New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation is the official welcome into the University of Cincinnati community for all first time Bearcats. The 2022 ceremony will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 3PM in Fifth Third Arena. 

Watch the livestream

Family and friends of UC's newest Bearcats can watch a live stream of New Student Convocation as it happens from anywhere they have an internet connection! It will also be live streamed in Nippert Stadium. Click here to view the livestream!


Campus Green and Woodside Garages will have free exit on 8/19 until 6:00pm.

Clear Bag Policy

No purses, backpacks or bags, other than clear bags, are permitted in Fifth Third Arena. A full list of approved bags and non-approved can be found here.

Print a yard sign

Share the good news! Download a free "Home of a Future Bearcat" graphic - you can have it printed as a yard sign!

2021 New Student Convocation (August 20, 2021)

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