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Knight U: Orientation

Knight U is your online orientation to Bellarmine. We’ll make sure you have the opportunity to virtually meet your classmates, connect with faculty, be advised and register for your first semester courses.

Additional Virtual Knight U Sessions (45 minutes)

Residence Life and Campus Safety
Monday, June 22, 2020 • 2 – 2:45 p.m.

This session will provide an overview of the residential experience at Bellarmine and information regarding the safety of our students and our campus community.

Commuter Services & Public Safety Session
Monday, June 22, 2020 • 3 – 3:45 p.m.

This session will provide an overview of the commuter student’s experiences and resources available to these students. The Office of Safety and Security will also provide information regarding the safety of our students and our campus community.

Residence Life and Campus Safety
Monday, June 22, 2020 • 9 – 9:45 a.m.

This session will provide an overview of the residential experience at Bellarmine and information regarding the safety of our students and our campus community.

Commuter Services & Public Safety Session
Monday, June 22, 2020 • 10 – 10:45 a.m.

This session will provide an overview of the commuter student’s experiences and resources available to these students. The Office of Safety and Security will also provide information regarding the safety of our students and our campus community. 

KnightU Schedule

During the sessions, you will be able to use a Q&A chat to have your questions answered while you hear from our presenters. All of the links for the sessions will be sent prior to the event with the option to access from your Bellarmine email and download the Microsoft Teams App, or you can access from your personal email and use Google Chrome to access the event.

After attending these sessions, your student success advisor will contact you via your Bellarmine email to set up an individual appointment to discuss your first semester schedule and make any necessary adjustments.

There will be additional sessions, throughout the summer with your small group, to connect and stay engaged that will help you make the transition to Bellarmine.

 

TimeEventContentPresenter/Host
9:00am-9:10am Welcome/Start Welcome and Overview, Followed By blessing for the day  Tim Sturgeon/ Laura Kline
9:10am-9:25am Bellarmine Difference Will provide an overview of the Bellarmine Difference and how we are setting students up for success.   Dr. Paul Gore and Student Tiffany Melgar
9:25am-9:40am The College Transition Parent / Family Session An engaging conversation around the college transition process, highlighting FERPA and getting connected Dr. Sean McGreevey
9:40am-10:00am The Academic Transition Parent/Family Session An opportunity to learn more about the student academic transition to Bellarmine and our academic expectations  Dr. Elizabeth Cassady
9:25am-
10:00am
Student Connections Students will be paired with their Knight U student leader and participate in introductions and discuss what they are excited and anxious about.  
*** Monthly small group time will build off of this session
Knight U Student Leaders
10:00am-10:05am Breakout Move Students and families will change to a breakout room based on student’s school  
10:05am-10:30am Advising 101 SSC Advisors will discuss with students and families about core curriculum, credits to graduation, first-year advising framework, schedule development, AP/IB/Dual credit process, etc. SSC Advisors
10:30am-11:00am School Meetings Within each of the five schools, faculty have opportunity to connect with students and families as well as talk about what they can expect from an academic perspective. Academic Deans & Career Development
11:00am Conclusion Information regarding next steps Admissions Rep

The below sessions will be optional following each live event.

TimeSessionAudienceContentPresenter/Host
11:30-12:20 Financial Aid & Student Accounts Students, Parents & Families Financial Aid will provide a basic overview of understanding and accepting aid; Student Accounts will discuss payment and billing options April Tretter & Angie Walsh
12:30-1:30 Being a Student Athlete Students, Parents & Families This session is designed to help student athletes and their families know more about what to expect as they transition to college athletics and what types of support we offer here at BU. Dr. Andrew Schroeder & Natalie Cousins
Virtual Meeting with Academic Advisor

Following your attendance at a Knight U live event you will have the opportunity to have a one-on-one appointment with your Academic Advisor. During this time, Student Success Advisors will provide a holistic approach to advising. They will review the student’s schedule, discuss pieces around career goals, making professional connections, adjusting to college classroom, etc.

Live-Session Webinars

We will host a series of virtual webinars that students, parents and families can opt into viewing. These sessions will be provided several times throughout June & July.


6/15
2:00-2:50
Student Support Services Parents & Families Panel style Q&A around student needs, concerns, approach and resources available Counseling Center, Disability Services & Health Services
6/15
3:00-4:00
Guide But Don’t Decide Parents & Families Will cover Bellarmine’s  philosophy and approach to working with families, Case Study Scenarios to discuss Dr. Sean McGreevey
6/22
2:00-2:50
Residence Life & Campus Safety Student, Parents & Families Residence Life will provide an overview of the residential experience; campus safety overview of campus Residence Life Staff & Public Safety Staff
6/22
3:00-3:50
Commuter Life & Campus Safety Student, Parents & Families Commuter Services will provide an overview of the commuter student experience; campus safety overview Natasha Begin & Public Safety Staff
6/25
9:00am-9:50am
Residence Life & Campus Safety Student, Parents & Families Residence Life will provide an overview of the residential experience; campus safety overview of campus Residence Life Staff & Public Safety Staff
6/25
10:00am-
10:50am
Commuter Life & Campus Safety Student, Parents & Families Commuter Services will provide an overview of the commuter student experience; campus safety overview Natasha Begin & Public Safety Staff
TBD Major Mixers Students A virtual mixer for students to connect with faculty from their major to ask questions, get to know one another, and get excited about fall classes. Various Faculty& Majors
TBD Parent/Family Virtual Happy Hours Parents& Families Virtual happy hour for current and new parents and families to come together to engage in community and connect to fellow Knights. Various campus stakeholders

 

Monthly Small Group Meetings

Small groups will provide virtual time for students to get to know each other as well as get information regarding campus services. Each small group will last between 30 and 45 minutes. Students individual Knight U leader will schedule these times.

DateEventContentPresenter/Host
May/June Small Group #1 Small group Introductions; Introduce Virtual BINGO, 2 Truths & a Lie; Q&A Assigned Knight U Leaders
June Small Group #2 Show and Tell-something you love to do; Campus Resources Review, Anonymous Questions Assigned Knight U Leaders
July Small Group #3 Campus Technology Review; Anonymous Questions Assigned Knight U Leaders
August Small Group #4 Draw you as a superhero and the power you would have; Review Central Check-in & WOW; General Introduction to Strengths Assigned Knight U Leaders