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. 

Evening Programming

Come join other students while at Orientation to participate in Bearcats Eat & Greet and Catch the Party Buzz. Our evening programs are designed for students to meet other students and make connections before the first week of classes. Student Orientation Leaders will also be present during these programs to answer any questions that you may have. More information about these programs will be available in the Bearcat App prior to coming to campus for Orientation.