UC Welcomes Record Freshman Class to Summer Orientation

The newest University of Cincinnati students will learn how to find their classes, get ID cards and parking passes, and discover how to adjust to campus life. Their parents will learn how to cope with an emptier house while supporting a more independent son or daughter. UC’s two-day summer orientation begins June 30 and runs through July 31. Orientation check-in starts each day at 7 a.m. on the third floor of University Pavilion.

The new orientation class is one of UC’s largest. Early admission figures from mid-June show UC freshmen confirmations are up nearly 12 percent over last year, with 4,000 freshmen choosing UC. Nationally, more people are opting to go to college, according to Stanley E. Henderson, associate vice president for Enrollment Management. He believes the personal approach that UC colleges and the admissions office use in reaching out to potential students is building a bigger freshman class this fall. “For example, we began a Telecounseling Program, where UC students phone prospective students to give them specific information about special programs and opportunities. Our goal is to personalize the university for our students.”

The students’ first day of orientation will be highlighted by a 5:30 p.m. dinner at UC’s MarketPointe at Siddall, a “residential restaurant” that makes UC a national leader in college food preparation. The $3.3 million renovation of the MarketPointe was still underway during orientation last summer. Since its grand opening last fall, students gave UC food services an 80 percent higher rating over the previous student survey.

Orientation Hotline: (513) 556-2486

Orientation Web site

Orientation E-mail: orientation@uc.edu

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