Parents and Families

Students and their parents smiling in a residential hall room.

Sending your student off to college may stir up a mixture of emotions. It is exciting to watch them enter a new stage of life with all the opportunities that come with it. It can also be a little anxiety-provoking to know they will be living on their own for the first time.

A UC family on move-in day with luggage in front of a residential hall.

Living in university housing gives you and your student the best of both worlds. It is a great way for students to live independently and transition to adulthood, without having to worry about paying rent, utilities, cooking meals and everything else associated with renting an apartment. Their meal plan provides dining center and grab-and-go options that will match even the most hectic schedule, with a wide variety of food choices. We have a registered dietitian nutritionist who offers tips for healthy eating in the dining centers, hosts special events, and even provides opportunities for personal consultations.

You get the peace of mind that comes from knowing trained Resident Education & Development (RED) professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to step in and offer support when needed. Trained undergraduate student staff and live-in professional staff members are available to help at the right times. Partnerships with other campus resources allow them to respond to crises with skill and care.

The abundant support, access to amenities and academic focus are tough to beat when it comes to campus living.


Parent & Family Programs

Parent & Family Programs provides families with information about student services and resources, campus engagement opportunities, and a dedicated place to receive support in helping your student successfully navigate the UC experience.

Whether your student is in the decision-making phase, or a seasoned Bearcat, you will find a great deal of useful information on the website. Be sure to join the family portal to keep up with current events and find resources especially created to help guide your student through their journey as a Bearcat.

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