The Summer is almost over and we are getting excited about welcoming you to campus for the new semester!
We want you to be ready to enjoy your life at CU, so we are sending you this information to help you know how to prepare and get involved when you arrive.
At the Airport
New students who have signed up for the shuttle will be welcomed at the airport by staff from CGE. We will be wearing Campbellsville University T-shirts and will have a University sign. They will check your ticket and help you find the bus.
You will be using your payment receipt as your ticket. Please be sure to keep a copy so that there won’t be any confusion about making sure that you have a place on the bus.
If you have not signed up for the shuttle, remember to do this by the deadline. You can sign up here.
Arriving on Campus
We have also prepared a welcome for you when you arrive on campus.
All students on the shuttle will be taken to the Student Activity Center, where you will meet CGE staff and Resident Directors who will help you find your dorm and give you important orientation information.
If you are arriving on your own or with family, please come to campus on August 17 at 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. for an easy and welcoming check-in experience. We will be there to answer all your questions, get you checked-in to your dorm, and give you other important information for your first few days on campus.
Follow these instructions to get your ID when you arrive on campus:
1. Take a photo for your ID. It should be from your mid-torso up and should include both shoulders. We will crop the photo as needed before printing your ID.
2. Send an email to email@example.com.
3. Once your ID is printed and complete, you will receive an email telling you that your ID is ready for pick-up.
If you follow these instructions, your ID will be available when you arrive on campus. Please give the staff working on your ID a couple of days to get your ID ready. It is best if you send in your request early.
CGE Online Orientation
The CGE Online Orientation was created to make sure that you have the information you need without having to sit in long information sessions when you first arrive.
You will want to look at everything before in-person orientation so that you will have a good chance to win the Orientation Trivia Challenge and earn fun prizes.
We will begin to send out the link and password for this orientation to everyone with an approved visa at the beginning of July.
In-Person International Student Orientation
In-person International Student Orientation is scheduled for Friday, August 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Check-in will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Please be there between 8:30 and 9:15 so that you will have time to complete the process.
Be sure to bring your passport and visa, I-20, and I-94. There are instructions for accessing your I-94 in the online immigration orientation.
Then we will be giving you information, introducing our staff and playing the Orientation Trivia Challenge from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
New Student Orientation (NSO)
This orientation will be for all new CU students, including ESL students. More information will be provided about this later, but you should plan to participate from Saturday afternoon through Monday morning. (August 20 to August 22)
Join us for these activities to meet other students and begin to get involved at CU!
Ice Cream Social
Friday, August 19 at CGE
Meet other students. Eat fresh fruit and ice cream. Play games. Come and enjoy!
Monday, August 29 in the SAC
We will provide dinner and activities. Come and spend time with your new friends while also making some new friends. This event is open to both new and returning students.
August 22 through August 27
Welcome week is a campus-wide week of fun activities including the Welcome Festival, activities across campus, and a day a Green River Lake!
Tuition should be paid before the semester begins. Check out this document to get more information about your payment options.
Send a copy of your visa to your enrollment counselor as soon as possible. We will contact you about class enrollment as soon as your visa is approved.
Studying in the U.S. is about more than just attending classes and making good grades. (Though classes and grades are really important too!)
This year, for the first time, we are offering you the chance to experience everything that CU has to offer and to win a CGE t-shirt for participating!
During orientation we will give you a global engagement checklist and you will have one-semester to complete as many activities as possible. This will help you get involved on campus, give you a way to meet new and interesting people, and provide opportunities for you to explore U.S. and Kentucky culture.
We will tell you more during orientation!
Join the International Student Council (ISC) and tell us what you want!
We are looking for volunteers to join the ISC. The members of ISC will:
All international students currently enrolled at CU and living on Main Campus or in Campbellsville are eligible for membership. We want a diverse group of student leaders and would like to encourage anyone who is interested to apply.
This is an unpaid volunteer position. However, there will be fun benefits for those who participate.
Learn more about Campbellsville University and what it is like to study in the U.S. Check out the new CGE Guidebook for freshmen!