Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
You are here: Home Welcome Week Full Schedule
Full Schedule

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WELCOME WEEK 2014
Wednesday, August 20 - Sunday, August 24

 

 

Welcome Week events help get all students (commuter and residential alike) introduced to the Civic, Academic, Personal, and Social aspects of UofL (CAPS). Programming is designed to meet that goal while at the same time offering fun, engaging activities that allow students to make personal connections with faculty, staff, current, and new students.

NOTE: The SIGNATURE CAPS EVENTS (CAPS Logo) are events that all first-year students are EXPECTED TO ATTEND. Please note the CAPS logo next to the 5 events on Friday and 1 event on Saturday which indicate those are Signature Events. Be sure to bring your student ID to these events to be checked in for attendance!

Parking: You can park for FREE August 18 - 24 at the Floyd Street Garage. Get directions to campus.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014


8:00am
6:00pm

Book It to Barnes & Noble
Student Activities Center

Stop by your campus bookstore to pick up textbooks, shop for essentials and enter to win UofL gear! Register online to receive bookstore info and discounts.

 


8:30am
6:00pm

Cardinal Card Pick-Up
Cardinal Card Office, Lower Level Houchens

Need to pick up your Cardinal Card or get one made? You'll use your ID to swipe into Welcome Week events, so take care of that during today’s extended hours. More info online.

 


9:00am    

6:00pm    

Official Move-in Day
Welcome home! You’ll love the curbside service and flock of volunteers who'll help you get settled in no time flat!

 


9:00am
1:00pm

UPS Family Welcome Stations
Bettie Johnson, Louisville, Miller, Threlkeld & Unitas Halls

Get your questions answered by Parents Association staff, enjoy water and snacks, and grab your FREE Parent Guide, Cardinal Parent Proud decal, Welcome Week schedule, local shopping/dining maps and more!

 


9:00am
6:00pm

Welcome & Info Lounge
Jazzman’s Café, Student Activities Center

Refresh with drinks, FREE samples and prizes sponsored by Sodexo. Event guides, local shopping/dining maps, answers to your questions and computer access are all here!






 


9:00am
5:00pm

“Famous Faces” (Mon. - Fri., through Sept. 27)
Photographic Archives Gallery, Ekstrom Library Lower Level

This selection of photos from UofL’s collection displays actors, politicians, musicians, athletes, artists and other prominent people throughout history.

 


9:00am
5:00pm

“Tarzan: The 100th Birthday” (through Sept. 28)
Rare Books Exhibit, Ekstrom Library

This Edgar Rice Burroughs collection is the largest in any institutional library worldwide and features first editions, comics, posters, photographs and other memorabilia.

 


9:00am
5:00pm

“Unbound” (permanent exhibit)
2nd Floor East, Ekstrom Library

UofL’s Advanced Photography students defined diversity by examining the issue of banned books. Hands from all walks of life and anonymous books cover a series of interactive cabinets, which open to reveal illustrations of some of our country's most challenged works of literature.

 


11:00am
5:00pm
Cardinals for the Appreciation of Musical Theatre (CAMT) Auditions
Humanities 100

Interested in acting, singing, dancing or "teching" on and off stage? Join CAMT's auditions for Hairspray! Wear comfortable clothes to dance in and bring 16 to 32 bars of music to audition with. For backstage and tech crew roles stop by and talk with the Stage Manager. For more info, email CAMT or check out their website!


11:00am
7:00pm

Welcome Lunch (11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) & Dinner (4:30 – 7:00 p.m.)
Ville Grill, 3rd & Brandeis

FREE food for families! Students, purchase your meal on your meal plan and treat up to 3 family members free. Experience your all-you-care-to-eat "kitchen away from home" and get any meal plan and nutrition questions answered.

 


2:00pm
2:30pm

Health Insurance Literacy Workshop
Health Promotion, Student Services Annex

Who pays for medical care if you get sick? Have you made the right decisions about health insurance and fees? Students and parents can get info and ask questions about the health fee waiver, insurance enrollment and medical care access.

 


7:00pm


Residence Hall Roundup
Meet on your floor
Meet and get to know your First Year Guide and hallmates before heading together to Playfair!

 


7:00pm


Off-Campus Student Social
Commuter Student Lounge,
Davidson Hall 105
Living off campus? Meet other new and upperclass students and get some great tips! Then off to Playfair!

 


7:30pm
9:00pm

Playfair – The Ultimate Icebreaker
Multi-Purpose Room, Student Activities Center (SAC) Multi-Purpose Room
Always a favorite—meet current and other new students in this one-of-a-kind get-to-know-you activity.

