Extracurricular Activities and Opportunities

UC offers many chances for graduate students to socialize with their fellow students, engage in sports and recreational actitivies, volunteer in the community and take on leadership positions.

These out-of-the-classroom experiences add richness to student life at UC. Explore the categories below to find the groups and activities that best fit your interests and academic/professional goals. You can also visit UC’s Calendars & Events website for a listing of campus events, including lectures, exhibits, sporting events and movies.

Enrichment Opportunities

The Career Development Center, located on the first floor of University Pavilion, offers career planning assistance and employment referral services to University of Cincinnati students. Career fairs, job search skills development, walk-in advising, professional development classes, interviewing workshops, resume assistance and access to career resources are among the ongoing services provided. For more information, call 513-556-3471 or email cdc@uc.edu.

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) provides community service (volunteer work) and leadership opportunities to students. The CCE is located at 565 Steger Student Life Center. For more information, call 513-556-1559 or email community.engagement@uc.edu.

The African American Cultural and Research Center (AACRC) serves as a resource for students to learn about the African American experience in the University of Cincinnati community. The center’s major focus is to address the academic, social, spiritual and cultural needs of the African American student population. The center is on the first floor of Sander Hall. For more information, call 513-556-1177 or email ucaacrc@ucmail.uc.edu.

The Ethnic Programs and Services (EPS) office supports the mission of the University of Cincinnati by recruiting, retaining and enhancing the growth and development of students of color. The office embraces the ever-increasing diversity of the university’s student body and workforce and encourages all members of the university community to become more enlightened about students of color. The office is located in 555 Steger Student Life Center. For more information, call 513-556-6008 or email hutchinbn@ucmail.uc.edu.

Graduate Student Organizations

The Graduate Student Governance Association (GSGA) is a university-wide organization comprised of graduate students from all areas of academia. The GSGA is the advocacy arm for graduate students at the University of Cincinnati. Several academic and social events sponsored by the GSGA throughout the year help graduate students from different programs build friendships and networks. The GSGA also help graduate students voice their ideas and concerns about graduate education at both the program and university levels. The GSGA office is located in 683 Steger Student Life Center. For more infromation, call 513-556-6101 or email campusambass.ucgsga@gmail.com.

Visit the Student Organization Listing to view the complete list of active, registered student organizations at UC. The university is home to many graduate student organizations.

On-Campus Entertainment

The University of Cincinnati and its College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) hold many ongoing free art exhibitions and performances for the University community. DAAP and other university-sponsored galleries include the following:

For more information about the university galleries, visit their website or email daap.galleries@uc.edu.

University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents nearly 900 events a year, most of which are free and open to the public. Ticketed events are offered at discounted rates to university students. Information about current CCM offerings is available on the CCM calendar of events. Ticket sales for most performances are handled through the CCM Box Office in the CCM Atrium. Call 513-556-4183 or email boxoff@uc.edu for more information.

Tangeman University Center hosts university events throughout the year and regularly offers entertainment options through two venues:

  • The Catskeller on the first floor of TUC offers pub food, a wide selection of craft beer, arcade games, pool tables and live music. 
  • The TUC cinema shows popular movies and thoughtful documentaries. Tickets are only $2 for UC students. 

Recreation

Football, basketball and baseball tickets are free with your student ID online and at the Athletic Ticket Office on the first floor of One Edwards Center. Students are encouraged to show up early to obtain tickets. For more information, call 513-556-2287 or email uc.tickets@uc.edu

Fitness classes are offered on a quarterly basis for University of Cincinnati students and are held in the Campus Recreation Center throughout the day and evening. Offerings include, but are not limited to, yoga, Pilates, hip hop, cardio kick fit, and step. For more information, call 513-556-0604 or email reccenter@uc.edu.

Intramural sports are open to all University of Cincinnati students and employees. Coed leagues and tournaments are offered for some sports. Rules and entry forms are available at the Campus Recreation Center. Sports offered vary by quarter and include flag football, volleyball, racquetball, basketball and ultimate Frisbee. For more information, call 513-556-0604 or email intramural@uc.edu.

UC’s Campus Recreation Center provides university students, employees and friends of the university with a wide range of exercise and fitness opportunities in a state-of-the-art facility. For full-time graduate students, membership is included in the campus life fee; part-time students may purchase a membership on a semester-by-semester basis. A University of Cincinnati ID is required for admittance.