The Bellarmine Virtual Visit

We understand that you can’t always make it to campus. So we’ve created a variety of ways to engage with us from home. On this page, you will find a brief information session video, much like you would experience if you came to campus for a visit. We’ve included a walking tour of campus, a look into our residence halls, and our fully immersive self-guided campus tour. You also can sign up for a virtual presentation with one of our admission counselors to learn in greater detail about the student experience, steps to become a Knight, and our Bellarmine guarantee.

Bellarmine is a welcoming community that prides itself on hospitality, so much so, that the pineapple, the universal symbol of hospitality, is one of our most recognizable symbols. We welcome you to explore Bellarmine through the engaging with the opportunities on this page.

Bellarmine Walking Tour

Follow along with us on a fly-by tour of distinctive campus landmarks.


Look Inside a Residence Hall Room

Take a peak inside our hall hosts room located in Sienna Secondo.


Immerse Yourself

Take a virtual tour and discover this beautiful, verdant campus. Over 40 buildings stand on the rolling hills of Bellarmine's 135-acre campus. Bellarmine is in the charming, historic Belknap neighborhood, just a few miles from the big-city bustle of downtown Louisville.


Frequently Asked Questions

You probably have questions. We have answers.

Will the Trustee Scholarship be honored? 

We are awarding our Trustee Scholarship to any student who visits either in-person or through our virtual sessions. By visiting and filing FAFSA, you will receive the Trustee Scholarship worth $1,500 per year or $6,000 total. 

When will visits open back up? When can I reschedule?

Bellarmine visits are open for small in-person tours throughout the week. All visitors are required to complete a health screening and wear a face-covering throughout their time on campus. Groups are limited to no more than 3 per family, and we will keep all tours to no more than two families to keep the groups small.

Is the admissions process delayed or pushed back at all?

We are extending our Early Action Deadline to November 15th for the fall of 2020. We want to ensure that students have time to take their entrance exams if they plan to submit their test scores. All students also have the option of applying without submitting test scores through our test-optional policy. We will begin releasing admission decisions and scholarship awards in October 2020.

What events are cancelled?

We have transitioned our Preview Day to an online Preview BU series. We will continue to host virtual information sessions, and online events on financial aid, getting to know campus, learning communities and the honors program. Learn more on our visit page.

Will I be able to complete my application when schools are online?

We will be flexible regarding specific requirements on your checklist. We continue to review applications and will admit students throughout this process. Work with your admission counselor directly to discuss items needed to complete your application to Bellarmine.

Will this affect timing of admission notification?

We will begin to announce admission decisions and scholarship awards in October of 2020. Typically, you will hear from us regarding an admission decision within two weeks of your application being complete.

Will the housing application be extended?

Our housing process will continue as planned with Part 1 opening on December 1, 2020. You can complete your housing application at any time after December 1st once you have paid your deposit in

Are other offices at Bellarmine open?

Yes. Campus operations will continue and faculty and staff will still offer the many services students rely on, even if they are moved online, over the phone or available in a slightly different format.

Is Bellarmine still hosting athletic events?

No. Bellarmine's conference (A SUN) has suspended athletic competition for the fall 2020 season. Check our athletics page for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding our athletic programs.

Find Your Counselor

Select what best describes you:

Chris Kircher

Assistant Dean of Admission


Phone: 502-272-8127

Get to know me: I graduated from Bellarmine University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and will be completing my Masters in Communications in May of 2018. I was born and raised in Louisville, KY and went to Trinity High School. I reside in the Highlands and stay busy outside of work spending time with my wife and two little girls!

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Library! There are so many beautiful and relaxing places on campus but the library is by far my favorite. I was always able to accomplish a lot in the Library. The library was the one place where I could do homework, write a paper or hang out with friends. Overall, it was a very peaceful and quiet place for me to gather my thoughts.


Anna Hampton

Admission Counselor


Phone: 502-272-7964

Get to know me: I graduated college in May 2018 with my degree in Psychology. As a Lexington, KY native, I attended Tates Creek High School and love everything Kentucky has to offer. During the 2018-2019 school year, I lived in Delaware as an AmeriCorps Urban Education Fellow. I am super excited to be back in my home state and can’t wait to meet all of you!

Favorite Spot on campus: My favorite spot on Bellarmine’s campus is the Quad. It’s a great place to go get some fresh air after being inside all day! You’ll always see fellow classmates or professors on their way to class.


Dia Garcia

Assistant Dean, Regional Recruitment & Admissions


Phone: 615-988-0004

Get to know me: Born and raised in middle Tennessee, I enjoy volunteering, and attending concerts and festivals. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Education for Higher Education Administration and Supervision. My experience exclusively focuses on admissions and career development. I value making contributions to young adults’ development and cultivating relationships among individuals. I am a resource for you and am excited to connect!


