University Housing

It's Almost Move-in Time!

We know move-in time requires planning, packing, organization, travel arrrangements, and lots of details. All current information is on our Move-in page and in the emails we send to students. Next, the Family Move-in Guide will come via email the first week of August.

Room Decorating Contest

Everything is exciting at move-in, but you'll find that making your room your own is extra special. And if you really go all out decorating, you may have a chance to be featured on our website, and win some great prizes!

Shopping for Your Room?

The easiest solution? Visit our online marketplace for everything you'll need: bedding, bath, storage and decor.

Order and have it shipped directly to campus so you have less packing to do! More information about shipping is available on the Move-in page.

Room Selection & Waitlist Update

All students with a completed housing application are guaranteed space in university housing. However, while space is guaranteed, selection moving forward will be limited and choice of location may not be possible. Please refer to the email you received on June 30 for more details. The Waitlist is now closed, so students who still require housing may review private listings as a resource.

COVID-19 Housing Updates

Summer Semester COVID Testing for Residential Students and Health & Safety Expectations

Students residing in University Housing during the summer term are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 mitigation testing. Testing is free, quick and easy. Information about registering for testing, vaccinations and exemption process, and facial covering and social distancing expectations are on theUC Public Health website.

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University Housing Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Our phone system allows for a callback request. If you have left a callback request, repeating the request will move you to the end of the queue.

Live in the heart of it all! Living in University Housing is an important and meaningful part of the college experience. It is a time for you to explore and try new things, meet new people, learn about yourself and the world around you. It offers a chance to develop life skills that go far beyond the classroom.

Why live in University Housing?

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Over 80% of incoming freshmen, plus many returning students choose to live in University Housing. It makes it easier to get to class, meet new people, get involved with clubs and take advantage of all of the resources offered on campus. You don’t have to worry about commuting in bad weather or finding parking. There are also Resident Advisors to support the transition to college. When you live in the center of it all, there is more time to focus on why you’re here.

Living in University Housing and getting involved is a great way to make a large university feel small.

University of Cincinnati is excited to be classified as a primarily residential campus by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education®. This distinction signifies that 25-49% of degree-seeking undergraduates live in University Housing.

Something for everyone!

UC’s energetic environment can be attributed to the dynamic layout of our campus and the charismatic, diverse community that lives here. Outside of classes, there is much fun to have and many activities to participate in. The variety of student organizations, food, and entertainment encourages students to get involved, find their passions, and contribute to the campus ecosystem. 

Image of students in hammocks in wooded area on Campus Green.

Depending on your interests, you may prefer spending free time working out and relaxing at the Campus Recreation Center. Here, students love taking classes, running on the track, and mindlessly floating down the lazy river. 

Or maybe you’ve always been curious about astronomy and want to learn more about the stars, you can join the astronomy club showcased at the student organization fair. No matter what you love or want to explore, you are encouraged to discover your passions and take advantage of all that life on campus has to offer. 

Getting involved doesn’t always equate to joining a club or student government; you may prefer to check out your hall government or working as a desk assistant in your community. Getting involved can also be as simple as rounding up a group of friends for a kickball game on Sigma Sigma Commons or hanging out in the hammock forest with fellow enthusiasts. 

Bearcat Pride

Being a Bearcat doesn’t mean you need to fit a specific mold; it means being authentic to who you are, supported by a community that pushes you to be your best.  

The opportunity to live in this UC community is unlike any other you will have in your lifetime. It’s the chance to be a part of something special and have something special be a part of you.