WinterFest

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.

Look for feature events such as the Welcome and Information Stations, Student Organization Fair, and the MLK Day of Service, which invites you to make it a day on and not a day off.

Follow us on Twitter @UofLFYI for exclusive event updates, and get the semester started off right by attending some of these WinterFest events!


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, January 7

9:00am

4:30pm

WinterFest Welcome & Info Station:
SAC 1st Floor

Get your WinterFest event guide, ask any questions you have, grab a FREE snack and drink, find out about important campus resources, and more!

10:30am

2:30pm

REACH Welcome Back:
Strickler Lobby

Start the semester out right with FREE snacks and drinks and learn about REACH resources.

5:00pm

7:00pm

Well-Being Station
SRC Lobby

Rev up your resilience in 2015! UofL Health Promotion and KentuckyOne Health are supporting the UofL campus community's resilience and academic success through interactive well-being challenges, peer mentors, and exciting incentives!

9:00pm

 

UofL Men’s Basketball vs. Clemson
KFC YUM! Center

Thursday, January 8

9:00am

4:30pm

WinterFest Welcome & Info Station:
SAC 1st Floor

Get your WinterFest event guide, ask any questions you have, grab a FREE snack and drink, find out about important campus resources, and more!

10:30am

2:30pm

REACH Welcome Back
Strickler Lobby

Start the semester out right with FREE snacks and drinks and learn about REACH resources.

11:00am

1:00pm

ELSB Open House
SAC 310

Visit the Engage Lead Serve Board (ELSB) for FREE food and hot beverages. Board members will discuss the exciting ways you can engage in community service and leadership programs.

12:00pm

1:00pm

Conversation Café: “Messy Problems”
Cultural Center MPR

The transition into college can sometimes be a challenge. Beliefs can be questioned, “solution-less” problems can arise, and significant experiences can change your life. Join FYI for FREE lunch and discussion on “What the Best College Students Do” to navigate “messy problems.” No prior reading is necessary to be part of a great discussion!

8:00pm

9:00pm

Yoga with Live Music
SRC RM 200

Experience a relaxing yoga class with the bonus of live music! Class led by certified yoga instructor Matt Harris with music from Rob Monsma. All levels welcome.

9:00pm

10:30pm

Tennis Club Tryouts
Bass Rudd Tennis Center

Play tennis? Join Tennis Club! One day a week is open to any skill level. You can also try out for the competitive team which participates in matches and tournaments! Info: UofLTennisClub@gmail.com

Friday, January 9

TBA

 

UofL Swimming & Diving vs. Florida State
Wright Natatorium

5:00pm

8:00pm

RSO Slam
Cultural Center

This event brings RSOs together to learn about each other. Bring info about your organization to pass out. Contact Tamara Russell (tdruss02@louisville.edu) with your organization name and how many people will attend. FREE food!

8:00pm

11:00pm

Friday Night Planetarium Shows
Rauch Planetarium

UofL students get BOGO prices: $6 for one show; $5/show for two or more shows. 8pm: Dynamic Earth; 9pm: Laser iPop; 10pm: BIG; 11pm: Laser Zeppelin.

Saturday, January 10

TBA

 

UofL Swimming & Diving vs. Florida State
Wright Natatorium

8:45pm

 

Dr. Who Year
Rauch Planetarium

Ring in the Who Year by watching Dr. Who episodes 2.1 - 2.4 featuring David Tenant. It's the British Invasion 2.0! Doors open 8:45pm; shows start 9pm sharp! Jan. 17: episodes 2.5 - 2.9; Jan. 24: episodes 2.10 - 2.13.

Monday, January 12

11:00am

1:00pm

RaiseRED 50 Day Countdown
Red Barn

RaiseRED celebrates the 50 Day Countdown to Dance Marathon with entertainment and FREE food in the Red Barn!

11:00am

1:00pm

Do You Want to Apply For Financial Aid?
Ekstrom W102

Gene Weis from KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority) and UofL faculty and staff will assist with this FAFSA workshop hosted by Ekstrom Library.

7:00pm

8:00pm

LGBT Center Monday Mixer
The Intersection, Red Barn RM 104

The LGBT Center invites all students to attend Monday Mixers, held monthly. Hang out, meet new friends, enjoy FREE refreshments and get the latest updates on spring events. Group and RSO members: attend to share news and updates.