Logan Viens

Admission Counselor


Phone: 502-272-7913

Get to know me: Get to know me: I am a recent alumni of Bellarmine, graduating with a Bachelors of Art in Communication and Psychology in 2019. I grew up in Lexington, Ky, attended Lexington Catholic High School, and then moved to Louisville for college. I love the city of Louisville because there are so many things to do on the weekends with your friends and the restaurants here are top-notch. Watch out for the freshmen 15, though!

Favorite Spot on campus: My favorite spot on Bellarmine’s campus is the Student Activities Center! Throughout the day, you will see a diverse group of students hanging out, eating lunch, or conducting important meetings for Student Government or Bellarmine Activities Council and other RSOs. It is a great place to meet new friends and get connected with other leaders on campus, including the staff. Plus, it is right below Café WOW which has the BEST ranch.


Malcolm Jones

Admission Counselor


Phone: 502-272-8274

Get to know me: My name’s Malcolm Jones and I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Liberal Arts with a Minor in Gender Diversity. I grew up right down the street in Middletown, KY and attended Eastern High School. I love Louisville, KY and consider it my home whenever I am away. One thing to know about me is that I love the food and the bakeries here. They truly are the best of the best and I encourage you to explore the city and all it has to offer!

Favorite Spot on campus: My favorite spot on campus is probably the University Dining Hall. It’s a great place to hang with friends, family and coworkers and just eat and talk. The view from the hill is gorgeous and you’re able to take in the sights and sounds while enjoying the best food on campus.


Ashlie Mercado

Admission Counselor


Phone: 502-272-8216

Get to know me: I graduated the University of Louisville in 2018 earning my degree in Psychology. I grew up in a military family so I moved around quite a bit; I lived in 3 other states before officially calling Louisville my home.

Favorite spot on campus: is the quad. Not only is that where Week of Welcome kicks off but throughout the school year you’ll always find students hanging out with each other or playing games as they destress from the day. It’s the perfect spot to go to if you’re ever bored and looking for something fun to do.


Shelby Sullivan

Senior Admission Counselor


Phone: 502-272-7993

Get to know me: I graduated from Bellarmine University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with emphasis in Human Resources and a minor in Communication. I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Communication here at Bellarmine. I was born and raised right here in Louisville and attended Sacred Heart Academy.

Favorite spot on campus: I would have to say my favorite spot on campus is the Bellarmine Quad. The quad is the area between most of the academic buildings. It is always full of activity with students heading to and from classes or sitting outside to enjoy the weather. Walking through the quad, you are bound to see someone you know which demonstrates the closeness of the Bellarmine community. The quad is a peaceful, but busy area of campus, and it's always good for people watching!


Haley Kirchner

Admission Counselor


Phone: 502-272-8266

Get to know me: I am a Bellarmine ’16 alumni with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. I grew up in a rural section of Northern Kentucky and attended Walton-Verona High School. After graduating from Bellarmine, I decided to stay in Louisville because it’s so awesome! I also taught for two years before deciding to work at Bellarmine. I love all things food, cute animals, and Packers football!

Favorite spot on campus: While all of campus is great, I think my favorite spot has to be Palio. I’m always down for a late night snack and Palio makes the BEST buffalo chicken wraps. It’s also a cool spot to just hang out and snack with friends, especially in the winter when you don’t feel like walking from your dorm to UDH in the cold!


Emily Neuhauser

Admission Counselor


Phone: 502-272-7081

Get to know me: I am a recent graduate of Ball State University with a major in Marketing and a minor in Leadership Studies. I grew up right across the river in Floyds Knobs, IN and attended Floyd Central High School, but have always considered Louisville to be my home.

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot on campus is easily University Dining Hall (UDH)! You can catch me there everyday at lunch chowing down on a homemade M&M brownie. UDH brings “campus dining” to a whole new level! Aside from the food, it’s a great spot to run into friends, enjoy a nice view of our beautiful campus, and the dining staff is some of the nicest on campus!


James Standard

Senior Admission Counselor


Phone: 502-272-8351

Get to know me: I was born here in Louisville, and I’ve lived here all of my life. I attended Louisville Male High School before attending Bellarmine University in the fall of 2008. I graduated from Bellarmine in 2012 with my bachelor’s degree double majoring in Business Administration and Communication. I plan on starting my Master’s in Business Administration in the next couple of years.

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot on campus is the SuRF. The SuRF is the place where I met many of my new friends for the first time. This was also a place I enjoyed as a student because there was plenty to do. Some of my favorite things to do at the SuRF included playing pick-up basketball, playing ping pong, and watching sporting events on the TV in the lobby.


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