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The University of Cincinnati moved our participation in National Student Day from Oct. 13 to Tuesday, Oct. 18 because of Reading Days.

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, UC will celebrate the 6th Annual National Student Day along with 1,500+ other participating universities. This special day celebrates students, and promotes students' social responsibility and volunteerism with campus events, including a 20% discount at UC Bookstores and freebies.

National Student Day is sponsored by Campus Services and the UC Bookstores in collaboration with the Center for Community Engagement (CCE), Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) and UC Sustainability.

Use #NationalStudentDay to learn more about the great events that are planned nationwide. Follow @UCMainStreet on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, for more UC campus information!

On National Student Day, students can take selfies in the UC Bookstore and post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #SMILEforNSD, and they will be entered to win a $100 campus store gift card! Each student gets five chances to enter a selfie! For every entry that is accepted, $1 is donated to Scholarship America (up to $5,000)! You can also tag #QuickStudyScholarship and be entered to win a $500 scholarship!

In the spirit of celebrating our students, Larry Elssaser Scholarship Award Recipients will be announced on National Student Day. This memorial scholarship commemorates a Bearcat who was able to give back to UC through his dedication and service as a student athlete and career employee. The Larry Elsasser Memorial Scholarship recognizes hard-working student employees who maintain their academic excellence. This year a $1,000 scholarship will be bestowed to two full-time UC undergraduate students who are currently employed at UC.


UC Campus Events
All Day FREE laundry in all campus resident halls
All Day Keep Calm & Color Mural outside UC Bookstore main entrance, TUC level 3
All Day
UC Bookstores 20% off discount on apparel and gifts
All Day
Selfie Contest at UC Bookstore, TUC level 3 entrance
7 - 10:30 a.m. FREE drip coffee with your own reusable travel mug at campus Starbucks locations, cafés, and convenience stores
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
TUC Scavenger Hunt + 250 prizes - Sponsored by MainStreet
8 - 8:45 a.m. Healthy U Bootcamp with Campus Recreation, Nippert Stadium
9 a.m. + 4 p.m. Candy at mystery garages - Sponsored by Parking Services
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Raffle for Free Semester Parking Pass + games at PNC Bank in TUC
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Community Service Fair + raffle for prizes on McMicken Commons - Sponsored by Center for Community Engagement.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Prize Pit at TUC front steps - Sponsored by UC Bookstores 11a.m.- Noon Appearance by the Bearcat!
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pepsi Tasting + Raffle for prizes on McMicken Commons
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free Chair Massage in Campus Rec Passageway
UC Campus Events
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Music on MainStreet
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Food Trucks on Mainstreet - Sponsored by Student Government + Food Truck Association:
Jamaican Jerk, WAFFO, DOJO, Bones Brothers Wings

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tech-free Tuesday Safety/Obstacle Challenge + prizes on Mainstreet. Sponsored by Parking Services
noon - 12:45 p.m. Color Me Calm in the Campus Recreation Center passageway
noon - 1 p.m. Selfie contest with the Bearcat at the UC Bookstore - TUC level 3 entrance
2 - 4:30 p.m.
Cincinnati's Largest Sundaes at CenterCourt + MarketPointe - Sponsored by Dining Services
2 - 3 p.m.
Outdoor Yoga Class with Campus Recreation on McMicken Commons - bring your own mat!
3 p.m. FREE National Student Day T-shirts to first 1,000 students at UC Bookstore + Medical Campus Bookstore
3 - 3:45 p.m.
Cincinnati Zoo Cheetah Encounter in the TUC Study Lounge
6 - 9 p.m. FREE Catskeller nachos
7 p.m. FREE movie - Finding Dory - at MainStreet Cinema + free popcorn
8:30 p.m. FREE movie - Neighbors 2 - at MainStreet Cinema + free popcorn

Check back frequently for additional events and times!

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