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Small Group Sessions

These small group sessions, led by your Student Orientation Leaders (SOLs) allow you to meet other new students and to find out what it’s really like at the University of Cincinnati. You will be with a group of other new students throughout the day-and-a-half orientation program. Informal discussions will be led by your Student Orientation Leader (SOL). Our SOLs are returning students who have been carefully selected and trained to help guide you through this transitional process.

Introduction to Your College

You and your parents will attend a session tailored by your college to get an overview of the college and academic requirements. You will then meet with your academic advisors to register for classes recommended by your academic advisor based upon your degree requirements, interests and any advanced standing to date. When you leave this session, you will have a schedule of your fall semester classes in hand! Parents will receive information about the best ways to support your academic progress at the college level in partnership with academic advisors.  Students and parents will visit with your college dean or advisor regarding requirements for your major and an overview of your home college. Parents will then go to a different session and you will remain to visit with college staff or academic advisors. You will discuss what specific classes to take your first semester, and you will then register online for those classes. When you leave this session, you will have a schedule of your fall semester classes in hand.

Parents Orientation

We have designed a special orientation for parents that will explore the many changes parents face when their students go to college. There will also be many important general information sessions in areas such as safety, health issues, financing college, and residence hall living. Parents will meet with advisors from the colleges to discuss course and academic major concerns and graduation requirements. There will also be an introduction to the UC Parents Association and opportunity to join this group. All programs will be informal with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and meet other parents.