Early Arrival Program



The Cultural Center Early Arrival Program (EAP) was created to help ease the high school to college transition for incoming underrepresented students. The three-day annual program takes place August 14-16,2023. The program includes a variety of enriching series of discussions, events, and networking activities about what it means to be an active and engaged student at the University of Louisville. The program is only open to students who register.  Meals, programming, and materials are provided by the program. At the conclusion, EAP participants will transition into the university's Welcome Week schedule of events. 


Program Goals

  • Build a sense of belonging to part of the campus community
  • Increase knowledge of resources available on campus that will aid in having a successful first year
  • Provide participants with an opportunity to network with peers and build relationships as part of their support system
  • Help students in making the transition from high school to college

 Programming Overview 

  • A panel with current students to talk about the transition to college and best practices that current students use to manage their academics and involvement
  • Networking dinner to connect with other first-year and current students & recognizing student organizations (RSOs)
  • Presentations by faculty and staff from various campus departments and academic units
Note: This list does not reflect the confirmed schedule of events and may be subject to change