The University of Cincinnati is invested in your student's overall success and well-being. Programs and resources are in place to support their college experience both inside and outside the classroom. We encourage family members to learn more about the services available as your student will likely turn to you when they have questions, concerns, or need support.
Transitioning to UC
The Office of Admissions is the first point contact for prospective students and families. A dedicated team of staff are available to guide you through the application process and provide information to help you determine if Cincinnati is the right fit for you.
New Student Orientation is committed to providing programs that aid and facilitate the transition of our new students and their family members into the University of Cincinnati. Bearcats Bound Orientation sessions are offered each summer for students and their families.
New Student Convocation
Convocation is a formal ceremony held at the start of the academic year to formally induct incoming students into the university.
Welcome Week is a week of fun events at the start of the academic year, that will allow students to meet new friends, learn about UC's traditions, and get involved in a variety of co-curricular activities and programs!
The UC Bookstore provides an authentic assortment of University of Cincinnati collegiate apparel - including University of Cincinnati t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more. With sizes available for men, women, kids and baby, the whole family can cheer on University of Cincinnati in style, every season. A large selection of textbooks, computers, and supplies are also available to ensure every University of Cincinnati student is prepared for success.
Academic Programs & Support
The majority of academic programs operate on the University's semester system. The Academic Calendar is available to help you maintain the University's set academic activities.
The mission of the Office of Advising & Academic Services is to facilitate and promote high-quality advising across UC academic advising units through coordination, academic services, technology, professional development, and leadership support.
The Accessibility Resources Office is dedicated to empowering students with disabilities through the delivery of reasonable accommodations and support services by bridging post-secondary education with future real-world experiences.
Experience-Based Learning and Career Education
The Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education serves as a fully integrated career preparation hub within the University of Cincinnati. Providing students, employers and partners a single point of contact for experience-based learning opportunities and transition-to-career services.
The Learning Commons provides centralized academic support for University of Cincinnati students. Bringing together faculty, best-practices in teaching and learning, and hundreds of outstanding peer educators to create flexible academic success programming.
Majors & Programs
At UC, you'll make a connection between learning and doing. We invented the co-op system and added even more ways for you to get real-world experience to help you become smarter, more experienced and better prepared for a professional career. You'll have access to these experiential learning opportunities, no matter which major you select.
One Stop is the integrated customer service area representing the offices of the Bursar, Registrar, and Student Financial Aid. Their Parent FAQ contains frequently asked questions about bills, financial aid, registration and how record privacy affects parent access to information.
The Registrar's Office provides a wealth of registration and course-related information, and maintains students' academic and educational records.
Helping members of the University of Cincinnati and the Greater Cincinnati community reach educational and professional goals by providing secure and convenient testing services following the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines.
The libraries provide Bearcats with a wealth of quality, diverse, and innovative resources to enhance student learning and research, and support their academic experience. Staff are readily available to help students find the information and resources they need.
Student Life & Involvement
African-American Cultural & Resource Center (AACRC)
The AACRC fosters an atmosphere where lively conversation is welcomed and encouraged, leadership development and academic success are prioritized, and quiet study spaces are regularly utilized. Helping students prepare to become effective leaders by, influencing academic excellence through programming and recognition, providing connections, building community relationships and recruiting and retaining students.
The Bearcat Bands is the largest student organization on campus, with about 250 members. As Marching Band, Basketball Pep Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble or Winter Guard, they support campus events to the tune of 100 performances a year.
Center for Community Engagement
The University of Cincinnati Center for Community Engagement works with students, staff, faculty, and community partners to make a meaningful impact on our local community while helping students learn to serve, and serve to learn.
Ethnic Programs & Services (EPS)
The Office of Ethnic Programs and Services (EPS), within the Division of Student Affairs, embraces the ever increasing diversity of the UC campus by providing quality programs and services that: enhance the cultural, ethnic and racial awareness of the entire university community, Support the needs of students of color and build bridges between the university and the community.
