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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. Orientation is your opportunity to learn about policies and resources, get familiar with campus, and meet with your advisor to register for courses.  Orientation is required for all first-year students.

The deadline has passed to register online for the 2016 Spring Semester Orientation. Please contact the Student Life & Engagement office for more information: 513-745-5773. Please note that the University of Cincinnati will be closed December 24-January 4.

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Placement Tests & Orientation:

Placement tests - or appropriate exemptions - are required before you are eligible to attend orientation.
The final placement test deadline for the Spring Semester was NOON on Decemeber 21. If you did not complete your required placement tests by this deadline, you will not be eligible to register for spring classes. Contact the Admission Counselor, Ashleigh Sallee ( or 513-556-2049) to move your enrollment start term.
Contact the Placement Test Office for information about future placement test opportunities.

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.

Spanish Language Parent Orientation

UC Blue Ash offers a program in Spanish for parents of first-year students.  Spanish-speaking parents can attend this one-hour session to learn about the higher education experience and how to help their son or daughter achieve academic success.  Parents will be introduced to various campus resources and services that will help support students’ social, cultural and academic transition. 

Please note: the Spanish-language session will take place at the January 6th orientation session.  Students may attend one of the three December orientation sessions and return on January 6th for the Spanish program only or complete the entire orientation session on January 6th. Please email Nick Castro at to register.

UC Blue Ash ofrece un programa en español para padres de estudiantes de primer año.  Los padres pueden asistir a esta sesión de una hora para conocer la experiencia de la educación superior y cómo ayudar a su hijo o hija lograr el éxito académico.  Los padres se introducirán a los varios recursos del campus y servicios que ayudarán la transición social, cultural y académico de los estudiantes.

Aviso: El programa en español será en la sesión de orientación del 6 de Enero.  Estudiantes pueden asistir sesiones de orientación en Diciembre y regresar con su familia el 6 de Enero para asistir el programa en español o pueden realizar la orientación completa en el 6 de Enero.  Para registrar, puedes contactar a Nick Castro por correo electronico,

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Register for Orientation

First-year students are required to register for and attend. Student MUST HAVE applied, confirmed, and tested. Orientation registration is now available for students who have completed all of the admission 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. 

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Contact Information

Student Life Office
Muntz Hall • Room 123

Phone: (513) 745-5773