Returning Students To-Do List

Use this list as a guide so that you are sure to take care of important business before the start of school.

NOTE: Returning students are not required to complete a New Student Orientation.  However, if you would like attend please contact New Student Orientation at or 502.852.7276.

1. Activate your student accounts:

  • Know your student ID number. You can find this number on your certificate of admissions.
  • Follow this link to set up your university email account and other online services. Please note: many university offices will only send information to your UofL email account.
  • You will use ULINK to register for classes.

2. Apply for financial aid at as soon as possible to maximize your funding. Make sure to monitor ULink and your Cardmail account for important up-to-date information from the Student Financial Aid Office.

3. Contact your academic unit for advising requirements. Visit for department information and hours.

4. If you are planning to live on campus, please apply for housing as soon as possible. Visit to submit your application online.

5. After you complete advising, register for classes on ULink. After you complete both orientation and advising, you will be able to register for classes during your designated registration period. See the links below for helpful information:

6. Get your Student ID. You must be registered for classes at least one day prior to getting your card. For your convenience you can upload your photo online!

7. Be sure to activate your Higher One card. This is a requirement for all students. See for details.

8. Review the Healthcare Readiness Checklist

9. You're starting on an exciting path to your future. Many opportunities await you - and many responsibilities too - including managing your money. PNC Bank makes it easy for you to keep it all under control with 5 ATMs on campus and a full-service branch adjacent to the College of Business. PNC's Virtual Wallet ® (registered trademark of PNC) Student helps you make smart decisions about your money with tools that put you in charge, so you- and your family - have one less thing to worry about as you begin your college journey. To learn more, see the link above or visit PNC's University Branch at 1900 South Third Street, or any of PNC's other 2,700 branches.