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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 thoroughly read the information in this section, and the orientation resource book mailed to you. 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. You will be required to find your username and activate your password in order to register for orientation.

Summer Semester Orientation Dates and Fall Semester Orientation Dates are now available! You can now register to attend orientation.

Placement Tests & Orientation:

For our faculty and staff to best support you, it is imperative that you complete your placement tests by the deadline associated with your orientation date. Your orientation reservation will be cancelled and you will be required to reschedule for a later date if you miss the placement test deadline.

Fall Semester Orientation Deadlines
Placement Tests Required by...              
To Attend Orientation on...                 
June 30 July 15
July 7 July 21
July 14 July 29
July 21 August 4
July 28 August 11
August 10 (final opportunity) August 13 (final opportunity)
 
Please note:
We recommend that you complete placement testing and orientation as soon as possible to allow for the most flexibility in course registration. The absolute last date for placement testing is August 10 and the last orientation is August 13.


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.

Welcome
Student Ambassadors
Entry Way
Ambassadors

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
Email: bastdlfe@uc.edu