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First-Year Student Orientation

We are excited that you have made the decision to attend the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. In order to prepare for orientation and get the most out of your experience, be sure to read the information in this section, and the orientation resource book mailed to you thoroughly. In an effort to make your transition smooth and successful, we have designed an orientation program for all new students and their parents/family members.

Orientation is required for all first-year UCBA students.

You will be required to find your username and activate your password in order to register for orientation.


Orientation Registration

Placement Tests & Orientation:

For our faculty and staff to best support you, it is imperative that you complete your placement tests at least two weeks before your orientation. You will be required to complete your placement tests by the deadline below in order to attend orientation during the corresponding date.  If you do not complete your placement tests by this deadline, you will be required to reschedule for a later orientation date. You must also REGISTER to attend orientation.
*Please note that December 22 is the last possible date to complete placement tests and register for orientation for the 2015 Spring semester.
Placement Tests Required by... To attend orientation on...
November 18 December 2
November 25 December 12
December 2 December 18
*December 22 January 8

Placement Testing
Resource Guide

The Mission of Student Orientation

Our top priority is to support you in a successful academic and social transition to the UC Blue Ash community. The purpose of our orientation is to introduce new students and their families to the quality academics, resources and community fostered at UC Blue Ash College. Orientation is the catalyst to support your transition to our institution by preparing you for the academic rigor, personal responsibilities, and intellectual, cultural and social climate of our campus.

What Is New Student Orientation?

UC Blue Ash will offer several orientation programs between April-May for summer semester and between May-August for the fall semester.  All first-year students are required to attend one of these 4-hour orientation programs.  During orientation, we will introduce new students and their families to faculty, staff and current students.  You will learn about the ‘business of being a student’, how to be successful in and out of the classroom, and will work with the advising staff to register for your first semester of college classes.



Student Ambassadors
Entry Way

Register for Orientation

First-year students are required to register for and attend. Student MUST HAVE applied, confirmed, and tested.

Register For Orientation | Complete admissions steps


New Transfer Students

Transfer students have the option of using an online orientation or coming on-campus for a transition session inorder for them to get acquainted with their new school. 

Learn more

Contact Information

Student Life Office
Muntz Hall • Room 123

Phone: (513) 745-5773