UC Blue Ash College

Orientation Schedule

Orientation Session Lengths and Times

Check your orientation reservation for the start time of your orientation, as they vary each session, and by your admission status. Most sessions will take place in the afternoon from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Check out the sample schedule below to see what areas will be covered.

If you are admitted into the College Program for Academic Success (CPAS), your orientation will begin at 3:00pm/11:00am.

Sample Schedules

*Please check your orientation reservation online for the correct time of your session.

Student Schedule

Student Sample Schedule
11:00-12:00pm If applicable: CPAS Program
12:00-12:30pm
Check-In
12:00-1:00pm Major Information & Verification
1:00-1:20pm Welcome Session
1:20-2:00pm Campus Tour & Resource Fair
2:00-2:45pm Business of Being a Student & Classroom Expectations
2:45-3:30pm Student Peer Group Session
3:30-4:00pm
Advising Overview
4:00-6:00pm
Advising & Registration

Parent/Guest Schedule

Parent Sample Schedule
12:00-12:30pm
Check-In
12:00-1:00pm Major Information & Verification
1:00-1:20pm Welcome Session
1:20-2:00pm Campus Tour & Resource Fair
2:00-2:45pm Business of Being a Student & Classroom Expectations
3:00-4:00pm Family Program Sessions: Advising, PNC, Supporting your Students' Transition
3:00-4:30pm
Clifton Connections & Letters to Students
4:30-5:30pm
Check-Out

Student Sessions

  • Check-In: You will have the opportunity to get your orientation materials, student ID and parking permit during check-in. Friendly representatives from UC Blue Ash will be available to share more information during a small interactive Resource Fair.
  • Major Information & Verification: The academic advisors will provide information about all of the majors/programs offered at UC Blue Ash. This will be your chance to verify that you are pursing the correct major for your career goals.
  • Welcome Session: Enjoy the orientation kick-off with the Dean of the college. Also, gain insight to the tools and resources available to support your entire college experience from students themselves (Engaged on Campus.)
  • Campus Tour & Resource Fair: Your friendly SOLs will guide you through campus to visit many of the student services you can use as a student. Staff members from each office will be available to welcome you.
  • Business of Being a Student & Classroom Expectations: Learn about the academic and financial responsibilities of UC Blue Ash Students from faculty (College Academic Success session) and from staff in the OneStop Center (Business of Being a Student session.)
  • Student Peer Group Session: With guidance from the Student Orientation Leaders (SOLs), meet and interact with your peers in this engaging small group time. Tip: SOLs and other new students will share similar majors to you.
  • Advising Overview: While at a computer, learn how to access and manage your online account. Academic advisors will provide an overview about the importance of these systems and a tutorial for how to use them.
  • Advising & Registration: With support from SOLs and Academic Advisors, you will use the online OneStop portal to search for, select, and register for courses. You will also be able to view and print your bill.

Guest Sessions

Guests participate with their students in the first 5 sessions

See above; you will be with your student during these sessions:

  • Check-In
  • Major Information & Verification
  • Welcome Session
  • Campus Tour & Resource Fair
  • Business of Being a Student & Classroom Expecations

A Spanish language version of the presentation for family is available upon request. Please contact Nick Castro by email or by phone at 513-936-1538 once you have registered for your desired orientation date to schedule the Spanish session.

Family Program Sessions

Learn how academic advising works at UC Blue Ash (and what your students will be doing) from the Director of the Advising Center. Then, discover the benefits of the partnership betweeen UC and PNC Bank. Get insight from the UC Blue Ash staff on how to best support your students' transition to college.

Clifton Connections & Letters to Students

Learn about the partnership we have with the Clifton campus, including access to resources like: Housing, Food Service, Shuttle, Rec Center and Student Organizations. SOLs will provide breif insights to how they have been supported by friends and family in their college experience. Your opportunity to ask them questions, too! Enjoy a small refreshment after the program while you wait for your student to complete registration.

Resources

Contact Information

Student Life Office
Muntz Hall | Room 123
Phone: 513-745-5773
Email: bastdlfe@uc.edu