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Bellarmine extends campus benefits to new, committed students


By now, you’ve probably heard a million reasons to go to college that will affect your future, like establishing a fulfilling career and making more money throughout your life.  

But there are also plenty of benefits to just being a student. At Bellarmine, many of those benefits begin now.  

Incoming students who have paid their deposits can immediately start taking advantage of perks that enrolled students enjoy, even as campus has adapted to a largely online presence for the time being in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“This is one of the countless ways we’re rolling out the welcome mat and introducing our rising first-year students to their new home,” said Tim Sturgeon, Dean of Undergraduate Admission. “Bellarmine is all about hospitality. That starts from the get go. We say, ‘hey, you belong, you’re one of us, join in.’ ”  

 “Bellarmine is all about hospitality. That starts from the get go. We say, ‘hey, you belong, you’re one of us, join in.’ ”  

Intramural Sports: Normally, the Sport, Recreation and Fitness Center (SuRF) is a stellar place to be, with tons of fitness classes and intramural leagues to join. But even if the building is currently closed, the fun persists. The Student Activities Center and the Bellarmine Activities Council are hosting an E-Sports Tournament through April 30 with Xbox and PlayStation leagues, virtual yoga classes and more. Get in on the action and make new friends! Sign up online and follow them on Instagram @BellarmineWellness.

Student ID: You can access your student ID/email and score student discounts on subscription services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc., as well as many retail stores, movie theaters and restaurants.       

Career Development Center: Need a gig for the summer? Looking to work on campus this fall and spring? The CDC can help with services such as job search strategy, self and career assessment, résumé review, mock interviews, employer on-campus recruiting and classroom presentations. They have hundreds of jobs in their Handshake database and connections with campus and local employers. CDC councilors are happy to set up a phone call or video chat appointment. Contact Jackie McNatt, assistant director, Career Development Center. 

Student Success Center: Working on that final essay for English? Need to nail your finals? These guys can save the day with free tutoring and writing coaching. Connect with Associate Dean of Academic Services, Elizabeth Cassady.      

Online Bellarmine Library Resources: You need information. We’ve got it. Our excellent library will allow you to access more than 100 online databases. You can even use their AskUs service, which gives you expert librarian advice. 

We can’t wait to welcome you on campus this fall when the threat of COVID-19 has hopefully passed. That’s when the real fun will begin. Until then, enjoy the benefits of being a Knight!  


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Bellarmine University is a vibrant community of educational excellence and ethical awareness that consistently ranks among the nation’s best colleges and universities. Our students pursue an education based in the liberal arts – and in the distinguished, inclusive Catholic tradition of educational excellence, the oldest and most rewarding in the western world. It is a lifelong education, worthy of the university’s namesake, Saint Robert Bellarmine, and of his invitation to each of us to learn and live In Veritatis Amore – in the love of all that is beautiful, true and good in life.