The Bearcat Experience

Fireworks over Sigma Sigma Commons

Daily Agenda

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  l  Airport Shuttles
                   1:00 p.m.  l  Depart from AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks
1:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.  l  Welcome Reception
                                        University of Cincinnati's 1819 Innovation Hub
3:50 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  l  Campus and Housing Tour
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  l  "Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives”
                                        Dinner in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine Neighborhood
                                        Reception at Christian Moerlein's Malt House Tap Room

Thursday, April 11, 2019

                      8:00 a.m.  l  Depart from AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks
 8:35 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  l  Breakfast and Discover Cincinnati’s Medical Campus
10:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. l  
Learn about our College of Engineering and Applied Science;
                                           College of Arts & Sciences; College of Design, Architecture, Art,
                                           and Planning
12:55 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.  l  “Taste of Cincinnati” Lunch
  2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  l  
Explore Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music
  3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  l  Connect with Student Support Services
                      4:55 p.m.  l  Return to AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks
                      5:50 p.m.  l  Depart from AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks
  6:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  l  Dinner and Student Panel at The Transept

Friday, April 12, 2019

                       8:00 a.m.  l  Depart AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks
                       8:40 a.m.  l  Light Continental Breakfast
    8:50 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.  l  Learn about our College of Education, Criminal Justice, and
                                            HumanServices and Lindner College of Business        
  9:40 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.  l  Cincinnati Outcomes
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  l  Brunch with Cincinnati Students and Airport Shuttles

Cincinnati - The Queen City

We are proud of our city — and excited to share it with you. This is a city with a deep history to which our university is intimately tied. We hope your time here will not only highlight our campus and academic offerings, but also the ways in which our students are citizens of the Cincinnati community.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

Fountain Square

Four blocks north of the AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks lies one of Cincinnati’s most coveted venue spots—Fountain Square. Whether it’s a free concert, Reds Watch Party, or a casual lunchtime gathering, Fountain Square offers a unique location to relax or have some fun!

Smale Riverfront Park

In 2015, WalletHub named Cincinnati #1 in the U.S. for parks and recreation; with 49 city parks scattered among 52 neighborhoods, it isn’t hard to see why. Smale Riverfront Park is the newest jewel in the Queen City’s crown. With a variety of features including significant green space, a unique playground, riverfront walkway, fountains, and restaurants, Smale has something for everyone. Located along the river between Great American Ballpark and Paul Brown Stadium, one block south of the hotel.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Ohio, and Cincinnati, played a significant role in the Underground Railroad; in fact, it is believed that nearly half of those who used the Underground Railroad traveled through Ohio. Today, the Freedom Center “serves to inspire modern abolition through connecting lessons of the Underground Railroad with today’s freedom fighters.” Located one block south of the hotel.

Over-the-Rhine (OTR)

OTR is one of the largest, most intact urban historic districts in the United States and is home to a National Historic Landmark, Cincinnati Music Hall, where the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Opera, and Ballet perform. When you explore OTR, you feel like you have one foot in the past and one in the present.

AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks

On the banks of the Ohio river and overlooking the iconic Roebling Suspension Bridge, AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks sits nestled between the Great American Ball Park, and the Paul Brown Stadium, but there's no need to be a Reds or Bengals fan to tap into the surrounding energy.

Cincinnati Then & Now

Founded in 1788, Cincinnati began as a vibrant river port and a source of commerce and industry, where international companies such as Procter and Gamble, the first professional baseball team, and first professional, paid fire company were all created. Today, there are nine Fortune 500 Companies headquartered in the greater Cincinnati area — and over 400 have a presence in our city. Our students benefit from what Forbes has called “one of the up-and-coming downtowns,” and “one of the best cities for young professionals.” 

As an urban university with strong ties to the city, our students experience Cincinnati as their backyard; embracing the opportunity to grow, personally and professionally. Please, allow us to show you what awaits your students in Cincinnati.