Student Handbook

Table of Contents

Academic Advising
Academic Center for Athletes
Academic Grievance Procedure
ADA Guidelines for Students with Disabilities
Air Force ROTC
Assistance for Student Problem Resolution
Athletics/Ticket Office
Bad Weather Schedule
Baptist Campus Center
Bursar's Office
Campus Health Services
Campus Housing
Cardinal Card/Campus Card
Career Development Center
Chalking Policy
Check Cashing
Code of Student Conduct
Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Community Service
Counseling Center
Credit Union (Student)
Cultural Center
Dean of Students Office
Disability Resource Center
Drug-Free Schools and Communities
Act Amendments of 1989

Employee Relations
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
First Year Initiatives
Fort Knox Center
Gheens Science Center and Rauch Planetarium
Grade Reports
Greek Life
Guidelines for Respect for Intellectual Property Rights
Hazing and Initiation Activities Policy
Information Centers
Information Technology Services
Computer Accounts
CopyIt Center
Consulting Services
Resource Centers
Intellectual Property Rights
Interfaith Center
International Center/International Student Coordinator
Intramural and Recreational Sports
LGBT Center
Lost and Found
Louisville Cardinal

Mail Services
Meal Plans
Metropolitan College
Mission Statement
Non-Academic Grievance Policy
Non-Discrimination Statement
Off Campus Student Services
Office of Military and Veteran Student Services
Parking Offices
Recognized Student Organizations (RSO)
Red Barn
Registrar's Office
Religious Holy Days and Observances
Residency Classification
Resources for Academic Achievement (REACH)
RSO Event Policy
Schedule of Courses
Sexual Harassment Policy
Student Activities Board
Student Activities Center Administration
Student Affairs Administration
Student Athlete Certification
Student Computer Accounts
Student Councils
Student Discipline
Student Employment Services
Student Financial Aid Office
Student Government Association (SGA)
Student Grievance Officer
Student Leadership Programs
Student Orientation Staff
Student Records Policy
Student Sexual Misconduct Policy
Study Abroad and International Travel
Testing Services
Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence
Tuition and Fees
University Administration and Deans
University Archives and Records Center
University Bookstores
University Career Center
University Dining Services
University Libraries
University Police
University Policy for Hosting Events with Alcohol for Recognized Student Orientations and Councils
University Theatre
Weapons Policy
Women's Center

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Academic Advising

Academic advising at the University of Louisville promotes a teaching and learning partnership dedicated to student success. It is to your advantage to meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester and to know your advisor well. Don't wait for peak times like early registration to make an advising appointment; you can meet with an advisor throughout the year. The advising experience will provide you with the information and skills necessary to make intelligent, informed decisions throughout your college career. Your academic advisor can assist you in connecting with valuable resources on campus. Your academic advisor will guide you and teach you about career choices, degree requirements, university policies and procedures, and how to be a successful student. It is your responsibility to take the lead in developing a relationship with your advisor by communicating with your advisor on a regular basis. For more information visit

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Academic Grievance Procedure

Section 1: Introduction

This procedure is designed to provide fair means of dealing with student complaints regarding a specific action or decision made by the faculty or a faculty member. Students who believe they have been treated unfairly, discriminated against, or have had their rights abridged may initiate a grievance (The Redbook, Section 6.8.1).

The Unit Academic Grievance Committee has the power to hear all grievances involving academic matters other than substantive grade appeals. Academic matters are defined as those concerning instructional activities, research activities, activities closely related to either of these functions, or decisions involving instruction or affecting academic freedom (The Redbook, Section 6.8.3). The Unit Academic Grievance Committee may review allegations that a course grade has resulted from an unfair procedure. However, the committee should not substitute its judgment on their merits as an evaluation of academic performance. Where the dean concurs that procedural irregularities have occurred, the dean shall consult with an appropriate faculty committee as to the grade to be recorded on the student's official transcript.

To assist the student, a Student Grievance Officer is provided, who is responsible for informing students of their rights and obligations under the grievance procedure and especially the deadlines that have been established. The Student Grievance Officer shall seek to resolve informally as many grievances as possible (The Redbook, Section 6.8.2).

Students are encouraged to seek the assistance of the Student Grievance Officer at any stage of the grievance process.

Each unit shall establish an Academic Grievance Committee to carry out the procedures described below.

To pursue a grievance concerning academic matters within the academic unit, the following steps of the grievance procedure should be observed:

  1. The student should first discuss the matter with the person involved and attempt to resolve the grievance through informal discussion.
  2. If there is no resolution, the student should discuss the matter with that person's supervisor or the person to whom such person reports, who should attempt to mediate a resolution.
  3. If the student has not been able to obtain a resolution, he or she may request the Student Grievance Officer (S.G.O.) to attempt informal mediation of the problem.
  4. If the matter has not been satisfactorily resolved through the informal process, the student shall submit a written statement of the grievance to the Unit Academic Grievance Committee through the Office of the Dean. The statement shall contain -
    a. A brief narrative of the condition giving rise to the grievance;
    b. designation of the parties involved; and
    c. statement of the remedy requested.

  1. Contact the student and the Student Grievance Officer to obtain assurance that all steps of the above informal process were completed and that those issues in the statement were discussed at all levels.
  2. Notify the parties named in the statement of the grievance naming them; and send a copy of the statement to the named parties and to all committee members.
  3. Notify the grievant and the respondent of the right to challenge committee members for cause, and request early notification of challengers to expedite the grievance procedure. Included in this notification will be a list of the names of all current, regular committee members.
  4. Meet within twenty working days after receiving the written statement of any grievance and recommend to the dean of the unit whether sufficient grounds exist to accept a case for hearing. The committee shall hear the case when the dean concurs. The committee shall notify, in writing, all persons directly involved as to the reasons for its recommendation.
  5. The action of the grievance committee as to whether to grant a hearing when accepted by the dean of the unit shall be final and binding on all parties except when subject to the condition of appeal.
  6. If a hearing will be held, notify in writing all the parties involved, including any witnesses, of the date, time and place of the hearing at least ten days prior to the hearing date (which shall be within 30 working days of receipt of the written grievance).
  7. Request in writing from all parties involved any pertinent material deemed necessary for review by the committee prior to the hearing. These materials, and any additional materials either party chooses to submit, must be submitted to the committee not later than four days prior to the hearing. Any person named in a grievance may submit a written statement to the committee outlining issues from that person's perspective.
  8. Maintain confidentiality throughout the entire grievance process. All communications among the committee, the grievant(s), and the person(s) named in the statement of grievance will be confidential.

Section 4: Hearing Process

All hearings conducted by the Unit Academic Grievance Committee shall be conducted confidentially in the following manner:

  1. The grievant(s) and the respondent(s) must be present during the information gathering portion of the hearing. Witnesses will be available and will be called when needed. The committee reserves the right to allow the presence of a secretary or a technical assistant.
  2. All statements during the information-exchange phase of the hearing will be tape recorded. This record will be preserved in the University Archives for a minimum of five years and shall be confidential.
  3. Any committee member may question any of the participants at the hearing.
  4. The grievant will present his or her statements and/or witnesses to the committee.
  5. The respondent will have the opportunity to question the grievant(s) and the witnesses about their statements.
  6. The respondent will present his or her statements and/or witnesses to the committee.
  7. The grievant will have the opportunity to question the respondent(s) about their statements.
  8. After all information is exchanged, all persons except the committee members and the recording secretary will leave the committee room. The grievant(s), the respondent(s), and the witnesses will continue to be available to the committee should further information be needed.
  9. The committee will meet in closed session to decide upon its recommendation(s) to the dean.
  10. The committee shall submit its report with recommendation(s) and reasons for the recommendation(s), to the grievant(s), the respondent(s), and the dean. If the grievance directly involves the dean the report and recommendation(s) of the Unit Academic Grievance Committee shall be referred for decision to the appropriate academic vice president (now referred to as the University Provost).
  11. The student's grievance will not be included as part of the student's record, unless it results in a change in student status or the student voluntarily inserts the information.
  12. Until the grievance is resolved, the student may continue the natural academic progression through the academic unit subject to the requirements of Article 6.6, Academic Review. Advancement, Probation, and Dismissal of Students, and Article 6.7, Nonacademic Disciplinary Procedures, of The Redbook.

Section 5: Decision

The dean shall approve or reject the committee's recommendation(s) within 28 days after receiving it (them). If decision of the dean is not in accord with the committee's recommendation(s), the dean shall state the reasons for that decision, in writing, to all persons directly involved in the grievance and to the committee. The dean shall then take appropriate action to implement his or her decision after the time for appeal has elapsed.

Section 6: Rehearing

A grievance committee, within 21 days after delivery of its report, may be petitioned to reconsider its decision upon the basis of evidence of misrepresentation of material facts or upon the basis of newly discovered evidence clearly not available at the original hearing.

Section 7: Appeal

Any party to the grievance may appeal to the University Student Grievance Committee within 21 days from the date of the final decision of the dean if the dean's decision does not concur with the recommendation of the grievance committee.

Additional information can be found in The Redbook.

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ADA Guidelines for Students with Disabilities

The University of Louisville is committed to equal opportunity and challenge for all academically qualified students and does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Support services and accommodations are available to encourage students with disabilities to take full advantage of the University's educational, social, and cultural opportunities.

The Disability Resource Center (Stevenson Hall, 852-6938) is responsible for the coordination of programs and services for qualified applicants for admission and enrolled students with disabilities. Visit the Disability Resource Center website. Determination of eligibility for services and appropriate accommodations is determined by staff of the Disability Resource Center after review of documentation of disability.

As needed, DRC staff will discuss the student's request for services with the student to determine appropriate accommodations and/or consult with the faculty member or other involved office regarding the request. When there is any question about the appropriateness of the student's requested accommodation, the DRC staff member will inform the student of the decision.

Questions or concerns related to policies and procedures not resolved with individual DRC staff should first be discussed informally with the Director of DRC and then be subject to informal consultation with the Dean of Students. Matters not resolved informally may be formally presented by the student to the ADA Compliance Officer (Staff Development and Employee Relations Office; 852-6536 or 852-6538). A complaint should be filed within 180 days after the complainant becomes aware of the alleged violation. Formal appeals include a written statement regarding the nature of the complaint, results of the informal meetings, and requested resolution. All formal appeals will be promptly investigated and a decision will be rendered within 60 working days of the date of receipt. Please contact the Staff Development and Employee Relations Office for additional information on the grievance procedure.

Applying for and Requesting Support Services

Referrals - Students and potential students are referred to DRC by publications such as U of L application packets, schedules of classes and catalogs. Students are referred by community agency personnel, U of L faculty and staff and other students, high school counselors, health care professionals, family members and others. Referrals are made verbally or in writing. Referrals should be routed to the appropriate coordinator or to the Director when DRC staff have questions regarding the appropriate staff member to work with a student.

Submitting Documentation of Disability

All students seeking assistance from DRC must disclose the presence of a disability. In most cases, the student will be asked to submit documentation of disability for review by the appropriate DRC staff person. Upon receipt and review of the documentation, an intake appointment will be scheduled. Contact the Disability Resource Center for additional information about guidelines for diagnostic criteria.

Intake Appointment

After review of documentation, the appropriate coordinator will contact the student for an intake appointment. At this meeting, the student's eligibility for support services and anticipated accommodations will be discussed. Policies and procedures regarding specific support services, such as letters for faculty, exam accommodation, supplemental note-taking service, etc., will be discussed.

