Transitions cohort pictured in front of the AACRC building

Transitions Program

Transitions is a program designed to enhance the first-year experience for incoming Black students by providing leadership training, workshops, peer mentoring, and other social and academic activities to ensure that all participants are prepared for college and beyond. Accepted students will have the opportunity to move in early to enable them to attend the required early arrival program.

Graduates of the program have gone on to become elected members of Student Government and have also obtained membership and been leaders in a myriad of organizations from fraternities and sororities to Resident Assistants (RAs), Student Orientation Leaders (SOLs), and BASE Mentors...all while maintaining a standard of excellence in the classroom. Transitions is the premier program of the AACRC. Participation in it will undoubtedly help you begin a successful collegiate career here at the University of Cincinnati.

Program Objectives

  • Retain & matriculate students

  • Receive guidance through mentorship

  • Nurture & develop cultural foundations

  • Cultivate leadership skills

  • Develop an affinity for UC

  • Create a culture of belonging through the AACRC
  • Engage in community service opportunities to empower leaders to give back to their community

Transitions Application Deadline for Students interested in the Dr. P Eric Abercrumbie Living-Learning Community

* Students interested in the ALLC must apply for Transitions and the ALLC on the Housing Application by June 4th.

Important information before applying: 
Please note that this is a two-step application process. Applicants will be notified after the deadline if they have been accepted or not. If accepted you will receive additional communication via email to confirm your participation in the program, confirm attendance for our early-arrival program, and to register for our NEW PD1190:TRANSITIONS FIRST YEAR course that will only be offered in the Fall.

Final Transitions Application Deadline:
6/24/2024 11:59 pm

Accepted students will be required to do the following:

  • Participate in the Early Arrival Program
  • Students will also be required to attend weekly Transitions meetings/classes each Wednesday during the Fall AND Spring semesters starting at 4:40pm we ask that you do not have a class that conflicts with this time
  • Register for new PD1190: TRANSITIONS FIRST YEAR course (FA 24 only) 
  • Enroll in at least one Africana Studies course during the 2024-2025 academic year

Apply today!

Mid August 2024 (more information provided after application deadline)

Early Arrival Program
Mid August 2024 (more information provided after application deadline)

Weekly Meetings
Each Wednesday, 4:40 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., during the Fall AND Spring Semesters

Application Link

Apply today!

For questions or concerns, contact 

Transitions 2022 cohort pictured outside the AACRC