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.

Orientation Photo Booth

A photographer will be available after dinner on the first night of freshman orientation to take pictures of students with their parents. Find and download your picture the next day on our Flickr account. A great way to capture your cardinal spirit.  View Photo Booth Pictures

Featured Events

Family Weekend 2017 

Check out our Family Weekend page to see other events taking place for the weekend!

Parent of the Year Award 2017

Have you made a difference in your student's life during their time here at UofL? Have them nominate you for our Parent of the year award! Learn more:

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.

  • Flight Plan: An exciting initiative that enables students to stay on course to graduate in four years or in the time frame of their choice. Students will learn about majors and how they connect to careers and then select a Flight Plan that meets their interests and their level of skills.

  • 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 2016 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!

  • Spring Family Fling: You're invited to Spring Family Fling, a new event to bring you back to campus one last time before the semester is finished. With a slew of events taking place, there's sure to be something fun for everyone!

  • 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.

  • Coffee and Conversations: Join us for our semi-annual Coffee and Conversations with the UofL Parents Association! Enjoy delicious Heine Brothers’ Coffee and other refreshments while chatting with other college parents about thoughts and concerns while your student is on this journey.

  • 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.

  • Bowl Service Projects: Come help us cheer on the Cards and give back at the same time! Each year that our football team attends a bowl game, we host a service project in that area to give back to those less fortunate. We would love for you to join us! Click here to view photos of past service projects.
  • 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.

  • Popular Dorm Room Shopping Locations: Forget something at home on Move-in Day? No worries! Check out some popular shopping locations near campus.

Parents Association

Student Activities Center W302

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

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

No holiday hours


tel (502) 852-6933