Welcome Week: FAQs

Students at Alumni Picnic

Have questions about Welcome Week at the University of Louisville?  If you don't find your answer below, email or call 502-852-6933.


 What is Welcome Week?

Simply put, Welcome Week is the best way to kickstart your time at the University of Louisville!  Welcome Week is a 4-day series of events that allows you to learn more about the University of Louisville, opportunities and resources that are available to you, a little more about the city of Louisville itself, and allows you to meet incoming students just like yourself!  While events are geared mostly toward first-year students, all UofL students are invited to participate. Comprised of over 50 events in just a few days, Welcome Week helps students get connected to people on campus and make the university feel like home. An added bonus -  there is an almost endless supply of free food, prizes, and experiences that will be available to you all week long!

Is Welcome Week just for students living on campus?

Welcome Week is for everyone, whether you’re a residential or commuter student.

I don’t know anyone on campus and don’t want to go to these big events by myself. Do I still have to go?

The great thing about Welcome Week is that it’s designed specifically to make sure you don’t stay solo for long. We know it can be a bit scary to come by yourself, so that's why you'll be assigned a Cardinal Crew that you can go to events with!  We also have upperclassmen at many of our events for you to mix and mingle with to make things a little less intimidating. Additionally, many of our events are designed to have you meet your fellow classmates from the very beginning of the week!

Can I bring my family to Welcome Week?

In order for our new UofL students to be completely involved with Welcome Week programming, we ask that families exit campus prior to the start of Welcome Week programming.

Where should I park during Welcome Week?

Parking is free at the Floyd Street Garage during Welcome Week. Get directions to campus.

Why should I take part in Welcome Week?

Students tell us all the time that they made some of their best friends at Welcome Week, and it was one of the best times of their UofL experience. In addition to making friends and memories of a lifetime, you’ll be taking an important first step in a successful start at UofL. The events provide opportunities for you to make connections with faculty, staff, current and new students; to get comfortable on campus and take care of last-minute business; to have an easier transition to life as first-time UofL student; and, of course, to enjoy good food and tons of free giveaways. We look forward to seeing you there!

Are offices open during Welcome Week?

All offices are open Monday – Friday during normal business hours. For locations, office hours and details, check out this full listing of campus services.

  • Academic Advising Offices (Various Locations)
  • Bursars Office (Houchens Building)
  • Cardinal Card Office (Houchens Building)
  • Financial Aid (Houchens Building)
  • Parking Office (2126 S. Floyd Street, in Parking Garage)
  • Registrar's Office (Houchens Building)
  • Residence Life (Stevenson Hall)
  • Student Success Center / Student Success Coordinators (Belknap Academic Building)
  • Other Administrative Offices

I still have a question about Welcome Week. Who should I ask?

Feel free to email and we’d be happy to answer whatever questions you have.