January 2016


Parent's Association Newsletter

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Spring 2016 Semester is upon us!  The weather has turned cold and the students will arrive on campus tomorrow.  This edition has important information for you and your student as we near the start of the Spring 2016 semester.


In This Newsletter

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Academic Calendar Spring 2016


Classes start Jan. 6, 2016 (Wed)
Last day of registration Jan. 6, 2016 (Wed)
Last day to drop/add Jan. 12, 2016 (Tues)
MLK Day holiday Jan. 18, 2016 (Mon)
Last day to apply for degree Feb. 1, 2016 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw Mar. 7, 2016 (Mon)
Spring Break Mar. 14-20, 2016 (Mon-Sun)
Last day of classes Apr. 20, 2016 (Wed)
Reading day Apr. 21, 2016 (Thur)
Final exams Apr. 22-28, 2016 (Fri-Thur)
Commencement May 14, 2016 (Sat) - Tentative



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Spring 2016 Semester Starts Jan 6
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We are just one day away from classes beginning tomorrow on January 6 for the Spring 2016 semester!  Students and the campus are starting to see a flurry of activity in preparation. 

Welcome Back to campus with WinterFest!
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WinterFest is UofL’s way to welcome all new, transfer and returning students to campus for the start of the spring semester. Like Welcome Week in August, students can look to WinterFest to find a wide variety of opportunities to get connected on campus and have a great time even in those grey January days.

Students can follow First Year Initiatives on Twitter @UofLFYI for exclusive event updates, and get the semester started off right by attending WinterFest events!

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Students invited to participate in MLK Day of Service on Jan. 18
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The Office of Student Involvement in partnership with the UofL Cultural Center hosts MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 18, 2016. The program will consist of a keynote speaker and lunch. The event ends with volunteers completing service at one of our assigned service sites. Transportation is provided.

Students can sign up to participate in this years MLK Day of Service on OrgSync at the link below!

Commencement savored by graduates and their families
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The Dec. 18 winter commencement was a “twofer” for the Ronald family of Louisville.  Just hours after Ann Ronald took part in a 3 p.m. doctoral hooding ceremony, her daughter, Mollie Ronald, received a master’s degree at the main commencement ceremony. Both are graduates of the College of Education and Human Development.  “My mom and I are excited to graduate on the same day,” Mollie Ronald said in an email message.

The mother-daughter team was among the more than 800 students who took part in commencement at the KFC Yum! Center.


Read more and see commencement photos at the link below.

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Students, parents, alum participate in community service at Music City Bowl
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More than 80 students, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff from the University of Louisville and Texas A&M University participated in a service project prior to the 2015 Music City Bowl Game in Nashville.
Volunteers worked with the Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville to help with multiple food sorting projects to help address the risk of hunger for children, families, and seniors in the Middle Tennessee region.

Watch the video here

Start the new year off productive with tools from the Career Center

The UofL Career Development Center can assist students, graduating students and alumni to create successful career plans and action steps to reach their career goals. 

Professional jobs, summer jobs, part-time jobs and internship jobs related to majors are posted on-line at: Cards CareerLink at: www.louisville.edu/career  

Students who register with the Career Development Center may also schedule career coaching appointments on-line at: www.louisville.edu/career

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Encourage your student to download New CardSafe app

UofL is implementing several new programs to enhance campus safety this fall. Those new programs and many of the university’s existing safety efforts have been merged into one comprehensive program, CardSafe, and featured on a new safety website Louisville.edu/CardSafe.

Inclement Weather Info
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We are right in the heart of cold weather and winter weather possibilities, so just in case, this is a continued reminder of the inclement weather policy. UofL makes the decision only after reviewing weather forecasts and checking with local agencies and UofL police and physical plant departments. This is not an exact science, but the goal is to continue to provide an outstanding educational experience while working to ensure everyone’s safety.

For a list of all UofL severe weather policies and announcements visit the page link in the button below.

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Student Resources


Looking for activities and events, online resources or links for your students on campus?

Proud Parent Shirts
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Have you been wanting to display your dedication and your pride in your Cardinal student?  Pick up a Proud Parent or Proud Grandparent shirt for $10!  We have them available daily in our offices on the 3rd floor of the Student Activities Center (SAC) W302. Send your student over at any time from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and pick one up. Cost is $10. We have red or black and sizes ranging from S-4X.

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Family Resources
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Parent Guide

Download the Parent Guide for information about the UofL community.

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CardSafe/UL Mobile

Learn how your student can help keep themselves safe with our emergency app.

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Campus Health

Learn about the Health and Wellness of your student and our community.

About UofL Parent's Association
We are committed to partnering with you to provide the support necessary to ensure your student's success while in attendance at UofL.
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