First-Year Transitions

Step into BU at Knight U

Step into BU at Knight U

On Saturday, Bellarmine welcomes nearly 400 students and their families to the Bellarmine Community. The annual event, Knight U, is the first of many big steps into Bellarmine. Students meet peers and discuss their academic plans with faculty and advisors. Parents and families receive an overview of the essentials of the Bellarmine experience from faculty, […]

New Advisor Day

New Advisor Day, which will be held on February 26, 2015, marks Bellarmine first-year students’ official transition to an advisor in their major. At the event, students have the opportunity to connect with their departments and meet their advisors. Undecided freshmen will have the opportunity to explore one major of interest or speak with an […]

So, Your Student Wants to Change Majors?

Registration for spring 2015 courses for began yesterday with the seniors. By November 14, nearly all current degree-seeking students will have registered for courses.  For freshmen who are unsure what they’ll major in, or those  having second thoughts about what they thought was a “sure thing” a few months ago, the process can seem even […]

Advising and Registration for Spring 2015

Bellarmine first-year students begin their fall semester with an individualized course schedule based on: major(s), minor(s), Bellarmine’s general education requirements, previously earned credit(s), high school GPA, and ACT scores. For spring course selection, all students are ultimately responsible for their registration; however, Bellarmine supports the process for first-year students through the Freshman Focus course. Here […]

What is “MAP-Works?”

Now that your student is getting settled in to college life at Bellarmine, we wanted to make you aware of a program called MAP-Works, or Making Achievement Possible Works. This is a program that Bellarmine uses to promote your student’s college success. Each fall, first-year students take a MAP-Works web-based survey that includes questions related […]