Orientation Agenda

2024 Student Schedule

Students are required to attend the entirety of their 2-day orientation session, including the overnight stay on campus.  Students may not arrive late, check-out early, or stay overnight off campus (including commuter students) without prior approval from Orientation Programs staff. 

Day 1

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.  Student check-in for program & overnight accommodations at Belknap Village North Residence Hall (required for all students)

                          Family check-in for program at Student Activities Center, Multipurpose Room

8:15 a.m.         Program Check-in

9:00 a.m.         Welcome

9:30 a.m.         Small Group Meeting 1                                            

10:20 a.m.       Life Inside the Classroom                                                                                            

10:35 a.m.       Financial Aid

11:05 a.m.       Spirit and Traditions                            

11:15 a.m.       Campus Safety                                                           

11:40 a.m.       Campus Health Services                                         

12:00 p.m.       Lunch & University Resource Fair                                                        

12:55 p.m.       Academic Program Overview

2:15 p.m.         UofL Community and Student Affairs

2:45 p.m.         Your Campus Experience 

  • Residential Student Experience
  • Commuter Student Experience

3:20 p.m.         Small Group Meeting 2

3:40 p.m.         Afternoon "YOU CHOOSE" Breakout Sessions (Breakout sessions will represent a variety of campus departments, student resources, and other university business items that you may have questions about.  The full list will be available in your Student Orientation Guide when you check-in.)

5:10 p.m.         Small Group Meeting 3

5:35 p.m.         Dinner and Optional Residence Hall Tours

7:00 p.m.         Evening Programming

8:45 p.m.       Evening Social Options & Student Involvement Fair

10:10 p.m.     Small Group Meeting 4                                      

After the final small group meeting of day 1, all students are expected to stay in Belknap Village North for the remainder of the evening/overnight.

Day 2

8:00 a.m.         Breakfast                                                                   

8:30 a.m.         Large Group Energizer

8:55 a.m.         Small Group Meeting 5

9:30 a.m.         Group Rotations including:

  • Technology Overview & Advising Preparation
  • Your Student Success at UofL (Academic Support Services, Student Success, and First Year Experience)

11:10 a.m.       Small Group Meeting 6

11:50 a.m.       Lunch                                                                                       

12:40 p.m.       Program Closing

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.      Academic Advising & Course Enrollment

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.      Program Checkout

(Individualized student checkout process. Orientation staff will make sure all students have their final questions answered and that they have attended academic advising, registered for classes, and have received their student ID before leaving campus.)


*Schedule subject to change without notice.       

2024 Family Schedule

Day 1

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.  Program Check-in                                                                                

9:00 a.m.          Orientation Welcome                                                   

9:20 a.m.          Family Welcome with Dean of Students

9:50 a.m.          Academic Support Services

10:20 a.m.         Life Inside the Classroom 

10:35 a.m.         Financial Aid  

11:05 a.m.         Spirit & Traditions

11:15 a.m.         Campus Safety         

11:40 a.m.         Campus Health Services 

12:00 p.m.        Lunch & University Resource Fair

1:40 p.m.          Breakout Session A                                                                                                    

2:15 p.m.          Breakout Session B                                                                                                                                                                

3:00 p.m.          Academic Program Overview

4:00 p.m.          Family Association                                                                                                                                                         

4:40 p.m.          Student Panel

5:15 p.m.          Program Closing

5:25 p.m.          Dinner & Optional Residence Hall Tours