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

Family members pose with Assistant Dean Daniel Cummins at 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!

Bearcats Welcome

Student poses with a large block U-C filled with red, white, black balloons

During Bearcats Welcome and Move-In, we invite all families to join us for free goodies and swag. And be sure to sign-up for Family Weekend during Bearcats Welcome for a free gift!!

> Bearcats Welcome dates and information!

Family Weekend

Hundreds of families seated on Sheakley Lawn in front of Lindner Athletic Center for a BBQ

Family Weekend is scheduled for October 20-22, 2023. Family 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

A painted canvas of a C-Paw sitting on a small easel

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

Is your Bearcat graduating? Join us in the Bearcat Family Zone at Commencement for games, giveaways, photobooth fun, and more!

> Upcoming Commencement dates and information!