Important Announcement regarding Summer Term 2020

March 27, 2020 - President

Cardinal Family,

To our students: Thank you for your continued agility and support as we make changes that very directly impact your Cardinal experience. You have been amazingly gracious and committed during this time of uncertainty and rapid change.

To our faculty: Thank you for your commitment to our students and your swift transition to remote instruction. It is nothing short of a miracle that we were able to do this in such a short time. While it is true that these remote courses are not the same as our intentionally developed online programs, we have full confidence that we are meeting our duty to educate our students through this delivery.

To our staff: Thank you for your tireless efforts and mountain-moving over the past two weeks. We have upended the way we do business and every single member of our team has made the adjustment and shown true leadership and commitment to the University of Louisville being a great place to learn and work.

We have been working closely with all our academic deans to make sure we stay adaptive to change and that we continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all of our campus community.  It is our unanimous decision that all Summer Term 2020 courses will be delivered online.  Please visit our Summer Term website for additional information.


  • We are keeping tuition low for students enrolling online this summer in courses that would have traditionally been delivered in-person. While this will cost the university, we believe it is the right thing to do. The new rates apply to Summer Term 2020 only. You can find an overview of the Summer Term 2020 rates here.
  • Priority Enrollment will still begin this coming Tuesday, March 31. Some courses may not be immediately listed as each school is working to determine which offerings they will have available for a fully online summer session. Continue to check the Schedule of Classes for up-to-date listings.
  • If you are already enrolled in an online degree program (as opposed to online courses), this change will have no impact on your current program timeline or tuition price.


  • The Delphi Center will provide additional support to instructors to take their courses online for Summer Term 2020. You will receive further information on the resources available to you very soon.
  • We recognize that some faculty may choose not to take their course online while others, who were not planning to teach this summer, may choose to offer an online course. We support each unit and each faculty member in the decision they make within their unit and in conjunction with their dean.

This continues to be a time of monumental change. We are grateful to be part of a community that continues to rally together to get the job done.

Go Cards!
Neeli and Beth

Neeli Bendapudi

Beth Boehm