New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation is the official welcome into the University of Cincinnati community for all first time Bearcats. Watch here for information on 2023 New Student Convocation!

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. The livestream link will be posted here on the day of New Student Convocation.


Parking information for 2023 New Student Convocation will be posted here prior to the event.

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!

2022 New Student Convocation (August 19, 2022)

2021 New Student Convocation (August 20, 2021)

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