Cincinnati Media: UC welcomes Bearcats living on campus for move-in day

Largest number of students in university housing ever

Rebecca Moore and her husband were able to park and load items into Calhoun Hall within 20 minutes. She was moving her youngest of three children into his residence hall this week at the University of Cincinnati

The day for the Moores went seamlessly as it did for many families visiting campus this week. UC’s first day of class is Monday, Aug. 21. Move-ins occurred at residential communities across campus during the week of Aug. 14. Parents took lots of pictures while the Bearcat sometimes joined in the fun.

“It’s really becoming an event,” says Jack Miner, vice provost for enrollment management. “It’s not just a move-in, it’s all the energy and excitement around it.” 

Miner says university housing has found space for more than 8,000 students — the largest number of students ever.

Bearcat mascot posses with a student in her residence hall while her mom snaps a photo

Bearcat posses with one of our newest Bearcats in a university residence hall during move-in day. Photo submitted.

"Housing is always an opportunity to really think about how we are impacting the lives of the students,” explains Miner. “It is phenomenal for us and is a chance to think about how those students are getting a full set of wrap-around services in addition to a really great place to live.”

UC typically offers around 20 residential communities with varied amenities, price points and specialized living-learning opportunities designed to support students as they transition in and progress through their academic career.

Full-time staff are assigned in each residential community and 188 resident assistants are embedded across the communities on each floor.

For this academic year, UC has eight living-learning communities that provide students a dynamic educational experience in their residential environment with others who have similar academic interests.

Image of entrance way at Calhoun Hall with Welcome Bearcats painted on glass

The doors at Calhoun Hall say it all during move-in week at UC. Photo submitted.

Students in residence communities  will have the opportunity to develop life skills including leadership, inclusion, community and learning. Students can become engaged citizens and experience-based learners.

“One of the things parents are often surprised by is this is a very different residence hall experience than what we had in college,” says Miner.  “Students are moving into Calhoun Hall following an 18-month renovation and it is a chance to have Wi-Fi access, crucial support services, but this also has one of the most amazing views in the city.”

Neighboring Siddall Hall is currently under renovation and it will have amenities similar to Calhoun Hall and will be complete in August 2024.

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A mother with Bearcat and her daughter posse for a photo on the UC campus

Parents were all smiles with Bearcat and new Bearcats alike during move-in week at the Unviersity of Cincinnati. Photo submitted.

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