New Student OrientationNEw Student OrientationDepartment of Enrollment ManagementUniversity of Cincinnati

New Student Orientation

Schedule - Parents

The Parent Bearcats Bound Orientation is not mandatory.  However, parents are encouraged to attend (particularly if this is your first child going to college). There will not be a separate siblings program. Siblings will accompany parents.


Orientation Check-In

Be prepared to show a photo ID at the orientation check-in desk in Tangeman University Center. Acceptable forms of a photo ID are driver’s license, state ID, military ID, or passport.

College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), students and parents have a different schedule. Please see the enclosed insert. If you did not receive an insert, please call 513-556-2486 or go to www.uc.edu/orientation.


Overnight Accommodations Check-In

If you or your student are planning to stay overnight in Siddall Residence Hall, the check-in desk is located in the lobby level of the hall (see Overnight Accommodations).

  • If you are arriving on the day of your orientation your check-in time is from 4:00–8:30 p.m.Please leave your luggage in the trunk of your vehicle until the overnight stay check-in time
  • If you are arriving the day before your orientation, your check-in time is between 7:00–11:00 p.m.

See Overnight Accommodations for additional information.

 

What New Bearcat Parents Can Expect

During Bearcats Bound Orientation, parents will learn about:

  • The numerous support services available to students
  • UC’s academic and social programs
  • How to stay actively involved in your student’s learning process
  • Financial aid, housing, safety and other programs and services
  • How to join the UC Parents Association
  • Meet and interact with other new parents

 

DAY ONE – PARENTS

CHECK IN LOCATION: TANGEMAN UNIVERSITY CENTER - LEVEL 4
7:25 - 7:40 a.m. CHECK IN:  College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS)
                     
students who need to take the math placement test
                      will check-in at this time.
7:30 - 7:40 a.m. CHECK IN:  Honors students and parents of Honors students
                      will check-in at this time.
7:35 - 7:40 a.m. CHECK IN:  UC Athletes and parents of UC Athletes will
                      check-in at this time.
   
7:40 - 8:55 a.m. CHECK IN FOR ALL OTHER STUDENTS and PARENTS.
9:00 a.m.
WELCOME    
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Campus Services
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. College Program
12:30 p.m. Lunch at CenterCourt (will be provided)
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Doctors, Diseases and Deductibles
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Residence Life, Commuter Life, and University Park Apartments
2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Taking Care of Business
2:30 - 5:00 p.m. UC Bookstore Open House
2:45 - 5:00 p.m. Student Spotlight
2:45 - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions from six units

 

DAY TWO – PARENTS

7:00 - 7:30 a.m. Check out of Siddall Residence Hall
7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast on your own — Enjoy the options on campus
8:15 - 9:00 a.m. The UC Parents Association and Athletics
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Money Matters
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Public Safety
11:15 - 11:25 a.m. Degree Progress Audit
11:25 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. SOLS Panel with Athletics Coaches
12:30 p.m.
  • Residence Hall Tour (optional)
  • One Stop at One Stop (optional)

Note : This is a sample schedule and is subject to slight changes. You will receive the final program in your packet at Bearcats Bound Orientation.  You must check-in before attending any session in order to be obtain all your information.

 

Bearcats Bound School Supplies Drive

Please bring some new school supplies to donate to the Bearcats Bound School Supplies Drive. Bring your items to the orientation check-in desk and place in the donation box. Get a good start by making a positive impact on your new home community! The school supplies will be donated to a Cincinnati area elementary or middle school to help children in need.

Be generous in participating in the Bearcats Bound School Supplies Drive, and join us in serving the littlest among us!

Requested items include: 

  • crayons
  • pencils
  • pens
  • markers (waterbased)
  • erasers
  • glue (white, non-toxic)
  • notebooks
  • pencil box or case

Your donation will reach a needy child in time for the start of the new school year and you can help boost their confidence.

Note:  Monetary donations will be accepted at the Orientation desk, in lieu of, or in addition to, your school supplies donation. All donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated.