On- and Off-Campus Summer Opportunities

In addition to your required, 3-part Virtual Orientation programming, here are more ways you can get ready to join the Cardinal Family this summer!

Cards Insider Series

Join your fellow future Cardinals and UofL faculty and staff for a series of live virtual events this summer. Additional events will be added soon, so check back!

Event Title Date & Time Description Student Registration Family/Guardian Registration
Life Inside the Classroom


7-8 pm ET

Classroom Tips from a Faculty Favorite. Join Dr. Edna Ross and UofL students for a session about how to be successful inside the classroom. Students Register Here Family/Guardians Register Here
Academic Unit Overview for Family Members/Guardians


6-7 pm ET

This session is intended to provide parents, family members and guardians of our incoming Cardinals with information regarding your students' academic major. You will hear directly from academic advisors and hear from current students. Note: This session is NOT for incoming students. If as student has questions regarding their academic program they may reach our to their academic advisor or SOSer. Family Members/Guardians Only Family/Guardians Register Here
Academic Support Services


7-8 pm ET

Learn about UofL's free and accessible programs available to all students to help support their academic success. This program will cover REACH, our free academic assistance program, the University Career Centers, and the Student Success Center. This engaging Zoom program will provide opportunities for participants to also ask questions and learn more from each individual area as interested. Students Register Here

Family/Guardians Register Here

Ask Anything! Student Panel for Family Members/Guardians


7-8 pm ET

Join us for an open Q and A session with current UofL students. As family members/guardians to a New Cardinal, you'll have the opportunity to ask current Cardinals about their experiences so far. Family Members/Guardians Only

Family/Guardians Register Here

Making the Most of Your College Experience


7-8 pm ET

Join this interactive program to learn more about some of the ways you can enrich your experience at UofL by getting involved outside the classroom. Participants will learn about different clubs and organizations, including service learning, leadership programs, religious life, fraternity and sorority life and more. The program will include time with each individual area to ask questions and get more information. Students Register Here Students may add family members/guardians during registration.
Navigating Your New Home on Campus


6-7 pm ET

We want you to be prepared to transition to your new on campus living arrangements and make the most out of your required meal plan. Join us to hear from representatives and ask questions about your on campus housing, meal plans, and campus dining options. This event has been cancelled. Please join us on August 2 for a live virtual event about Campus Housing! Students may register here. Students may add family members/guardians during registration.
Critical Cardinal Conversations


6-8 pm ET

The Office of Admissions, in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Equity, is offering a virtual space for our incoming students to engage in conversations with UofL Staff and each other around race, community, and action, including dialogue concerning racial justice. This session will also include time to express fears, ask questions, and find support as you begin your Cardinal journey. Students register here. This event is for students only.



Cardinal Quest

An important part of preparing for your freshman year is knowing how to navigate your college's campus. You're invited to complete Cardinal Quest this summer at UofL!

This optional, on-campus opportunity will help you to be more comfortable with finding your classes, learn about important student resources, and take care of a few to-do items (like receiving your Cardinal Card!) Enjoy a meal on campus with a free meal voucher! If you complete the Cardinal Quest, you will receive a free prize! More information will be provided upon your arrival.

This opportunity is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET. Your journey will begin at the Office of Admissions in the Houchens Building (directions). Parking is FREE in the visitor's side of the Floyd Street Garage (near Starbucks) and you will receive a voucher from the Office of Admissions.


Parent and Family Newsletter

Learn more about supporting your Cardinal as they prepare for the transition to college life at UofL. Coming soon!