Tuesday, January 13

8:30am

11:00am

Donuts & Cider in Ekstrom Library
Ekstrom East Side Lobby

FREE donuts and cider! Learn about the academic support services within the library’s Learning Commons: the Digital Media Suite, the Reference Consultation Office, and the Writing Center.

11:00am

1:00pm

Founders’ Day Celebration
SAC MPR

Join the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.- Xi Chapter for FREE cake as they celebrate 102 years of sisterhood, scholarship, and service.

4:00pm

5:00pm

Do You Want to Apply For Financial Aid?
Ekstrom W102

Gene Weis from KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority) and UofL faculty and staff will assist with this FAFSA workshop hosted by Ekstrom Library.

6:30pm

9:30pm

Dancing with the Cards (Every Tues.)
SRC RM 200

Come to UofL's only ballroom and swing dance club! Semester begins with swing dancing. Everything is FREE and every meeting includes a lesson and open dancing. No partner or prior experience needed!

7:00pm

 

UofL Men’s Basketball vs. Virginia Tech
KFC YUM! Center

Wednesday, January 14

5:30pm

7:30pm

CardFit Four
SRC: MAC Court

Sign up as a team (4 people max) or individual and be placed on a team for the fourth edition of CardFit Challenge, a fun team-oriented physical challenge event. All levels welcome. Sponsored by Intramurals and Health Promotion.

7:30pm

8:30pm

Meat & Potatoes
Cardinal Towne: The Avenue

Join Men of PEACC and Cardinal Towne in a monthly forum that provides a college male perspective on the day’s headlines and invites good dialogue on hot topics. FREE food!

4:30pm

 

Registration for Intramural Events
SRC

Entries for singles and doubles billiards, basketball leagues, graduate basketball leagues and floor hockey leagues all due by January 14 at 4:30pm. Register: imleagues.com, then select University of Louisville.

7:00pm

 

UofL Women’s Basketball vs. NC State
KFC YUM! Center

Thursday, January 15

11:00am

1:00pm

Spring RSO Fair
SAC MPR

Meet members of Recognized Student Organizations, find a student group, and get involved! Experience more with Student Organizations and Student Involvement.

6:00pm

9:00pm

Silent Solstice
Red Barn & West Plaza

Join Student Activities Board and First Year Initiatives for this feature WinterFest event! Cozy up with your friends in the heated outdoor lounge while you enjoy delicious appetizers, hot beverage bars, and make-your-own-s’mores. Take a carriage ride and watch ice sculpture carving. Then step inside for our Silent Disco, where a live DJ streams music to wireless headphones for this unique and exciting dance experience. FREE food and prizes! Don’t miss out!

7:00pm

8:00pm

You Want Evidence?
SAC 310B

Brian Perkins and the LCD campus ministry present scientific evidence for belief in God and the Bible. Light refreshments provided.

8:00pm

9:00pm

Yoga with Live Music
SRC RM 200

Experience a relaxing yoga class with the bonus of live music! Class led by certified yoga instructor Matt Harris with music from Rob Monsma. All levels welcome.

Friday, January 16

12:00pm

1:00pm

Eco-Reps Monthly Lunch and Learn
Ekstrom W210

Eco-Reps are faculty, staff, & students dedicated to creating a more sustainable UofL. Dale Josey from Blackacre Nature Preserve will discuss how sustainability matters there. FREE vegetarian lunch!

8:00pm

11:00pm

Friday Night Planetarium Shows
Rauch Planetarium

UofL students get BOGO prices: $6 for one show; $5/show for two or more shows. 8pm: Dynamic Earth; 9pm: Laser iPop; 10pm: BIG; 11pm: Laser Zeppelin.

9:30pm

5:00am

2nd Annual Battle of the Sexes Lock-In
Red Barn

Empowering Ladies Together and the African American Male Initiative are teaming together for our annual Battle of the Sexes College Lock-In. Info: bit.ly/1y9IP1W

Saturday, January 17

10:00am

 

Women’s Tennis vs. Southern Illinois
Bass-Rudd Tennis Center

12:00pm

 

UofL Men’s Basketball vs. Duke
KFC YUM! Center

12:00pm

2:30pm

Helping Hands Serving Hearts Christmas Cleanup
Thinker Statue

Join Helping Hands Serving Hearts, an on-campus service organization, by going out into the Louisville community and helping clean up Christmas decorations for the elderly.

