Alumni Weekend 2020
200 Years, One Week

Calling all Bearcats – past, present, future and those at heart! UC is celebrating a party 200 years in the making during Community Week, April 1-6, 2019.

Return to campus or make your first visit to celebrate our history, learn about groundbreaking research, and connect with other Bearcats. Events range from the red-and-black-chic alumni gala to a free, family-friendly Community Day.

Analytics Summit

April 1-3, 2019

Attend the three-day Business Analytics Conference to increase your knowledge of the latest analytics topics, tools and trends presented by the top experts in the industry. Learn from others how they apply analytics tools and manage data science teams in their industry. Hear from rock star instructors, authors and zen masters who are passionate about sharing their expertise. Gain skills that are in demand by employers and enhance your career by learning from the best and brightest analytics speakers and data science instructors anywhere.

Research + Innovation Week

April 1-5, 2019

The Bicentennial edition of R&I Week 2019 will honor our past 200 years of extraordinary research by showcasing impactful, imaginative, and innovative work researchers at UC are doing today. The week-long event is a celebration of inclusivity and innovation at UC and the broad societal impacts the work of our researchers have had Cincinnati, the region, and beyond. 

Deaf History Week

April 1-8, 2019

UC’s ASL & Deaf Studies Department will celebrate Deaf History Week with a week of events for UC students, faculty, and the deaf community. The week's focus will be progress and achievements of the deaf community.

Day of Giving

April 2, 2019

UC’s first 200 years were built by a bold vision and unrelenting determination. On April 2, join the team that will inspire our next two centuries of impact. Help us unleash the #BoldlyBearcat spirit on UC Day of Giving. Learn more and become an ambassador at #BearcatsGive 


Equity and Inclusion Conference

April 3, 2019

UC will host the Eleventh Annual Equity & Inclusion Conference on Wednesday, April 3rd. The conference is designed to highlight pedagogy, experiential knowledge and innovative practices that encourage individuals and organizations to build vibrant, diverse and inclusive environments. In keeping with President Pinto's vision, this year's conference will focus on the history of the institution while "elevat[ing] its dynamic present and look[ing] forward with great anticipation to its innovative impact over the next 200 years.” 


Bicentennial Alumni Celebration

April 4, 2019

The UC Alumni Association’s most prestigious annual alumni event. We will recognize and celebrate the many contributions and overall excellence of UC alumni in countless fields of endeavor throughout the world. It’s a glitzy evening full of special presentations, plus dinner by the bite, and a champagne and dessert reception. 


Bearcats Block Party

April 5, 2019

A chance for current students, faculty, and staff to come together on Main Street to celebrate the end of the year with free food, undergraduate and graduate student government inaugurations, games, giveaways and prizes! Learn more about the event.


Bicentennial Community Day & MOMENTUM 

April 6, 2019

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to UC Community Day! The free event from       8:30 am - 2:00 pm will feature special academic experiences, family-friendly activities, health screenings, and entertainment.

The day-long event starts with a morning kickoff with free coffee and a panel discussion, followed by sessions hosted by UC's colleges showcasing their latest and greatest work. With fifteen colleges and units spanning from engineering to law to arts and sciences, there is sure to be something for everyone! The afternoon will be filled with interactive displays and activities. 

View full schedule of events.

MOMENTUM Projection-Mapping Light Show

The grand finale of Community Day: a mind-bending media projection experience from  7:30 - 9:30 pm that Celebrates 200 years of UC Spirit and Pride. This lighting spectacle boldly showcases our unique impact in our community and the world. You won’t want to miss this remarkable display of art and motion by Brave Berlin, the creative force behind Lumenocity and Blink.

Presented by The University of Cincinnati Foundation

Concept and Animations by Brave Berlin

Tech Design and Production by Prestige Audio Visual

UC Alumni Association Sponsors

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