Capital Projects

Your Impact On Louisville's Future

  • The new Academic Center of Excellence is priority number 1 for Louisville Athletics
  • Thorntons will match every dollar from donors for this campaign before December 1
  • A combined $6 million will be raised to finalize funding necessary for the new state of the art facility
  • This facility will provide the resources for over 750 UofL student-athletes to succeed in the classroom
  • Upon successful completion of the campaign, ground will be broken during the 2014-15 academic year

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Have questions regarding the Thorntons Matching Gift Campaign? Contact our Cardinal Athletic Fund representative, Michael Dudas by e-mail or phone 502-852-3195. You may also click here for more information about our recent capital projects.

Project Overview

The proposed Student-Athlete Academic Center of Excellence is a key component to the continued growth of the University of Louisville Athletics Department. This $14 million dollar state-of-the-art facility will be prominently located at the south end of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium beneath the Norton Terrace, providing ease of access for all of the University's student-athletes. Housing individual tutor rooms, learning labs, and group study areas, this facility will impact over 750 student-athletes across 23 sports on a daily basis. Additionally, the Academic Center of Excellence will serve as home of the athletic department's academic services staff and community outreach programs.