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Fraternity & Sorority Life is a rich part of the history of the University of Cincinnati, with our first fraternity being founded in 1840. Today, we have 43 active fraternities and sororities, 4 governing councils, and 3 Greek honor societies. Fraternity and Sorority Life helps over 3,100 students find their niche at a large, urban university of over 45,000 students.
Student Activities & Leadership Development (SALD)
Student Activities and Leadership Development provides a vibrant Bearcat community through advocacy, engagement, education, and inclusion.
Student Conduct & Community Standards
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is dedicated to upholding the Bearcat Bond by Administering the Student Code of Conduct.
Student Government is the official representative of all students and acts as a liaison between university administration, governmental authorities, and the student body in order to serve the needs of Bearcats and enhance the student experience.
Veterans Programs & Services
Veterans Programs and Services provides veterans with the support and assistance they need to successfully complete their education at UC.
The Women's Center is committed to the personal, political, professional, and intellectual growth of women students at the University of Cincinnati by facilitating action, promoting intersectional justice, and fostering connections for all students.
Health & Safety
University Health Services
University Health Services is a comprehensive healthcare clinic for students. All registered students can be seen at the facility and most insurance plans are accepted.
Student Wellness Center
The Student Wellness Center empowers students to make informed decisions regarding their health and wellness by providing evidence-based education, inclusive resources, and non-judgmental support.
The Department of Public Safety at the University of Cincinnati is committed to providing a safe campus environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Bearcat Guardian App
Bearcat Guardian is a state-of-the-art safety app that allows you to turn your cell phone into a safety device. It works on any mobile phone running on any US-based mobile carrier network. The app allows users to: Select Guardians, such as friends and family members, to check in on you when you are alone or in an unfamiliar place. Your Guardians can virtually walk with you on or off campus and much more.
NightRide is a program within the University of Cincinnati's Public Safety Department, provides on-demand safe transportation for students, staff and faculty within one mile of UC's main campus. In addition, the students who drive NightRide vans serve as extra eyes and ears for law enforcement.
Life on Campus
The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics is committed to comprehensive excellence in the pursuit of creating meaningful academic, athletic and social experiences for our student-athletes. We compete for victory and will represent our University and community with pride and distinction.
Residence hall communities provide a safe, convenient home-away-from-home, and a low-stress environment. Student resident advisors (RAs) and full-time, professional staff Community Coordinators are always available to students.
Resident Education & Development (RED)
Resident Education and Development creates a residential program for our students that is focused on learning, leadership, inclusion, and community.
Campus Recreation Center
Cincinnati's Campus Recreation Center (CRC) is a state-of-the-art fitness and recreation facility on its Uptown West Campus. With over 200,000 square feet of recreation space, the CRC offers university students, employees and friends of the university a wide range of exercise and fitness opportunities.
Dining Service is a team dedicated to providing quality food, excellent service and exceptional value while advancing the University mission and goals.
The Bearcat Card is the official UC identification card and allows your student to make purchases. They can swipe it to make transactions across campus and at participating off-campus restaurants and stores.
The Office of the Bursar serves the university through the collection of fees, both academic and non-academic. The Bursar also has the responsibility for notifying students with timely information relating to their financial account at UC.
The Student Financial Aid Office is committed to making your college education affordable. Regardless of your income, you have the potential to afford the quality education that the University of Cincinnati provides. Nearly every student is eligible for some form of financial assistance.
The function of the Parking Services Office is to provide safe and well maintained parking facilities that are as convenient as possible for the UC community.
Bearcat Transportation System
The Bearcat Transportation System manages multiple shuttle routes throughout the year, which provide more than a half-million rides annually for students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the university community.
Bicycles can be checked out, at no cost, to anyone with a UCID at the UC Bike Kitchen for up to one week at a time!
The world’s leading car-sharing network, Zipcar, lets students rent a variety of cars on demand, by the hour or the day, around campus and the city of Cincinnati.
Additional Resources and Services
UC Early Learning Center
The Early Learning Center is dedicated to serving children and families of the University of Cincinnati and community by providing a high quality, educational program sustained through a professional, nurturing staff.