Early Arrival Program


The Cultural Center Early Arrival Program (EAP) was created to help ease the transition of incoming students whom participate in the Cultural Center’s retention programs. This includes the African American Male Initiative (AAMI), Latino students and Woodford R. Porter Scholars.  The day long program, which takes place August 16-17, 2016  will consist of an enriching series of discussions, events and networking activities about what it means to be an active and engaged student at the University of Louisville. This program has been designed to provide recipients the opportunity network and start to build relationships with people that they identify as part of their support system including their peers.

EAP 2016 Flyer

EAP 2016 Schedule


All students who identify as a African American male, Hispanic/Latino or Woodford R. Porter Scholar are invited to participate.

African American Female Initiative:
This track will aid African American females (those who are not Porter Scholars) in their transition from high school to college.
Contact: Vickie Bridgeman 502-852-0232

African American Male Initiative: This track will aid scholars AAMI participants in their successful transition to college life at the University of Louisville.
Contact: Joey Wilkerson  502-852-4770

Hispanic/Latin@ Initiative: This track will help Hispanic/Latino students to gain awareness of and develop skills necessary to ensure academic success through intentional connections with current students, faculty, and staff.
Contact: Sarah Nuñez 502-852-0230

Woodford R. Porter Scholars:This track will help scholars gain significant awareness of and  develop the skills necessary to ensure academic success through intentional connections with university  faculty, staff, students and special community guests.
Contact: Leondra Gully 502-852-0231



When and where should my student arrive to campus?This year we are giving all students the opportunity to check into their residence hall before the university scheduled move in date. Students will check into their assigned residence hall between 9:00am-12:00pm on August 16, 2016.  Upon arrival they will be allowed to move in assisted with room keys and all things related to their new space.  Note: Early move in is reserved ONLY for those students who pre-register to attend EAP. Due to staffing, those who do not pre-register will not be allowed to move in early. Those student who do not register can still participate in the program but will not be allowed to move in early. 

May my student commute back and forth to campus for this program if he/she is not living in the residence halls?Yes.  Any student not living in UofL residence halls or properties may drive back and forth to campus each day.  Students who do not have a parking pass will need to contact the Parking Office at  852-7275 for  parking options.

Will my student need money for food?All participants of EAP will have a number of meals, snacks and beverages provided free of charge throughout the duration of the program. 

What if my student is unable to attend any or all parts of EAP which is a highly encouraged event?We certainly understand that there will be participation conflicts. Students who are participating in Honors Modes of Inquiry, Athletics, Band Camp and other conflicting program will need to contact their coordinator to let them know. Arrangements can be made for the student to receive all information related to EAP after the program has occurred.

Have additional questions about  the Early Arrival Program?
Contact your program’s coordinator:

African American Female Initiative...............Vickie Bridgeman...........502-852-0232
African American Male Initiative...................Joey Wilkerson..............502-852-4770
Hispanic & Latin@ Initiative...........................Sarah Nuñez.................502-852-0230
Woodford R. Porter Scholarship Program.....Leondra Gully...............502-852-0231


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