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.

Immerse Yourself

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

You probably have questions. We have answers.

Can I recieve a Trustee Scholarship for a virtual event? 

We are awarding our Trustee Scholarship to any student who visits either in-person for one of our campus tours following all COVID protocols or through our virtual sessions. By visiting and filing FAFSA before May 1st, you will receive the Trustee Scholarship worth $1,500 per year or $6,000 total. 

Are in-person visits available?

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 limit tours to very small groups.

Is the admissions process delayed or pushed back at all?

We remain committed to providing you with a quick review and response to your application, and we are committed to our November 1st early action deadline and February 1st priority deadline. 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 September. You can still expect to hear back on your completed application within 2 weeks.

What events are cancelled?

We are hosting an in-person Preview Day in September in addition to a virtual preview day in October. 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 September. 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. You can complete your housing application at any time after December 1st once you have paid your deposit in one.bellarmine.edu.

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?

Yes, we are currently hosting and participating in athletic competition following all COVID protocols. 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

Email: ckircher@bellarmine.edu

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.


Audrey Fogle

Admission Counselor

Email: afogle2@bellarmine.edu

Phone: 502-272-8266

Hello, it’s nice to meet you! A little bit about me, I was born and raised in Owensboro, KY but consider Louisville my home. My dearest family and friends live here now too, and I can understand why. There's so much to do!! I received my undergraduate degree in Business Management and Marketing. My passion is helping others and I love serving as a resource to students.

My favorite spot on campus is the quad! There's always something happening. I love seeing all of the fun activities and students interacting. You really get a sense of the Bellarmine culture.


Taylor Shaw

Admission Counselor

Email: tshaw02@bellarmine.edu

Phone: 502-272-7964

Get to know me: I graduated from Bellarmine University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a double minor in Criminal Justice Studies and Health Care. I grew up in Elizabethtown, KY and have lived in multiple states and cities, but Louisville is my favorite!

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot on campus would have to be the courtyard located in the middle of our Siena residence halls. The flowing waterfall, array of green life, and crackling firepit all come together to make this space a relaxing oasis. We want our students to feel completely at home on our campus, and the courtyard is the perfect shared space for our residential and commuter students to come together for nightly fireside chats, special concert series events, and more!


Dia Garcia

Assistant Dean, Regional Recruitment & Admissions

Email: lgarcia2@bellarmine.edu

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

Email: lviens01@bellarmine.edu

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

Email: mjones3@bellarmine.edu

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.


Haley Kirchner

Admission Counselor

Email: hkirchner01@bellarmine.edu

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!


James Standard

Senior Admission Counselor

Email: jstandard@bellarmine.edu

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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