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.

Registration for Fall 2017 orientation is  available through August 4.

You will need your UC Blue Ash application login credentials to access the orientation registration system; this includes the email address you used to apply to UC Blue Ash College and the associated password.  If you do not remember this information, there is a "Forgot Your Password?" link available on the Login page.

Orientation dates are determined by your enrollment term (Summer, Fall, Spring), admission category (General, CPAS, Honors) and your academic program/major.  An orientation registration link specific to your admission status will be emailed to you.

Check your email for a link specific to your admission status.  Call the Student Life Office at 513-745-5773 if you do not have a link in your email.


Placement Tests & Orientation

Placement tests - or appropriate exemptions - are required before you are eligible to attend orientation. Please refer to the placement test deadlines associated with your orientation date below:
Placement tests required by... To attend orientation on...
June 27 July 13
July 4 July 19
July 11 July 25
July 11 July 27
July 18 August 2
July 25 August 8
If you do not complete your placement tests, or provide appropriate exemptions, by the deadline associated with your orientation, your orientation reservation will be canceled and you will be required to reschedule for a later orientation.
Please note that the last day to register for orientation and complete placement tests to remain eligible to begin classes for the fall semester is August 4.
Contact Placement Testing 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 will offer 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. Students should register for their preferred orientation date then contact Nick Castro at (513) 936-1538 or to schedule the Spanish parent session for that date.

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.

Student Ambassadors
Entry Way

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. 

Learn more

Contact Information

Student Life Office
Muntz Hall • Room 123

Phone: (513) 745-5773