Requesting Specific Support Services

It is the responsibility of the student to request specific support services each semester. Please remember that services can generally occur only after submission of appropriate documentation, review by the coordinator, determination of eligibility for specific services, and request by student for specific services.

Timeliness of Requests

Submission of service requests for instructor letters, exam accommodation, and supplemental note-taking services should generally be submitted no later than two weeks prior to beginning of term. Some services (such as interpreter service and taped textbooks) require much more notice. Please refer to policies and procedures for specific services such as reader service, interpreter service, for additional information on timeliness of requests. Although DRC staff will make reasonable effort to accommodate all requests, untimely requests may result in delay of service.

Academic Adjustments

Academic requirements will be modified, as necessary, to ensure that they do not discriminate against qualified applicants or currently enrolled students with disabilities. At the student's request, DRC staff recommend academic adjustments in compliance with legal mandates. Academic requirements that are essential to programs of instruction are not considered discriminatory.

Modifications shall not affect the substance of the educational programs or compromise educational standards. Students can ask the appropriate DRC staff member to provide a memo recommending academic adjustments for each class in which the student is enrolled. Because of the diversity of individual needs relating to disabilities and the uniqueness of each class, students must discuss their requests for course modifications.

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Office of Admissions

Prospective Students
150 Houchens Building,
852-6531, FAX 852-6526

LL36 Houchens Building,
502-852-6531, FAX 502-852-4776

150F Houchens Building,
502-852-7276, FAX 502-852-6526

Hours: M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TW 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Extended hours for Fall and Spring Semesters when classes are in session.


The Office of Admissions is comprised of an array of programs and services which provide comprehensive assistance to new, prospective, and transfer students. Responsibilities include services and programs related to recruitment, the application processing, transfer credit evaluation, orientation, and retention.

Days and hours of operation are subject to change. Please call number listed or 852-5555 for current information.

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Air Force ROTC

333 Eastern Parkway
First Floor Dougherty Hall
Fax: 502-852-4775
Hours: MTWRF 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM



The Air Force offers a commissioning program for students in all academic disciplines, including nursing, law, engineering and pre-med. The first year of AFROTC does not incur an obligation. Graduates are commissioned as lieutenants and serve in a variety of career fields ranging from pilot and navigator through financial analyst. A variety of scholarship opportunities are available. AFROTC field training counts as an engineering co-op.

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Dougherty Hall, 2nd Floor
1-800-334-8635 ext. 7902
FAX: 502-852-8986
Hours: MTWRF 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Army ROTC is a leadership development course designed to commission students in all academic disciplines as second lieutenants in the US Army. The first two years of ROTC offer introductory training in leadership without any obligation. Graduates of our program are commissioned as second lieutenants and serve in one of the many career fields employing the latest in technology. Scholarship opportunities are available at all levels and any ROTC course counts for a physical education or elective credit. The Professor of Military Science has remitted tuition for the University to assist qualified students.

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Assistance for Student Problem Resolution

The University of Louisville offers students a number of ways in which they may seek assistance with problems or to attain information in both academic and non-academic matters. We recommend that the student initially work with the department to resolve the conflict or misunderstanding. The following resources are available to the student for further assistance.

Student Grievance Officer

Responsible for informing students of their rights and obligations under the grievance procedure and especially the deadlines that have been established. The Student Grievance Officer shall seek to resolve informally as many grievances as possible. 852-6293.

Affirmative Action Office (AAO)

The official University procedure for civil rights violations is to notify this office that receives, investigates, and reports on complaints regarding illegal discrimination, including sexual or racial harassment or disability discrimination. 852-6538.

Dean of Students Office

Student Activities Center Room W301
Phone: 502-852-5787
Hours: M -F 8AM - 5PM

Responds to questions and concerns from student regarding non-academic issues. This office will refer a student to the best place for his/her problem resolution and handles complaints that may constitute a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.

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Athletics/Ticket Office

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium – Gate 2

2800 S. Floyd St.
Hours: M - F 9 AM - 5 PM

Ticket Office:
502-852-5151; Fax 502-852-7025

Athletic Administration: 502-852-5732
Basketball (Men's): 502-852-0983
Business: 502-852-5784
Football: 502-852-8767
Spirit Groups (Cheerleaders, Ladybirds, Cardinal Bird): 502-852-8421
Sports Information: 502-852-7401
Varsity Sports: 502-852-0815


The University fields an outstanding athletic program, providing intercollegiate competition in 21 athletic programs. To try out for these teams or to work in a support capacity, contact the Athletic Department. Prices and schedules are available at the Ticket Office or online at

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Bad Weather Schedule

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School of Music
LL68, School of Music
FAX 852-0520
Hours: MTWRF 9 AM - 5 PM
Web: and

The University Bands offer exciting musical experiences for band musicians.
Regardless of academic major, U of L students are eligible to participate in any of the following groups: University of Louisville Cardinal Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band. Scholarships are available for all marching band students as well as non-music majors who participate in any of the spring semester concert ensembles. For audition information, please contact the Office of University Bands.

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Baptist Campus Center

South of Miller Hall at the base of the SAC ramp
Hours: MWF 9 AM - 5 PM; TR 9AM - 8PM

Campus Minister: Paul Sanchez,

Web: Twitter: @uoflbcm

The Baptist Center (BCM) exists to share and live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ in partnership with local churches. Programs include ReFuel, which is a weekly worship service, ReFresh, which is a Bible study and fellowship for freshmen, and RePlenish, which is a Thursday $1 lunch for all the university community. All students are invited to participate and do not have to be a "Baptist" in order to do so. Additionally, the Baptist Center invests in international students through a weekly lunch at the Speed School, an ESL program, and a variety events. For more information, check out the Baptist Center's website, call, or email.

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Bursar’s Office

Houchens Building
Room 101
Louisville, KY 40292

Tuition Refund Guidlines

Check Cashing
Bursar's Office
Houchens Building
Room 101
Louisville, KY 40292

Cashiering Office Hours: M - F 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Customer Service Hours: M - F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Students with a valid ID may cash personal checks in amounts up to $25. This cashing a check option is available to currently enrolled students between the first day of a semester to two weeks prior to end of that same semester. The privilege of cashing checks will be denied to students for one year when a check is returned by their bank. Currently, a returned check fee of $25.00 is assessed for each returned check. Checks are also accepted for payment of fees. ATM machines may be found throughout the campus.

Tuition and Fees - Cost of Attendance

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Campus Health Services

Please go to our website: for the most updated information. Days and hours of operation are subject to change. You may also call the appropriate number listed below.

Campus Health Services Medical and Psychiatric Offices:

Provides primary care, psychiatric care, sick visits, physicals, adult immunizations, travel health visits and immunizations, female health, sexual health and STI testing, contraceptive services with emergency contraception available on site

Belknap Campus
Cardinal Station
215 Central Ave, Suite 110
Hours: MTWF 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM; Th 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Health Sciences Campus
401 E. Chestnut Street, Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 852-6446
Hours: MTWF 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM; Th 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Campus Health Medical and Psychiatric Services:Payment:
Campus Health accepts most major health insurance plans. VISA, MasterCard, money orders, and checks are accepted for payment. Campus Health does not accept cash. Payment is expected at the time of service. The Primary Care Health Fee covers some in-office visits and testing.

Student Health Insurance:

The University of Louisville sponsors a student health insurance plan which is available to all students carrying at least 6.5 credit hours. For more information go to our website or contact the Student Insurance Advocate at 502-852-6519.

Health Promotion Wellbeing Central:

A unit within Campus Health Services, dedicated to activating students’ wellbeing and building their resilience capacity. This is achieved via services, programs and resources throughout campus, including: Flash Nap workshops, cooking workshops, Nutrition Navigators, safer sex supplies, HIV testing, sexual health & relationship workshops, resilience yoga, mindfulness & meditation workshops, chair massage, fitness assessments and wellbeing coaching.

Wellbeing Central is re-locating to SAC 3rd Floor in Fall 2016.
Wellbeing Stations are strategically located throughout campus See website: for updates, program requests and to register for services & programs
(502) 852-5429

Prevention, Education, and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community

A unit within Campus Health Services working to end power-based personal violence by providing the campus community with tools and support to help make that happen. U of L’s PEACC program believes that every student has the right to live, learn, and love free of violence and fear. In addition to the prevention efforts, PEACC provides confidential advocacy to those who are affected by sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. A trained advocate will listen and can assist with accommodations, resource, and reporting options.

The PEACC center is re-locating to SAC 3rd Floor in Fall 2016

Building Resiliency in Campus Community:

A Campus Health Services community partnership providing leadership in advancing policies, programs, resources and experiences that increase resiliency and reduce high risk drinking and substance use in the campus and community. BRICC’s efforts target individual, group, organization and community levels. BRICC serves as a lead advocate in the implementation and integration of Alcohol Edu-Haven online alcohol and sexual violence prevention for every incoming first time freshmen to help them make well- informed decisions as they transition to UofL. We envision a resilient campus and community free from high risk drinking and substance abuse.

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Campus Housing

Stevenson Hall
502-852-6636, FAX 852-5427

Campus Housing promotes a safe, convenient, inclusive, and healthy living-learning environment which provides opportunities that help engage students, facilitate student and faculty connections and encourage student success. The program provides an intentional development program for first year students with opportunities that help connect students, facilitate student and faculty connections and encourage student involvement on campus and in the off-campus community. While the on-campus program is designed to help first year students, Campus Housing has an affiliated community presence in privately owned and managed apartment communities off campus. These are designed for the returning student who is ready for more independent living. The affiliates are a university resources that promotes student success and academic achievement.

Core Values
Campus Housing’s mission statement promotes a focus on safety, convenient, inclusive and healthy living-learning environment, providing opportunities that engage students, facilitate student and faculty connections and encourage student success. The core values of our program mirror that mission.

  • Student Focus – Our residents come first.
  • Respect – We demonstrate fairness, consistency and compassion in our interactions with others.
  • Integrity – We conduct ourselves at all times in a professional and ethical manner. Honesty and openness are hallmarks of the way we conduct our business.
  • Caring for Community – Developing comfortable places to live and learn, while providing students opportunities to learn civic responsibility.
  • Intentionality – We are singly focused on making every interaction with our residents count. Staff are trained to have intrusive conversations with students to enable them to more effectively assist students with issues that may be affecting their experience at UofL.

Student Learning Outcomes

Campus Housing’s mission of promoting an inclusive and healthy living-learning environment that engages students can be seen with the following Learning Outcomes. These outcomes are statements which specify what Campus Housing hopes the residents will learn through living in our residence halls and affiliated properties.

  • Sense of Belonging: Students will be able to construct meaningful relationships to foster a sense of belonging within the campus community.
  • Knowledge of Campus Resources: Students will identify and utilize appropriate campus resources to assist in their academic, professional, and personal success.
  • Life Skills: Students will be able to employ healthy strategies and skills for personal management of life tasks.
  • Well-being and Self-care: Students will be able to employ healthy behaviors to achieve personal well-being.
  • Identity Development (Sometimes I call this Self-Exploration, it depends on the audience): As a result of campus housing creating an inclusive environment, which promotes and fosters global citizenship, students will be able to examine their own personal identity.
  • Social Responsibility: By participating in community engagement opportunities, students will be able to develop a sense of social responsibility.

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Cardinal Card/Campus Card

The Cardinal Card is the official identification card for UofL students, faculty, and staff. The card is also used to access residence halls, meal plan funds, off-campus retail and dining, athletic tickets, library privileges, gym/facilities, and free TARC rides among many other uses.
Incoming freshman and transfer students will receive a Cardinal Card during their orientation session. Students who do not attend orientation and have already registered for classes can receive a card starting August 1, 2016. New employees will receive their card during orientation.

There is no charge for the first card; replacement cards are $10.00. A photo ID is required.

Belknap Campus
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Houchens Bldg, Rm LL05
2211 South Brook Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
502.852.7520, FAX 502.852.7628

Health Sciences Campus
Hours: Tuesdays, 11:00am-1:00pm
Kornhauser Bldg, Rm 101A
500 S. Preston Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202



Twitter: @ulcardinalcard

Payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, cash, check, and Cardinal Cash (for lost/stolen card fees).

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What is the Career Development Center?

The Career Development Center at the University of Louisville assists UofL students in their journeys from college to career. Specifically, this includes helping students to explore major and career options, providing students with access to a variety of networking and sponsor-building opportunities, and connecting students to internship and full-time job opportunities. Whether a freshman or a senior, a graduate student or alumnus it is never too early nor too late to begin the process of investing in your future. You can rely on UofL career programs and services to help develop the career management knowledge and skills you need to be competitive in today's workplace.

How we can help?

Individualized Career Counseling

Career Development staff are available to assist with choosing or changing majors, assessing career interests and values, clarifying career goals, writing a resume or cover letter, preparing for interviews, conducting a job search, or preparing to attend graduate school. Career Development Center staff members are assigned to all of the schools or colleges across the university, so they know the academic programs of study and are uniquely qualified to help because they understand the career opportunities within each specific field and/or area of interest.

Experiential Education through Internships and Cooperative Education Opportunities

Gain real world work experience related to your major while still in school through a part-time job, an internship or a cooperative education assignment. Visit our office to learn more about how to participate and let us help you make the connections necessary for success. To request an appointment, call the Career Development Center at (502) 852-6701 or visit

On-line Career Resources available 24/7

Visit the newly updated Career Development Center webpage to learn more about what career development programs, services and resources are available at

On-Campus Interviews with nationally ranked employers

The on-campus recruiting program provides the opportunity to meet face-to-face with potential employers while interviewing for professional entry level and cooperative education positions with national and international organizations from across the country.

Opportunities to network with employers

The UofL Career Development Center also hosts several career and information fairs throughout the academic year, providing you the opportunity to learn more about career opportunities and find employment. This is a great way to begin learning how to network and start building a list of professional contacts, obtain opportunities to interview with a wide variety of organizations, and possibly obtain a job offer.

Online Management of your Job Search through Cards CareerLink

Utilizing Cards CareerLink, your personal career management system, browse thousands of on and off-campus part-time, work study, full-time, internship, cooperative education and/or summer positions, posted by employers wanting to hire UofL students and grads. Visit to login your account today.

Customized Presentations on a wide variety of topics related to Career Management

Upon request, the Career Development Center will provide your class or organization with a tailored presentation on Resume Writing, Cover Letter Writing, Cooperative Education, How to Conduct Your Job Search, or even a Career Services Overview. Just let us know what you want to know and we'll be there. The Career Development Center also offers an on-going series of programs available each semester. Watch for the upcoming schedule of informative presentations at

Graduate School Information

If you are interested in going on to Graduate school, the UofL Career Development Center can assist you with the selection and application process and helping to develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage a successful grad school application process.

How to get started?

Make an appointment with one of our Career Coaches today by calling 502-852-6701 or by requesting an appointment online at We will meet with you, assess your career development needs, orient you to our services and help you develop a plan of action.

Where are we located?

UofL Career Development Center, Houchens Building LL04/03 or online at

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Chalking Policy

Chalking is permitted only on sidewalks using light colored chalk in open, horizontal areas to allow for eventual removal by rainfall. Do not chalk under an overhang on the buildings, the side of a building or under ramps. Chalking is not permitted directly in front of doorways or on stairs to the building. Chalking is also not permitted on the sidewalks around the Speed Art Museum and within 50 feet of any of the Residence Halls. The use of industrial chalk, spray chalk or paint on sidewalks or buildings is prohibited.

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Check Cashing

Bursar's Office, First Floor, Houchens Building
Hours: M - F 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Students with a valid ID may cash personal checks in amounts up to $25. This cashing a check option is available to currently enrolled students between the first day of a semester to two weeks prior to end of that same semester. The privilege of cashing checks will be denied to students for one year when a check is returned by their bank. Currently, a returned check fee of $25.00 is assessed for each returned check. Checks are also accepted for payment of fees. Money machines are located on Belknap campus inside the James Grier Miller Information Technology Center, in the Student Activities Center on the first floor (West Wing) and on the second floor (East Wing), and on the HSC campus next to the cafeteria in the Library and Commons Building.

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Code of Student Conduct

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Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Please call 502-852-6528 or visit the commencement web site for current information.


The university holds commencement ceremonies in May and in December. The University-wide ceremony features speakers, awards, and conferring of degrees. Students receiving degrees at the end of the spring term may participate in the May commencement ceremony. Students receiving degrees at the end of the summer and fall term may participate in the December commencement ceremony. For information on the ceremony please visit the commencement web site.

All graduating students must apply for their degrees according to deadlines. In order to participate in the commencement ceremony, graduates must order regalia according to deadlines.

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Community Service

W310 Swain Student Activities Center
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
Phone: 502-852-6691
Fax: 502-852-7332

The Office of Student Involvement offers a variety of programs. If you are interested in volunteering your time consider such programs as Alternative Service Breaks, Vote Everywhere and MLK Day of Service. Additionally, the student-led Engage Lead Serve Board functions from this office and is a way for students to get involved in designing, planning and implementing programs focused on civic engagement, community service and leadership. Join today! Just check out our website ( for more information.

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Counseling Center

Cardinal Station
215 Central Ave, Suite 201
502-852-6585, FAX 502-852-0291
Hours: MTWRF 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Crisis walk-in hours: MTWRF 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fall and Spring semester evening hours may vary; call for more information.
Closed on University Holidays, Oaks Day, and administrative closings, e.g., for inclement weather.

Appointments: Call or stop by

Acquiring healthy coping skills, learning to communicate better, and strengthening existing relationships are common outcomes for students who come to the Counseling Center. Talking to a psychologist or a professional counselor can be a step in the right direction when dealing with the anxiety, tension, depression, or confusion that can be brought on by today's rapidly changing world. The Center provides short-term individual counseling, group counseling, walk-in crisis assistance, and consultation. Currently enrolled students are eligible for an intake at the Center. The intake counselor will then determine with you what form(s) of treatment will best meet your needs. This may include services at our Center or may require a referral to an outside agency. Counseling services are confidential to the limits specified by law.

Days and hours of operation are subject to vary. Please call number listed or 852-5555 for current information.

Our Mission
The mission of the Counseling Center is to provide services and programs that support the psychological well-being, holistic development, and retention of University of Louisville students. The Center seeks to promote an environment that is conducive to positive personal growth and educational achievement. We are committed to diversity in the provision of services and in supporting the University community, while honoring the unique needs and concerns of individuals and traditionally underrepresented groups. We are dedicated to achieving excellence in all aspects of service provision, consultation, training, and research.

About Us
The University of Louisville Counseling Center provides short term individual, group, and couples counseling, crisis intervention, and psychological testing. Our clients seek services for a variety of areas of concern, including psychological, personal/social, academic, and career issues. Counseling Center professionals provide consultation to faculty and staff members, as well as participate in outreach, training, advocacy, program development, and research. Our counselors work in conjunction with the University community to promote a healthy campus environment that maximizes academic success and student retention.

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Credit Union (Student)

Cardinal Towne
331 West Cardinal Blvd
Louisville, KY 40208

M: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
T -F 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

ATM: 24 Hours


Class Act Federal Credit Union is a financial institution, and offers many of the same products and services that a bank does. A credit union, however, is not-for-profit, so its focus remains on the member-owners (those who utilize the services; each member actually owns a share of the credit union). Class Act Federal Credit Union is committed to assisting students, during and after their stay at the University, with their financial needs.

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Cultural Center

University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
Phone: (502) 852-6656
Fax: (502) 852-0913

Location of our Office

The Cultural Center can be found across the street from the College of Education, adjacent to Miller Hall, and to the west of the University Club and the Red Barn

The mission of the Cultural Center is to offer and facilitate cultural education and programming to the University of Louisville community. The Cultural Center, reporting through the Vice Provost for Diversity, will advocate for under-represented student populations; celebrate (C) the diverse cultures of the campus community; engage (E) students in social justice issues; and support the academic success (S) and retention of U of L students.

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Dean of Student Office

W301 Student Activities Center
852-5787, FAX 852-1429
Hours: M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Dean of Students Office supervises and provides organizational and fiscal coordination to the following departments: Intramural and Recreational Sports, Student Involvement, Off Campus Student Services, Student Clubs and Organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Civic, Leadership and Service, and the Student Government Association (SGA). The Dean of Students Office directly administers the non-academic disciplinary process including informal meetings and formal conduct hearings, the production of the Code of Student Conduct and the Student Handbook. In addition, the Dean of Students Office coordinates special co-curricular programs such as the National Student Exchange (NSE) and the Alternative Spring Break trip (ASB).

The Dean of Students Office also responds to questions and concerns from students regarding non-academic issues. This office will refer a student to the best place for his/her problem resolution and handles complaints that may constitute a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.

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Disability Resource Center

119 Stevenson Hall
502-852-6938, FAX 502-852-0924
Hours: MTWRF 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Evening hours available on request

The Disability Resource Center staff provides and coordinates support services for students with disabilities. The population of students with disabilities on our campus includes students with visual impairments, students who are deaf or hard of hearing, students with mobility impairments, students with learning disabilities, and a wide range of other disabilities. Our goal is to assure equal educational opportunity by providing and coordinating services which mainstream the student with a disability into the University community. Students are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Center to establish eligibility for services and to discuss specific accommodation needs.

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Drug-Free Schools and Crime Awareness, Campus Security Information Report 1993, and Communities Act Amendments of 1989

The University of Louisville is committed to protecting the safety, health and wellbeing of all students, faculty, and staff and other individuals in our workplace. We recognize that alcohol abuse and drug use pose a significant threat to our goals. As a recipient of federal grants and contracts, the university gives this notice to students, faculty and staff that it is in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-690, Title V Subtitle D) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. Students, faculty and staff are herein notified of the standards of conduct that will be applicable while on university property, business, and/or at university sponsored activities. This policy is incorporated and is a part of the official University of Louisville Policies and Procedures.

This policy recognizes that student, faculty, and staff involvement with alcohol and other drugs can be very disruptive, adversely affect the quality of work or academic performance of student, faculty and staff, pose serious health risks to users and others, and have a negative impact on productivity and morale.

As a condition of employment or enrollment, the university requires that students, faculty and staff adhere to a strict policy regarding the use and possession of drugs and alcohol. The university encourages students, faculty, and staff to voluntarily seek help with drug and alcohol problems.

Under university regulations, federal law, state law, and, in some instances, local ordinance, students, faculty and staff are prohibited from the unlawful possession, use, dispensation, distribution, or manufacture of illicit drugs on university property, on university business and/or at university sponsored activities. Under this policy, students, faculty and staff are required to abide by state laws concerning alcoholic beverages. Basically, Kentucky laws (KRS 244.085) state that, if one is under the age of 21, it is unlawful to:

  • Possess or consume alcoholic beverages,
  • Misrepresent one’s age for the purpose of purchasing alcoholic beverages, or
  • Use a fake ID in an attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages.

