Family Weekend

Cardinal Family Weekend

 

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Family Weekend Details

Family Weekend 2019 is full of tradition and excitement and is a wonderful time for parents and families to reconnect with their student, allow students to share favorite campus places and activities with their family, and meet other Cardinal families. There are exciting programs and events to explore and enjoy the vibrant Cardinal community.

Preview of Family Weekend 2019 includes:

Friday, October 25

Start Time End Time Event Name Event Location Event Description/Website/Additional Information

6:30 a.m.

10:00 p.m.

Open Gym

Student Recreation Center

  1. Parents and family members must be accompanied by their student
  2. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times (student over 18 does not count as a legal guardian)
  3. Guests must be 16 years or older to access the weight room floors

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Vinyasa Flow

Student Recreation Center

To view a full listing of all Group Fitness Classes, check out the Intramural and Recreational Sport's website

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Garden Commons Fall Workday

Cultural Center, Garden Commons

Join us in UofL's organic garden for our group workday!

Learn (by doing) how to grow hyper-local, super-delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruits!

Anyone can work in the garden any time, but the Sustainability Council gathers together every Friday throughout the fall (Aug. 23 - Nov. 22) at noon to harvest, weed, water, and plant.

No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided.

The Garden Commons is open to participation any time from students, staff, faculty, and community members.

Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest!

6:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

Family Weekend Welcome Cookout

Student Activities Center, Ballroom

It's time to get Family Weekend 2019 officially started! We would like to welcome you back to campus with a FREE Welcome Cookout! We'll have a tasty meal waiting for you along with several fun activities.

This is also where you'll pick up your Family Weekend Ticket orders!

Parking is available in the Floyd Street Parking Garage for $5.00 CASH ONLY.

6:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

Cardinal Cupboard Food Drive

Student Activities Center, Ballroom

The Cardinal Cupboard is our on-campus Food Pantry used by students, faculty, and staff. Learn more about the Cupboard here. Non-perishable items and hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toilet paper, tooth paste, tooth brushes, feminine hygiene products) are in high demand by our student population.

All families who make a donation to the Cardinal Cupboard at this event will be entered to win a Facebook Portal!

6:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

Upper-class Housing Exposition

Student Activities Center, Ballroom

We know it seems like yesterday that your students moved in, but now is the time to start thinking about next year's housing options! Be sure to stop by and meet with both our on-campus and Affiliate Housing representatives to learn more about your options.

7:00 p.m.

 

Women's Volleyball vs. Virginia

L&N Federal Credit Union Arena

Come cheer on our Women's Volleyball team as they take on Virginia! Tickets are available here.

7:00 p.m.

 

NPHC Step Show

Kentucky International Convention Center

Come out to the University of Louisville’s Annual NPHC Homecoming Step Show. The show begins at 7:00 pm with the doors opening at 6:00 pm. You will be able to mix and mingle with current students and alumni while looking at our vendor tables and listening to great music. Tickets are on sale NOW!

 

City of Louisville Events - Friday, October 25

  • 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM - Churchill Downs KY Derby Museum Tour - tickets here
    • DISCOUNT CODE: GOCARDS (valid for $4.00 off adult admission)
  • 5:00 PM-8:30 PM - "The World's Largest Halloween Party!" presented by Meijer @ Louisville Zoo - tickets here
  • 6:00 PM - Frankfort Avenue Trolley (FAT) Friday Trolley Hop @ Frankfort Avenue - more details here
  • 7:00 PM-11:00 PM - Danger Run® @ multiple locations - more details here
  • 7:15 PM-12:00 AM - Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular - more details here
  • 7:30 PM - Fifth Third Bank's Dracula @ Actors Theatre of Louisville - tickets here
  • MORE EVENTS COMING SOON

Saturday, October 26

Start Time End Time Event Name Event Location Event Description/Website/Additional Information

11:00 a.m.

7:00 p.m.

Open Gym

Student Recreation Center

 

  1. Parents and family members must be accompanied by their student
  2. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times (student over 18 does not count as a legal guardian)
  3. Guests must be 16 years or older to access the weight room floors

 

12:30 p.m.

Game kick-off

Family Weekend Tailgate*

Lynn Stadium (adjacent to Cardinal Stadium)

Join us for our annual Family Weekend Tailgate! This event is catered by Mark's Feed Store and will feature a cash bar option. Enjoy tailgating activities before heading into Cardinal Stadium for the game!

map of Family Weekend tailgate location at Lynn Stadium

We recommend parking at the Floyd Street Parking Garage for $5.00 CASH ONLY.

3:30 p.m.

 

UofL Football vs. Virginia*

Cardinal Stadium

It's game time! Come cheer on the Cards as they take on Virginia during our Homecoming game. 

7:00 p.m.

