Session Descriptions

BU Information Session

Looking for a general overview about everything that is BU? Join us for an information session lead by Admissions representatives. They will discuss the path to academic success including on-campus resources, study abroad and internship opportunities. They won’t stop there, though! They will tell you about life on campus and our neighborhood, the Highlands. Lastly, they will briefly discuss the application and scholarship process. Come learn about all things Bellarmine!

Financial Aid 101

We know that making college affordable is a priority for every family. In Financial Aid 101, our Financial Aid experts explain how easy it is to earn a scholarship to Bellarmine (we award one to every admitted student), break down the financial aid behind the FAFSA and answer your questions about college cost and value.

Making the BU Transition: How We Help

Bellarmine goes the extra mile to help students (and their parents) transition smoothly from high school to college. During this session, staff from around campus will explain how BU specially supports freshmen along the path to a successful first year. Learn how we can help you strengthen your time management skills, deal with all of the stressors of being a first year student and make the most of beginning your college experience.

The Pioneer Scholars Program (First-Generation Students)

A first-generation student is one for whom neither parent has completed a degree at a four-year college or university. If this is you, please join us for your first workshop session of the day. Our current students will introduce you to the Pioneer Scholars Program, our unique freshman year experience designed specifically for first-generation students. One of the largest programs on campus (each year, approximately 250 first-generation students join our freshman class), Pioneer Scholars offers you greater support and direction as you transition to life at BU.

What Keeps the ARC Afloat?

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers academic support services to students in many forms. The ARC coordinates Freshman Focus courses, individual or group tutoring sessions and writing consultations through the Tutoring Center and Writing Center. The Center also organizes advising, with special emphasis on first and second year undergraduates, student athletes, nursing and health science majors, as well as STEM students in preparatory programs. Come learn how the ARC can help you!

Campus Life & Student Activities

Come find out how to make your mark and get involved in the Bellarmine community! Listen to the Bellarmine Activities Council (BAC) staff explain how they provide entertainment and activities to students all year-round. Ask our student representatives questions and learn what it’s like to be a Knight, how to get involved, and how to make lifelong friends.

Physical Therapy Information Session

This session is designed to provide you with information on one of our most popular academic areas of interest, Physical Therapy. Faculty members will describe the program curriculum and explain the link between Bellarmine’s Pre-Physical Therapy program and our graduate degree, the Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Nursing Information Session

This session is designed to provide you with information on one of our most popular academic areas of interest, Nursing. Faculty members will describe the curriculum and admission requirements for our 4-year BSN degree, highlighting students’ extensive clinical experiences and job placement after graduation.

Business Information Session

This session is designed to provide you with information on one of our most popular academic area of interest, Business Administration. Faculty members will describe the program’s curriculum, internship opportunities, and international experiences. Bellarmine’s Rubel School of Business is accredited by the AACSB International – the first and only private school in Kentucky to achieve this distinction.

Learning Communities

Learning communities are structured university programs that typically connect two or more classroom courses around a common theme. Students in learning communities interact with peers who share similar interests, thereby developing a common commitment to each other’s personal and academic success. BU operates five learning communities (Galileo Learning Community, Brown Leadership Community, Eureka, the Honors Program, and Pioneer Scholars [for first-generation students]), with nearly 40% of freshmen participating in one. Attend this session to learn more!

Preparing for College Athletics

Interested in playing on one of our NCAA Division I (Lacrosse) and Division II athletic teams? During this session, Bellarmine coaches will give you instructions and advice for navigating the college athletic recruitment process. Go Knights!