Where to Study in Tangeman University Center

At the heart of MainStreet are a variety of places to focus on your school work, whether you want to study with a group or find a quiet corner in the Tangeman Study Lounge. And in good weather, this award-winning pedestrian campus has beautiful places to sit and study such as Nippert Stadium!

Of course, the UC Libraries are always a good place to study, especially when there's a Starbuck's just inside the entrance.

Larry Elsasser Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Student Workers

Larry Elsasser Memorial Scholarship Applications Are Now Closed

This year, three scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded.

Winners will be announced at MainStreet Student Day, Tuesday, Oct. 9.

About the Scholarship

The Larry Elsasser Memorials Scholarship is awarded annually in the fall semester to two student employees who work at the University of Cincinnati and who meet the following criteria*:

  • The student must be an undergraduate and enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Cincinnati at the time of application.
  • The student must be employed by the university as an enrolled student worker at the time of application for the scholarship and award.
  • The student must have completed two semesters of academic work and hold a cumulative university grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Application form (self-nomination) including a resume and brief essay (800 words or less)
  • Supervisor evaluation with attached letter of recommendation to be completed by the student's employer.

*Note: Omisson of any of the above criteria will disqualify applicants from consideration.

Scholarship Award Process

A university committee consisting of representatives from Campus Services and Student Affairs will review all applications submitted for the scholarship. Determination of the scholarship recipient will be based on:

  • Completion of the required forms (20%);
  • Demonstrated inability to meet finanical obligations for expenses related to academics (30%);
  • Demonstrated work as a student employee (30%); and
  • Supervisor review and comments (20%).

Why Larry Elsasser?

Larry Elsasser

Larry Elsasser

A well-known Bearcat alum, Larry Elsasser, Ed ’65, MEd ’73, served as a UC employee for 35 years. For most of those years, Larry served as the director of Tangeman University Center.

In 1961, Elsasser was recruited to play baseball and basketball. Although baseball was his passion, he had a memorable basketball career, playing guard when UC defeated Ohio State in 1962 for the NCAA championship. After graduation, he played professional baseball for the Kansas City Athletics, the forerunner to the Oakland A’s. He later became a Cincinnati Public school teacher, then a math teacher at Raymond Walters College, where he also worked as assistant director of the Campus Center. In 1970, he transferred to the Uptown Campus as assistant director of Tangeman University Center, where he became director in 1976. Larry retired in 2005.

Larry’s commitment to the university and to the students at UC was always professional and enthusiastic. With Larry’s passing in 2010, his colleagues and friends at the university established a scholarship in his name to recognize UC students, who also serve the university as student employees.

2018 Scholarship Recipients 

For the first time, there are three winners of this year’s Larry Elsasser Memorial scholarship. Our winners, Kelly Higgins, Anthony Crawford, and Ethan Bastian, each were awarded $1,000 for the 2019 Spring Semester. Kelly and Anthony are both TAs and Ethan is a student worker at Parking Services.  

Larry Elsasser Memorial Scholarship Winners

Kelly Higgins, Anthony Crawford, and Ethan Bastian



level 4 hall

Level 4 quiet hallway

On-Demand Meeting Rooms

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Does Your Group:

  • Need a space to study or work on a small group project?
  • Have a limited amount of time to meet?
  • Not want to roam around the library for 30 minutes searching for an open space?  

Then visit the Event Services desk in TUC!

Please note that On Demand rooms can only be requested at the time of intended use and cannot be reserved in advance.

TUC Foodcourt

Food Court on Level 2

level 3 study lounge

Level 3 Study Lounge

seating on level 4

Level 4 study space

Previous recipients of Larry Elsasser Memorial Scholarships:

Hanna Sorensen and Tyneshia Daniel

Hanna Sorensen and Tyneshia Daniel

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Two first-generation UC students, Hanna Sorensen and Tyneshia Daniel, received the annual Larry Elsasser Memorial Scholarship; each was awarded $1,000 for the 2018 Spring Semester. Hanna works as a Resident Advisor and Tyneshia works for Student Activities and Leadership Development.

Alyssa Albek and Kelsie Gerard

Alyssa Albek and Kelsie Gerard

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Alyssa Albek, a Learning Community Peer Leader in the First Year Experience, and Kelsie Gerard, with The Cincinnati Project were awarded the fourth annual Larry Elsasser Memorial Scholarship award for the 2017 spring semester.




Veronica Boyd and Colin Barge

Veronica Boyd and Colin Barge

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Veronica Boyd and Colin Barge received the annual Larry Elsasser Memorial Scholarship. They were each awarded $1,000 for the 2015 spring semester. Veronica works in the UC gecko lab and Colin works at the Mainstreet Connection Center.