UC Bookstores Holiday Open House returns in-store for 2021

Open house days bring 25% discount exclusively for UC faculty and staff

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual UC Bookstores Holiday Open House from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1 - Thursday, Dec. 2.

Discount and entertainment

  • 25% total discount* on Bookstore purchases of apparel and gifts (25% = your 15% discount + 10%) when you present your UC ID
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. musical entertainment, Wednesday
  • Noon-1 p.m. Bearcat Mascot appearance, Wednesday

Give back to Bearcats Pantry

Mug and coaster with big red bows covering most of pattern.

Mugs and coasters available while supplies last

Bring non-perishable food items (non-expired, non-glass), hygiene products, school supplies, and other necessities for the Bearcats Pantry and Resource Center (BCP) and receive the 2021 Holiday Mug! Supplies are limited.

BCP provides free food, hygiene items and cleaning supplies to students with food and other insecurities. Learn about most needed items** and view the Bearcats Pantry video. If you can't make it to the Open House, consider making a donation to BCP via their Amazon wish list, or a financial gift to the Bearcats Pantry Support Fund.

**BCP has an abundance of canned corn, green beans and peeled sliced potatoes; however, the needed items list has many other options.

Coaster gift with purchase

When you make a purchase of $50 or greater (excluding tax), you'll receive a limited edition coaster that matches the 2021 mug! While supplies last.

Our hottest new item will be a perfect gift for Bearcats fans


Grab a Desmond Ridder Oficially Licensed t-shirt while supplies last. Your favorite Bearcats fan will be delighted!

Need gifts for special events, awards, donors or colleagues?

Special order items available at a 20% UC department discount when purchased in bulk. Call 513-556-1700 or send a request to bookstore@uc.edu.

* Present your UC ID at checkout to receive your discount. Beginning July 1, minor changes were made to the faculty/staff 15% discount. Rather than stacking the 15% discount on top of a sale or clearance price, the item will be discounted at the higher rate. For example, a sweatshirt marked down 25% would be rung in at the sale price; or on the other end, a gift item marked down 10% would be given the 15% discount. Excludes course materials, computer hardware and software, Apple products, gift cards, and purchases at campus convenience stores.