Middle and high school students from across the region are invited to visit UofL’s Belknap campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 17, for the third annual “College for a Day.” 

The day-long event will feature UofL faculty and staff leading sessions on topics ranging from dentistry to crime prevention. Many classes focus on science, technology and math-related subjects. Scouts in attendance can also work toward earning a merit badge for each session.

In addition to the Boy Scouts, other partners include the Boys and Girls Club, Louisville Metro parks, Louisville Urban League, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville Central Community Center, Metro United Way and the Mayor’s Office for Youth Development.

The cost for participants is $15, which covers program materials and a lunch cookout at the Red Barn. Participants can register at http://facebook.com/CollegeForADay or www.lhcbsa.org. The registration deadline is May 2.


Parents are welcome to visit campus with their children and can speak with UofL admissions and financial aid representatives during the morning session. Campus tours also will be available.   

Erica Walsh
Erica Walsh is the senior marketing manager in the Office of Communications and Marketing where she manages the UofL Magazine and the President’s Report and contributes to the university’s branding and advertising efforts. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast for seven years. Prior to her career in higher education communications, she was a reporter at The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown, Ky.