LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The University of Louisville is building a welcome center on the east side of campus near Eastern Parkway and I-65.
The $2 million facility is being funded through private donations and is expected to open next fall.
Details of what will go inside the center are still being worked out, but plans call for informational kiosks and possible retail opportunities.
The center will be named the Herman and Heddy Kurz Welcome Center, in honor of a Louisville couple who has been supporting the University for six decades.
“I feel so, so honored to be part of UofL and Louisville and that’s the hot spot,” said Heddy Kurz, member of the UofL Board of Overseers.
Kurz and her husband Herman, who died in 1999, are adopted alumni of the University.
Kurz Hall, a residence hall on campus named after the couple, now houses about 400 honors students.