Parents and Family Association


image of Glenn, Katie, and Catherine (intern) at Family Weekend 2016.

The UofL Parents Association offers programs and services, regular communication, and outreach to parents and families to assist students in continuing their academic success throughout their college experience.

Freshman Orientation 2018

Did you visit our Proud Parent photo booth during Freshman Orientation? Download your FREE photo here. Missed your chance to take a picture? No worries! Come see us during our FREE Welcome Cookout in the Red Barn on Friday, October 26 for Family Weekend.

Featured Events

Download the UofL New Cards App

Don't forget to download the UofL New Cards app to keep up with events taking place on campus! It’s available in both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for FREE! By downloading the app, you’ll have access to ALL of our materials in one place!

After downloading, 1️⃣ select your role as a Parent/Family member 2️⃣ “Create a UL New Cards Acct” 3️⃣ Fill out ALL available entries (don’t forget to answer the survey!) 4️⃣ You’re in! Click “Find Guides” 5️⃣ Add the Parents Association Guide.

Student Events

    • New Cards: Welcome to the Louisville Cardinal Family! We are so happy to have you join us here at the University of Louisville. Click here for more information about being a first-year freshman and to sign up for orientation.


    • Housing: The University of Louisville has a variety of housing options for incoming freshman. From traditional dorm-style living to apartment-style living, we have it all! Follow the link to learn more about our housing options along with other important deadline information.


    • Academic Calendar: If you are looking for information about semester sessions and holiday breaks, you have come to the right place! Keep up with important dates by downloading a copy of the current academic calendar here!


    • Care Package: Want to let your college student know you are proud of them, miss them, or help them get well? Send them a care package! Click here to learn more about our care package options.


    • Emotional Support: Sending your first child away to college can be just as difficult on parents as it is on students. We have a great list to help you survive the first semester without your child under your roof.


    • FAQ: Have a question? Follow this link and we will try and answer any potential questions you may run into during the first year of your student’s college career.
    • Family Weekend: You’re invited to join us for Family Weekend in the Ville! Enjoy family tailgating with Student Affairs, a home football game, and brunch at the Ville Grill. Click here to reserve your spot and learn more!


    • Summer Send-Off: Come join us for a cookout as a way to introduce your students to new classmates and meet their parents! Several locations available, follow the link to find one near to your hometown. We would love to meet you!


    • Parent of the Year: Each year, we ask our students to nominate their parents for an award based on their experiences. Click here to view past recipients and learn more about how YOU could be parent of the year.


    • Move-In: Come find us at our Move-in Day Welcome Tent to answer any questions you may have and pick up your Proud Parent T-shirt.


      • Welcome Week: A week full of fun events to help your student get familiar with the campus and meet others. Parents are more than welcome to join their student on this journey. Click here to see past events and learn more about what to expect.


      • Attractions: Looking for something to do while you are in town visiting your college student? The city of Louisville has a ton of exciting venues to visit.


      • Restaurants: In 2015, Louisville was voted the #1 Food City in the world by National Geographic! With that being said, here is a list of some of the best places to get your grub on.


      • Volunteer Opportunities: Looking to give back while you are in town? Here are some of our favorite places to volunteer in the City of Louisville.



    Parents Association

    Student Activities Center W310

    University of Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky 40292

    Office Hours

    M-F 8:00am to 5:00 pm

    No holiday hours


    tel (502) 852-6933