While construction on new buildings for the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, the Gardner Neuroscience Institute, and the College of Allied Health Sciences will continue throughout the 2018-19 academic year, a long-awaited construction project is sure to generate excitement this fall: The completion of the renovation of Fifth Third Arena. The men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball teams will once again have a court they can truly call home, and Commencement will return to its rightful place at the heart of main campus.
The 2018-19 academic year will see many milestones. This Homecoming, Oct. 6, will mark the beginning of UC’s year of celebrations, leading up to the official Bicentennial Signature Celebration on Nov. 9, 2019.
The 2018-19 incoming class will be greeted with signs of progress, but it will also be challenged to be Boldly Bearcat, the theme of UC’s Bicentennial celebration. “More than a motto, Boldly Bearcat is an attitude we expect you to carry out into the world,” Pinto told the class of Summer 2018 at Commencement. “It’s the grit, the guts and the grace to do what is right; stretching for excellence by seeking the highest; Working hard to shape the future you dream of – even when faced with obstacles or nay-sayers. Boldly Bearcat is paying it forward and making a positive difference.”