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Celebrating Our Bicentennial
One Story at a Time

The University of Cincinnati is preparing for its 200th anniversary.


The year 2019 marks UC’s Bicentennial year based on its 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 scores of volunteers – faculty, staff and students will join alumni and friends to organize these ideas and events. Leading them will be the Presidential Bicentennial Commission co-chairs and a University Implementation Team.


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.

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.

Create a “bicentennial legacy” that will further enhance the capabilities, image and market position of the University of Cincinnati to second-to-none in the collegiate world.

Essay Contest Deadline: March 31, 2016

A Bicentennial Essay Contest, offering cash prizes, seeks submissions from students, faculty, staff and alumni telling interesting stories about UC. Winning essays may be considered for publication in a bicentennial book. See contest rules and submission.

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.