Freshman Orientation

Your Freshman Orientation Experience Begins Here

Welcome to the Cardinal family! We are excited to show you everything UofL has to offer and begin your college experience. Please read ALL details below for your Freshman Orientation information.


Freshman Orientation is a two-day overnight experience (housing provided). Orientation will prepare you for a successful transition into the Cardinal family.


All Freshman Orientation dates can be found here.


The cost of orientation is $130 per student.This covers your overnight stay on campus, three meals, continental breakfast, and all staff/administration fees.You will have the ability to register two family members or guests for family orientation. Family Orientation is optional and runs the first day of the student's chosen session. It is $40 per guest and covers all materials and two meals.


Orientation registration is now available. A freshman orientation e-mail will be sent to your official UofL e-mail account. For account activation instructions, please visit If you have any e-mail/user ID/password problems, please contact the Help Desk at 502.852.7997or

View Orientation Registration menu.

To-Do List

Be sure to check your Freshmen To-Do list for instructions to complete prior to Orientation.


To prepare for an a great experience be sure to look at the following links:

  • Parking/Directions
  • Placement Testing
  • What Should I Bring?
  • FAQs
  • Please e-mail with any questions!

    To stay know what to expect at Freshman Orientation, view Orientation 2013 pictures, watch our What to expect at Freshman Orientation, or check out what people are saying on Twitter and let us know your thoughts at #UofLorientation!


      Spanish speaking staff available. If you have a request for a Spanish translator please e-mail: as soon as you receive your orientation confirmation.

      Questions? Please call 502.852.7276.