Get Connected

Even after Orientation you can continue to make campus connections and learn about important UofL basics by taking advantage of these great programs.

Cards Connection mentor outreach offers personalized, online summer support by way of knowledgeable and experienced upperclass students who will share their advice on having a great first year. You'll meet back up with your mentors at various events throughout Welcome Week as well as reconnect at different points in the fall. Look for your first emails starting July 12!

Welcome Week (Aug. 16 - 19) is an exciting series of events and activities that help first year, transfer, and returning students get the fall semester started off right. This time will help you meet tons of new and upperclass students and make UofL your new home, all while enjoying an almost endless supply of free food and prizes. Welcome Week is also a great time to show off your new University of Louisville community to your family.

Through the Cards Courier newsletter, First Year Initiatives keeps new and transfer students in the know all year long. We'll send editions throughout your first year to keep you informed of key dates, upcoming events, helpful tips and opportunities to find free food on campus.

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.