UC Blue Ash College

UC Blue Ash Campus Updates

To support the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, we will provide our services at UC Blue Ash with a mix of online and in-person experiences during the upcoming semester. If you come to our campus, please be aware that everyone is required to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

COVID Testing

The university has published a COVID Testing Plan and posted it on the UC Public Health website. Please read the plan and familiarize yourself with the outlined procedures.

Free COVID-19 Testing for UC students, faculty and staff:

All students taking in-person classes at UC Blue Ash in spring semester 2021 are required to get tested before coming to campus on January 25.

Please check the testing page on the UC website for updated information.The free UC COVID Check App is required for all UC students. Get details on the app and how to download it on the COVID Check App page.

If you need to request an exemption from testing or if you need to arrange for testing from another source outside the University, please fill out the Alternative to Mandatory Testing Request Form.

Campus Offices

  • Admissions: An admissions team member can be reached by emailing admissions@ucblueash.edu, or calling 513-745-5700.
  • Advising: All advising meetings will be on the phone or through WebEx; please contact your advisor or call the advising center for more information at 513-745-5753.
  • One Stop: Call us at 513-556-1000, email us at onestop@uc.edu, find a specific UCBA University Service Associate (USA) or meet with UCBA One Stop virtually! We are excited to meet with you for a walk-in on WebEx or you can schedule an appointment with us through Starfish.
    • If you are connected to Canvas, you can schedule a video or phone appointment using Starfish. Please find Blue Ash One Stop Student Services in My Success Network in Starfish.
    • If you would like to meet with us sooner or don’t have access to Canvas, please come to the Webex Virtual One Stop between 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. where you will be connected with a University Service Associate (USA).
  • Student Life: Staff will be available via email and through WebEx by appointment; you can also contact BAStdLfe@uc.edu for general questions.

Campus Services

  • Accessibility Resources: Providing online support through email at ucbadso@ucmail.uc.edu between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The on-campus office is open by appointment only Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Detailed support information found on Accessibility Resources webpage.
  • Bookstore: The bookstore will be open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday (5:00 p.m. close on Fridays). Visit the bookstore webpage for full details. We will be fulfilling online orders as well. Students can either find books using Catalyst or go directly to Blue Ash Bookstore Shop to order copies of their books.
  • Bleecker Street Café: Open starting January 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Counseling: Our counseling services will be available in-person, virtually and by phone on a limited basis throughout the fall semester; a listing of available hours can be found on the Counseling webpage. You must make an appointment; please email loweryfk@ucmail.uc.edu or call 513-745-5670 to schedule an time with our counselor/therapist.
  • Library: The UC Blue Ash Library offers remote services and support Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. In-person services will resume January 25. You can get details on the library’s hours of operation and services on our UC Blue Ash Library website.
  • Social Work/Wellness Support: Appointments available by phone between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday – Thursday. Provides help with personal or economic challenges, addresses more general life challenges, and offers initial support and a referral, if appropriate, for emotional health needs. Make an appointment through Frances Lowery at 513-745-5670.
  • Shuttle: Service will resume on Monday, January 25. Please check our UC Blue Ash Shuttle webpage for updates and details as they become available.
  • Technology Services: The student computer concourse will be open during the fall semester with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. The concourse will be open 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. For technology assistance, please contact the UC Blue Ash IT office at IThelp@ucblueash.edu.
  • UCBA is Listening: If you have a compliment, concern or complaint you would like to share, you can submit it through UCBA is Listening. It will be forwarded to the appropriate person or department for follow up.

Services are subject to change.

Academic Service Centers & Labs

Academic Departments

Department staff will be available via email and voice mail. For contact information, see our listing of UCBA Academic Departments

If you have questions related to a class or online learning, please contact your professor. For questions about your courses or completing your credit hours, please contact your academic advisor at advising@ucblueash.edu or 513-745-5753.

Campus Events

Campus events will primarily be held in virtual formats during the 2020-21 academic year. For more information, contact the Events Department at events@ucblueash.edu. Prospective students who would like information about any upcoming events hosted by our Admissions Office should visit our Virtual Resources webpage.

Mental Health Resources

During these stressful times, UC's mental health resources remain available to staff, students and faculty. 

  • 24/7 phone crisis support through CAPS: Students and members of the UC community concerned about students have access to care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To speak with a crisis counselor you may call our direct number at 513-556-0648 and press 1, to speak with a counselor 24/7. 
  • Therapy Assistance Online (TAO): TAO is an interactive, web-based self-help program that provides online and mobile tools to help you overcome the day to day challenges around stressors like anxiety, depression, or other concerns.
  • Same-day non-crisis support: If you need to talk with someone today about a specific concern, you can access a 30-minute single session consultation session focused on supporting you with what you need today. These appointments are available first-come, first-serve. If we no longer have appointments available that day, please call the following day. 
  • Online Counseling (Telehealth): BetterHelp provides convenient and affordable access to a licensed therapist anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone. 
    • UC Health Insurance Students: No Cost 
    • Private Insurance, Medicaid / Medicare: $40-$70 per week. 

Additional Information

Contact Information

  • For technology assistance, please contact the UC Blue Ash IT office at IThelp@ucblueash.edu.
  • If you still have questions after reviewing the available information, please email publichealth@uc.edu.