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Any student attending an Immersion program who is age 14 or older may live on campus at the University of Cincinnati. Housing is available for an additional fee. Local Immersion students are not required to live on campus, please click here for more details.

Housing costs

Room and board costs will be updated shortly. 

Room and board charges cover the University of Cincinnati dorm room, two meals a day, supervision at all times by CCM staff and faculty, as well as planned evening events, excursions and travel to them.

Housing costs are separate from the tuition for Immersion.

To purchase housing, here is the housing link on the registration website.

Payment for housing must be received by May 15, 2020.


Dorm rooms accommodate 2-3 students per room, with a common hall bathroom. Roommates are assigned, but if a student knows another participant and they would like to room together, please let us know when you submit your registration or call our offices at 513-556-2595 as soon as possible.

Each room contains bunk beds, a chest of drawers, an armoire and desk for each student, and a mini-fridge and microwave. There are no hangers in the armoire, students must provide their own. There are vending machines in the lobby of the dorm and laundry facilities in the basement both of which accept coins and UC Bearcat Cards. Linens are not provided. Please bring your own XL twin-bed (80-inch) sheets, blanket, pillow and towel(s).

Dorm rooms and CCM provide free Wi-fi service. In the dorm, residents sign up as a conference attendee, and will receive a password by text message, and have a secure sign-in. Throughout the rest of campus, participants can log in as a UC guest. Each room has a cable outlet, but no television or coaxial cord. There is a large-screen TV in a shared area off the lobby.

Getting here

It is the student's responsibility to get to CCM.

If you are flying, you may sign up for a ride from Cincinnati Airport (CVG) to CCM or a return trip when you register. Here is the link for airport transportation registration. There is a $30 fee for both pick-up and drop-off. Please provide flight information to the office via email as soon as possible, especially if you need a ride.

If you are driving, driving directions are available at Resident students who are driving themselves to Summer Arts Immersion will need a Garage Permit to park at the UC Dorms. There is a $30 per-week fee for these permits.

When to Arrive/Depart

Dorm check-in: Sunday, June 14, 2-5 p.m.; (if you must arrive outside these hours, you must make arrangements with Rebecca Childs)

Dorm closing: Saturday afternoon, June 27, following final performances.

Student cards

Students will receive two cards at check-in:

  • One will be distributed when the student checks in at the dormitory. It will be loaded with their meal passes. This card also opens the main door to the dormitory. Two meals a day are provided and loaded onto your card. The dining hall provides all-you-can-eat meals with many options and daily specials. On weekends, only two meals a day are served.
  • Students will also be issued a picture ID that will allow them into specific spaces at CCM. Money can be loaded onto this card. You can visit the Bearcat Card Website to learn more. The Bearcat Card can be used at the on-campus dining establishments listed for non-residential participants. If students use up their included dining hall meals, the Bearcat Card can be used to purchase additional dining hall meals. In addition to meals, the cash credit on the card can be used in vending machines in the dorm and at CCM. It can also be used in campus copiers, in the dorm laundry machines, and in the campus bookstore. The local CVS Pharmacy accepts the card, as do several off-campus restaurants (including Panera, Chipotle, Raising Cane's, and Jimmy John's). While these restaurants are located nearby, students are not allowed off-campus unsupervised, so any such trips would be rare, would require a CCM Preparatory staff chaperone, and almost certainly would be a group visit.

Additional cash

Students should have little need for additional cash, but you know your child’s spending habits – if the temptation of the Starbucks at CCM is going to empty out your student's Bearcat Card quickly, keep that in mind. If your child has a debit card, Tangeman University Center (adjacent to CCM) has the following ATMs:  PNC (STAR network), Fifth Third Bank (Jeanie network), and Chase (MAC network).

Dorm Security & Supervision

Students' security is our top priority throughout their stay. The students' dorm is locked at all times. At check-in, each participant will receive a key card that admits him/her to the building, and a room key.

Dorm residents will be supervised by Immersion Housing Coordinator Rebecca Childs, as well as the dorm chaperones. There is also a dorm staff member on duty in the lobby 24 hours a day. Depending on the number of participants staying in the dormitories, additional adult staff members may be added.

Policies & Code of Conduct

We hope that students living on campus during Summer Arts Immersion will have an enjoyable, enriching experience. University of Cincinnati and CCM Preparatory residence hall policies are designed to provide all students with a rewarding experience.

Infractions of these policies could result in a student being dismissed from the Summer Arts Immersion program, without refund of tuition or fees.

Please review the University of Cincinnati and CCM Preparatory residence hall policies carefully.


If a participant becomes ill or is injured, we will immediately notify parents and take any steps necessary to get him/her care. There is a UC Campus Medical Service where students can get immediate care.

We require a completed Medical Authorization form with all necessary medical and insurance information as part of each student's Immersion Registration Packet.


The housing payment policy is the same as it is for tuition; CCM Preparatory will provide a refund only in the case of a medical emergency; a doctor's note and formal, written request must be submitted.

Still Have Questions?

Any questions relating to Summer Arts Immersion housing should be directed via e-mail to Rebecca Childs, Immersion Housing Coordinator at Any financial questions should be directed to Alison Tritschler at


Can I take my child out of the dorm over the weekend? 

Rehearsals and activities are offered over the weekend, and we want participants to take full advantage of their time with us. If there is a particular reason (a wedding or family reunion, for example) that would necessitate your child's absence, you must check in advance with both the Workshop director and the Immersion Housing coordinator. After obtaining prior approval, an adult family member must personally sign out the student and sign the student back in on his/her return.

What happens in the evenings?

Most of students' time is very structured, including evenings and weekends. In any unscheduled time, students will be able to choose from a variety of recreational and educational offerings. 

How will my child be transported between UC and outside venues?

Hired transportation will be used to move students between venues.  In limited instances (example – attending Mass), Preparatory staff may drive students.