A group of Student Orientation Leaders cheering


We Can't Wait to Welcome You to Cincinnati!

We are delighted you have chosen the University of Cincinnati as your new home, and we are confident you will 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 undergraduate students at UC's Uptown Campus should attend Bearcats Bound Orientation (BBO) before their first semester of classes. 


Students and Student Orientation Leaders outside of Arts & Sciences Hall

What to Expect at Orientation

Learn more about Orientation at UC and what to expect from the different activities.

Register for Orientation

Once you've confirmed your admissions to UC, you can sign up for Orientation. We encourage to register as soon as possible to reserve your preferred date.

Students sitting in classroom during a lecture
Four Student Orientation Leaders taking a selfie

Prepare for Orientation

See what steps and actions you need to complete as part of BBO, before your in-person Orientation.


Other Orientation Programs

Bearcats Bound Orientation is for incoming first-year students at UC's Uptown Campus, but students at other campuses and students who are not first-year may have mandatory or optional Orientation as well. Check the links below for more information.