We are delighted you've chosen the University of Cincinnati as your new home, and we are confident you'll find your experience to be a remarkably rewarding one.

Our top priority is to assist you in making a successful academic and social transition into the Cincinnati community. For this reason, all new students are required to attend an orientation program before their first semester of classes. New first-year students will not be able to register for classes until they have attended orientation.

We encourage you to make the most of your orientation and set the foundation for a successful University of Cincinnati undergraduate experience.

Bearcats Bound Orientation

Bearcats Bound Orientation takes place between June and July. All first-year students entering in the fall semester are required to attend this comprehensive day-and-a-half program.

During Bearcats Bound Orientation, you will learn about academic policies, college procedures and graduation requirements for your program. You will receive academic advice, register for your first semester classes and find out what you need to succeed in your college program.

You'll also learn about campus life and student activities, and have the option to spend a night or two in one of the residence halls.

You'll meet new and current students, faculty and administrators. And you'll also have the opportunity to take care of any unfinished university business.

Family & Guest Orientation

Parents and families play an integral role in the successful transition of their son or daughter to college. We have designed a special orientation for parents with a host of sessions and events that will explore the many changes parents face when their students go to college. Several general information sessions will address areas such as safety, health issues, financing college and life in the residence halls.

Parents will meet with advisors from the colleges to discuss course and academic major areas and graduation requirements. Parents will learn about the University of Cincinnati Parents & Families Association and have the opportunity to join. All programs will be informal with plenty of opportunities to ask questions as well as meet presenters and other parents.

Orientation System Log In

You can log in to the Orientation System at any time using your 6+2 username and password.

Set up your Cincinnati username and password in order to access the Orientation System, your Email, Catalyst, and Blackboard accounts.

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Bearcats Bound Orientation App

Click here to download the UC Mobile App for access to Orientation schedules, student resources, and more.

To access the desktop version of our app please click here.

If you have additional questions regarding Orientation please contact us at 513-556-2486 or orientation@uc.edu.