Campus Visit for High School Students

There are many ways to get acquainted with the University of Louisville's campus. We have two unique tour programs that you can choose from depending on what your individual needs and circumstances are. These are the Mini Tour and the Campus Visit Program. If you are unable to make it during scheduled tour times, feel free to try out our Mobile Tour* option.

Campus Visit Program: The Office of Admissions hosts a Campus Visit Program Monday through Friday and one Saturday per month. The program begins at 10:15 a.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays (both times are Eastern Standard Time). Check available dates and times.

Your campus visit will include the following:

  • Information session: a 45-minute information session will begin your visit. A UofL admissions representative will discuss various topics including academic programs, the application process, campus life, scholarships and financial aid.
  • A student-guided tour of campus: a 90-minute tour immediately follows the information session. Learn about the history and traditions that have shaped the university. Visit academic buildings, a residence hall, the Student Activities Center (SAC), and more. The SAC houses food courts, the bookstore, Cardinal game room and recreational facilities.
  • Optional departmental visit: interested families choosing the 10:15 a.m. campus visit time can request an appointment to meet with a departmental representative (i.e. Honors, Engineering, etc) by indicating it on the registration under 'additional requests'. Nursing will only host tours and meetings on the following Friday's at 2 p.m.:  March 21 & 28, April 4 & 11, May 23, and August 1.

If choosing to meet with departmental representative after a 10:15 a.m. visit, two weeks notice is required. NOTE: No departmental visits are available on Saturdays or for the 2 p.m. Campus Visit times.

Mini-Tour (through April 21): If you would like a shorter and smaller tour, it is highly encouraged that you come a take a mini-tour of campus with one of our Student Orientation Staff Members. There is no registration necessary - you can drop in the Office of Admissions (located in the Houchens Building) any time, but note that each mini-tour will start every hour on the hour, as listed below. Ex: The last Mini-tour each Wednesday begins at 4:00 p.m.
There will be no mini-tours offered after classes end, April 21, 2014.

Monday9a.m. - 4p.m.
9a.m. - 3p.m.
Wednesday9a.m. - 4p.m.
Thursday9a.m. - 3p.m.
Friday9a.m. - 4p.m.

Parking: Please park on the Visitor side of the Floyd Street parking garage.  There is a small charge for parking and the lot will accept credit/debit cards. After parking in the garage please take the 3rd floor pedestrian access walkway across the train tracks and go down the steps to street level.  The Office of Admissions is located in the Houchens Building on the first floor.  The Houchens Building will be on your left as you exit the garage.  Please use the front entrance, the Office of Admissions will be the first office on the right.

Scheduling Your Visit: We encourage you to utilize our online reservation form. Scheduling online will allow you to select your date and receive a confirmation email with a link to directions and parking information. If your chosen date is full or you have any questions, please view ouroptions for visiting UofL or contact Kristin Ellis at 502-852-5516. You may also view our list of future campus visit dates that will be posted soon on the online reservation form.

*Take our mobile tour: Search for UL mobile on your mobile device - access campus maps, get athletic scores and news, search course schedules and more.