LOUISVILLE, Ky. (theACC.com) -

The University of Louisville’s long-awaited entry into the Atlantic Coast Conference became official on Tuesday.

 It's been in the works since 2012.

A celebration there will feature entertainment and messages from coaches and athletes.

Monday saw the arrival of the ACC’s 15 mascots, who will continue making their rounds throughout the day on Tuesday.

WDBJ7 will have more on what this means for the conference.

You can watch the press conference here.