Spring 2021 Semester Update
A vibrant campus life is integral to student success and your student experience. We will continue to provide socially responsible experiences and traditions on campus. In order to do so, we will continue to reimagine our campus experiences
to accommodate physical distancing and preventative measures, and we acknowledge that not every program will be able to happen as it has in the past. Campus activities will be determined by what is possible with COVID-19 safety precautions.
Further, we encourage programmatic engagement for each Registered Student Organization and University department to be offered in multiple modalities (i.e. in-person and virtually) so that members of our campus community, both physically
present and those engaging virtually, can participate. To help better connect students to engagement opportunities this spring, we invite you to take the Student Activities Interest Questionnaire if you have not already done so. Through this questionnaire, we can recommend personalized campus experiences that align with your interests and connect you with the campus community. We also encourage you to check Engage and
social media and Bellarmine’s Instagram account (@BellarmineU) for campus events.
RSO Sponsored Events
- All campus events should reflect University values and follow the Student Code of Conduct.
- Students will adhere to all CDC, state, and University guidelines, as well as tenants agreed upon in the Bellarmine Knights Pledge and Acknowledgment (COVID-19), including but not limited to physical distancing, face coverings, and
- Activities, events and meetings will largely be conducted with reduced capacities to ensure physical distance between attendees. Face coverings must be worn at all campus events and in all public spaces on campus.
- Event and room reservation requests must be submitted through Engage and will be individually evaluated to determine what space would best accommodate your needs and how best to create a socially responsible environment.
- Classrooms may be available for students and student organizations to reserve for activities and meetings. Additional parameters and guidelines for these activities may be enforced, such as:
- Time limitations or restrictions
- Limited available seating
- Reduced room/event capacity to ensure physical distancing
- Cleaning and disinfectant protocols before, during, and after each event
- Students hosting events will clearly communicate to participants expectations of health safety, as well as inherent health risks associated with activities.
Enforcement of Policies
Bellarmine acknowledges the existence of both rights and responsibilities of each student and the role each member plays in ensuring the vitality of our community. Students are individually and collectively responsible for their behavior
and fully accountable for their actions both on and off campus. Any student, faculty, or staff member may submit a report to the Dean of Students (502.272.8150) against any person believed to be in violation of any of the guidelines
or policies from the University, Kentucky Public Health Department, or Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Taking the Pledge
All students, faculty and staff must complete our #HealthyAtBU Education Module and Knight Pledge. The pledge can be found in Self Service – go to OneBellarmine, click on Self Service, click on your username at the top right of the
screen and in the drop-down menu is the “agreements”. Click on that and the pledge should appear. In the text of the pledge is a link to the educational module, which is about 15 minutes long.
Student Emergency Fund
Students who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of these sudden changes can seek support through the student emergency aid fund.
More info: email@example.com
The Federal Government’s Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) will provide our university with additional funding to support the efforts of our student emergency aid fund. If you would benefit from additional funding, we encourage you to apply for funding through the Student Emergency Fund by clicking here. Funds will be issued in compliance with the terms of your financial aid.
CRRSAA Student Emergency Fund
- To qualify, you must be enrolled at the time the funds are disbursed to your account.
- The previous $400 maximum limit for a request has temporarily been lifted.
- Students may apply once per month for supplemental emergency aid until further notice.
- Students who previously received emergency funding are welcome to apply for additional emergency funding.
- Students may use CRRSAA grants toward:
- any component of their cost of attendance (e.g., tuition, fees, course materials, technology) and/or
- emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as:
- health care (including mental)
- child care
If you have your bank account on file via One Bellarmine, you will receive a direct deposit. If not, a check will be mailed to your permanent address. Please reach out to student accounts firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about setting up direct deposit.
Support for Online Courses
Faculty should be your first point of contact for support in your online classes. Faculty should do their best to determine whether an issue is either technical/technological or academic, and direct you appropriately, as outlined below.
More info on technical/technology issues: Contact the Technology Support Center at email@example.com or 502.272.8301
More info on academic-related issues: Contact that Student Success Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502.272.7400.
Students can also seek support online, via live chat, through the Bellarmine Online Learning Support group in Microsoft Teams.
Internet Resources and Documents for Students
The library is now open to current BU students, staff and faculty. Please use your BU ID card to swipe in. Up-to-date hours and more information can be found on the library website.
Please check the Dining Services site for information on each location's hours of operation.
You can also view all facility policies that are focused on preventing the transmission of COVID-19 and ensuring
the health and safety of our community online.
Patrons are currently required to get their temperatures checked at the door and wear a face covering at all times while inside the fitness center, in alignment with both university protocol and the KY governor’s guidance.
Campus Recreation & Wellness is hosting both in-person and virtual programs weekly. These activities include intramural sports, group fitness classes, and wellness-centered events. For the most up-to-date information, follow @bellarminesurf on Instagram.
Student Concern Reporting
If you have any Title IX or student concerns, our coordinators are available to help. Contact our Title IX coordinators or complete
Student Concern Report.
Bellarmine Shuttle Service will resume January 6, 2021 at 7:30 a.m.
- Campus wide shuttle service during the week:
- Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
- Fridays, 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday. 6 - 11:30 p.m.
- Allen Hall route:
- Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - the last class, Franciscan Circle to Allen Hall
- For service to the Flynn Building please contact Sharon Oster at 502.272.7777 or email@example.com to reserve your ride time.
Things to note due to Covid-19:
- Ridership is at 50% capacity for social distancing. Shuttles are limited to 7 passengers at a time so please plan accordingly.
- Face coverings are required to ride any Bellarmine transportation vehicles.
- Please download the Ride Systems app on your phone from the app store to see the location of the shuttles.