Frequently Asked Questions

When will I find out where I’m living and with whom I’m living?

For all applications received by the end of June, notifications of housing assignments will be sent via email by July 15. All students who apply after July 1 will receive housing notifications about three weeks after the date of deposit.

When can I move in?

First year students attending New Student Orientation are allowed to move into the residence hall on Saturday, August 16th from Noon – 6pm.  Any exceptions to this time period need to be cleared through the Director of Residence Life by emailing You cannot move in without having paid your deposit and completing your payment plan with Kathy McVay in Student Accounts.

Returning residents, transfer students and new residents not attending New Student Orientation are allowed to move into the residence hall on Saturday, August 23rd beginning at 10am.  You can retrieve your move-in packet with keys at the help desk of the residence hall.

Can I move in early if I’m an athlete?

Only approved fall sport athletes may move in early.  You must be approved by your coach and cleared through the residence life office.  The Office of Residence Life will only receive names for early move-in athletes from the respective coach.  If you’re not sure if you’re approved for early move-in please contact the Director of Residence Life. Approved athletes will receive an email from Residence Life with move-in date, time and other information.

Where is my residence hall located?

Spalding Suites is located at 901 South 2nd St., Louisville, KY 40203 at the corner of Breckinridge St.

Morrison Hall is located at 947 South 4th St., Louisville KY 40203 between Breckinridge St. and Kentucky St.

Where can I park for move-in?

Spalding Suites does not have dedicated parking adjacent to the residence hall therefore you will be directed to pull up in front of the building either on 2nd street or Breckinridge street .  You may enter the building from either street, just follow the signs.  You will check-in and pick up your move-in packet and keys inside the residence hall.  Residents whose last names begin with A-M will retrieve their packets from the front of the building off of 2nd street and those whose last names begin with N-Z will retrieve their packets from the back of the building off of Breckinridge street.  After you retrieve your packet please quickly unload your car.  We will have volunteers and carts on hand to help you.  As soon as your car is unloaded you can park in K lot which you may access via the alley off of Breckinridge or 2nd street.  Please move your car so that other residents can move-in easily as well.  Please refer to the campus map.

How do I get a parking pass?

Log onto the Spalding Portal and click on Parking Permit under the LinkLauncher. Permits are $30 and may only be purchased online. The closet lot to Spalding Suites is K lot.

Can I bring a bike to campus?

Yes! We have a bike rack in the backyard (bikes are not allowed in rooms). We recommend securing your bike with a U-lock and registering it with Campus Safety.

Rover, my dog/cat/bird, is my best friend. Can I bring him?

No, unfortunately. Our building is not designed to accommodate pets be they dogs, cats, rats, fish, turtles, snakes, lizards or anything else not taking classes at Spalding. Bring lots of pictures and set up some Skype chats so Rover stays close to your heart.

Cooking is my passion. Am I really required to be on the meal plan?

Yes. If you love to cook, the Flex Plan is your best option as it will only provide fewer meals each week. If you have dietary restrictions that would prevent you from eating on-campus you can request a meal plan waiver through the Dean of Students Your request will be considered by a committee and may not be approved.

Should I bring a full kitchen set?

One of the biggest issues we find with roommates/suitemates is negotiating the cleaning of common spaces.  We HIGHLY recommend that you bring only the bare necessities when it comes to the kitchen (1-2 plates, 1-2 microwave safe bowls, 1-2 knives, forks and spoons and 1-2 cups). This will cut down on clutter, dirty dishes in the sink and arguments between roommates.  You can always buy pots and pans (or have mom and dad mail them to you) after you’ve settled in.  If you are assigned to a room with an external kitchenette you should bring only a few dishes that are cheap and to which you have no emotional attachment.  If dishes are left in the sink in the common spaces they will get tossed by the staff.

How big is my room/window/bed?

Single rooms measure [9′ x 10’5″ ]and double rooms are approximately [14’5″ x 10’5″].  Beds can be bunked, lofted, and lowered.  An un-lofted bed at its highest has an under bed clearance of [33"].  Beds are twin XL.  Windows are [47"] wide and [71"] tall.  Be sure to review the What To Bring To Campus page for suggested and prohibited items.

Is there a curfew?

Nope! Welcome to college. You are adults in our eyes and thus are expected to act accordingly.  We do have policies for safe and healthy living in the residence hall and you are required to abide by them but you also have rights and coming and going as you please, having guests and respecting your privacy are all part of your rights.