The Bearcat Experience

Cincinnati's skyline in afternoon.

Join the University of Cincinnati for our premier counselor fly-in event, The Bearcat Experience!

During this invitation-only event, you will:

  • Experience our distinctive campus located in one of the “Top College Towns” in the country (WalletHub)
  • Meet faculty and staff
  • Learn about our distinguished academic programs
  • Engage with current students
  • Savor a taste of what downtown Cincinnati has to offer

Without a doubt, you will leave The Bearcat Experience with a wealth of knowledge—and some new professional connections—that will equip you to better assist your students. We look forward to hosting you!

April 17 - 19, 2024

Due to space limitations, registration is required.

As our guest, flights to and from Cincinnati, daily transportation to and from campus, lodging at a nearby hotel (single rooms), and all meals during the event will be covered by the University of Cincinnati.

Lodging will be provided at Graduate Cincinnati near the University of Cincinnati campus. 

The Bearcat Experience Agenda

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

  • Arrival & Check-In
  • Welcome Reception
  • Campus and University Housing Tour
  • Dinner in Downtown Cincinnati with Student Panel
  • Dessert Social at Graduate Cincinnati

Thursday, April 18, 2024

  • Breakfast 
  • Presentations from Academic Colleges
  • Lunch at On The Green campus dining facility
  • Presentations from Academic Colleges

Friday, April 19, 2024

  • Coffee and Breakfast Bar
  • Presentation from Academic Colleges
  • Student Services Panel
  • Program Closure
  • Depart Campus for Airport  

The Bearcat Experience Attendees

  • Gary Campanelli | Hauppauge High School, New York
  • Lara Drews | Summit Public Schools, New Jersey
  • Renata Curren | Hinsdale Center High School, Illinois
  • Kara Fisher | Rolling Meadows High School, Illinois
  • Carolyn Ojikutu | Oak Park River Forest High School, Illinois
  • Gretchen Parks | Academy of the Sacred Heart, Michigan
  • Lacey Martin | John H Guyer High School, Texas
  • Amy Piazzon | Shrine Catholic High School, Michigan
  • Rubi Zeledon | Liberal Arts & Science Academy High School, Texas
  • Jennifer Binneboese | Washinton Park High School, Wisconsin
  • Sonya Badr | Brighter Horizons Academy, Texas
  • Sarah Sumpter | Plano West Senior High School, Texas
  • Christie Filos | BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, California
  • Carolyn Quigley | Governor Livingston High School, New Jersey
  • Vlado Salic | Notre Dame Preparatory, Michigan
  • David Hess | John Hersey High School, Illinois 

If you have any questions about The Bearcat Experience, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Jennifer Sloan

Assistant Director of Admissions for National Recruitment and Outreach

Phone: 331-642-0607 | Email: