New Graduates

Welcome to the Alumni Family!

Hey Class of 2021, congratulations on joining the family of more than 327,000 Bearcats. On-campus or on the other side of the globe, you can have fun while making an invaluable contribution to the life of UC. #ThyLoyalChildren

Before you move that tassel to the other side of your cap, we wanted to give you a bit more info about what it means to be a UC alumnus. We've unlocked a bunch of really awesome benefits that we think you'll enjoy, including Bearcats Connect, a new platform where UC alumni can network, mentor, and grow professionally. Check them out now. Thank us later.

Don't forget: we're here to help you successfully transition into the big, bad "real world" and start out on the right foot!


A Message from the Alumni Association

Did you know commencement actually means beginning? With your new beginning comes the start of lifelong membership in the UC alumni family!

You’re about to join a diverse, global network of 327,000 Bearcats, united by common UC experiences and passions.

Wherever life takes you, I invite you to play an active role in your alma mater by getting involved with your Alumni Association. There are many opportunities to stay connected with UC, even while we're virtual. Check out our upcoming virtual events.

Welcome to the UC alumni family!


Headshot of Jennifer L. Heisey '97

Jennifer L. Heisey '97

Executive Director, UC Alumni Association
VP of Alumni Relations, UC Foundation

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Show the world you’re a Bearcat for Life with exclusive UC alumni merchandise from our online UC Alumni Team Store.

Look, we know you are a proud Bearcat alumnus. You've already checked out our upcoming virtual events AND you’re killing it as a UC Influencer. But there are other ways to get involved and show your UC pride.

Shall we list the ways?

  • Connect with other alumni around the world.
  • Give back. Your support of UC changes lives. 
  • Update your information, so we know to invite you to some really cool UC parties.

Have other ideas on how to get involved? Email us. We love hearing from you!

We get it! Starting a new life post-grad requires a lot of moving around. Between the new job and maybe a new city, you might've forgotten to keep us updated. It's okay, we won't take it personally. 

We’d love to hear about all your new and exciting adventures after UC. Make sure to keep us in the know about what’s going on in your life by updating your information below. Also, when you do you'll be entered to win a free diploma frame (let's face it, we all know that piece of paper is just lying around collecting dust).

We know making new connections is not always an easy feat. 

Luckily, you have a secret weapon. Us. The UC Alumni Association.

With more than 315,000 UC alumni living throughout the United States and across the world, we're here to help you ease the transition to a new career, relocate to a new city or country, catch up with old friends, seek professional advice, or just keep up with goings-on at your alma mater.

So, never fear! We're here for you.

Don't know where to start? We've gathered some alumni networks you may be interested in:

  • College Networks: 
    Want to stay connected with the college and professors who truly made an impact on you? Our college alumni networks provide opportunities for alumni to get involved with their specific UC college. From networking events to professional development, there are many ways to stay connected.
  • National Networks:
    Did you know there are 32 Bearcat networks around the country? Find a group of Bearcats in your new city, and Cincinnati will never feel far away. #ThyLoyalChildren
  • Interest & Affinity Networks: 
    Were you involved in student organizations while at UC? Looking to connect with other alumni who share your interests? Check out our many alumni affinity networks – such as UCYP and Women of UC – to get involved with like-minded Bearcats.


Email the UC Alumni Association
or call 513-556-4344.