 


9:00pm
11:00pm

SAC Live!
Student Activities Center

The excitement continues when Student Activities Board ramps up the fun for your first night here. FREE samples from some of SAC’s restaurants. Come ready to celebrate the start of your Cardinal experience!

 

Thursday, August 21, 2014


8:00am
6:00pm

Book It to Barnes & Noble
Student Activities Center

Stop by your campus bookstore to pick up textbooks, shop for other essentials and enter to win UofL gear! Register online to receive bookstore information and discounts.

 


9:00am    

4:00pm    

Welcome & Info Lounge
Jazzman’s Café
, Student Activities Center
Refresh with drinks, FREE samples and prizes sponsored by Sodexo. Event guides, local shopping/dining maps, answers to your questions and computer access are all here!

 


9:00am
2:00pm

Cardinals for the Appreciation of Musical Theatre (CAMT) Auditions
Humanities Building, Rm. 100

Interested in acting, singing, dancing or "teching" on and off stage? Join CAMT's auditions for Hairspray! Wear comfortable clothes to dance in and bring 16 to 32 bars of music to audition with. For backstage and tech crew roles stop by and talk with the Stage Manager. For more info, email CAMT or check out their website!

 


9:00am
9:45am

"Wake Up" Yoga
Health Promotion, Student Services Annex

Newbies and experienced welcome. Mats provided.

 


10:00am
10:45am

“Energize” Yoga
Health Promotion, Student Services Annex

Newbies and experienced welcome. Mats provided.

 


10:00am
11:00am

Morning Walk: Discover Old Louisville
Meet at the bottom of the Student Activities Center ramp

Take a scenic walk in Old Louisville with Intramurals. Route will highlight local businesses, neighborhood vitality and healthy local food options.

 


11:00am
12:00pm

Planetarium Show for UofL students/families
Rauch Planetarium

First 50 guests enter FREE to see Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity.

 


11:00am


Car-Free Lunch Trip to Gray Street Farmers’ Market
Meet at various locations (listed below) to go to Health Sciences Center (Gray St. between Preston & Jackson)

Cyclists gather in front of the Red Barn. Bus riders bring UofL ID and meet at the TARC Route #18 stop across from the Floyd St. Garage Belknap Bus Station. Bring spending cash/debit card for local food/lunch items! Join UofL’s Sustainability Coordinator at 12:20 pm for a short presentation on urban homesteading (School of Public Health Room 103). Attendees get a reusable UofL Sustainability shopping bag!

 


12:00pm
2:00pm

SGA Cares!
Red Barn/West Plaza

Through its different branches, Student Government Association fights for you in all aspects of campus life, but SGA can’t do it without knowing what you want. Come out for FREE lunch and talk with SGA, Student Activities Board and Engage Lead Serve Board to learn more and discuss how you want to make it better!

 


1:00pm
1:30pm

Health Insurance Literacy Workshop
Health Promotion, Student Services Annex

Who pays for medical care if you get sick? Have you made the right decisions about health insurance and fees? Students and parents can get info and ask questions about the health fee waiver, insurance enrollment and medical care access.

 


2:00pm
2:50pm

Student Advice: Keys to Success in Your College Courses
Strickler Hall 101

REACH tutors want to help you unlock the secrets to success in your college courses! They’ll share tips for doing well in different kinds of classes (from large lecture to small seminar), offer advice on different aspects of academic success and answer your questions.

 


3:00pm
3:50pm

Preparing for Your Flight Plan: Take Off with Academic Success
Strickler Hall 101

Ready to take flight? On any flight plan, the first thing to do is a pre-flight check. Join REACH to review your pre-UofL study skills and learn about college study strategies that can help you set goals for academic success.

 


4:00pm
5:00pm

REACH Ambassador Mentor Match
Strickler & Davidson Hall Courtyard
(Rain: SAC Multi-Purpose Room)
Ready to make the most of your first year at UofL? Join in the fun to meet and discover the identity of your new REACH Ambassador!

 


7:00pm
10:00pm

Night at the Museum: Kick Back in the Stacks
Ekstrom Library

Night at the Book Museum, that is! Ekstrom Library comes to life with a dramatic mix of fire dancers, magicians and other street performers; henna tattooing; live music; interactive art projects; photo station; tasty treats and MORE! Discover. Explore. Be amazed!

