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Are You Ready?

The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) is here to help you prepare to come to Campbellsville University. Please use this checklist as you make your plans.


Plan to arrive on campus on August 17 or 18. Athletes should contact their coach to find out their arrival date.

CGE will be providing airport shuttles on August 17 at 5 p.m. and August 18 at 9 a.m. We will also be providing a special check-in time for students arriving on their own or with family.

You must purchase a ticket to ride the shuttle to campus. The cost of the ticket will be $50. (*you can find our cancellation policy on the website.)

Please purchase your ticket after you have made your flight arrangements so that you get a ticket for the correct time. All flights should be scheduled to arrive at least 1 hour before the scheduled shuttle time.

If you need to arrive the day before, we recommend that you stay at the Tru Hotel at the Louisville airport. We will meet students who stay overnight at the hotel after completing the morning airport pickup.

If you stay at another hotel you should plan to meet us back at the airport at 9 a.m.

When you arrive on campus, CGE staff will be available to meet you, help you find your dorm, and answer any questions you may have. We are excited to welcome you to CU!

If you are not planning to take the shuttle to campus, you can find information about your other options on our website.


Follow this link to read our Bring or Buy List . It will tell you

  • what to bring or buy
  • what not to bring
  • what is provided for you in the dorms

Consider bringing these special items too:

  • Your country’s flag
  • Traditional cultural or holiday clothes
  • Things that will help you share your country or culture

Some students like to purchase bedding and other things for their dorms before they arrive.

For the fall semester, CU has partnered with Dormify to help you get the things you need. You have the option to order from Dormify and they will ship your things directly to CU. If you are going to use this service, please place your order no later than July 15! Check out their website here.

If you need to order for the spring semester or after July 15 for the fall semester, these are other popular companies that students order from:

If you place an order before you arrive, send it to this address:

Student Name c/o CGE
1 University Drive, 796
Campbellsville, KY 42718

CGE will also provide shopping shuttles to Walmart if you are unable to order in advance.


You should pay for your first semester before the semester begins.

Email your enrollment counselor for information about how much you should pay.

You can contact the Business Office for information about how to pay online, or you can send a wire transfer.

This document will also give you additional information about your payment options and how to send a wire transfer to the university.


You will be enrolled in your classes after your visa is approved.

Send a copy of your visa to your enrollment counselor as soon as possible. We will contact you after your visa is received.

If you are unable to complete the enrollment process before you arrive, we will schedule time for you to complete this process when you arrive on campus.

The enrollment process will begin in July (fall semester entrance) or December (spring semester entrance).


Campbellsville, Kentucky Facts

What is the town like?

Campbellsville is a small town in the center of Kentucky. There are some local shopping options for your daily needs and a welcoming downtown area with shops and places to eat. Campbellsville is about an hour and a half from three of the major cities in Kentucky- Louisville, Lexington, and Bowling Green- and CGE will provide trips to these locations on weekends throughout the semester. Campbellsville is located close to Green River Lake, which is a fun place to relax and hike.



Average Temperatures

The average temperature in July is around 88˚F/31˚C.
The average temperature in January is around 24˚F/-4˚C.


The weather in Campbellsville can be very humid.
The town gets 51 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches
of rain per year. Campbellsville also averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.


Campbellsville has an average safety rating for the U.S. Most people feel safe in town. There is some crime, but it usually doesn’t impact most people. The police are visible and responsive when needed.


Campbellsville has a lower cost of living than many other place in the U.S. So, it’s cheaper to get the things that you need in town, than it would be in other areas.

Don’t forget to get vaccinated! Look at the CDC website for more information.