New Student OrientationNEw Student OrientationDepartment of Enrollment ManagementUniversity of Cincinnati

New Student Orientation

Bearcats Bound Orientation Registration

Bearcats Bound Card

Before you can register for Orientation, you will need to complete your Bearcats Bound Card information by following the instructions below. Once completed, you will have easy access to your personal login information which will give you access to the orientation registration system, One Stop class registration system, Blackboard and more UC systems.

Keep your Bearcats Bound Card secure, and bring it with you to Orientation.

Getting Your Central Login Username and UCID Number

  1. Go to onestop.uc.edu
  2. Under “PERSONAL INFORMATION” click on “get my username” and fill in the form. You will need the last four digits of your social security number (if you did not disclose your social securtiy number, you will need to contact the helpdesk at 513-556-4357 to get your username).
  3. Click on “Find My Username.” The next page will display your username and your UCID number.
  4. Go to http://uc.edu/pss and answer the “Admin Defined Challenge Questions”. Following that, under “User-Defined Challenge Questions” create your own questions and answers (these questions and answers can be used to verify your identity if you forget your password). 
  5. Go up to the left side of the page and click “Change Password” (your old password will be the initial password you just logged in with).  PLEASE NOTE: This action will reset the password for all of your accounts. 
  6. If your initial password does not work contact the helpdesk at 513-556-4357.

    Record this information on your Bearcats Bound Card. Helpdesk contact information: 513-556-HELP (4357) or helpdesk@uc.edu

Accessing Your UC Blackboard Account

  1. You will use the Central Login username and password (from above) to access your UC Blackboard account.
  2. Go to blackboard.uc.edu enter your username and password from the previous step.
  3. Please Note: Unless you have already accessed and changed this, the initial password will be Uc!mmddyyyy where “mmddyyyy” is your full date of birth.

    Record any updated information on your Bearcats Bound Card. Blackboard Support contact information: 513-556-1602 or blackboard.uc.edu.


Activating Your UConnect Email

  1. Go to mail.uc.edu
  2. Log in with your username and password from the previous steps.
  3. Remember to check this email often.

    Record this information on your Bearcats Bound Card. Helpdesk contact information: 513-556-HELP (4357) or helpdesk@uc.edu