 


9:30pm
12:00am

Horses & Haunts at Churchill Downs
Exclusive UofL ghost tour and museum visit. Space limited to the first 230 interested students in line to enter Night at the Museum. Tour time designated at registration. Transportation provided.

 

Friday, August 22, 2014


9:00am   


9:45am    

"Wake Up" Yoga
Health Promotion, Student Services Annex

Newbies and experienced welcome. Mats provided.

 


9:00am
10:30am

Morning Walk: Discover UofL’s Athletics Facilities
Meet at the bottom of the Student Activities Center ramp

Get up, get out and get into Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and other Athletics facilities with Intramurals.

 


10:00am  

10:45am  

“Energize” Yoga
Health Promotion, Student Services Annex

Newbies and experienced welcome. Mats provided.

 


10:30am
11:30am

Coffee and Juice with the Dean of Students
1st Floor Atrium, Student Activities Center
Meet the Dean of Students and the Student Affairs staff, and enjoy refreshments!

 


12:00pm
3:00pm

Family Friendly Dining & Info Station
McAlister’s Deli, Miller IT Center Lower Level

While students reunite with SOSers and get to know CAPS Leaders, families can chat with Parents Association staff, ask questions, and grab a FREE Parent Guide, Cardinal Parent Proud decal and other resources. Campus tours depart at 1 and 2 p.m.

 


12:00pm 

12:45pm

SOSer Reunions
Humanities Quad (Rain: Red Barn)
Reunite with your SOSer and meet more new students in your program.

 


12:45pm
1:30pm

Meet Your Mentor Lunch
SAC Multi-Purpose Room

It’s finally time to meet the mentor who’s been emailing you all summer! Join your CAPS Leader and orientation course classmates for lunch.

 

CAPS Logo
1:30pm
3:00pm

Explore More with Book-in-Common
SAC Multi-Purpose Room to various locations
You read This I Believe, so let’s talk about it! Meet faculty, staff and other students through discussions about your common read and how it relates to your college experience.

 

CAPS Logo 3:00pm
4:00pm

Academic Unit Open Houses
Get your questions answered and meet faculty, staff and students from your intended area of study.

Arts & Sciences: Gardiner Hall Lawn (Rain: SAC Atrium)
Business Cards Student Group: Business Atrium
Education and Human Development: College of Education Atrium
Music: Music Main Lobby
Nursing/Dentistry: Strickler Hall Lobby
Speed: Ernst Hall Auditorium
Social Work: Oppenheimer Hall 114

 


4:00pm
4:30pm

Convocation Concert
Cardinal Arena, Student Activities Center
Enter at your leisure to hear the School of Music jazz quartet.

 

CAPS Logo 4:30pm
5:30pm

New Student Convocation & CAPS Ceremony
Cardinal Arena, Student Activities Center
Hear greetings from President Ramsey, Provost Willihnganz and the SGA President, and be part of the 2013 CAPS Ceremony.

 

CAPS Logo 5:30pm
7:00pm

Alumni BBQ & Networking Event
Humanities Quad and Ekstrom Library (Rain: SAC Multi-Purpose Room)
Enjoy dinner, music and games as Cardinal Alumni welcome you to the club. Louisville first, Cards forever!

 

CAPS Logo 6:30pm
8:00pm

President’s Coffee & Dessert Reception
Grawemeyer Hall
After a great dinner at the Alumni BBQ, head over to meet President Ramsey as well as faculty members from across campus.

 


7:30pm
9:00pm

Keeping the Connection (Porter Scholars & CONECT Mentoring)
SAC Multi-Purpose Room

This is your opportunity to get CONECTed!  Join your CONECT Peer Mentor and other incoming African American students in interactive activities to help make your start at UofL a great one!

 


8:00pm
11:00pm

Planetarium Shows for UofL Students/Families 
Rauch Planetarium
First 50 guests enter FREE; 1 free show per person. 8:00 – Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity; 9:00 – Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon; 10:00 – Oasis in Space; 11:00 – Pink Floyd's The Wall

 


9:30pm


Drive-in Movie
SAC West Plaza (Rain: SAC Multi-Purpose Room)

Bring a blanket and friends to watch Star Trek: Into Darkness under the stars. Sponsored by Student Activities Board and First Year Initiatives.

 

Saturday, August 23, 2014


9:00am

9:45am

"Wake Up" Yoga
Health Promotion, Student Services Annex

Newbies and experienced welcome. Mats provided.

 


10:00am

10:45am

“Energize” Yoga
Health Promotion, Student Services Annex

Newbies and experienced welcomd. Mats provided.

