First Year Summer Experience (FYSE)

Bellarmine University's First Year Summer Experience (FYSE) program is designed to assist incoming students during the summer prior to enrollment. With a number of hands-on experiential learning opportunities, FYSE is targeted toward students who want to get an early start meeting peers, learning about their leadership style, connecting with Bellarmine, and exploring a variety of interests!

Adventures in Leadership: Sunday, July 16 - Wednesday, July 19

Adventures in Leadership (AIL) is a 3-day excursion at Life Adventure Center in Versailles, KY. During this program, students will participate in outdoor ropes courses, navigating and orienteering, hiking, canoeing and much more! The program will also incorporate leadership development sessions facilitated by six current student leaders at Bellarmine and introduce students to leadership opportunities at BU.

Sessions will focus on:

  • Exploring your unique leadership style
  • Developing new tools and skills for a positive leadership experience
  • Learning about leadership opportunities at BU

No previous outdoor or camping experience is required for this trip! All activities will be facilitated by trained staff members and all students are welcome to attend. If you have ability related accommodations that you will need met, please let us know specifics on the registration form.


Hannah Steen, Assistant Director of Student Activities

Natasha Begin, Director of Service and Leadership