Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation: All the deets!

Freshman Orientation is a two-day program with a required overnight stay on campus. Attendance at all Orientation programming, including the overnight stay, is required in order to enroll in Fall 2017 classes.  Orientation will prepare you for a successful transition in becoming a Louisville Cardinal.


2017 Freshman Orientation dates are available here!
Please note: Business, Music, Dental Hygiene, Social Work and Public Health will not be present at every session.

$ Cost

Freshman Orientation is $130/student. This covers 4 meals, snacks, overnight accommodations and all staff/administration fees.

You have the option to register two family members or guests for Family Orientation. Family Orientation is an optional one-day program, at $40/guest, which includes all materials and meals for the day (overnight accommodations provided for students only).


Register for 2017 Freshman Orientation here!

Please note that the deadline for a 100% orientation fee refund is May 1st. To read the entire refund policy and/or request a refund please use the Reduced Orientation Fees & Cancellation/Refund Policies tab on the navigation panel.

All Freshman Orientation e-mails will be sent to your official UofL e-mail account. Click here for account activation instructions. If you have any e-mail/user ID/password problems, please contact the University's Help Desk.


Review your Freshman Checklist for instructions on items to complete prior to Freshman Orientation.

Questions? Send us a message: 

Spanish speaking staff available. To request a translator, please email upon receiving your Orientation confirmation e-mail.

Please Note:  International students (non-immigrants) should not register for New Cards Orientation.  International students will complete a required International Student Orientation before classes begin.  Information regarding International Student Orientation will be communicated through the University of Louisville's International Center.  Welcome to UofL!