Activate Your Account

Welcome to the University of Louisville!

Before you log in to any of UofL's online services, you will need to activate your UofL account.

  • Go to to get your user ID using your Social Security Number (SSN) and your date of birth. Write your user ID and 7-digit student ID down or copy/paste them into a document so you can grab them for the next steps.
  • Go to ULink, our student portal.
  • Enter your user ID and your default password. Your default password will be:

Capital L


First 2 letters of your first name (lower case)


First 2 letters of your last name (lower case)


An exclamation point (!)


The last four digits of your numerical student ID

(Example: John Smith, with a numerical student ID of 1234567, has a default password of Ljosm!4567)

  • You may then reset your password. View the Password Policy for specific criteria.
  • Once you reset your password, you may begin using your UofL e-mail.  Visit your UofL e-mail account to log in.
  • To login please use your and your re-set password.
  • You're all set! You will log on to ULink to register for and manage your classes, and access your grades, financial aid package, tuition bill along with other resources and important information.  If you have any problems with the above steps, please visit the Help Desk website.