Welcome Week

Welcome Week

15 in 15 Initiative

15 in 15: Things to Do in the Next 15 Weeks

Welcome Weekend is only the start—your exploration of UC is just beginning!  We strongly encourage you to use this list of suggestions to guide your continuing learning about life as a Bearcat throughout the fall semester.

  • Visit the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) in 2441 French Hall (West) as soon as you can. LAC offers free academic coaching, supplemental instruction, and tutoring for all undergraduates. More information is at http://www.uc.edu/aess/lac.html.

  • Meet with your academic advisor about spring semester registration. Early registration for most new students begins the week of October 28. See advising centers at http://www.uc.edu/registrar/advising/adv_directory.html.
  • If you are a scholarship or grant recipient with responsibilities (e.g., Cincinnatus, Turner, Cincinnati Pride, etc.) review the requirements for any responsibilities you have (e.g., service hours, grades, meetings).  Seek clarification on items you do not understand from the office that awarded you the funding.
  • Visit the Career Development Center (CDC) website at ww.uc.edu/career/students.html.  Identify your designated Career Coachschedule a visit with him or her before the end of November.
  • Attend at least one of the following all-campus welcome events celebrating UC’s diversity:
    • Hispanic Student Welcome, Thursday, Aug. 29, 5-7 p.m., Mick and Mack’s
    • Asian Student Welcome, Friday, Aug. 30, 5-7 p.m., TUC Great Hall
    • Akwaaba Black Student Welcome, Sunday, Sept. 8, 4-7 p.m., TUC Great Hall
    • LGBTQ Meet & Greet, Thursday, Sept. 5, 5-7 p.m., 565 Steger Student Life Center
  • Attend  CDC’s Part-time Job Fair on Wednesday, September 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Atrium on the third floor of Tangeman University Center (TUC).

  • Attend the Fun, Food, and Library Finds in Langsam Library the first Friday of each month at 4 p.m.  The first event is Friday, September 6!
  • Attend one of the Center for Community Engagement’s service events like Into the Streets on Sept. 28. More specifics are online at www.uc.edu/cce.
  • Learn more about study abroad at a half-hour First-Timers’ Sessionany weekday at 11 a.m. or  2 p.m. in 700 Swift Hall.
  • Attend the Programs Abroad Expo on October 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on MainStreet.
  • Develop the habit of checking your UConnect email account at least weekly as well as a building a personal weekly budget for the semester. Plan and organize now for early spring semester events like filing your taxes and completing your FAFSA for 2014-15. Always carry your UCID. 
  • Attend UC Day at the Zoo on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..  Check out this website for more information: http://www.uc.edu/zoo.html