The UC first-year experience is the cornerstone upon which university learning experience is built. It is comprised of curricular, co-curricular and experiential learning throughout the year. First - year experience at UC focuses on: Integration of knowledge gained in courses, experiences, and student life; Habits of mind and interaction needed for success in the university; Exploring professional and civic responsibilities as an educated person; and Engaging in UC’s diverse cultural life.
Community Engagement Learning (also known as Service-Learning) is a specially designed learning experience in which students combine reflection with structured participation in community-based projects to achieve specified learning outcomes as part of an academic course and/or program requirement.
The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards serves as a resource for outstanding students at the University of Cincinnati who seek to compete for world-renowned and highly competitive scholarships and fellowships. Our goal is to make students aware of the many scholarship opportunities available, and to mentor students throughout the application process so that they may build the strongest application possible.
The mission of Student Affairs is to create a campus environment and student experience that attracts and supports students who have diverse backgrounds & abilities and to empower them to reach their full potential. Utilizing the power of core university values in a rich learning environment, the UC student experience transforms students' lives.
UC offers a variety of excellent programs abroad. There are programs that last for one week, a summer, a quarter, a semester or an entire year. In addition to traditional study abroad programs you can pursue an international internship, a service-learning project or co-op. There are opportunities for every student regardless of field of study.
University Honors is committed to helping students maximize their educational opportunities at UC while discovering and pursuing theirpassions in life and using their gifts and talents to make meaningful contributions to society.
UC Forward supports trans-disciplinary teaching, learning, and research specifically experiences that enhance our undergraduate and graduate programs. All UC Forward collaborations are intended to tackle real world issues - some tangible, some not - that may include problems in health care, the environment, poverty, sustainable development, or even difficult theoretical or philosophical questions in art, photography, or literature. Whatever the experience, UC Forward courses put students in the driver's seat and pair them with experts in their fields to guide them as they solve real and relevant questions that require solutions unbounded by a single discipline.