No matter what one’s age, Kentucky law states that it is unlawful to:

  • Procure any alcoholic beverages for anyone under 21 years of age or
  • Drink or be drunk in a public place.

University campuses and buildings are considered as public places for purposes of these laws, except for a facility licensed to serve alcoholic beverages, and except for a facility used as a private residence, unless university regulations state otherwise. Ordinances of the Greater Louisville area basically parallel the state laws.

The specifically defined standards of conduct, the disciplinary procedures, and the appropriate sanctions are detailed in the codes of student conduct and in Personnel Policies and Procedures (PER-5.01), Staff Handbook (Disciplinary Action, page 8.2) and The Redbook.

In addition, it is a violation of state law to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of any substance that may impair one’s driving ability (drugs or alcoholic beverages).

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are not prohibited when taken in standard dosage and/or according to a physician’s prescription. Any student, faculty, and staff taking prescribed or over-the-counter medications will be responsible for consulting the prescribing physician and/or pharmacist to ascertain whether the medication may interfere with job or academic performance.

The illegal or unauthorized use of prescription drugs is prohibited. It is a violation of our drug-free workplace to intentionally misuse and/or abuse prescription medications. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken if job or academic performance deterioration and/or other accidents occur.

Under university regulation, students who violate this standard of conduct are subject to disciplinary action from a minimum of a warning to a maximum of suspension from the university. Students who reside in university housing are subject to further disciplinary action that may vary from a warning to termination of their housing contract.

In compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, any employee shall notify the immediate supervisor if the employee is convicted of a criminal drug offense occurring in the workplace or while on university business within five days of the conviction. The university shall take appropriate sanction and remedies in accordance within its policies. The provisions of this section are applicable to students who are employees of the university. If the employee is under a federal contract or grant, the university shall notify the contracting or granting agency of the conviction and of its actions. This section of this policy is also applicable to students who receive a Pell grant (federal grant).

The scope and impact of health risks from alcohol and drug abuse are both alarming and well documented, ranging from mood altering to life threatening, with consequences that extend beyond the individual to family, organizations and society at large. The university, therefore, conducts regular programs to educate its students, faculty and staff that consumption and use of drugs may alter behavior, distort perception, impair thinking, impede judgment, and lead to physical or psychological dependence.

Alcohol and/or drug abuse may lead to the deterioration of physical health by causing or contributing to various health conditions including but not limited to fatigue, nausea, personal injury, insomnia, pathological organ damage, some forms of cancer, pancreatitis, heart attack, respiratory depression, birth defects, convulsions, coma, and even death. Alcohol and drug abuse may also result in deterioration of mental health by causing or contributing to various conditions such as increased aggression, hallucinations, depression, disorientation, and psychosis.

Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely, increasing the likelihood that the driver will be involved in an accident. Low to moderate doses of alcohol also increases the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts, including spouse and child abuse.

Moderate to high doses of alcohol cause marked impairments in higher mental functions, severely altering a person’s ability to learn and remember information. Very high doses cause respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants of the central nervous system, much lower doses of alcohol will produce the effects just described. Repeated use of alcohol can lead to dependence. Sudden cessation of alcohol intake is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions. Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening. Long-term consumption of large quantities of alcohol, particularly when combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and the liver.

Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome. These infants have irreversible physical abnormalities and mental retardation. In addition, research indicates that children of alcoholic parents are at greater risk than other youngsters of becoming alcoholics.

Continuous efforts are made to make students, faculty, and staff aware of the on-campus and off-campus programs that provide information and professional services on matters related to the abuse of alcohol and drugs.

The Counseling Center and Student Health Services provide assessment and referral services to University students, as well as serving as an alcohol and other drug information/education resources center. For further information, call 852-6585. Services for faculty and staff are available through the Employee Assistance Program. For further information, call 502-589-HELP.

Other counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation services are available in the Greater Louisville area.

The toll free number for Drug Information Services for Kentucky (DISK) is 1-800-432-9337.

In the Greater Louisville area, the number for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is 582-1849; the number for Narcotics Anonymous is 499-4423. (Check local telephone directory for listings).
Seven Counties Services (589-4313) offers a crisis and information center with a 24-hour, 365-day-a-year hotline for those with alcohol or drug abuse problems. Ten Broeck Healthcare (896-0495) offers acute care residential treatment for adults with alcohol or other drug problems.

Many other services are available and may be located by looking in the local phone directory yellow pages under "Social Services" or "Alcoholism" or in the "Community Service Guide" section at the front of the telephone directory. Treatment for alcoholism and/or other drug use disorders may be covered by the employee benefit plan. However, the ultimate financial responsibility for recommended treatment belongs to the employee.

All information received by the university through the drug-free workplace program is confidential communication. Access to this information is limited to those who have a legitimate need to know in compliance with relevant laws and university policies.

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Employee Relations

Employee Relations
Human Resources Employee Relations
(502) 852-6258
Hours: MTWRF 8:30 AM – 5 PM

Employee Relations assists the management of each department of the University with problem prevention by fairly and effectively managing its staff according to University policy. Much of the activity of this office involves employee counseling, policy interpretation and development, advice to managers and employees, problem solving, and interaction with the various units about policy and legal requirements. This office also coordinates the handling of all staff grievances and appeals, complaint investigations, unemployment compensation, and DOT Random Drug/Alcohol Testing Program.

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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First Year Initiatives

Strickler Hall 334
Ph: 502-852-8097, FAX 502-852-8098
Hours: M-F 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

The Office of First Year Initiatives (FYI) provides enriching curricular and co-curricular opportunities to help all new students develop the fundamental skills, knowledge, and personal connections essential from their first year at UofL through graduation. FYI has a number of signature programs to help new students be successful in their transition to UofL. To bridge the gap between New Student Orientation and the fall semester, CARDS Connection pairs all incoming first-time students with an upperclass peer mentor. The Student Tutorial Online Module Program (STOMP) maximizes university technology to ensure that all incoming students have access to the information they need to be successful at UofL. Welcome Week helps new students become an active part of UofL and Louisville area communities. The CARDS Success Series includes highlights of important events during Welcome Week and throughout the year that will help allow new students to transition seamlessly and be engaged by centering on five key aspects of the UofL experience: Community, Academics, Responsibility, Diversity and Service (CARDS). The Book-in-Common (BinC) program couples curricular and co-curricular events to promote students’ learning and critical thinking and to foster connections among faculty, staff and students. And the FRY Newsletter is emailed each month to keep new students in-the-know.

For additional information about these and other FYI programs, check out

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Fort Knox Center

Building 63, Quartermaster St., Suite 301
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121
852-6444, 942-8060; FAX 852-7706


The Fort Knox Center offers graduate and upper division course work on an evening schedule. Degree programs include Organizational Leadership & Learning, Human Resource Education, and beginning Fall 2013, Justice Administration. Schedules are published in the regular course schedule and separately by the Fort Knox Center. Courses primarily support the Fort Knox community and surrounding area, but are open to all U of L students through normal registration procedures. Student services support is available to Fort Knox and local area students.

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Gheens Science Center and Rauch Planetarium

The weather is always perfect in the planetarium so climb aboard our virtual spaceship as we take you through our solar system to the edges of the known universe. Or, chill out to your favorite music in our laser music shows. Check out our special events and live presentations about exciting, current astronomical events. Public shows are on weekends (Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons and one Sunday each month). Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more, and reservations are available for weekday shows. Admission: Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) special pricing for UofL staff, faculty and students with a valid ID): $6/BOGO for one show; $5/BOGO for each additional show. Call 502-852-6664 or check our website for updated show schedules and special program information.

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Greek Life

W310 Student Activities Center,
502-852-0316, FAX 852-7332
Hours: M - F 10:00 AM - 6 PM

Fraternities and sororities offer an exciting opportunity to participate in campus life. Nineteen national fraternities and thirteen national sororities are represented on campus. Call the Greek Life Office to inquire about how to meet students who are members and how to join a sorority or fraternity.

Days and hours of operation are subject to change. Please call number listed or 852-5555 for current information.

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Hazing and Initiation Activities Policy

Revised: June 16, 2015

The University is dedicated to promoting a safe and healthy campus environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. As such, the University does not tolerate hazing.

As required by KRS 164.375, the University has adopted a policy prohibiting hazing activities that applies to the conduct of students, faculty and staff, as well as visitors, other licensees and invitees on campus.

Hazing. Engagement, encouragement, or facilitation, by any organization or by any individual on behalf of an organization or group (recognized or not recognized by the university), or visitor within the University of Louisville community in any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers mental or physical health; creates an atmosphere of servitude; involves dangerous, demeaning, or ridiculing activities; involves the forced consumption of liquor or drugs; for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition of continued membership in, a group or organization. It is also a violation to allow yourself to be hazed. The express or implied consent of the individual will not be a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing is not a neutral act; it is a violation of the Code.

Violation of this policy by any student or student group will subject the individual and/or student group to the Student Code of Conduct University faculty or staff, are subject to disciplinary action under the provision of the Redbook.

Violations of this policy are subject to referral to appropriate University, and law enforcement officials, as well as to regional and national affiliated offices, for action or prosecution.

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University of Louisville History

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Information Centers

If you're calling U of L for information about telephone listings, campus telephone operators can help you 24 hours a day at 502-852-5555.

North Information Center 502-852-6565
1999 S. First Street
M - F 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed on weekends and University holidays
Tammy Lawson, Manager

West Information Center 502-852-6571
2307 South Third St.
M - F 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed on weekends and University holidays
Tammy Lawson, Tour Coordinator

Center Services:

  • Visitor services
  • Parking information
  • General UofL contacts and information
  • One-day visitor parking permit
  • One-day replacement parking permit
  • Belknap Campus tours
  • Maps Lost & Found
  • Metro Louisville general information
  • TARC schedules

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Information Technology Services


Information Technology supports and enhances the learning, teaching, research and service goals of the University of Louisville through effective, customer-focused technology resources.

We strive to deliver efficient, strategic technology results for the University of Louisville and its extended community. Our goal of providing technical and operational excellence generates solutions that are innovative, reliable and secure as we keep pace with the university’s need for advancing technology.

The Basics
Students receive an email account when they are officially admitted as a student at UofL. CardMail is the student email system. Log in at Students also get Office 365 ProPlus for free, which includes applications like Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote plus 50GB of cloud storage and Lync Online Messenger. You can install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on up to five devices, including PCs, Macs, phones or tablets.

Log in to ULink, ( to register for classes, search for your schedule, look for your grades, review your transcript, or manage your computer accounts. Find important news and more all in one, convenient location. ULink connects you to all the services and information you need while at UofL.

IT HelpDesk
Got questions? Need help? HelpDesk agents are available to assist you with email, wireless, passwords, and much more!

Use our online service, online support chat or call a HelpDesk consultant at (502) 852-7997. Go to for contact information and hours of operation.

