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UC Bicentennial

UC Bicentennial

Welcome to the “BirthDay” of UC’s bicentennial . . . as today the UC Board, and shortly thereafter a select team of UC “Dream Makers” will come together to begin conceptualization of what will be the biggest celebration in the long and storied history of our great university.


The year 2019 marks UC’s Bicentennial year. 200 years since our founding in 1819.


Throughout the campus, Cincinnati, Ohio, the U.S. and the world.


A year-long series of special events, communications, and ideas yet to

be born celebrating 200 years of educational achievement, leadership

and commitment to community.


Ultimately hundreds of volunteers – faculty, staff and students will join alumni and friends to organize these ideas and events. A bicentennial commission composed of alumni and friends of the university will be appointed by the president in the coming year. Joining them will be the university’s internal dream-making team.

Together they will form the bicentennial organizing group that will create and produce the bicentennial celebration.


  1. To produce the greatest celebration in UC and Cincinnati history …one that not only celebrates the great spirit and commitment of our history, but the vision of education and community that is our university today, and the unlimited potential for leadership in learning that is our tomorrow.
  2. Create for all involved more smiles and great memories than with any event they’ve been involved. Build a uniquely positive experience for everyone in the university community to celebrate our wonderful university.
  3. Create a “centennial legacy” that will further enhance the capabilities, image and market position of the University of Cincinnati to second-to-none in the collegiate world.
Seeking Essays - UC Bicentennial

Seeking Great Essays about UC

Among the tasks of the Spirit of History Committee of the Presidential Bicentennial Commission is the production of a book that will reflect the breadth and diversity of the University of Cincinnati over its rich and eventful history. Please use this form to propose an essay for this book.


Dream Makers Goal

To dream … to be creative … to think of possible ideas for events, communication, marketing, timing, people, resources, fundraising and UC building opportunities that can help make UC’s bicentennial celebration the best it can be.