Schedule & Registration

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Essay Writing Workshop

What prompt should I choose? Does the essay really even matter? Get these answers and more while you learn the basics of writing your college essay.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 27 @ 7 PM EST

How UC Reads Your Common App

Every school reads their applications differently. In this session you’ll learn what the University of Cincinnati looks for in a Common Application, along with how to decide if you want to be test-optional and what that means.

  • Thursday, Nov. 12 @ 6 PM EST 

Admissions Timeline

Starting with the opening of the Common App, all the way to Cincinnati's Confirmation Deadline, this session will highlight the timeline of major events and deadlines you should prepare for from the month of August until May 1st.

  • Monday, Oct. 12 @ 6 PM EST
  • Monday, Nov. 23 @ 5 PM EST

Advice From the Admitted

Ask our panel of current Bearcats what the college admissions process was like for them and how it has impacted their college experience.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 @ 7 PM EST

Application Workshop

In this workshop, an Admissions Counselor will be on-hand to help you with your Common App. Whether just starting your application or doing a final review before hitting submit, we can help!

  • Wednesday, Oct. 21 @ 4 PM EST
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 @ 6 PM EST


Financial Aid 101

Crunch the numbers! Come learn about how the financial aid process works at UC!

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13 @ 6 PM EST
  • Monday, Nov. 9 @ 5 PM EST

FAFSA Workshop

FAFSA? What does that mean? In this session, come learn about the the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and how to fill it out.

  • Thursday, Oct. 1 @ 6 PM EST
  • Monday, Oct. 26 @ 5 PM EST
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24 @ 7 PM EST


Experience-Based Learning

No matter the major, every single student at UC is getting hands-on fieldwork. Hear how current Bearcats are learning through experience!

  • Monday, Nov. 2 @ 4 PM EST

Major in the Arts & Humanities at UC

Wondering how to pursue your dreams in the arts and humanities? From language and literature to art and music, UC offers immersive academics, experience-based learning, and preparation for a bright future. Join staff from the College-Conservatory of Music; the College of Arts and Sciences; and the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning to learn more about why you should major in the arts and humanities at UC!

  • Wednesday, Oct. 14 @ 5 PM EST

Pre-Med: Choosing the Best Pathway for You

Let us help you find the right pre-med fit! UC’s Pre-Professional Advising Center, in conjunction with the College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and College of Medicine invite you to hear how each pathway prepares students for Medical School. 

  • Monday, Oct. 12 @ 5 PM EST
  • Thursday, Nov. 5 @ 5 PM EST

What is Engineering? Deep Dive 

Find the major for you! Learn about the CEAS curriculum, student organizations, outcomes after graduation and connect with current students in the program!

  • Monday, Sept. 28 @ 4 PM EST
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 @ 4 PM EST
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30 @ 4 PM EST
  • Thursday, Oct. 1 @ 4 PM EST

Which Computer/Technology Major is for me?

Interested in computers and technology, but not sure what to study? Learn about various tech related majors at UC, hear from students about why they chose their major and ask questions. 

  • Tuesday, Oct. 6 @ 6 PM EST
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10 @ 6 PM EST

Bearcat-to-Bearcat: Chat with Arts & Sciences Student Ambassadors

Join A&S Student Ambassadors for a virtual meet-and-greet to find out what it’s really like to be a Bearcat! Get answers to your questions about student life, on-campus living, college studying tips, where to get the best coffee on campus, and more. Get the inside scoop!

  • Thursday, Sept. 24 @ 6:30 PM EST
  • Thursday, Oct. 8 @ 6:30 PM EST
  • Thursday, Oct. 22 @ 6:30 PM EST
  • Thursday, Nov. 5 @ 6:30 PM EST
  • Thursday, Nov. 19 @ 6:30 PM EST

A&S: As Unique as You Are

Because we believe each college pathway is unique, A&S offers lots of opportunity to customize your curriculum. Earn a bachelor’s degree in just three years, or a master’s degree in five. Pick up minors and certificates to help you in the job market. Find out more! 

  • Monday, Oct. 26 @ 5 PM EST

We Are A&S 

Arts & Sciences (A&S) alumni go on to do great things — and you can be one of them. Find out about the skills you’ll gain through us to make you ready for the job market or grad school. Internships, co-ops, research, and study abroad are just some of the ways A&S sets you up for success! 

  • Monday, Nov. 16 @ 5 PM EST


Interested in STEM fields? Learn about how we do it at UC! Join us to learn more about various programs and hear from students on their own journey. Additional sessions will focus on Science and Technology specifics as well as Engineering and Math specifics.

  • Monday, Oct. 19 @ 5 PM EST
  • Wednesday, Nov 4 @ 5 PM EST

Meet Your Future College of Allied Health Sciences Faculty

Join your future professors as they explain why they are so passionate about your future profession. Engage in a Q&A to learn why our program stands out from the rest.

