As a family member, UC is your home away from home as well! Parent & Family Programs hosts events throughout the year to provide opportunities for you to visit your student and connect with UC! 

Bearcats Bound Orientation

Each summer, we welcome new Bearcats and their families to campus for Bearcats Bound Orientation. We look forward to meeting you and getting you started on your journey toward Move-In!

Welcome Week

Family members standing on Sheakley Lawn by several picnic tables

During Welcome Week and Move-In, we invite all families to find us at the top of UC MainStreet to pick up free goodies, swag, and sign-up for Family Weekend. Those who sign up for Family Weekend at Welcome Week/Move-In will receive a free gift!!

Family Weekend

Family members posing with the Bearcat mascot

Family Weekend 2021 is scheduled for October 8-10, 2021Family Weekend is held each fall to give parents and families the opportunity to spend time with their student, experience life at UC, and explore our city of Cincinnati. It's a schedule-packed weekend of events to enjoy with your family. Everyone is welcome and we have activities for all ages from 0 to 100!

Colors of Spring Paint Night

Family members posing with painted canvases of a C-Paw on a zigzag background

Join us for our annual Colors of Spring Paint Night to create your own UC-themed masterpiece. Each year, we offer a new design to bring out your inner creative Bearcat! This is an instructor-guided painting experience, so you are sure to love your final product! You can grab dinner near campus and then join us for painting and delicious after-dinner desserts!

Bearcat Family Fun Zone @ Commencement

Family members standing on Sheakley Lawn by several picnic tables

This event will not be held in Spring 2021 due to COVID-19 protocols and safety precautions in place. 

Is your Bearcat graduating? Join us in the Bearcat Family Zone at Commencement for games, giveaways, photobooth fun, and more! We share the photos on social media where you can tag your student and download the pictures.