Due to inclement weather and road conditions, the University of Cincinnati will close for the remainder of the day at noon Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. 

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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 to complete orientation registration for the Spring 2018 semester passed at NOON on Thursday, December 21.

You can contact the UC Blue Ash Admission representative. Ashleigh Sallee at ashleigh.sallee@uc.edu or 513-556-2049 to change your enrollment to the summer or fall semester.

Call the Student Life Office at 513-745-5773 if have  questions about orientation.


Placement Tests & Orientation

Due to a malfunction of the math placement test website at the time of the dealdine, we are able to offer a short extension to complete the MATH PLACEMENT TEST ONLY. You are able to complete the math placement test online until NOON on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
The final deadline to complete the English and reading placement tests for the spring semester passed on December 21 at NOON. If you did not complete these placement tests by this deadline, you are not be eiligible to begin classes in the spring 2018 semester.
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 nicholas.castro@uc.edu 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 orientation. Student MUST HAVE applied, confirmed, and tested. Orientation registration is no longer available for the spring semester; please check back in March 2018 for summer and fall orientation information.  In the meantime, be sure you 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