Session Descriptions

BU Information Session

Looking for a general overview about everything that is BU? Join us for an information session lead by Admission 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.

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 great support and direction as you transition to life at BU.

Student Success Center

The mission of the Student Success Center is to empower students to take ownership of their own learning and development in order to become critical, engaged lifelong learners. The Student Success Center was created in 1998 as a one-stop-shop for all Bellarmine students' academic advising and support needs. As Bellarmine has grown and as student needs evolve, the Student Success Center has expanded to include a variety of programs and services. The center is now home to a team of professionals who believe that every student at Bellarmine can be successful and who work diligently to provide opportunities, resources and services that support students.

Study Abroad

Bellarmine guarantees every student the opportunity to study in a program or country of choice. With nearly 200 program and partner sites in 68 countries around the globe, you can choose long-term (semester or academic year) or short-term (two to eight weeks) international experiences.

Campus Life and 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

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

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

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 and Honors Program

This joint session will provide information on two curricular programs at Bellarmine. Students in learning communities take a cluster of courses together, interact with peers who share similar interests, participate in out of class activities and are connected with a mentor. BU operates four learning communities including Galileo (health professions), Brown (social justice, civic engagement and leadership), Eureka (STEM), and the Rachel Carson Environmental. The Honors Program provides undergraduates the opportunity to challenge themselves academically, both inside and outside the classroom, over the course of their four years at Bellarmine. Honors courses focus on less memorization and lecturing and more critical thinking and discussion. 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!

Career Success and Beyond

Meet the Career Development Center team and learn how to craft a four-year experience at Bellarmine that leads you to your next goal – career, grad school, year of service…or whatever you can dream up! We’ll talk about the Bellarmine Internship Guarantee and all the opportunities for self-discovery and skill development as a student on our campus.