The students helped 40 different organizations throughout the city.
The students helped 40 different organizations throughout the city.

On Saturday, more than 400 first-year students at the University of Louisville pitched in for SOUL — Student Outreach Uniting Louisville — UofL’s annual day of service. It’s the largest service event at UofL. 

According to Kathy Meyer with the Office of Student Involvement, the event is a good opportunity for new students to connect with the community. The event kicked off on campus with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Congressman John Yarmuth and UofL President Neeli Bendapudi.

The students then split up into groups and helped 40 different organizations throughout Louisville. 

“I feel like I didn’t do enough in high school. Being in college and being in this community, this is a great way for me to grow and really help a community that I’m a part of,” said UofL freshman Will Randolph. 

Check out some photos here, and additional highlights from Saturday’s efforts below.  

Alicia Kelso
Alicia Kelso is editor of UofLNews and UofL Today. She joined UofL in 2015 as communications director of the Brandeis School of Law. Prior, she was the editorial director of foodservice media for Networld Media Group, where her work was featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine. She continues to serve as a contributor for many publications, including, and Innovation Leader.