Open House

McMicken Hall aerial photo.

Our most robust visit option for students and their families. Open House allows you to build your own day to experience Cincinnati like a Bearcat! You can register for two Academic College Sessions and learn about a variety of different departments on campus.

Dates & Registration

Summer and Fall Open House registration will be available soon!

Upcoming dates:

  • June 7, 2024
  • More dates coming soon!

Students will:

  • Discover how to become a Bearcat through an overview of admissions
  • Explore unique Cincinnati programs in special interest sessions to see how we support our Bearcats
  • Attend two academic college sessions to hear from colleges about what their distinguished program has to offer
  • Experience our beautiful campus through a walking tour with a current Cincinnati Bearcat
  • Envision themselves as Bearcats by exploring a campus residence hall and eating in a dining hall
  • Get a sense of student life at UC and explore various student services at our resource fair


  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Check-In
  • 9:00 AM | Welcome & Admissions Presentation
  • 10:00 AM; 11:00 AM | Up to Two Academic College Sessions
  • 11:00 AM; 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM | Up to Three Special Interest Sessions
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Resource Fair
  • 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Residence Hall Sneak Peek
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Campus Tours Running Every 30 Minutes

Academic Colleges and Programs

When you register for an Open House, you will have two Academic College Sessions to choose for your day. What programs are you interested in? To determine which academic college aligns with your academic interests, please refer to our program finder


Guest parking is available in many campus garages. When attending an Open House, our office will provide parking validation to all admission guests who park in a campus parking garage.

Before you arrive, please take a look at these resources to locate garages, parking availability, and where to walk once parked.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office.

Hours: Monday - Friday // 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 513-556-1100