 


10:00am

10:50am

Boot Camp Fitness Class
Aerobics Studio, SAC Gym

Newbies and experience welcomed.

 


10:00am

12:00pm

Pancake Brunch
Baptist Campus Ministries
Join us for breakfast before SOUL!

 

CAPS Logo 12:00pm  

6:00pm    

SOUL: Student Outreach Uniting Louisville
SAC Multi-Purpose Room
12 – 12:20 Check in
12:20 – 6 Get to know fellow students and UofL faculty and staff while exploring diversity on campus and in the Louisville community. Discover how to   make the most of UofL service and leadership opportunities, then work alongside those you met to learn first-hand about the many facets of our “Possibility City.” This exciting opportunity to meet lots of great people includes free lunch and SOUL tee (only for those pre-registered), interactive group discussion and a group service project. Register online to reserve your lunch and t-shirt!

 


5:30pm
7:00pm

Parking Office Cookout
Parking Office, Floyd Street Garage
The Parking Office staff and Kentucky Telco are cooking you dinner! Enjoy music, fun and prizes!

 


6:00pm


UofL Volleyball vs. Alumnae
Cardinal Arena, Student Activities Center

UofL students get in FREE at home volleyball matches with student ID!

 


7:00pm


UofL Men’s Soccer vs. Northwestern
Cardinal Park

UofL students get in FREE at home soccer matches with student ID!

 


7:00pm
8:30pm

Capture the Flag
Meet at the SAC ramp

Join Cardinal Christian Fellowship for a campus-wide capture the flag event!

 


8:00pm
9:30pm

Welcome Party: You Don’t Have to Come Out to Come In!
SAC West Plaza & the Intersection

The LGBT Center and LGBT student groups on campus welcome ALL students with ice breakers, popsicles and a tour of the Intersection, the gathering place for LGBT students, their friends and allies. It's a place where "Be who you are!" is both a motto and way of life.  Everyone welcome!



9:00pm
10:00pm

Shake It Up at the IFC
InterFaith Center
Enjoy a FREE milkshake and find out what that strange concrete building in the center of campus is all about.

 


9:00pm
12:00am

CARDnival
Red Barn/West Plaza (Rain: SAC Multi-Purpose Room)

Enjoy a Card's eye view of campus from the zip line, get an airbrush tattoo, dance to the beats of a DJ, plus more - and don't forget to capture this night forever by jumping in the photo booth with your new friends! FREE food and ice cream.

 

Sunday, August 24, 2014


12:00pm

12:50pm

Surviving & Thriving: ENGR 101
Strickler Hall 102

Starting Speed Engineering? Be cool and calculated your first weeks of class. Get a sneak preview of the ENGR 101 syllabus and learn from a student leader how to be more successful in this challenging course.

 


12:00pm   

12:50pm  

Surviving & Thriving: BIOL 240
Davidson Hall 111

Biology major? Thinking pre-med? Be a natural your first weeks of class. Get a sneak preview of the BIOL 240 syllabus and learn from a student leader how to be more successful in this challenging course.

 


1:00pm
1:50pm

Surviving & Thriving: CHEM 201
Strickler Hall 102

Ready for college chemistry? Don’t let your success be periodic. Get a sneak preview of the CHEM 201 syllabus and learn from a student leader how to be more successful in this challenging course.

 


1:00pm


UofL Women’s Soccer vs. Illinois
Cardinal Park

UofL students get in FREE at home soccer matches with student ID!

 


1:00pm
3:00pm

Intramural Extravaganza
SAC Gym and Game Room
Try out the open gym, dodgeball and rock/paper/scissors games, club demonstrations and SAC Game Room.

 


3:00pm
5:00pm

Blue Light Special
This required 1-hour program for first year students will increase your campus safety savvy. Note the time you need to meet for your group! Residents, meet your First Year Guide on your hall floor. Off-campus students, meet in Strickler Hall lobby.
3:00 pm: Off-campus students and residents of Bettie, Kurz & Miller
3:50 pm: Residents of Billy Minardi, Center, Community Park, Louisville, Threlkeld, Unitas, Wellness, & University Tower

 


5:00pm


Roman Catholic Mass, dinner following
InterFaith Center



6:00pm
8:00pm

21st Annual Icebreaker & All Campus Cookout Presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
6 – 8 pm, Red Barn/West Plaza (Rain: SAC Multi-Purpose Room)

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and National Pan-Hellenic Council’s (NPHC) fraternities and sororities welcome all new students to our campus community and invite everyone to come meet UofL faculty, staff and students.

 

Personal tools