How will the courses be taught?
For the Summer Sessions 2021, courses will be operated:
In Person, Face-to-Face (F2F)
The defining characteristic of face-to-face courses is that they will meet during regular class schedules and the instructor and all enrolled students will be present in the classroom together for all meetings using physical distancing guidelines.
This is the model we are most accustomed to but for fall 2020 there will be two main differences:
- Fully F2F courses may be held in larger spaces in order to achieve distancing guidelines.
- Cameras will be present in F2F classrooms so that meetings can be streamed or recorded to accommodate students who cannot be on campus for the F2F experience this fall. These students must inform their F2F instructors of their intentions prior
to the beginning of the semester.
HyFlex Courses (Hybrid-flexible)
HyFlex courses are a combination of face-to-face and online delivery and are necessary when existing spaces cannot accommodate current or projected section enrollment numbers. Class meetings will be carried out using some method of rotation where
a portion of the enrolled students are present in the classroom while another portion of the enrolled students attend the class virtually. The number and frequency of the in-person meetings will be determined by the instructor – who will
receive guidance on maximum occupancy for the room assigned. Students who cannot be on campus this fall will have the option to virtually attend all course meetings and will be expected to meet virtually according to the published class times/days
unless other arrangements have been made between student and instructor.
- The in-person meeting day rotations of Hyflex courses will be developed by the instructor once final room assignments and enrollment numbers have been established closer to the beginning of the semester.
- Just prior to the beginning of the semester, Hyflex course instructors will communicate the assigned rotation to the students in their class.
- Students who wish to take their fall courses completely virtually must inform their Hyflex instructors of their intentions prior to the beginning of the semester.
- Successful Hyflex rotations will require good, clear, and ongoing communication between the instructor and the students.
Online courses are conducted 100 percent virtually throughout the entire semester.
- Most online courses will be synchronous (required specified virtual meeting times) or have synchronous components such as scheduled discussion groups. Synchronous course times and days are reflected on the class schedule so that students know
when to virtually attend.
- A small number of online courses will be asynchronous (specific meeting times are not required) in which case there are no times and days listed on the class schedule. Students in asynchronous courses will follow instructional expectations outlined
by the instructor.
How will physical distancing occur in classrooms?
Face coverings are required in university indoor facilities and classrooms as defined in the university’s face covering policy. Physical distancing will be maintained in classrooms with student separation of at least 6 feet in all directions
maintained at all times. The instruction station will provide an additional 60 square feet of separation for the course instructor. Students will be spread throughout the classroom by reducing the number of seats/desks available for students.
Classroom organization, setup and number of seats/desks shall not be changed or altered by students, instructors or other university staff.
What services will be available to me this summer?
This summer, the Student Success Center will continue to offer academic advising, tutoring, writing support, and academic coaching. To learn more about these services, please visit the Student Success Center website.
Should I consult my advisor before registering?
Yes. They can help you ensure that the courses you register for in the summer are appropriate for your major.
How do I find out what classes are available?
How can I Add/Drop a Course?
Please visit the Registrar site to access the Add/Drop/Withdrawal Card form. Be sure to consult with your
faculty advisor or an academic advisor in the SSC prior to completing this form.
What are my General Education requirements?
Bellarmine's General Education consists of a minimum of 49 hours of coursework selected from the options listed in the University Catalog.
In some cases, the minimum course requirements for a major include courses that also satisfy General Education requirements.
Can I live on campus this summer?
Yes! We will have summer housing for undergraduate students available in Petrik, Kennedy and Newman Halls. Summer housing is only $70/week for a double or $100/week for a single; and the application will be available in your housing portal starting Monday, March 29. If you have questions about summer housing, please contact Residence Life (firstname.lastname@example.org).