Fall Closing for Winter Break

Students who are not staying in University Housing during winter break are expected to depart within 24 hours of completing their final exam

For more information regarding hall closing for winter break, please see our Semester Transition page

Spring 24 Housing Waitlist

The Spring 2024 Housing application is currently closed as the number of applications received matches our anticipated spring vacancies. Any students interested in university housing that have not yet applied may join the waitlist by submitting a request in the housing portal. As we receive additional cancellations, we will extend offers to apply to students on the waitlist in the order they joined. 

Please note University Housing is not able to guarantee an assignment to students on the waitlist. Students on our waitlist are encouraged to explore all available housing options in the Uptown area. For help with your search, please visit our Housing Search page

Additionally, please note the University of Cincinnati will be closed for the winter recess beginning Saturday, Dec. 23 and will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2. University Housing will not make offers to students on the waitlist during the closure

University Housing

Headshot of University Housing Office Hours

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.

Looking for housing options away from our campus core?

We understand students sometimes elect to live off-campus. Students opting to explore outside of University Housing are encouraged to visit the various resources available to you. Our Housing Search page offers various tools to assist you in gathering information. 

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?

Roommates in Scioto Hall room.

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. 

Bearcats 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.