Computing Centers
Forgot your laptop? No worries, IT Computing Centers provide computing facilities as well as walk-in technical support. Staff will assist you with wireless connectivity, passwords and much more. They will get you started using state-of-the-art technology and software you need to get your class work done.

iTech Zone Computing Center
Forgot your laptop? No worries, iTech Zone Computing Center provides computers as well as walk-in technical support. They will get you started using state-of-the-art technology and software you need to get your class work done. Visit the iTech Zone on the lower level of Miller Information Technology Center (MITC) on Belknap campus.

iTech Connect
Need some face time? iTech Connect offers in-person assistance, too! Staff will assist you with wireless connectivity, passwords and much more. You can receive one-on-one training and access all the technology documentation you need. Drop by iTech Connect inside of the iTech Zone Computing Center on the lower level of Miller Information Technology Center for some face-to-face help!

iTech Xpress
Need a deal on a computer or some discount software? IT’s online technology store, iTech Xpress has it! We partner with various computer vendors to offer discounts on the specific devices required or recommended by each of UofL’s colleges or departments (laptops, desktops – PC or Apple). Visit iTech Xpress at and log in to see your options, including some free solutions for virus protection and encryption.

Belknap Campus
Miller Information Technology Center
502-852-6661/FAX: 502-852-7410

Mobile Apps and More
ULMobile includes a complete course catalog, library catalog, university directory and more.

CardSafety is included in the iPhone and Android versions to help you get the information you need in case of an emergency. Go to to learn more.

Sign up for UofL Alerts to receive real-time text messages during an emergency. Get connected today at

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Respect for Intellectual Property Rights

The University of Louisville recognizes that respect for intellectual labor and creativity is vital to academic discourse and enterprise. The policy of the University of Louisville is to respect the intellectual property rights of others and to protect the intellectual property rights of the University. U of L encourages its faculty, staff, and students to respect the intellectual property rights of others and to abide by applicable intellectual property laws, including copyright law. U of L forbids the use or copying without the permission or authorization of the owner, unless such use of copying falls within the scope of "fair use" as outlined in United States copyright law. Violations of authorial integrity (including plagiarism), invasion of privacy, inappropriate use of (or access to) University technology resources, and intellectual property law (e.g., copyright, patent, trademark) violations, may be grounds for discipline or legal action against members of the university community. Personal legal liability may result from violation of intellectual property laws.

The University of Louisville adopted a revised Intellectual Property Policy in July 2005 which replaced former Intellectual Property policies. This revised policy covers intellectual property created by students. Students who independently create intellectual property arising out of their participation in programs of study at U of L and that do not result from their employment by U of L retain the legal rights to that intellectual property. Intellectual property created by students through the use of specialized resources (e.g. resources beyond what is typically made available to students), or in connection with their employment by U of L, is owned by the University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc. For details on this policy, see accessible via the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation's web pages.

Use of Intellectual Property

(e.g., Multimedia, Software, Documentation, and Other Content)

The University of Louisville encourages respect for the intellectual property rights of others and expects you to abide by applicable intellectual property laws (e.g., copyright, trademark, patent) and licensing agreements, which control the use of intellectual property. This intellectual property may include software, documentation, multimedia, and other content (for example: digital databases, pictures/graphics, movies/videos, music/sound recordings in multiple formats such as GIF, JPEG, MPEG, MP3). U of L neither condones nor authorizes the making of copies in violation of U.S. copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code) or other applicable law and neither condones nor authorizes the making of copies in violation of a binding licensing agreement. Such conduct is considered a violation of University policy and subjects the person to loss of computer/technology usage privileges and to appropriate disciplinary action at the University as well as any applicable penalty, fine, and/or imprisonment for violating the law.

Most multimedia, pictures/graphics, movies/videos, music/sound recordings, software and documentation are protected by copyright law. As such it is illegal to copy or distribute such material or other copyrighted content without the permission of the copyright holder or unless the copying/distribution meets the legal test for "fair use" under the U.S. copyright law. It is also illegal to tamper with or circumvent copyright management information. (See 17 U.S.C. 1201 and 1202).

Lack of copy-protection does NOT constitute permission to copy. If you have an authorized (or legal) copy of software, you may make an archival copy of the software for backup purposes. If you transfer the original to someone else, the backup copy should also be given with the original or destroyed.

The Internet and the web make intellectual property readily available. Don't assume that because it is available on the web that you can download it and use if freely. A large portion of material on the web is copyrighted (yes, even without the copyright symbol). Plus there are often other contractual or licensing restrictions on its use.

"Fair use" depends heavily on the particular facts of the situation. Use of materials for classroom assignments often meets the fair use criteria. "Fair use" guidelines exist for some situations. However, if you are doing something outside these guidelines, you are advised to check copyright resources (such as those available via the URL which follows) or check with someone knowledgeable about "fair use" criteria. For information about copyright law and "fair use" click on "Copyright Resources" at To obtain copyright permission for university business, see

You are encouraged to keep appropriate records to show that you have permission to use the intellectual property or that your copy is an authorized or legal copy. Appropriate records include the original disks containing the software/digital content and license agreement, proof of purchase (e.g., receipt from campus bookstore, credit card receipt/statement), original manual with serial number of product, authorization codes in conjunction with other proof of purchase or permission to use, signed permission letters, or e-mail's confirming that your use is authorized.

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Interfaith Center

Located at base of Student Activities Center Ramp
502-852-6598, FAX 502-852-0904
August-May - MTWRF 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
June-July MTWR 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
closed Friday

The Interfaith Center offers worship services, social and educational programs, and pastoral counseling. The sponsoring groups are: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, Jewish; Episcopal Campus Ministry, Anglican Catholic; Newman Center, Roman Catholic; The Wesley Foundation, United Methodist.

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International Center/International Student/Scholar Services

Brodschi Hall 502-852-6604, FAX 502-852-7216
Hours: MTWRF 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

International Student Adviser

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office at the International Center provides services for non-immigrant international students, scholars and their dependents engaged in study and research activities at the University.

We offer welcome orientations and ensure maintenance of immigration status for the non-immigrant population. The office assists with: arrival immigration documents, processing of immigration benefits, housing, bank accounts, driver’s license, social security card, personal, financial, academic and adjustment issues. In addition, the Center supports the Recognized Student Organization, American International Relations Club, which encourages interaction among American and international students.

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Intramural and Recreational Sports

Student Recreation Center
502-852-6707, Fax 502-852-6709
Hours: MTWRF 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

This department offers a wide range of recreational sports opportunities for student, faculty and staff including competitive sports, informal recreation, fitness, sport clubs and special events. It operates recreational sports facilities in the new Student Recreation Center and the HSC Fitness Center. These facilities are open to students, faculty, staff and alumni members (except HSC Fitness Center) and their dependents with a currently validated university ID. Use of the new Student Recreation Center requires a membership for faculty and staff, The HSC Fitness Center is free for faculty and staff.

On October 28, 2013, the department moved into the new Student Recreation Center on 4th Street between Kurz and Minardi halls. The new center is 128,000 square feet and features 6 basketball courts, 14,000 square feet of strength and fitness equipment, 117 pieces of cardio equipment, an indoor soccer court, martial arts room, 3 group fitness studios, an indoor track, squash and racquetball courts and an indoor golf simulator. There is also a snack bar featuring healthy smoothies and local produce options.

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The LGBT Center

Room 104, Red Barn
502-852-0696, FAX 502-852-3192

The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Center works to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community at the University of Louisville, one that welcomes people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions through support, educational resources, and advocacy. The center works in partnership with other diversity efforts on campus supporting the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs.

The Center provides:

  • Support for LGBT members of the university and their allies, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors
  • Consultation about LGBT issues
  • Educational, social, and supportive programming
  • Coordination for LGBT-related groups and clubs on campus
  • Comfortable, accessible space for anyone interested in a place to talk, listen, or find support

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Lost and Found

Drop Points:
Bingham Humanities: 502-852-6801 English Dept., Rm. 315
Business School: 502-852-7439 Advising Center Rm.
Chemistry Building: 502-852-6798 Chemistry Dept., Rm. 138
Dept. of Public Safety: 502-852-6111 Floyd Street Station
Education Building: 502-852-6411 Student Service, Rm. 124
Ekstrom Library : 502-852-6757 Rm. 203
Gardiner Hall: 502-852-5502 Advising Center, 1st floor
Gottschalk Hall: 502-852-6817 History Dept., Rm. 101
Houchens Building: 502-852-6699 Post Office
Information Centers: 852-6573
Law School: 502-852-0729 Law Library
Life Sciences Building: 502-852-6771 Rm. 139
Music School: 502-852-6907 Administration, Rm. 115
Natural Sciences Bldg.: 502-852-6787 Physics Dept., Rm. 102
Schneider Hall: 502-852-6794 Fine Arts Dept., Rm. 104
Strickler Hall: 502-852-6703 Preparatory Division
Student Activities Center (West Wing):502-852-6691, SAC W310
Student Recreation Center: 852-6701

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The Louisville Cardinal

502-852-6728, FAX 502-852-0700
Address: Houchens Building, LL07

The Louisville Cardinal is an independent weekly student newspaper and multimedia organization owned by the Louisville Cardinal, Inc., a nonprofit corporation. Any student interested in reporting, photography, design, or advertising should visit apply via the Employment section of the website.

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Mail Services

Belknap Counter Services
Houchens Building
Hours: M - F 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

HSC Campus Counter Services
Library Commons Building
Hours: M - F 9:00 AM to 11:00AM and 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM


University mail Services provides mailing services for the University community on Belknap Campus, located at the North entrance of the Houchens Building and on Health Sciences Campus, located on the first floor of the Library & Commons Building. Stamped mail can be dropped off at Mail Services before 3:00 PM.

Mail boxes are available for students who reside in selected University housing where no mail delivery is available. You may register for the box the week of Welcome Weekend or anytime after that. There is a fee of $5.00 for the whole time you are in housing, provided you reserve your mailbox anytime you leave campus housing for an extended period of time (i.e. summer, co-op, moving off campus). For more details concerning University Mail Services and mail box assignment come to Mail Services' Belknap location between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. weekdays or call 502-852-6699.

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Main Office: Student Activities Center, Suite W 206

Office Hours: 8AM - 4PM, M-F


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UofL Metroversity information:

Kentuckiana Metroversity, Inc. is a cooperative effort consisting of the following institutions: Bellarmine University, Indiana University Southeast, Ivy Tech Community College, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Spalding University, and the University of Louisville. A full-time student, (must be in good standing and earned a minimum of 12 credit hours at their home school) of any of these schools may enjoy cross registration, double degree programs, library privileges, innovative off-campus experiences, and extracurricular activities at any of the other schools (certain restrictions apply). Full-time U of L students should consult with their academic advisor and the Registrar's Office to ensure proper enrollment.

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Military and Veteran Student Services

Houchens Building, LL08
502-852-6442 , FAX 502-852-8353
Hours: Mon – Fri; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Office of Military and Veteran Student Services (OMVSS) is here to support current military and veteran students as well as dependents receiving military educational benefits. Our charge is to address questions and concerns regarding veteran issues such as VA benefits, admissions, transfer, housing, financial aid, and other circumstances common to military-to-civilian life transitions.

The VA Certifying Official is located in our office, to ensure that you have access to educational benefits.

We work with various University faculty and staff. We offer assistance with and/or information on:

  • payment extensions or financial aid while waiting for educational benefits
  • military transfer credit
  • withdrawals due to deployments or call to active duty status
  • referrals to service agencies
  • access to veteran service providers on campus
  • student rights and responsibilities
  • events for veterans and military families.

