Bearcat Card Student ID
All Cincinnati students are required to have a photo ID, the Bearcat Card. A valid student ID is required to use libraries, computer labs, sport and recreation facilities and campus dining centers. The UC ID also serves as the Bearcat Campus Card, a debit card that can be used in all campus vending machines, shops and campus bookstore, as well as select off-campus eateries.
To obtain a student ID card, please contact the Badge & Key Office.
Blackboard and Canvas
Blackboard and Canvas are learning management systems (LMS) that allow instructors to post course syllabi and instructional materials, send notifications, provide discussion boards for students, and much more.
Starting in the fall semester of 2020, all courses will switch over to Canvas, but some courses are already using Canvas. If you're unsure what LMS your instructor is using for their course, please contact them directly.
Once you are officially a student and have registered for courses, you will automatically be granted access to the course in the relevant LMS.
Our bookstores offer all required and recommended textbooks and course packs plus everything from school supplies to light dorm room furniture. In-store and online.
UConnect E-mail is Cincinnati's official means of communication with students, and all students must use their UConnect account. A UConnect e-mail account is provided to all University of Cincinnati students and will be used for all official university communications.
To access, go to uc.edu, click Tools in the upper right corner and select Student Email.
Cincinnati's central administration service, One Stop Student Services, enables you to take care of business online or in person without having to run all over campus. You can register for classes, accept your financial aid award, pay your bill, check your grades, request a transcript and more.
View parking maps, buy your parking pass, and get updates about event parking. Motorist assistance is also available.
Student Health Insurance
Student Health Insurance is required if you enroll for six or more credit hours. Eligible students are billed automatically for single coverage unless insurance is waived or dependent coverage is requested.