service plan, theft protection, and every component your college student needs to be successful all for an affordable price. Care Packages Show your student how much you miss them by sending a great care package right to their door. Made by college students, for college students. Many different package options! Please see ad on p 6.

Gray’s College Bookstore

1915 S. 4th St. Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 634-1708 Gray’s College Bookstore, locally owned and operated, offers unsurpassed customer service and anything you need for back to school and more. Please see ad on p 22.

University of Louisville Bookstore

2100 S. Floyd St. Student Activities Center W-101 Louisville, KY 40292 (502) 852-2096 The U of L Bookstore on campus is the only Official Bookstore that supports the University. Please see us for your textbooks and Cards Wear. Please see ad on p 8.

University Parent College Laundry Bag Essential for every college student! Our heavy-duty canvas laundry bag, with storage pockets and a load divider, is guaranteed to last 4 years. Available in black or gray. Please see ad on back cover.

Places to Live


2100 S. Floyd St. Suite W206 Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 852-5991 Earn a paycheck without leaving campus! Opportunities for student marketing, office assistants, on-call catering and food service.Please see ad on p 20.

The Bellamy

1501 Bellamy Pl. Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 634-5996 Gated community with resort-style amenities. Salt water pool, sand volleyball, cable and internet included, and much more! Please see ad on p 18.

For advertising inquiries, please contact a UniversityParent Account Executive at (866) 721-1357 or email:


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A parents guide to the University of Louisville.