Bicentennial
A mother and her daughter in UC spirit gear cheer at a UC parade

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A 200 year milestone requires a remarkable celebration! The University of Cincinnati will kick off its Bicentennial celebration at Homecoming October 5-6, 2018. The celebration will span 14 months and will honor the past, elevate the present and bend the future.

In addition to the events listed below, individual colleges and areas are celebrating in many ways – be sure to keep your eye out for other celebrations across campus.


Charter Week
January 15-19, 2019

The official Kickoff of the Bicentennial as we honor our rich history with events focused around our founding date in January of 1819. We’ll launch our Virtual Reality Experiences, witness government proclamations that pay tribute to this milestone, announce community engagement grant award winners, and  indulge in a bit of birthday cake. 


UC Community Week
April 1-6, 2019

Share in a week of engagement, enlightenment and enjoyment! Festivities include an array of thought-provoking discussions at UC Research + Innovation Week, and culminate with a big celebration coinciding with Alumni Weekend. Saturday’s large-scale Community Day will offer academic and athletics activities, family-friendly games, health screenings, food and entertainment.


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 throughoutthe world. It’s a glitzy evening full of special presentations and performances, plus dinner and cocktails. 


New York City Showcase
April 13, 2019

Head to the Big Apple for a special preview of the CCM Showcase, as we celebrate both the Bicentennial and the 50th anniversary of the Musical Theatre Program. A presidential reception and special student performances will create an evening for the ages.


Homecoming 2019
Date TBD

In Fall 2019, we will celebrate 200 years of unparalleled Bearcat spirit and achievement! Celebrate with Bearcats of all ages at the official Homecoming Kickoff Party, Homecoming Parade and Homecoming football game.


Bicentennial Bearcat Bash
November 9, 2019

The shining star event of a lifetime for all UC supporters. This is the glitzy “red and black” event that people will be talking about for the next 200 years! Don’t miss it!