Purchase a Compass


 The Cardinal Compass planner is FREE to first time freshmen and transfer students in their first semester at UofL. This 8.5 x 11 planner is available for purchase to upperclass students, faculty, staff and parents.

How much does the Compass planner cost?
You have two options.  For $8 you can pick up your Compass at the Student Success Center (Belknap Academic Building) weekdays between 8:30am - 5pm starting August 9. Or, for $12 the planner will be mailed to you via USPS, postmarked August 16 or earlier, at the address you provide when you order.

If you purchase for pickup in the Belknap Academic Building, it will be helpful if you bring an electronic or printed copy of your receipt and some form if identification such as UofL Student ID or driver's license.

Why is the planner useful for parents, faculty and staff?
It's helpful to know what's going on in our students' lives. You can better support students when you know the big deadlines around the corner, are aware of key campus resources to recommend and have a sense of the ebb and flow of the semester from the eyes of a student. The Compass planner helps them, and you, stay in the know and on top of key dates as well as steps to success throughout the year.

Designed at UofL specifically for our campus, the Compass includes features such as

  • Important registration, enrollment and financial deadlines
  • Dates for key campus events and traditions
  • Steps to success for each month that can help students stay on track for a successful year inside and outside of the classroom
  • Links to additional resources such as time-management, budgeting and goal-setting worksheets

How do I place my order?
Whether you are going to pick up your Compass in person or have it mailed to you, all orders are placed and payments made online via this secure web form. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Your credit card will show a charge from "UofL Student Success Ctr." If you have any questions about ordering the Compass planner, please contact us at firstyear@louisville.edu or 502.852.7515.

Returns and Cancellations
So that we can account for correct print quantities, all sales are final.


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