Separate sessions will be offered for: Advanced Medical Imaging Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Nutrition & Dietetics, Social Work, Speech Language Hearing Sciences, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Medicine & Pre-Physician Assistant, and Pre-Physical Therapy & Pre-Athletic Training.

  • Monday, Sept. 28 @ 6 PM EST
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10 @ 4 PM EST

College of Allied Health Sciences Student Panel

Wondering what it's really like to be a College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) Bearcat? Ask the experts at our virtual student panel. They'll be able to answer your toughest questions and talk about their experience as an allied health student.

  • Thursday, Oct. 8 @ 6 PM EST
  • Monday, Nov. 23 @ 7 PM EST 

Cooperative Education: What You Need to Know!

Join us to learn more about UC’s history with cooperative education (co-op), the opportunities and benefits to co-op, and how it works for students at the University of Cincinnati.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 7 @ 6 PM EST
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 @ 6 PM EST

Learn about the Lindner College of Business

Interested in studying business? Come learn about our first-rate academics, experiential learning opportunities like co-op, in-house career services, and study abroad opportunities from one of our admissions representatives and some of our current Lindner students!

  • Wednesday, Oct. 14 @ 5 PM EST
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18 @ 5 PM EST

Problem Solving in Business

An education from the Lindner College of Business empowers business problem solvers who tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges and do so to improve lives and society. Come hear some examples of those solutions, and how we educate our students on how to think critically and live globally.

  • Thursday, Oct. 15 @ 6 PM EST

The Business Case for Inclusive Leadership

Innovative business leaders understand the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion within their teams and in their organizations. The Lindner College of Business prepares future problem solvers with the tools necessary to lead in creating cultures of belonging. Join us to learn about Inclusive Leadership and how to leverage diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas for business success.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20 @ 6 PM EST
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 @ 6 PM EST

College of Medicine: Student Experience Panel 

Learn first-hand what it is like to be a Medical Sciences student, from a student! Get to know the ins and outs, what their classes are like, and how they came to choose Medical Sciences.

  • Monday, Oct. 5 @ 5 PM EST
  • Monday, Oct. 19 @ 5 PM EST
  • Monday, Nov. 2 @ 5 PM EST
  • Monday, Nov. 16 @ 5 PM EST

Career Paths in Medical Sciences

Medical Sciences offers a wide variety of healthcare career options. Hear from current and previous students about their choice to follow the path they have chosen.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 @ 5 PM EST
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20 @ 5 PM EST

Nurse Practitioner vs. Physician Assistant: Paths & Benefits

Discover the Differences between a Nurse Practitioner vs Physicians Assistant career. 

  • Wednesday, Nov. 18 @ 6 PM EST

Elite Programs Within UC's Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Meet our BSN Program Director and learn about the three elite programs that make the UC College of Nursing's BSN program stand out, including Co-op, 1:1 Clinicals, and International Clinicals.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 7 @ 6 PM EST

A Closer Look at DAAP (College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning)

Learn more about the DAAP major that interests you most!

Communication Design, Fashion Design, & Industrial Design

  • Tuesday, Oct. 6 @ 5 PM EST

Architecture & Interior Design

  • Thursday, Sept. 24 @ 6 PM EST
  • Thursday, Oct. 15 @ 5 PM EST

Fine Arts & Art History

  • Thursday, Nov. 5 @ 5 PM EST

Horticulture, Urban Planning, & Urban Studies

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20 @ 5 PM EST

College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning (DAAP) Student Panel

Hear from current students about their experiences in DAAP!

  • Thursday, Oct. 1 @ 5 PM EST


First Generation College Student Panel

Learn from our panel of First Generation College Students what you need to know to start your college career and how UC will be there to help along the way.

  • Thursday, Oct. 8 @ 6 PM EST

Connect to Campus: Get Involved

With over 500 clubs and organizations along with plenty of leadership opportunities, it’s easy and fun to stay involved at UC. Learn the different ways that you can get involved while being a Bearcat.

  • Monday, Oct. 19 @ 6 PM EST

Student Affairs Resources

We're here for you! Learn about the different resources and services UC offers to our Bearcats.

  • Monday, Nov. 16 @ 4 PM EST

University Honors Program— From Success to Significance

Hear first-hand about the experiences of current students in the University Honors Program, including time for Q&A.

  • Thursday, Oct. 15 @ 6 PM EST
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4 @ 4 PM EST


Living On Campus

Find your community! Hear from current students on how they have built community here on UC's campus.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20 @ 5 PM EST

Living Learning Communities

Are you interested in living with other students in your academic college or with peers who share common interests? Learn about all the different opportunities to be a part of a community within your residence hall.

  • Monday, Oct. 5 @ 5 PM EST
  • Thursday, Nov. 5 @ 5 PM EST
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18 @ 6 PM EST