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Information for Parents

As a parent of a college-bound student, you have an active role in the college search process. Identifying a school that is the “right fit” for your son or daughter requires a bit of research and investigation. We invite you to consider Spalding University as you explore the many educational opportunities available to students beyond high school.

Spalding University represents a legacy of education established in 1814 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Conveniently located between Louisville’s central business district and historic Old Louisville, students find ample volunteer, service-learning and work-study opportunities within close proximity of Spalding’s campus.

For nearly 200 years, Spalding University has nurtured a diverse community of learners and is recognized as the most diverse private institution in Kentucky. Spalding University welcomes students, faculty, staff and administrators who are diverse in age, experience, intellect, race, class, minority status, gender, religion, and culture. Participation within this inclusive learning environment promotes the acceptance and appreciation of the values and unique life experiences of each individual. Our exceptional faculty continues Spalding’s rich tradition of academic excellence, providing students with a well-rounded, real-world education.

Spalding’s undergraduate academic schedule is divided into seven six-week sessions, with one-week breaks between each session. Most classes meet Monday through Thursday for 100 minutes each day. Our students typically take one or two classes per session, providing them with tremendous scheduling flexibility and focused study.

Intercollegiate athletics and various student organizations afford students a place to develop interpersonal and leadership skills while augmenting their academic studies. For students who desire the convenience of living on-campus, Spalding offers the latest in campus residential amenities within Spalding Suites, whcih first welcomed students this past fall.

If you are a parent of a Spalding student and have concerns about your son/daughter, please contact the Spalding Behavioral Intervention Team.  If they’ve become “different”, or distant, if their friends tell you they’ve noticed something too, we’ll be glad to do a status check for you.  The BIT team is here for your support in providing a caring and preventive resource to your son or daughter, our student.

  • BIT is designed as an early identification system for at risk students.
  • BIT is the only resource at Spalding University collecting information holistically about student mental health, disability and coping challenges.
  • If you’re concerned about your son or daughter, a roommate, or a friend, you should feel welcome to share your concerns with the team.
  • The team accepts anonymous reports.
  • Visit the BIT website. It will introduce you to our members, and how to contact us.
  • In an emergency call the Campus Safety Department at 502-873-4444.

Spalding University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Spalding University.