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Parents & Family,

At the University of Louisville, we consider each student's growth and development from a holistic perspective. It's understood that we all want to see these individuals reach their goal of earning a college degree. In addition, we expect that the journey toward graduation will help them to learn more about themselves, to figure out their place in the world, and to build a strong foundation of knowledge and integrity which will support their future successes.

Welcome Week is an essential component of your student's trek to success as they embark on their higher education journey at the University of Louisville. First Year Initiatives programs have been intentionally designed to support your commuter or residential student in those important first steps at UofL. The week's events will allow our students to make immediate personal connections with faculty, staff and students on campus and will introduce them to the civic, academic, personal and social opportunities that the University has to offer.

Starting college isn't just a big transition for your student; it's a big change for you, too. For that reason, we encourage you to be a part of this important time in your student's life and attend the events that are also open to parent participation. The events listed below will help you get an idea of what you have to look forward to at Welcome Week, Aug. 20-24, 2014!

Best,
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Christy Metzger
Director, Office of First Year Initiatives

 

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

 

FAMILY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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


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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 now at www.welcomeclassof.com to receive bookstore info and discounts.

 


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
5:00pm

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

"Dog Days"
(Mon. – Fri. through August 29)
Photographic Archives Gallery, Ekstrom Library Lower Level 
This exhibit about dogs isn’t really about dogs. It’s a look at the breadth of collections in the photographic archives. It just so happens dogs are what bring these collections together. Dog Days contains historic moments, beautiful art works, and touching and unique stories within each photograph. 


9:00am
5:00pm

"Firsts for Freshman"
(begins August 18)
Rare Books Exhibit, Ekstrom Library 
An exhibition of rare books illustrating first appearances of important ideas, publications, and accomplishments in honor of incoming first-year students.


11:00am
(lunch)

4:00pm
(dinner)

2:00pm 


7:00pm

Welcome Lunch (11 am – 2:00 pm) & Dinner (4:00 – 7 pm)
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.

 


2:30pm
5:00pm

Move-in Day Parent/Family Reception
University Club & Alumni Center
Move-In Day is an exciting time for students and families alike, but it can also be hard work! Parents and family members: come relax, enjoy complementary refreshments, and get to chat with some Student Affairs staff while your student arranges their new room. Can’t wait to meet you!

 

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 now at www.welcomeclassof.com to receive bookstore info 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
9:45am

"Wake Up" Yoga 
Health Promotion, Student Services Annex
Newbies and experienced welcome. Mats provided. 

 


10:00am
10:45am

“Energize” Yoga
10 – 10:45 am, 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
FREE showing of Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity.

 


11:00am


Car-Free Lunch Trip to Gray Street Farmers’ Market
11 am meet up
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. Attendees get a reusable UofL Sustainability shopping bag!

 


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.






 

Friday, August 22, 2014



9:00am   


9:45am    

 "Wake Up" Yoga 
Health Promotion, Student Services Annex
Newbies and experienced welcome. Mats provided.

 


8:45am
10:30am

 Morning Walk: Discover UofL’s Athletics Facilities
Meet at the SAC 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
University Club & Alumni Center
While students reunite with SOSers and meet up with 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 pm.



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: Business Atrium; Education and Human Development: College of Education Atrium; Music: Music Main Lobby; Nursing/Dentistry: Strickler Hall Lobby; Public Health: Red Barn; Social Work: Oppenheimer Hall 114; Speed: Natural Sciences Lawn (Rain: Ernst Hall Auditorium)

 


4:00pm
4:30pm

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

 


4:30pm
5:00pm

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 2014 CAPS Ceremony.



5:30pm
7:30pm

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

 


6:30pm
8:00pm

 President’s Coffee & Dessert Reception
Grawemeyer Hall
After a great dinner at the Alumni BBQ, enjoy delicious desserts with President Ramsey and faculty from across campus.

 

 

 

CAPS
Helping students develop, be successful,
and reach their goals of earning a quality education
and a valuable undergraduate degree.


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