4:00pm

 

Women’s Tennis vs. Morehead State
Bass-Rudd Tennis Center

8:45pm

 

Dr. Who Year
Rauch Planetarium

Ring in the Who Year by watching Dr. Who episodes 2.5 - 2.9 featuring David Tenant. It's the British Invasion 2.0! Doors open 8:45pm; shows start 9pm sharp! Jan. 24: episodes 2.10 - 2.13.

Sunday, January 18

10:00am

 

Women’s Tennis vs. Duquesne
Bass-Rudd Tennis Center

12:00pm

 

UofL Men’s Tennis vs. Drake University
Bass-Rudd Tennis Center

3:00pm

 

Women’s Basketball vs. Virginia
KFC YUM! Center

3:00pm

 

Women’s Tennis vs. Butler
Bass-Rudd Tennis Center

5:30pm

 

UofL Men’s Tennis vs. Murray State
Bass-Rudd Tennis Center

Monday, January 19

12:00pm

 

MLK Day of Service
SAC MPR

MLK Day of Service is an American tradition since 1994. Become part of the UofL community by making it a "day on," not a "day off." Registration: bit.ly/1A4w1aN

4:00pm

5:00pm

PEACC Volunteer Training
PEACC Office: Student Svcs. Annex

Social justice, healthy relationships, and violence prevention are all issues that PEACC volunteers work to address. Learn more about volunteering and get everything you need to get started before the semester gets too crazy! Info: (502) 852-2663 or peacc@louisville.edu

 

Opportunities for Registration & Enrollment

U-Fit: SRC Fitness Lab

Work one-on-one with your own FitCoach this semester! Sign up today for your fitness assessment, results, personalized workout program, and T-Shirt! Schedule your fitness appointment.

Group Fitness Classes: SRC & HSC Fitness Center

Group fitness classes are starting for the new semester. Schedule at louisville.edu/intramurals/fitness then click the fitness link. Classes are free for students; no registration required.

$7 Massage: Health Promotion (Student Svcs. Annex)

Reduce stress with a $7 half hour chair massage from a professional massage therapist! Schedule a massage appointment.

Registration for Intramural Events: SRC

Entries for singles and doubles billiards, basketball leagues, graduate basketball leagues and floor hockey leagues all due by  January 14 at 4:30pm. Register: imleagues.com, then select University of Louisville.

Yoga: Health Promotion (Student Svcs. Annex)

The Health Promotion Office offers FREE yoga for students all semester long! Schedule and enrollment.

Look for These Upcoming Events

PEACC Volunteer Training

January 21, 12-1pm (PEACC Office: Student Svcs. Annex)
Social justice, healthy relationships, and violence prevention are all issues that PEACC volunteers work to address. Learn more about volunteering and get everything you need to get started before the semester gets too crazy! Info: (502) 852-2663 or peacc@louisville.edu.

Dr. Who Year

January 24, 8:45pm (Rauch Planetarium)
Ring in the Who Year by watching Dr. Who episodes 2.10 - 2.13 featuring David Tenant. It's the British Invasion 2.0! Doors open 8:45pm; shows start 9pm sharp!

Study Abroad Fair

January 28, 10:30am-2:30pm (Red Barn)
Spain! Italy! Japan! China! London! France! Costa Rica! Where do you want to go? Come to the Study Abroad Fair and learn how you can earn credits towards graduation and use your financial aid to study abroad. The world is your classroom!

International Fashion Show: Across the Seven Seas

January 30, 7-9:30pm (SAC MPR)
Join Student Activities Board for its annual cultural extravaganza! Features include student models, live community and RSO performances, and FREE diverse catered food from Ramsi's Cafe on the World. Purchase tickets: SAC W310.

Majors Fair

February 12, 11am-1pm (SAC MPR)
Need to change your major, learn more about a major, or talk to an advisor or career coach? Come to the Majors Fair! FREE lunch!

More events and activities at events.louisville.edu!