UC Blue Ash College

First-Year Student Orientation

We're excited that you've made the decision to attend UC 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.

Orientation registration for Summer and Fall semesters is usually available after April 1.

You will receive a personal link to register for orientation via email (used to apply to UC Blue Ash College.) After April 1, you will have access to register for orientation via your email or by calling the Student life Office.

Call Chris Dziekan at 513-745-5691 if have questions about orientation.

Placement Tests & Orientation

Placement tests - or qualifying ACT/SAT exemptions - must be submitted at least one weeks prior to your scheduled orientation date. Be sure to check the placement test deadline associated with your orientation date below. If you do not complete placement test requirements by this deadline, your orientation reservation will be cancelled and you must reschedule for a later orientation date.

The final deadline to complete the placement tests for the spring semester is December 11 at Noon for CPAS students and December 18 at Noon for all other students. If you do not complete these placement tests by this deadline, you will not be eligible to begin classes in the corresponding semester.

Contact Placement Testing for information about future placement test opportunities.

Placement Testing Deadlines

Starting semester

Placement tests required by...

To be eligible for orientation on...


November 20

November 29


December 4

December 13


December 11*

December 20


December 18

January 8

*This is the last day for CPAS students to complete testing to be eligible to attend orientation on December 20. CPAS students not completing an orientation session by December 20 will need to contact Admissions (admissions@ucblueash.edu) to update their application to a new term. 

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.

Register for Orientation

First-year students are required to register for and attend orientation. Student must have already applied, confirmed and tested. Orientation registration will be available after April 1 for summer and fall semesters. 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. Read the full details about transfer students.


Contact Information

Chris Dziekan
Muntz Hall | Room 123
Phone: 513-745-5691
Email: dziekacr@uc.edu