The University Club hospitality team and representatives from UofL toast the grand reopening of the University Club. -Photo by Ron Harrison
The University Club hospitality team and representatives from UofL toast the grand reopening of the University Club. -Photo by Ron Harrison

The University Club of Louisville is back in business. On May 17, the club, which was established in 1991, celebrated its grand reopening after one year of operational revisions. Located on Belknap Campus, the club is a popular event and dining venue for UofL alumni, faculty, administrators, staff and retirees.

See pictures from the May 17 grand reopening event.

According to Jeanine Triplett, president of the University Club’s board of directors, club members can expect a top-notch food and beverage menu under the direction of Executive Chef Eric Morris, who most recently worked at Wiltshire on Market. Further, services provided by Creative Dining Services, a national dining and hospitality consulting firm, will bring more quality to the University Club experience.

“We want to offer something that is not available on UofL’s campus in terms of atmosphere and service for those who eat and host events at the club,” said Triplett.

In 2021, the club underwent several renovations to furniture, lighting and décor. Future plans involve adding more UofL artwork to the hallways and enhancing the courtyard area.

University Club services include access to special member events, such as the June 14 National Bourbon Day experience. The club is also available for private events with individual event space capacities ranging from 24 to 200 people.

With about 700 members, the University Club is one of only 53 similar type clubs located on university campuses. The club is not a unit of the University of Louisville nor does UofL have control over its operations, and the club’s finances are not tied to the university. However, given the strong relationship the club shares with the university, one representative from the university’s president’s office and one representative from the alumni office serve on the club’s 17-member board of directors.

“I believe that having such a club elevates the image of the university and can be a selling point when recruiting faculty and staff members to Louisville,” said Triplett. “We are fortunate to have a place on campus where faculty, staff, alumni and university friends can come together to socialize and celebrate family, life and university events. The atmosphere of the club provides so many opportunities for individuals to feel more connected with UofL.”

University of Louisville President Kim Schatzel echoed Triplett’s sentiments.

“I talked to a lot of people who shared so many stories about the University Club’s importance,” said Schatzel at the May 17 grand reopening event. “This club means so much to the people on campus – a great place for people to gather and strengthen our sense of community.”

Monthly University Club membership dues are $15 for Lunch Club, $25 for non-resident alumni, $30 for UofL faculty, staff and retirees and $50 for alumni, parents of students and friends.

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