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Transiton 101

Welcome to the Bellarmine University Transition 101! The following pages have been created with you in mind. This program is a chance to have your questions answered and to further your knowledge on the transition your son or daughter is embarking upon. The departure of your child from home can be as difficult of a transition for you as it is for them. You have played an important role in the development and success your student has demonstrated to attend Bellarmine. As a parent you will continue to play a significant role in the life of your student throughout their four years.

At BU we strive to form a partnership with parents to achieve collaborative initiatives for success. By being aware of appropriate campus resources to refer your student to in times of difficulty, and encouraging your student to self-advocate, you will help to further develop responsibility within your student.

The documents included within this curriculum should provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge to be able to address questions and concerns that may arise as your son and daughter prepare to arrive at BU. Many parents have reported that they have felt overwhelmed by the ambiguity that takes place in the transition; this guide will prepare you to embrace this ambiguity and help others in your family do so as well. Lastly, it is our hope that you will become familiar with the numerous resources on campus and the services they each provide.

Just as we encourage your son or daughter to get involved, we also invite you to get connected to the BU community through attending Family Weekend, athletic events, and promoting Bellarmine pride to the larger community. This webpage is a great starting place for information, and we are anxious to work with each of you over the next four years.

Best Wishes,
Patrick Englert
Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Student Engagement

Transition 101 Guide

Transition 101 is located on blackboard, a system many of your students will utilize in the classroom over the course of their four years. The system is easy to use and may be accessed by clicking Transition 101. When blackboard has loaded, click User Login. Enter the following for your Username and Password.

Username: buparent
Password: buparent

For questions regarding logging into blackboard or Transition 101, email penglert@bellarmine.edu.

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