Take a walk on the virtual side: UofL offers online tours


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has formally launched its first virtual campus tour website.

    The new site offers a comprehensive virtual walking tour of UofL’s Belknap campus, as well as a quick overview of the Health Sciences Center and the university’s athletics facilities. It even features virtual student ambassadors.

    The site was created in partnership with YouVisit, a New York-based company that creates tours for institutions and businesses around the world. It is viewable from multiple platforms, including mobile devices, Facebook and web browsers.

    “Our hope is that these new virtual campus tours will allow us to better showcase UofL’s campuses to prospective students who may not have the ability or means to visit campus and take an in-person tour,” said Shirley Willihnganz, executive vice president and provost. “These tours allow us to showcase our beautiful campus and highlight our accomplishments.”

    The tour is available to view at louisville.edu/about/campus-virtual-tour.

    Mark Hebert
    Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.