Early Arrival Program

 The Cultural Center's Early Arrival Program (EAP) was created to ease the transition from high school to college for all incoming underrepresented students at the University of Louisville. This program includes various workshops discussing campus resources, student success, personal development, opportunities to get involved, and networking activities to help students become active and engaged campus community members. Participants living on campus are eligible to move in early, and the program provides meals, programming, and materials. After the program, EAP participants will seamlessly transition into the university's Welcome Week schedule of events.

Dates: August 13-16, 2024 (Move-in scheduled for August 13; Time: TBD)

Program Goals

  • Build a Sense of Belonging: Foster community among participants, helping them feel connected and supported as part of the campus community.
  • Increase Knowledge of Resources: Enhance awareness of the resources available on campus that will support a successful first year.
  • Networking Opportunities: Provide participants with the chance to network with peers and build relationships as part of their support system.
  • Smooth Transition: Assist students in transitioning 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

Tentative Schedule

Coming soon.


Program Benefits

  • Build a Sense of Belonging: Join a supportive community to help you feel connected and engaged.
  • Increase Knowledge of Resources: Learn about the many resources available on campus to support your success.
  • Networking Opportunities: Develop relationships with peers, upperclassmen, faculty, and staff that will become part of your support system.
  • Smooth Transition: Experience a more gradual and supported transition to college life.


To secure your spot in the Early Arrival Program, please complete the registration form using the link below. Registration for students who would like to request early move-in (on August 13) must be completed by July 15 at 12pm. For students who are not interested in moving in early or will be commuting, the deadline to register is August 1 at 11:45pm.


If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at cultural@louisville.edu or give us a call at 502-852-6656. We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Louisville and supporting you on your journey to success!