Our office is staffed with Veteran Peer Advisors to assist you when you call or come by the office. For further information, visit

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Metropolitan College

3 Houchens Building
502-852-2749, FAX 502-852-2752
Hours: MR 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; TW 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Metropolitan College (MC) is a joint venture between the University of Louisville, Jefferson Community and Technical College and UPS. This nationally recognized partnership provides access to a tuition-free post-secondary education for undergraduate students and outstanding employment opportunities. To participate in this program as a UofL student, you must be admissible to the university and meet Metropolitan College admission requirements (Earned 60 or more transferable college credit hours or have an ACT composite of 21 or above and a high school grade point average of 3.0 or above). A strong student services component is built into the MC program to assist students as they manage working at UPS while balancing school and personal life. In addition, MC provides comprehensive career counseling services tailored to each student's needs to facilitate effective career exploration and planning.

For more information, call 502-852-2749, email us at or visit our website at

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Mission Statement

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Non-Academic Grievance Procedure

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Non-Discrimination Statement

Notice of Nondiscrimination of the University of Louisville.

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Off Campus Student Services

W310 Swain Student Activities Center
Unversity of Louisville
Phone: 502-852-6691
Fax 502-852-7332

Off Campus Student Services provides services and support for off campus students at the University of Louisville. Whether you are enrolling in one class or embarking on a new career, the Office of Student Involvement provides a friendly, supportive environment where students may come for information, advocacy, or a place to study or relax.

Our mission is to create an environment that gives off campus students a sense of community, engages them and makes them feel connected to the University, and contributes to their persistence to graduation. We do this by encouraging and supporting involvement in recognized student organizations, creating a welcoming environment on the campus and providing programs and services that meet the needs, interests, and desires of off campus students.Join OrgSync ( to connect to campus activities right away!

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Parking and Transportation Services

Belknap Campus
Floyd Street Garage
2126 S. Floyd Street, Ste 100
502-852-PARK(7275), FAX 502-852-6680

Belknap Campus Shuttle (TARC Route #94)

Operates from 6:40am - 9:40pm Monday - Thursday
6:40am to 7:40pm on Friday when classes are in session.

Health Sciences Center Campus
Chestnut Street Parking Garage
414 East Chestnut Street
502-852-5112 FAX 502-852-1622
Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Closed 1 - 2 PM)

Health Sciences Center Campus Shuttle

Operates 6:00am-10:00pm Monday-Friday

Any motor vehicle parked on University property, other than in paid meter spaces and designated pay parking locations, must display a valid University of Louisville parking permit. The Parking Offices issue parking permits, accept parking fine payments, provide a motorist assistance (MAP) program for minor vehicle problems such as flat tires, battery, keys locked in vehicle. An evening escort service is also provided to individuals to and from their vehicles. The service is provided through the Parking Office, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 pm - 1:00 am. The University Police will provide all other escorts outside of these times by calling 502-852-6111. Parking rules and regulations are published annually, issued with permits, and serve as guidelines for parking on campus. Replacement permits, for one-day, may be obtained from either of the Parking Offices. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Parking Office. A University handicapped parking permit is required to park on campus in HC designated spaces. A number of alternative transportation programs are offered at the University. You can view these alternative transportation programs at Contact the Parking Office at 852-7803 for campus events requiring special parking accommodations two weeks in advance of the event.


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REACH (Resources for Academic Achievement)

Resources for Academic Achievement (REACH) is the university's centralized academic support unit for undergraduate students. REACH conducts multiple services and programs from six different centers located in Strickler Hall, Ekstrom Library, and the Miller South Information Technology Building. These academic support services and retention programs offer students the opportunity to better prepare and adapt to college life and to improve their academic skills and performance in college courses. REACH’s mission statement, values statement, goals, and annual reports are available at:

The REACH Welcome Center (Strickler 126 and lobby) provides a variety of student support services and is open Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. The Welcome Center provides students with an area to study or socialize between classes and the information desk staff is available to answer questions regarding REACH programs and services, as well as questions regarding the University at large. In addition, the Welcome Center provides the following for FREE:

  • Coffee
  • Newspapers
  • Computer Workstations
  • Pencils, stapling, and hole-punching
  • First Aid kit
  • Lost and Found drop-off for Strickler Hall

Find more information at:

The Learning Resource Center (Strickler 107, 111 WEST):

Scheduled Tutoring offers students small group tutoring sessions each week for 100, 200, and many 300 level courses. These sessions provide guided study and review of course material. Tutoring requests are made online and appointments are scheduled for 60 minute recurring, weekly sessions. Online tutoring sessions are available for select courses. Scheduled drop-in hours are available for select science lab courses. Find more information at:

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is series of weekly review and discussion sessions attached to specific courses that are historically difficult for students. SI integrates how to learn with what to learn. SI sessions allow students to get extra help beyond the normal classroom. SI is voluntary and free, with sessions designed to assist small and large group of students. Find more information at:

Learning Assistance (LA) program is similar to Supplemental Instruction. Tutors, called Learning Assistants (LAs), attend each class with their students. LAs hold office hours each week for students to “drop in” for tutoring support or they hold weekly study/review sessions. LAs also hold exam review sessions before every major exam. The LA may also assist the professor with classroom tasks and exam preparation. Find more information at:

Individual Tutoring is available for students who have documented physical or learning disabilities and need accommodated tutoring sessions. Documentation must be provided to REACH from the Disabilities Resource Center at the time of a student’s request. Students receive individualized tutoring and additional tutoring time in scheduled onsite appointments each week. Find more information at:

Graduate Exam Preparation Workshops offer a series of instructional sessions for graduate and professional school entrance exams led by peer leaders who have earned high scores on these exams. Exam preparation workshops vary each semester, but may include sessions for the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, and DAT. Interested students may also receive tutoring if preparing for CLEP, a national testing program designed to help students earn testing credit for selected general education courses. Find more information at:

Modern Language Conversation Tables offer students conversation opportunities for practice in speaking a new language. Tables vary each semester, but may include Spanish, French, Arabic, ASL, German, and others. Modern language faculty promote these sessions as useful, additional practice sessions outside the classroom. Find more information at:

Supplemented College Reading Course (GEN 105) is an intervention course for college readiness required by KY state law for first-time, first-year and transfer students with less than 24 credit hours who are admitted to the university with identified college reading deficiencies. Students are required to register for a section of GEN 105 (1 credit hour) in their first college semester. All GEN 105 course sections require concurrent registration with a linked general education course in Biology, Psychology, or History. Find more information at:

Student Success Seminars, available to all U of L students, are 50 minute sessions on key topics that impact students’ academic success. Topics always include college strategies: time management, lecture note-taking, textbook reading, and test-taking. Online seminars are available at all times to students on the REACH Website. Find more information at:

The Math Resource Center (Strickler 226 EAST):
The Math Resource Center (MRC) offers drop-in tutoring to students enrolled in most 100 and 200 level university mathematics courses, Special Topics in College Mathematics courses (GEN 103 and 104), and JCTC Pathways courses offered onsite at the university. Resources include knowledgeable tutors, a mini-computer lab for mathematics software and Web-based instruction, course textbooks, and solution manuals. The MRC also offers online resources such as appointment tutoring, practice worksheets, and links to helpful websites. Find more information at:

The Speed Calculus Preview Program is a fee-based summer program designed for first-year engineering students. Students are referred to this program based on scores earned on the online Algebra Readiness Exam available to all admitted engineering students prior to their first fall semester. This program provides an advanced algebra review to help students prepare for calculus in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. Find more information at:

Special Topics in College Mathematics (GEN 103/104) are intervention courses for college readiness required by KY state law for students who are admitted to the university with identified college mathematics deficiencies. Placement in GEN 103 (for non-STEM majors) or GEN 104 (for STEM majors) is based on successful completion of MAT 65 (or equivalent course), ACT Math subscore, or a placement test score that does not meet the requirement for the general-education MATH course for the student’s intended major. GEN 103 and GEN 104 are computer-based courses (one elective-credit hour each) that focus on algebra topics—such as linear equations and factoring—and utilize an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. Successful completion of GEN 103 or GEN 104 is required for entry to general-education mathematics course. Find more information at:

The Computer Resource Centers (1st floor Learning Commons in Ekstrom Library and 1st floor Miller South Information Technology Building) are located on the first floor of Ekstrom Library Learning Commons and in the lower level of the M.I.T.C. building - the iTech Zone. The CRC offers drop-in assistance for most student technologies used on campus, including Microsoft Office Suite products, Blackboard, ULink, Cardmail, wireless network access, password assistance, and basic computer operations. Tutoring and test review sessions are provided for College of Business courses in Computer Information Sciences (C# programming, MS Excel, and MS Access) and for J.B. Speed School of Engineering courses in Computer Engineering and Computer Science (C, C++, and Java programming). Find more information at:

The Digital Media Suite (1st Floor Learning Commons in Ekstrom Library) located in Ekstom library on the 1st floor Learning Commons, offers access to equipment and support for the creation and editing of images, sound and video. Using the latest tools, students can access, analyze, evaluate and create digital multimedia projects. Specially trained REACH tutors are available to assist students with class projects and to offer technical support. The Digital Media Suite is a collaboration among REACH, the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, and Ekstrom Library. Find more information at: and

The REACH Ambassador Programs are internationally certified peer mentoring programs that help UofL students transition and connect to their college experience. The Ambassadors help students be successful during college by providing support, leadership & advice and helping connect students to university faculty, staff and services. The REACH Ambassadors are comprised of 3 dedicated programs, each of which focuses on mentoring specific populations: first year students, transfer and returning students, and student veterans. Each program provides experienced mentors who have recently gone through or had similar experiences as the students they mentor. For more information, check out the Ambassador website:

The REACHout Program is designed to foster student engagement, promote REACH services, and increase student contact with REACH staff, Graduate Student Assistants and student employees. REACHout events are held at various times throughout the school year in the Strickler Hall lobby and offer students free food and drinks, give-a-ways, study materials, Finals Blitz schedules, and information about REACH programs and resource centers. Find more information at:

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Recognized Student Organization (RSO)

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George J. Howe Red Barn

Red Barn Programs Office
Mailing Address: W302 Student Activities Center
FAX 502-852-5844
For Red Barn Information call 502-852-7467 or 502-852-0321.

The Red Barn is a multipurpose facility for educational, cultural, social and educational events sponsored by students, alumni and University groups. The Red Barn established in 1969, is now the home of the Red Barn Programs Office. The Red Barn Programs Office is also responsible for raising money to provide scholarships and emergency awards for U of L students and program funds for U of L student groups through four endowed programs which are the: Harold Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Red Barn Alumni Association (RBAA) including the Florence M. Strickler Endowment and the RBAA Endowment, the Dennis C. Golden Torchbearer Program including the Dennis C. Golden Torchbearer Endowment and the George J. Howe Endowment and the George J. Howe Student Leadership Gift Account. The Red Barn is available for use by recognized student organizations and departments on a first come, first serve basis. The Red Barn can also be used for private events, including wedding receptions.

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Registrar's Office

31 Houchens Building,
(502) 852-6522, FAX (502) 852-7088
Hours: M-F 9 AM to 5 PM.

This office is responsible for registration, drop/add, class schedule information, Undergraduate catalog, academic records, official and unofficial transcripts, enrollment certifications and degree verifications, recording of grades, visiting student letters, and diplomas.

When a student drops below a full-time course load, his/her eligibility for financial aid or participation in athletics may be jeopardized. Health insurance may also be affected. Change of address may be done via ULINK or in person. Name changes require appropriate documentation (updated social security card, Visa, etc.), a photo ID and signature authorizing the name change.

Grades and class information are available via the student’s ULINK account.

