Annual Signature Events

We know you’ve heard that an important part of your UofL experience is getting involved, and First Year Initiatives and our partners want to help make that easy for you to do. Welcome Week, WinterFest and Finals Fest will help you start and end each semester on a good note. In addition to having a good time at these events, you can also count on meeting interesting new people and connecting to useful resources on campus—all of which will help make it a great first year at UofL.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for exclusive event updates.

Welcome Week 2018: August 16 - 19

Get ready to make some of the best friends and memories of your UofL experience! Welcome Week is an exciting five days of events and activities that help first year, transfer, and returning students get the fall semester started off right.

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Majors Fair 2018: Wednesday, September 12

Looking for a major? A minor? Want to switch majors? Then you're in the right spot. Attend the Majors Fair on Wednesday, September 12 from 11 AM - 1 PM in the Humanities Quad (rain location: SAC MPR) to meet faculty, advisors, and students from your area of interest and learn more about their programs and experiences. The first 700 students will receive FREE lunch upon completion of visiting 3 tables. For more information, click the link below.

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Family Weekend 2018: October 26 - 28

Family Weekend 2018 is full of tradition and excitement and is a wonderful time for parents and families to reconnect with their student, allow students to share favorite campus places and activities with their family, and meet other Cardinal families. There are exciting programs and events to explore and enjoy the vibrant Cardinal community.

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WinterFest 2019: Begins January 7

WinterFest is UofL’s way to welcome all new, transfer and returning students to campus for the start of the spring semester. Like Welcome Week in August, you can look to WinterFest to find a wide variety of opportunities to get connected on campus and have a great time even in those grey January days.

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Finals Fest

When the fall and spring semesters wind down, look for First Year Initiatives, Student Activities Board, the Office of Health Promotion and REACH out and about on campus to help get you geared up to ace your final exams.