Closing and Delay FAQ

When a school closing or delay is announced, you may have questions about how the decision impacts particular Bellarmine University services.

During any weather or emergency situation, even if the campus is open, use your best judgment to ensure safe travel. If you are unable to make it to Bellarmine, contact your professor or supervisor to explain the situation as soon as possible. Key employees required to report during a closure or delay will be notified by their supervisor.

If a closure is announced, no classes -- including evening classes -- take place that day, and most university services are suspended (see exceptions below). If a delay is announced, classes scheduled before the announced opening time are cancelled. At the announced opening time, go where you would normally be at that hour, then follow your normal schedule.  For example, if Bellarmine opens at 10 a.m., and you have classes that morning at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m, skip your 8 a.m. class and go to the 10 a.m class on time.

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Follow your employer’s instructions during the time you are scheduled to work. If Bellarmine is closed or delayed, but your employer is open, you should still plan on going to your job or internship, if you are able to do so safely. Otherwise, contact your supervisor.

If Bellarmine is closed, Lansing School students should not go to classrooms, clinicals, internships or labs. If Bellarmine is on a delayed schedule, report to wherever you would normally be at the delayed starting time, then follow your normal schedule. For example, if a clinical or internship normally runs from 7 a.m. to noon, but Bellarmine opens at 10 a.m., report at 10 a.m. 

Whenever possible, dining services will operate on their regular schedule, even when classes at Bellarmine are closed or delayed. However, when conditions are extreme, we will go to an abbreviated food service schedule. Click here for the regular dining schedule. Residential students should monitor their Bellarmine email for announcements about changes to this schedule during severe weather.

Home sporting events are generally cancelled when Bellarmine is closed. However, in some circumstances -- such as when Bellarmine's opponent has already arrived in Louisville -- the Department of Athletics may decide to continue with an event as scheduled. For more information, visit Bellarmine Athletics online, on Facebook or on Twitter.

Bellarmine's Sport, Recreation and Fitness Center may open, even when classes are cancelled or delayed, if they can do so safely. For more information, visit the SuRF on Facebook or Twitter.

Bellarmine's Department of Public Safety is always on duty. For assistance, call 502.272.7777. For emergencies, call 911.