Schedule of Classes:

Official transcripts may be obtained from the Registrar's Office (31 Houchens Building) upon written request. Students may submit their requests over the web via ULINK. A fee is charged for this service. Upon graduation, a student is eligible to receive one free official transcript. Unofficial transcripts can be viewed via ULink.

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Religious Holy Days and Observances

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Residency Classification

Please visit the residency web site for current information.

Residency Determination for Admission and Tuition Purposes

KRS164.020(8) requires the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to determine tuition and approve the minimum qualifications for admission to a state supported postsecondary education institution and authorizes the Council to set different tuition amounts for residents of Kentucky and for nonresidents. The administrative regulation, 13 KAR 2:045, establishes the procedure and guidelines for determining the residency status of a student who is seeking admission to, and who is enrolled at, a state-supported postsecondary education institution. Students who wish to seek a change in their initial residency determination may file an appeal for review of residency status with the Registrar’s Office. An application for review must include completed affidavit and verifiable documentation. Applications for review will be considered in accordance with the Kentucky administrative regulation 13 KAR 2:045. The appeal must be submitted according to the published deadlines. The affidavit, state regulation, university policy, deadlines, and instructions may be found and printed from the residency web site or may be obtained from all Offices of Admission, the Registrar’s Office (Houchens 31), and on the first floor lobby of the Houchens Building outside of the Admissions Office.

Days and hours of operation are subject to change. Please call number listed or 852-5555 for current information.

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University of Louisville Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) Event Policy & Guidelines

RSO Event Guidelines

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Sexual Harassment Policy

The University of Louisville strives to maintain the campus free of all forms of illegal discrimination as a place of work and study for faculty, staff, and students.

Sexual harassment is unacceptable and unlawful conduct and will not be tolerated in the workplace and the educational environment.

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment, or participation in a university-sponsored education program or activity; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such an individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's employment or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.

Faculty, staff, students, and administrators must adhere to this anti-harassment policy. The Provost, Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and heads of departments, divisions, and offices are specifically responsible within their particular organizations for publicizing, implementing, and enforcing this policy.

Discrimination in any University employment or academic decision against persons who seek redress under the procedures outlined below is prohibited.

Disciplinary Action
If an individual is shown to have violated the sexual harassment policy, the individual will be subject, depending upon the seriousness of the violation, to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or expulsion from the University.

The Provost, Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and heads of departments, divisions, and offices are required to enforce this policy. Failure to do so constitutes a violation subject to separate disciplinary action.

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Student Activities Board

Student Activities Center W310

The purpose of the "Student Activities Board (SAB) is to provide social, multicultural, recreational, and educational activities which are sensitive to and serve the needs of the entire campus and surrounding community, with an emphasis on the student body. Such activities include the Floyd Theater movies, comedy shows, daytime activities, concerts, and homecoming festivities. Any student can become involved with the Student Activities Board, for its membership is open to all students of the University of Louisville. The Student Activities Board is always looking for new volunteers. It provides an excellent chance to become involved in campus life and a chance to meet your fellow students and administrators. It's loads of fun and an excellent chance to gain valuable experience. The Student Activities Board coordinates and produces all of its own events. Experience can be gained in booking bands, comedians, and movies; planning events as well as vast technical endeavors. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Student Activities Board or co-sponsoring an event with us, please call 852-6691 or stop by the Student Activities Center/Student Government Office, SAC W310.

Days and hours of operation are subject to change. Please call number listed or 852-6691 for current information.

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Days and hours of operation are subject to change. Please call number listed or 502-852-5555 for current information.

Student Activities Center Administration

Swain Student Activities Center
W310 Swain Student Activities Center,
502-852-6691, FAX 502- 852-7332

Hours of Operations:
Monday through Thursday: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - Midnight
Saturday: 10:00 AM - Midnight
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Hours are subject to change without notice. Please call number listed or 502-852-5555 for current information.


The Student Activities Center (SAC), is the main hub for student involvement on the University of Louisville campus. The SAC houses the campus bookstore, food services, meeting rooms, lounges as well as the Office of Student Involvement, the Dean of Students Office and the Student Affairs Office. The SAC is under construction with a renovation and addition set to be completed by summer 2018.

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Student Affairs Administration

Dr. Michael Mardis
Dean of Students/Vice Provost for Student Affairs/Chief Officer of Student Affairs
W301 Student Activities Center
(502) 852-5787
FAX (502) 852-1429

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Student-Athletes, Certification of Academic Requirements

The Registrar’s Office certifies the completion of academic requirements set forth in Bylaw 14 of the NCAA Operating Bylaws as published in the NCAA Manual. Status reports are provided to the Athletics Department, not directly to the student-athlete.

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Student Computer Accounts

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Student Councils

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Student Discipline

W301 Student Activities Center
502-852-5787, FAX 502-852-1429
Hours: M - F 8:00 AM - 5 PM

The primary purpose for the imposition of non-academic discipline in the University setting is to protect and preserve a quality educational environment in the campus community. The University's Code of Student Conduct is set forth in writing to give students general notice of non-academic prohibited conduct, behavioral expectations, and protections afforded under the Code. The Dean of Students administers the imposition of non-academic student discipline in the University setting as it pertains to the Code of Student Conduct. Anyone wishing to report an alleged incident of non-academic misconduct may make such a report in writing to the University Police or the Dean of Students Office (W301, SAC).

Days and hours of operation are subject to change. Please call number listed or 852-5555 for current information.

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Student Financial Aid Office

110 Houchens Building
502-852-5511, FAX 502-852-0182
Hours: We provide walk-in counseling to both current and prospective students Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. On Thursdays, the office and call center (502-852-5511) will be open from 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.


This office disburses over 120 million dollars in aid annually to U of L students from a variety of financial aid programs. These programs include grants, scholarships, part-time employment in the form of Federal Work-Study, and loans.

On ULINK students may view items they need to complete from their To-Do-List and view and adjust their financial aid. Students should frequently check their university email for important financial aid announcements regarding their eligibility.

In our office, students may use our designated student computer terminals to file the FAFSA online, complete financial aid forms, and search for scholarships. Students may also come to our office for counseling, which is available on a walk-in basis or by appointment.

Students should utilize our Call Center (852-5511) for general information and questions regarding their financial aid status and awards. If needed, students may then be referred to a counselor for specialized assistance on the phone.

Days and hours of operation are subject to change. Please call number listed or 852-5555 for current information.

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Student Government Association (SGA)

W310 Student Activities Center
502-852-6695, FAX 502-852-7332
Hours: MTWRF 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Health Sciences Campus (HSC)
29 B Bldg. 852-5041
Hours: Call


SGA Executive Officers:

Aaron Vance, President
Amanda Nitzken, Executive Vice-President
Meredith Cooksey, Academic Vice-President
Lauren Greenwell, Services Vice-President

Services Provided by SGA:
Free Tax Services; SGA DVD Collection in Ekstrom Library; Student of the Month Award; Senate Travel & Special Project Funding; Club Programming Committee Funding; Free Voter Registration; Student Directory; Student Discounts on Athletic Tickets; and many more.

Responsibilities of the SGA:
Representing student opinions on university-wide committees; Serving as the liaison among university students, faculty, and administrators; Advocating for public policy favorable to higher education in Kentucky; Fostering the Task Force Freshman Program; Hosting SGA Cares events and other forums for students to express concerns to SGA; and Providing funds for Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) travel, events and special projects.

SGA works closely with two other branches: the Student Activities Board (SAB) and the Engage Lead Serve Board (ELSB). SAB provides both fun and enriching activities and events for students on all of UofL's campuses, while ELSB provides numerous opportunities to students for civic engagement, leadership development and service.

To stay up to date on SGA happenings and events, visit the UofL SGA website, Facebook page, or Twitter page.

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Student Grievance Officer

The Student Grievance Officer is responsible for informing students of their rights and obligations under the University grievance procedures that have been established (see pages 26 & 42). The Student Grievance Officer shall seek to resolve informally as many grievances as possible. Grievances may involve both academic and nonacademic issues.

Dr. Joy Hart


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Student Leadership Programs

W310 Swain Student Activities Center
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
Phone: 502-852-6691

If you are interested in developing your leadership skills, the Office of Student Involvement has a variety of offerings. Consider such programs and organizations as Student Activities Board and Engage Lead Serve Board, as well as Alternative Service Break Board and the Card Corps. The focus of all these groups is to develop your skills and training for leadership, as well as assist other students in finding ways to get involved on campus. Just check out our website at for more information.

Recognized Student Organizations

W310 Swain Student Activities Center
Phone: 502-852-6691
Fax: 502-852-7332
Hours: MTWRF 10:00 AM - 6 PM

The University of Louisville hosts over 400 student organizations covering a wide variety of student interests. These groups provide a wonderful opportunity to become involved in campus life and to connect with other students on campus.

Student Involvement oversees all Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) on campus and assists with the formation of new groups, leadership training, new member intake and the planning of numerous campus events. The staff is available to consult with individuals and organizations to help them succeed and get involved.

To search a list of current Recognized Student Organizations go to:

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Student Orientation Staff (SOS)

Office of Admissions, Houchins 150G
Phone Number 502-852-7276
Fax Number 502-852-6526

This staff is hired each year to help direct summer orientation programs for new students. They work with these students in a variety of areas including small groups, academic advising and overall acclimation to the University. Candidates must be in good academic standing (minimum GPA 2.8) and have a desire to help new students learn about U of L.

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Student Record Policy

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Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Student Sexual Misconduct Policy outlines options for a student who believes he/she may have been or currently is a victim of sexual misconduct by a student, university visitor or employee within the university community.

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Study Abroad and International Travel

Brodschi Hall (First Floor)
Phone: 502.852.0374

The Office of Study Abroad and International Travel is located on the first floor of the International Center. The office provides support, resources, and services to the University of Louisville by serving as a liaison between UofL faculty, staff, students, and the global community. By promoting and facilitating international educational experiences in seventy countries, the office is able to provide opportunities for international study, research, internships, and practical experiences outside of the United States. These enriching experiences foster critical thought, intellectual and social growth, knowledge and proficiency for professional success and responsible global citizenship.

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Testing Services

310 Davidson Hall
502-852-6606, FAX 502-852-1871
Hours: MTWRF 8 AM - 4PM

This office serves as a national, regional, state, and University testing agency. Campus testing includes: placement exams in English, Math, Reading & Latin); and test-out exams (CLEP-College Level Examination Program). There are over 50 national entrance and certification exams including the American College Test (ACT), The Graduate Record Subject Examination (GRE Subject), the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). This office also serves as a testing site with certified proctors for online or correspondence study exams. Registration materials for most exams are available in the Testing Services office or on the Testing Services website.

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Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence

E202 Student Activities Center
502-852-7100, FAX 502-852-7924
Hours: MTWR 8 AM - 9 PM
F 8 AM - 5 PM
Summer Hours:

This office provides academic support for all students involved in the University's intercollegiate athletic programs.

