New Students

Are you new to the University of Cincinnati? This New Student page contains tips and resources to help ease your transition to the university.

Orientation

The University of Cincinnati is excited to welcome all our new Bearcats and will still be offering Bearcats Bound Orientation for students starting in Fall 2021. However, in response to the current COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings, Bearcats Bound Orientation is moving to a remote format. 

Housing

For the Housing timeline, important dates and answers to many frequently asked questions, please visit the University Housing website.

New Student Checklist

View the New Student Checklist to ensure that you don't miss any steps.

One Stop Catalyst Self-Help Guide

Need help navigating Catalyst? Use this One Stop Catalyst Self-Help Guide for instructions on how to do your UC related business online.

Delegated Access

You can use the Give Parent/Guest Access link in Catalyst to set up access for your parent or other party. Please note: Incoming students are able to delegate access to their account a few weeks prior to attending new student orientation.

Cincinnati Tuition Guarantee

The Cincinnati Tuition Guarantee for new, degree-seeking first-year and transfer students, sets tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board at a consistent rate for up to four or five years depending on the length of the student’s academic program.

Financial Aid Award Letter

Review personalized financial aid options as itemized in your financial aid award letter via Catalyst. Please note: Changes to your schedule can impact the amount of your financial aid.

Covering Remaining or Out-of-Pocket Cost

Use the Estimated Remaining Cost Tool to calculate the amount that may be needed to cover any remaining cost. Options can include the Tuition Payment Plan, a Parent PLUS loan and Alternative loans. Review your options to determine what is best for your family.

Direct Deposit

Sign up for direct deposit to have financial aid or credit balance refunds automatically deposited into your bank account.

Health Insurance & Immunization