Do It and Be Done!  

Bearcats Bound Orientation (BBO) is jam-packed with activities, information and fun!

Save yourself some time and effort by taking care of these tasks before you arrive for your BBO session.

If you have trouble or questions, don't worry, we'll have staff on hand to help you with any or all of these tasks during your orientation session. There are even how-to videos  that you can link to from this page.

You'll have your UC ID photo taken when you register at your orientation session. Your printed ID will be available at Taking Care of Business in the study lounge.

Bearcat Card deposits may be made at the MainStreet Connection Center, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The MainStreet Connection Center is located across from PNC Bank on TUC Level 3. You may also make a deposit any time, online!

Parking permits may be purchased online. See rates and maps to determine your preferred location. The Parking Services office is also open Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.


UC Bookstores Rental Account
Waive Student Health insurance

Parents Stay in Touch by Signing up for Connect News

Additional Activities

Activate and deposit to Bearcat Card
Campus Dining Pass for commuters & non-residents

Open a Student Bank account with PNC Bank

Learn about PNC's Virtual Wallet Student® Account

Visit the PNC website, the campus branch on Level 3 of Tangeman University Center, or the PNC Bank tables at Taking Care of Business to learn more or open your account. View a video about Virtual Wallet Student.

Find Custom course materials via Catalyst portal

Your Customized List Will Not Appear until You Register for Classes

In fact, the best time to look for your list in Catalyst will be in late July or early August. Follow this link to watch a short video about how it works.

Housing & Food Services Questions

Get Your Housing & Food Services Questions Answered

Link to our page with Frequently Asked Questions, or visit our table at Orientation if you have remaining questions. If your questions can't wait, send us a message at or

Student Jobs on Campus

Campus Services is UC's Largest Student Employer

Click to see sample job postings.

Campus Services hires more students than any other UC department, with a wide variety of positions that are conveniently located with flexible schedules.