General Arrival Information

Map of Belknap Campus

Belknap Campus is considered the school's main campus and is located south of downtown Louisville. At 274 acres, it is home to seven of the 12 academic colleges (and a cast of Auguste Rodin's The Thinker statue).

Map of Health Science Center

East of downtown Louisville, the Health Sciences Center campus (HSC) is the heart of the Louisville medical center and contains the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public Health & Information Sciences, and the School of Dentistry. Also on the campus are several specialty hospitals and numerous UofL research buildings and facilities.

City of Louisville Relocation Guide

This compact guide provides important information you need to know about getting around Louisville, which businesses and professional groups can help you adjust to living here, and a good overview of the community’s diverse activities, places and events.

Welcome Party

Every fall the ISSS office host a welcome picnic/party for new and returning International Students and Scholars.  It is a great opportunity for new students to meet the returning students and have a great kick-off to the fall semester.  As always, there is free food and music so come and have a great time!

Know your Rights: American Civil Liberties Union

This document addresses what rights you have when you may encounter certain scenarios while studying at the University. This booklet is for non-citizens and tells you about your basic rights. It is not a substitute for legal advice. You should contact an attorney if you believe that your rights have been violated.

Popular American Slang Words and Phrases

Not sure of what someone in the U.S. was saying to you?  Then look at this document to understand some of the local language that you may encounter upon your arrival into the states.

U.S. Culture Adjustment Information

Upon arriving to the U.S. you may find yourself having a hard time adjusting to your new environment. This document gives you insight into some of the common stages that you will go through in your first few weeks of being in the U.S. and how to cope with having home sickness. If you need further help please contact the ISSS office so we can advise you on where to get help.

Quick Reference Guide

The quick reference guide provides a new student with a vast array of needed information within the first few weeks of classes. It has information on how to get a bank account, pay a bill, buy a cell phone, local ESL classes and many more useful contacts within the University and the community.

Quick Reference Websites

This document contains websites that you might need to access for information within your first weeks of attending the University of Louisville.