Additional Resources

UofL is a new place, with new people, offices, resources and lingo to learn about. To help make it easier for you, we've put together a few other important resources we know you'll find helpful.

Registering for Courses

Are you ready to register for Spring 2021? Have you completed the "Pre-registration questions" to lift that hold? Take care of all the essential business so you can register at your earliest opportunity, and know exactly when that is.

UofL New Cards App

The UofL New Cards app puts answers at your fingertips. It includes phone and web connections to frequent campus contacts, dining options and hours, personalized Welcome Week schedule, links to other key resources, and more. Download it today in the Apple or Google Store and login with your ULink credentials.

First Year FAQ

You're going to have a million and one questions along the way. Some of those are specific to you, but a lot of those questions are ones that many new students have. The First Year FAQ addresses those frequently asked questions and puts them in one spot to help make it easier for you. You don't know what you don't know, so read through them as you prepare to start at UofL.

UofL Lingo List

If you hear a word you don't understand, check this comprehensive glossary of common acronyms and terms. If you're still not sure what it means, check with a mentor or advisor, or contact us at firstyear@louisville.edu. We're all happy to help.

New Cards Navigator

New Cards Navigator is an interactive way for you to learn important information about UofL. As a required part of your orientation course, the three New Cards Navigator modules are accessed through the Blackboard component of your course. For students starting UofL in the fall, the first module (Know Before You Go) becomes available in your orientation course on Blackboard on August 1, and for students starting in the spring the module will be available January 1. Learn more about New Cards Navigator, how it works, and how it fits into your orientation course by reviewing the New Cards Navigator Frequently Asked Questions.

Time Management & Goal-Setting

One thing that *every* college student needs is a strategy for time-management and organization. Use this Schedule & Contacts document to help you get your course schedule and commitments mapped out, as well as get your advisor and professors' pertinent info all in one place. You also want to know what goals you're working toward so you know how to prioritize your time. Make a few Fall 2020 Semester Goals to help you stay on track to getting what you want out of this semester inside and outside of the classroom.

Cards Courier Newsletter

We want you to have an amazing first year, and the great info in Cards Courier will help you do just that. In the fall and spring, we'll email you the newsletter at key points in the semester to inform you of things like:

  • Timely information to help you know how to get involved
  • Updates on campus events and activities
  • Important dates and deadlines, such as advising and registration timelines
  • Key pieces of advice from upperclass student mentors and leaders

Look for your first Cards Courier at the start of the semester via your UofL email account.