Do It and Be Done!  

Bearcats Bound Orientation (BBO) is jam-packed with activities, information and fun!

Save yourself some time and effort by taking care of these tasks before you arrive for your BBO session.

If you have trouble or questions, don't worry, we'll have staff on hand to help you with any or all of these tasks during your orientation session. There are even how-to videos  that you can link to from this page.

The most exciting part of Taking Care of Business is getting your UC ID!

Be sure to attend, even if you have taken care of everything else on this list!

Parking Parking permit purchase and Bearcat Card deposit opportunities will be available during Taking Care of Business, on Day 1, 4 - 5 p.m. in the Tangeman University Center (TUC) Study Lounge on Level 3.

 Bearcat Card deposits may be made at the MainStreet Connection Center, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The MainStreet Connection Center is located across from PNC Bank on TUC Level 3.

The Parking Services office is also open Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. throughout the summer. If you purchased a Fast Pass at Bearcats Bound Orientation, you will need to pick it up at the Parking Services office.


Activate and deposit to Bearcat Card
UC Bookstores Rental Account
Waive Student Health insurance

Campus Dining Pass for commuters & non-residents
Parents Stay in Touch by Signing up for Connect News

Additional Activities

Open a Student Bank account with PNC Bank

Learn about PNC's Virtual Wallet Student® Account

Visit the PNC website, the campus branch on Level 3 of Tangeman University Center, or the PNC Bank tables at Taking Care of Business to learn more or open your account. View a video about Virtual Wallet Student.

Find Custom course materials via Catalyst portal

Your Customized List Will Not Appear until You Register for Classes

In fact, the best time to look for your list in Catalyst will be in late July or early August. Follow this link to watch a short video about how it works.

Housing & Food Services Questions

Get Your Housing & Food Services Questions Answered

Link to our page with Frequently Asked Questions, or visit our table at Taking Care of Business if you have remaining questions. If your questions can't wait, send us a message at or

Student Jobs on Campus

Campus Services is UC's Largest Student Employer

Click to see current job postings.

Campus Services hires more students than any other UC department, with a wide variety of positions that are conveniently located with flexible schedules.