Orientation Agenda

Your Orientation session reminder with detailed instructions will be sent to your CardMail two days before your orientation session.  Make sure to check your CardMail (University Email account) regularly for Orientation and other departmental updates! 


Student Schedule

Day 1

7:00 a.m.         Check-In Opens                                                         

8:00 a.m.         Welcome to UofL!                                                      

8:35 a.m.         Financial Aid and Bursar Office                                                                            

9:00 a.m.         Being a Cardinal: A Faculty Perspective

9:15 a.m.         Thriving as a Freshman: First Year Programs                       

9:40 a.m.         Orientation Group Meeting 1                                  

10:15 a.m.       Our Campus Community and Your Responsibility    

10:55 a.m.       Being a Cardinal: Understanding Your Major                       

12:00 p.m.       Lunch and University Business Fair                           

1:25 p.m.         BCSSE: New Student Survey                                       

1:50 p.m.         University Health Services                                         

2:15 p.m.         Campus Safety                                                           

2:25 p.m.         REACH: Academic Assistance Programs

3:00 p.m.         Afternoon "YOU CHOOSE" Breakout Sessions (Breakout sessions will represent a variety of campus departments, student resources, and other university business items that you may have questions about.  The full list will be available in your Student Orientation Guide when you check-in.)

5:00 p.m.         Orientation Group Meeting 2                                    

5:20 p.m.         Letter Picture                                                             

5:40 p.m.         Dinner and optional Residence Hall Tours

6:30 p.m.         BREAK  

7:00 p.m.         Evening Programming

9:00 p.m.         Evening Entertainment                                                

10:30 p.m.       Orientation Group Meeting 3

Day 2

7:45 a.m.         Orientation Group Meeting 4                                                                    

8:00 a.m.         Breakfast                                                                                                            

8:50 a.m.         University Technology Overview                                                                             

9:15 a.m.         Group A) Academic Advising      

                        Group B) Being a Cardinal: Campus Life                

11:10 a.m.       Group B) Academic Advising

                        Group A) Being a Cardinal: Campus Life                                               

1:00 p.m.         Lunch                                                                                                   

 2:00 p.m.        Orientation Closing and Dismissal                                            

 2:30 p.m.        Academic Registration

**Depending upon academic advising and/or registration processes this could last a wide range of time. You may also want to allow yourself some extra time to take care of any other university business.  We suggest not making any travel or other plans before 4:30 p.m.         


Family Schedule

Day 1

7:00 a.m.          Check-In Opens                                                                                               

8:00 a.m.          General Program Welcome                                        

8:35 a.m           Financial Aid and Bursar Office                                 

9:00 a.m.          Being a Cardinal: A Faculty Perspective                 

9:15 a.m.          Thriving as a Freshman: First Year Programs        

10:00 a.m.         Family Welcome                                                                              

10:25 a.m.         Parents Association                                                                       

10:45 a.m.         Campus Health Services                                                                               

11:05 a.m.          U of L Police Department                                                                                                            

11:20 a.m.          Housing and Residence Life                                                       

12:10 p.m.          Lunch and University Business Fair                                          

1:25 p.m.            Academic Unit Meetings                                                             

2:35 p.m.            REACH: Academic Assistance Programs                 

3:00 p.m.            Campus Resource Reception & Coffee                  

3:20 p.m.            Current Student Panel                                                  

4:00 p.m.            Breakout Explanations & Dismissal          

4:30 p.m.            Family Breakout A          

5:00 p.m.            Family Breakout B

Family Breakout Options

Campus Tour, Career Development Center, Cultural Center, Understanding Your Student's Flight Plan, Fraternity and    Sorority Life, Understanding Your Mandatory Meal Plan, Religious Life Association

5:30 p.m.             Dinner                                                                                 

                            Residence Hall Tours

DAY 2 (OPTIONAL)

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Family Lounge @ UofL University Club

                             Complimentary Coffee

                              Financial Aid Workshops

                              Dining Options and Lunch Discounts

                              Various University Business