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Tuition Refund Guidelines

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University Administration and Deans


Dr. Neville Pinto
Acting President

Dr. Dale Billingsley
Acting Executive Vice President and Provost

Harlan Sands, J.D.
University Chief Operating Officer

Mordean Taylor-Archer, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs

Mitchell H. Payne, J.D.
Senior Associate Vice President for Business Affairs

Michael Mardis, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Daniel Hall, J.D.
Vice President for Community Engagement

Gregory C. Postel, M.D.
Interm Executive Vice President for Health Affairs

Mr. A. Keith Inman
Vice President for University Advancement

Mr. Jim Fowler
Interm Chief Information Officer

William M. Pierce, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation

Ms.Susan Howarth
Senior Associate Vice President for Finance/Interim CFO

Mr. Thomas M. Jurich
Vice President for Athletics

Ms. Jeanell Hughes
Interim Executive Director of Human Resources and
Assistant Vice President for Administration and Operations

Leslie Strohm, J.D.
Vice President for Strategy and General Counsel

David Barker, CIA, CISA, CRMA
Associate Vice President for Audit Services and Institutional Compliance

Abdulrasul Ramji, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Global Affairs

Mr. Brian Buford
Assistant Provost for Diversity and LGBT Director

Tracy D. Eells, Ph.D., MBA
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Beth Boehm, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

Gale Rhodes, Ph.D
Associate Provost, Executive Director of Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning

David Hein, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Strategic Planning

Mr. Robert Goldstein
Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Ms. Connie Shumake
Assistant Provost for Accreditation and Academic Planning


Dr. Kimberly Kempf-Leonard
College of Arts and Sciences.
Second Floor, Gardiner Hall

Dr, Alan Attaway
College of Business
309 A College of Business

Dr. T. Gerard Bradley
School of Dentistry (HSC)
501 S. Preston Street-Rm 240

Dr. Ann Larson
College of Education and Human Development
126 College of Education and Human Development,

Dr. Beth A. Boehm
School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
Houchens, Rm 105

Dr. David Jenkins
Kent School of Social Work
Oppenheimer Hall, Suite 111

Dr. Craig Blakely
School of Public Health and Information Sciences
485 East Gray Street, 2nd Floor

Susan H. Duncan, J.D.(Interim)
Brandeis School of Law
Wyatt Hall, Room 201

Mr. Robert E. Fox
Dean/ University Librarian
Ekstrom Library, Rm 203

Dr. Toni M. Ganzel
School of Medicine
Abell Administration Center
323 E. Chestnut Street

Dr. Christopher Doane
School of Music
111 Music School,

Dr. Marcia Hern
School of Nursing
K Wing Bldg-Suite 3019
555 South Floyd Street

Dr. John Usher (Acting)
J.B. Speed School of Engineering
J. B. Speed Hall, Suite 221

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Student Records Policy
University Archives and Records Center

Lower Level Room 17, Ekstrom Library
502-852-6752; Fax 502-852-6673
Hours: MTWRF 8 AM - 4:30 PM

If you have any questions about the current UofL student records policy, UofL's internal procedures for the protection of our students' privacy rights under the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), or the privacy of UofL student records or access to U of L student records, you may contact the university's FERPA officer via the University Archives and Records Center.

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University Bookstores

For your convenience the University of Louisville has bookstores located on both the Belknap Campus and the Health Sciences Campus (HSC).

The bookstores offer New and Used textbooks for sale and also offer Rental and E-Textbooks on select titles. School supplies, greeting cards, convenience items, general reading and reference books, study aids, exam materials such as Blue Books and Scantron Sheets, backpacks, school spirit gifts, and U of L clothing and accessories are also available. The HSC bookstore also carries a selection of medical equipment such as Stethoscopes and Scrubs.

Textbooks may be purchased in store or online via the bookstore web site or directly from your schedule in U-Link. Online orders can be picked up at the bookstore or be shipped to your home or office via UPS for an additional charge. Save time by having us process your book order for you! Rental textbooks are yours to use for the full term, just don’t forget to return them undamaged by the last day of finals in order to avoid any replacement fees.

Textbooks may be returned within the first week of class for a full refund. The return must be accompanied by the original sales receipt and the books must remain in their original condition. With a receipt and a copy of your drop slip, we will process refunds for dropped class books for 30 from the first day of classes. All other items, excluding electronics, can be returned within 30 days of purchase with a receipt as long as the items are still in new condition.

The bookstores accept Cash, Personal Checks (for the purchase amount and with valid ID), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Cardinal Cash. Financial aid is done using your Higher One Card.

The bookstores offer buy back of textbooks year round. Please present the books and your valid/current U of L Student ID and we can check the current buy back values for you. The best time to sell back your books is during finals as we are then preparing for the next semester.

Belknap Campus Bookstore
Student Activities Center W-101
West side, lower level)
2100 S. Floyd Street
Phone: 502-852-6679
Fax: 502-852-5913

Regular Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Closed on Holidays

Health Science Center Bookstore (HSC)
555 S. Floyd Street, K Wing
Phone: 502-852-5284
Fax: 502-852-0867

Regular Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays

Please note that both bookstores follow the U of L Emergency Closing schedule. Special hours will be posted on the bookstore website under the calendar of events.

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University of Louisville Dining Services

Bad Weather Schedule

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University Libraries

The University of Louisville Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, consists of six libraries which house collections of over two million print items and have access to an abundance of electronic resources. The Libraries’ online catalog lists many of the titles owned by UofL and is accessible from any Internet-connected computer. To access the catalog and other electronic indexes and full text databases, go to

User Services/Circulation 502-852-6757, Research Assistance 502-852-6747

Hours: Mon-Thur 7:30 AM-midnight, Fri 7:30 AM-6:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun 12:00 PM - midnight

West wing open for study 24/7 (for holiday and summer hours, check website)

Ekstrom Library is the largest library in the University Libraries system supporting the majority of disciplines on the Belknap campus. The library’s collections include extensive print, online and media resources. It also provides group and individual study spaces, graduate research carrels, computers, copiers, printers, scanners, instructional spaces, interlibrary loan and course reserves. Additionally, students may borrow laptops, iPads, digital cameras, and other equipment. The Research Assistance department of Ekstrom provides in depth research support. Ekstrom partners with the Reach Computer Lab, the Digital Media Suite (creation and editing of images, sound and video), and the University Writing Center, to provide a range of academic support services.

The Tulip Tree Café and after hours study located in the west wing provide a popular gathering spot for students. The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice, the Delphi Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice and the McConnell Center are all located on the second floor.

Archives and Special Collections
Lower Level 17, Ekstrom Library
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Archives and Special Collections (ASC) is made up of four subunits: Digital Initiatives, the Photographic Archives, Rare Books, and the University Archives and Records Center. Together, they house more than 2 million fine art and documentary history photographs, literary and historic manuscripts, university records, oral histories, maps, and rare books for use within the Archives and Special Collections Research Room on the lower level of Ekstrom Library. Their collections document life in the greater Louisville area, from business, cultural and political history to the lives of Louisvillians from various walks of life. In addition, collections such as the Standard Oil of New Jersey photograph collection and William Marshall Bullitt collection of rare mathematics and astronomy document life and culture on a more global scale. The University Libraries Digital Collections ( provide online access to primary source materials including photographs, maps, illuminated manuscripts, and oral histories.

Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library
Main Floor, Schneider Hall
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sat 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM,
Sun 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM (summer hours are reduced, please call for more information.)
The Art Library provides information and reference service in the fine arts, architectural history, photography, pottery, printmaking, fibers, graphic design, interior architecture, glassmaking and art education. The 90,000 item collection includes books, journals, videos, DVDs, and artist’s books. Materials do not circulate except to University of Louisville graduate students, faculty, and Metroversity faculty. Photocopying and image scanning equipment are available.

Kornhauser Health Sciences Library
Second Floor, Library & Commons Building
Health Sciences Campus
Hours: open 24/7. Library services available Mon-Thur 7:00 AM-11:00 PM, Fri 7:00 AM-9:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM-9:00 PM, Sun 9:00 AM-11:00 PM
The newly renovated library features group study rooms outfitted with glass writing walls and flat screen monitors capable of connecting to student devices as well as ample semi-private study spaces featuring natural light, large work surfaces, and comfortable seating. Food and drink are welcome. iPads and laptops are available for check out. The library provides hundreds of eBooks, online clinical information tools and thousands of online journals. Library staff is available in person and online to assist in research. As the largest health sciences library in the state, and the oldest west of the Alleghenies, Kornhauser is the primary source of biomedical information in Kentucky. It also houses rare books, a historical collection, and an archive which preserves the history of the health sciences in the Ohio Valley.

Law Library
Law School
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Fri 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sun 1:00 PM-11:00 PM
The library of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law contains approximately 450,000 volumes and microform volume equivalents, emphasizing primary and secondary resources in United States law. Special collections include the papers and correspondence of U.S. Supreme Court Justices John Marshall Harlan and Louis D. Brandeis. The library is a hardcopy depository for U.S. Supreme Court records and briefs.

Dwight Anderson Memorial Music Library
School of Music Room 160
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Dwight Anderson Memorial Music Library is the largest academic music library in the state. The circulating collection, containing more than 150,000 volumes, includes more than 50,000 music scores, 35,000 books, and 20,000 sound recordings and videos. Special collections include the Jean Thomas Collection, the Isidore Philipp Archive, an early American sheet music collection, and the Ricasoli Collection of music manuscripts. The library also serves as a repository for materials related to the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

University Archives and Record Center – see Archives and Special Collections in the University Libraries section above

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University of Louisville Policy for Hosting Events with Alcohol for Recognized Student Organizations and Councils

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University Police

Belknap Campus
2126 S. Floyd St.
Hours: MTWThFSSu 24 hours

The welfare of both people and property are the primary concerns of the Department of Public Safety. This office functions as a law enforcement agency within the University and seeks to educate the University community regarding personal security and crime prevention, offering educational programs and brochures. Escort service is provided by this office.

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Department of Theatre Arts/University Theatre

Studio Arts/HPES Building
Main Office: 502-852-7682
Ticket Office: 502-852-6814

Ticket Office information:

University Theatre, the producing arm of UofL's Theatre Arts Department, welcomes all students to audition for upcoming productions or volunteer to assist with scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound. Students with valid IDs receive discount tickets to Mainstage productions. Studio Theatre is completely student driven, and all productions are free. Auditions for Mainstage and Studio productions are open to everyone. Mainstage auditions are scheduled at the beginning of each semester.

For information on degree programs, faculty, and season of plays, please visit our website at:

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Weapons Policy

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Women's Center

Leading Change

The mission of the Women’s Center is to offer support and resources to empower women with the goal of promoting an inclusive and equitable campus community and to develop engaged and compassionate leaders.

Our vision is that the Women’s Center will be a safe and inclusive place of connectedness, empowerment and support for our growing multidimensional society.

The Center offers:

  • Students Groups ~ Women 4 Women Student Board (W4W), American Association of University Women (AAUW) at UofL and Student Parent’s Association (SPA)
  • Women’s Center Major Empowerment Programs ~ College Women’s Leadership Conference (CWLC), Human Trafficking Awareness Conference (HTAC), Empowerment Luncheon, Kentucky Women’s Book Festival
  • Advocacy ~ Women’s Equality Day, Equal Pay Day
  • Women veteran program support and information
  • Global leadership and cultural trips ~ Peru, Morocco, Spain & more…
  • Sponsorships to national conferences
  • Mentoring and information on student resources


Belknap Campus
Administrative Annex #4
502-852-8976, FAX 502-852-4389
Hours: MTWRF 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Appointments preferred 10 a.m.-4 p.m)

Health Science Campus (HSC)
Instructional B Building Room 120
Call for hours or to make an appointment.


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The information presented in the Student Handbook is correct to the best of the knowledge of the Dean of Students Office at the time of last editing and is presented in this format solely as a convenience to the student. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the individual office or department that hosts each policy or information piece to ensure that the policy or information is still current.