2019-2020 New Student Housing Waitlist

Incoming freshmen and new students interested in University Housing can register for the housing waitlist.

The May 6 priority deadline for University Housing has now passed. The 2019-20 housing application is currently closed to all students. Housing Services is accessing demand and will continue to monitor cancellations and occupancy levels on the weekly. We will work through the waitlist as space becomes available to accommodate the housing needs of as many students has possible.

Students are encouraged to check our website and their UC email account regularly for housing updates.

Register now for the 2019-20 housing waitlist.

Civic leader and UC alumna Marian Spencer

Remembering Marian Spencer

UC alumna and civic leader, Marian Spencer, was not allowed to live in a dorm on campus.  Her fight for civil rights earned her a place in Cincinnati history. She will be forever remembered on UC's campus with a residence hall bearing her name. Mrs. Spencer passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

Read about Marian Spencer in UC Magazine articles about the building naming announcement, and the dedication of the building in 2018.


Dates  2019-20 Freshman & New Student Housing Application Schedule
May 6

Priority Housing Deadline

The housing application is currently closed. The priority deadline was May 6. Students still interesting in University housing may register for the housing waitlist. Students will be contacted via phone and their University email once space becomes available.

Register for housing waitlist  

June 1 - June 30  Room Selection
  • The room selection process will take place during the entire month of June.
  • Student will receive an email (to their university email address) with their room selection time slot. It will indicate the exact date/time access to the room selection pool will be granted.
  • Time slots are issued based on the week in the application was completed.
  • Time slots will only be issued to students who have registered for a Bearcats Bound Orientation session (registration opens in late March - you will receive email notification).
July 2

Freshman Auto-Assignment

Freshman and new student applicants that failed to select a room during the June self-assignment process, will be auto-assigned by the Housing staff based on remaining room availability.

August 1

Room Selection Closes

The room selection steps of the housing application closes, ending all room changes and new assignment.  

Week of Aug 19

Resident Hall Open

This is move-in week for all students. Each hall has a designed move-in date and time. Students will receive move details regarding move-in late July.


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Need Help Finding Your Way?

The UC Shuttle System has a great online application that highlights each route, and shows the real-time location of each shuttle. It is also available as an app for phone or tablet as Double Map Bus Tracker on the App Store or as Double Map GPS on Google Play
Don't forget that NightRide can provide a safe ride to your residence hall or apartment community!

High School Students: Are You Thinking About Attending UC and Living  on Campus?

Why live on campus?

Residence hall communities provide a safe, convenient home-away-from-home, and a low-stress environment that encourages students academically, socially, and personally.

A helping hand can always be found from the staff. Resident advisors (RAs), who are experienced students, know what coming to college is really like. Every hall community also has a full-time resource person, the Community Coordinator (CC), who is available to students.

What is there to do?

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Residence Hall communities provide a wide variety of programs and events — hundreds every year, in fact. From academic help to intramural sports teams to social activities, there’s always something happening in the halls and throughout campus. Getting there is just a quick stroll.

The highlight of the communities is the wide variety of people to meet and friends to make. Some of these relationships will last a lifetime. Hall communities provide a great opportunity to share with others the common experience of being in college while learning about each other’s varied backgrounds and interests.

Live in the center of it all!

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Residence Hall communities provide easy access to classes, faculty members, and campus facilities such as the Campus Recreation Center, the library, dining centers, Steger Student Life Center, Tangeman University Center, and others. No bad weather travels or parking delays—walk to everything you need!

We put safety first!

Help Phone

Our Residence Hall communities have all the safety features you’re looking for, including smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and sprinkler systems. The front doors to each hall are locked and residents are responsible for checking in guests and escorting them at all times. Public Safety is an on-campus service, 24/7. They oversee the student-operated NightRide free transportation service, provide crime prevention tips, emergency preparedness information, and much more. There is also a K-9 program which expands the capabilities of the UC Police Department.