Knight U: Orientation


Congrats on your commitment to Bellarmine! The first step in your Bellarmine Bound journey is Knight U, which is an online academic orientation to Bellarmine! We will be hosting online live events that will allow students and their families the opportunity to learn more about your transition to Bellarmine this fall!

These sessions will connect you with faculty, staff, current students and other future Knights. Knight U: Orientation is designed to enhance your understanding of our academic advising approach, majors of interest and resources that will allow you to experience the Bellarmine difference during your time on campus. 

Please note: as we monitor the COVID-19 situation we are also hoping to potentially host small on campus events later this summer. Student, staff and faculty health are our top priority so more information to come regarding these events.

If you have paid your deposit, you are invited to take this next step and complete your advising form.

Knight U Dates

Knight U 2 - Thursday, May 13 | 10 AM - 12:15 PM Eastern Time
Knight U 3 - Wednesday, May 26 | 2 PM - 4:15 PM Eastern Time
Knight U 4 - Monday, June 7 | 2 PM - 4:15 PM Eastern Time
Knight U 5 - Friday, June 18 | 10 AM - 12:15 PM Eastern Time

Each event is limited to 125 participants, so completing your advising form promptly is the best way to ensure you receive your desired date. During the sessions, you will be able to use a Q&A chat to have your questions answered while you hear from our presenters. Links for the sessions will be sent prior to the event.

2021 Knight U: Orientation Schedule

Bellarmine's Knight U: Orientation program will use Socio, an interactive platform that will allow students a one-stop shop for their orientation experience! Students and their families will have access to resources and the Zoom links necessary for our Live Knight U Orientation events.

Please check out the schedule of events for our Knight U: Orientation program below. Students will receive more specific information about Knight U and how to access the Socio platform closer to their event date.

Time  Event  Content
10:00am-10:10am or 2:00pm-2:10pmWelcome Welcome and overview, followed by the blessing for the day and introduction of Socio
10:10am-10:25am or 2:10pm-2:25pm Bellarmine Difference Overview of the Bellarmine Difference and how we are setting students up for success from day one
10:30am-11:15am or 2:30pm-3:15 Small Group Experience Opportunity to connect with your classmates and meet current Bellarmine students
10:30am-11:15am or 2:30pm-3:15pm The College Transition & University Support An engaging conversation around the college transition process and how Bellarmine will support your student!
11:20am-11:40am or 3:20pm-3:40pm  Advising 101 Student Success Center & Athletic Advisors will discuss Bellarmine's core curriculum, credits to graduation, first-year advising framework, schedule development, AP/IB/Dual credit process and Advising next steps
11:45am-12:15pm or 3:45pm-4:15pm School Meetings  Students and families will be able to learn more about their student's major or program of interest while engaging with current faculty, staff and students.  

Bellarmine also utilizes Microsoft Teams on campus. Our Knight U leaders will help students navigate this system during the orientation experience. To access Microsoft Teams visit and click on Office 365 icon on your student dashboard, then click the Microsoft Teams icon. You will need your Bellarmine credentials to login.

Virtual Meeting with Academic Advisor

Once you have completed your Knight U Online Orientation you will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with your advisor and discuss your schedule for the fall. Your advisor will help make sense of your degree requirements, general education requirements and how to help set up your schedule to ensure your success academically. This meeting will allow you and your advisor to solidify your schedule and make any changes if necessary