 

UofL Club Ice Hockey vs. Miami of Ohio

Iceland Sports Complex

 

*The Family Weekend Tailgate and Lunch on Saturday is a catered event, not an open tailgate area. No outside food, drinks, or vehicles will be permitted in the area. All attendees (including students and children ages 8 and up) must have a ticket for admission. Students will NOT be allowed to use their meal plan at this event.
**If your student has season tickets, they do not need you to purchase an additional ticket for them to attend the game. HOWEVER, if you wish for your student to sit with you at the game, you MUST purchase them an additional ticket. Lower-level seats are in the 200-level of the stadium. Upper-level seats are in the flight deck area of the stadium. Parking is NOT included. 


City of Louisville Events - Saturday, October 26

  • 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM - Churchill Downs KY Derby Museum Tour - tickets here
    • DISCOUNT CODE: GOCARDS (valid for $4.00 off adult admission)
  • 12:00 PM-2:00 PM - BOO! Halloween Cruise @ Belle of Louisville - more details here
  • 3:00 PM - Fifth Third Bank's Dracula @ Actors Theatre of Louisville - tickets here
  • 5:00 PM-8:30 PM - "The World's Largest Halloween Party!" presented by Meijer @ Louisville Zoo - tickets here
  • 7:00 PM-11:00 PM - Danger Run® @ multiple locations - more details here
  • 7:15 PM-12:00 AM - Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular - more details here
  • 8:00 PM - Fifth Third Bank's Dracula @ Actors Theatre of Louisville - tickets here
  • MORE EVENTS COMING SOON

Sunday, October 27

Start Time End Time Event Name Event Location Event Description/Website/Additional Information

10:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

Family Brunch*

Ville Grill

Who doesn't love a good Sunday Brunch with the family? Come to the Ville Grill and dine down on some delicious food!

10:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

Cardinal Cupboard Food Drive

Ville Grill

The Cardinal Cupboard is our on-campus Food Pantry used by students, faculty, and staff. Learn more about the Cupboard here.

12:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Owsley Sundays 

Speed Art Museum

Thanks to a generous contribution from Brown-Forman, anyone can visit the Speed for free on Sundays through March 2021.

12:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

On-Campus Residence Hall Open House

UTA Apartments, Bettie Johnson Hall, Cardinal Towne, University Pointe

Take some time today to walk through some of our On-Campus housing options to see where your student can live next year!

12:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Historical Campus Walking Tour with Tom Owens

Leaves from Ekstrom Library

UofL Historian Tom Owens guides us through history on a beautiful walk of campus. 

1:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

Open Gym

Student Recreation Center

  1. Parents and family members must be accompanied by their student
  2. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times (student over 18 does not count as a legal guardian)
  3. Guests must be 16 years or older to access the weight room floors

1:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Chi Omega Chili Cook-off

Student Activities Center, Ballroom

The Beta Gamma Chapter of the Chi Omega Women’s Fraternity will be hosting our 17th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Our event engages campus organizations and UofL families. This event is a Chili Cook-Off competition with guest judge and we will have other activities going on during our event as well! We will have Pie-A-Chi O, a Silent Auction, Sponsorship tables, concessions, T-Shirt sales and a hot dog eating contest. All profits of this event will be directly benefit the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Tickets are $15 at the door and $12 online if purchased before the event.

2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Parent of the Year Award Ceremony

Student Activities Center, Multipurpose Room

Have you made an impact on your student's life in a positive way during their time in college? If so, have them nominate you for our Parent of the Year award! Nominations are accepted through October 11, 2019.

The winner of the 2019 Parent of the Year Award and their family will be featured on the cover of the 2020 Parents Association Calendar as well as receive four complimentary tickets and a hotel room to attend Family Weekend 2020, sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union!

Parking will be available in the Miller Hall Visitors Lot at no cost for Sunday only.

3:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Women's Volleyball vs. Pittsburgh

L&N Federal Credit Union Arena

Come cheer on our Women's Volleyball team as they take on Pittsburgh! Tickets are available here.

 

***If your student has a meal plan, he or she may use a meal swipe for themselves on Sunday morning for the brunch. Students WILL be allowed to use their meal plan at this event. You do NOT need to purchase an additional ticket for them for this event. Your student will be allowed to use their meal plan at this event.


City of Louisville Events - Sunday, October 27

  • Churchill Downs KY Derby Museum Tour - tickets here
    • DISCOUNT CODE: GOCARDS (valid for $4.00 off adult admission)
  • 12:30 PM-4:30 PM - American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk @ Cardinal Stadium - website
  • 2:00 PM - Fifth Third Bank's Dracula @ Actors Theatre of Louisville - tickets here
  • 5:00 PM-8:30 PM - "The World's Largest Halloween Party!" presented by Meijer @ Louisville Zoo - tickets here
  • 7:00 PM - Fifth Third Bank's Dracula @ Actors Theatre of Louisville - tickets here

Tradition!

image of a family from family weekend 2015

Enjoy the weekend or the events of your choice and become a part of our family tradition!

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