If you need overnight accommodations, you have two options: you may stay in Siddall Residence Hall or you may stay in a local hotel. Parents have the option of staying in the residence hall as well, but parents will not be roomed with their freshman son or daughter. Students are not required to stay overnight in Siddall Residence Hall.
Also, please be advised that Siddall Hall has gender-focused floors with common bathrooms and showers, not private in-room bathrooms. If parents prefer to room together, please understand that one parent will have to travel to the appropriate gender floor for bathroom service.
The cost of staying in Siddall Residence Hall is $35 per night, per person. Space is limited, and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to accommodate all incoming students, parents and students are limited to a maximum of a two-night stay in Siddall Residence Hall.
To reserve a room in Siddall Hall, register for Bearcats Bound Orientation at www.uc.edu/orientation.
Siddall Residence Hall, because of it’s location on campus, is a convenient place to stay overnight. Linen service is not provided so please bring bed sheets or a sleeping bag, a pillow, blanket and towels as needed for a
maximum of a two-night stay.
Check-in for overnight stay is in the lobby of Siddall Residence Hall. You may unload your overnight luggage curb-side near Siddall Residence Hall. To get close to Siddall Hall take Calhoun Street (one way) to right on Corbett Drive and Siddall Hall will be on your right at the end of the drive. This route has a considerable number of steps leading to the entrance of Siddall. It may be easier for you to park in CCM Garage or Calhoun Garage and carry your overnight luggage the short distance to Siddall Hall (see campus map).
Siddall Hall does not have storage space or concierge service. Please leave your luggage in the trunk of your vehicle until check-in time. In fact, you may find it more convenient to first check-in, pick up your room key and then unload your luggage at your leisure.
• If you are arriving on the day of your orientation your check-in
time for overnight stay is from 4:00-8:30 p.m. If you are arriving on
the day of your orientation, please leave your luggage in the trunk of
your vehicle until the overnight check-in time. Proceed to the
Orientation check-in desk in Tangeman University Center Level 4. At
the end of the day, you may check-in for your overnight stay, pick up
your room key and unload your luggage.
• If you are arriving the day before your orientation your check-in
time for overnight stay is from 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Check-out, on Day 2 of your orientation, is from 7:00–7:30 a.m. The morning session on Day 2 begins at 8:00 a.m. Please allow enough time to eat breakfast. Breakfast is on your own, but keep in mind the many options available on and around campus.
May students and parents be roomed together for overnight stay in the residence hall?
Students of the same gender will be roomed with other new students randomly. Parents and guests will be roomed with preferred family members or guests if requested. Please indicate preference when registering online. If preference is not stated on the registration, parents will be roomed with other parents of the same gender.
May I request single occupancy during my overnight stay in the residence hall?
Due to space constraints, we regret we cannot honor requests for single occupancy rooms. Students, parents and guests who stay overnight in the residence hall will have a roommate.
What other options are there for overnight accommodations?
Students and their parents who wish to stay in a hotel will find many lodging options. We are happy to recommend UC’s hotel on our Medical campus:
Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel at University of Cincinnati (on Medical Campus)
The Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center is proud to offer UC families a discounted rate of $135/night during Bearcats Bound Orientation.
For more information or to book your room today, visit KingsgateMarriott.com and reference promotional code “PNS” when booking. The place to enter the code is right under the dates “Special Rates & Awards” section. You can also call 1-888-720-1299.
Availability is limited, so call early for reservations.
For general hotel information, please call Kingsgate at 513-487-3800.