Parent & Family Programs


Welcome to the University of Cincinnati!

On behalf of the University, we would like to welcome new students, parents, and familes to the Bearcats Family. Parent & Family Programs is excited to partner with you to ensure your student's success at UC. As a Bearcats Family, you are an essential part of your student's experience. We encourage you to become an engaged and informed resource for your student.

Our office is here to help! Please feel free to reach out to us anytime at 513-556-1200 or We look forward to hearing from you and we look forward to seeing you around on campus!

Our Purpose

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

Connect with Us

We encourage you to stay informed! We offer several resources to help you learn more about UC and stay updated on the latest news and information about our campus.

  • Follow us on Facebook!
  • Reach out to us anytime at 513-556-1200 or We are here to help!
  • Check out our resource list to learn more about the programs and support services available to help your student succeed at UC.
  • Sign-up for weather and safety alerts.

Connect with Your Student

When your student goes off to college, it can be an adjustment for the whole family. You may not see each other as often, and your communication style may shift. While you will most likely text or talk with your student throughout the week, small gestures to remind your Bearcat that you are thinking about them can go a long way in helping to make their new "home-away-from-home" feel more comfortable.

Send a Care Package

While your student is at UC, you will want to celebrate important milestones and events with them even from a far! Meaningful care packages allow you to support them every step of the way! To make it easier for you, we have partnered with Our Campus Market (OCM) to provide care packages for students throughout the year. OCM has care packages and cakes for every milestone - final exams, holidays, birthdays, and more! They also offer options for specific dietary restrictions. A portion of care package sales supports the year-round efforts of Parent & Family Programs. Thank you for your support!

Send a Letter

A quick note can really brighten your student's day! We strongly encourage you to use the mailing address format provided by Resident Education & Development to ensure that your student receives their mail promptly. 



September 21-23 - Family Weekend 2018
November 12 - Veterans Day (No Classes)
December 9 - Last Day of Classes
December 10-15 - Final Exams

The Bearcat hanging out with Parent & Family Programs staff and Dean of Students Dr. Juan Guardia during Family Weekend 2017!

The Bearcat hanging out with Parent & Family Programs staff and Dean of Students Dr. Juan Guardia during Family Weekend 2017!