The University of Cincinnati uses a secure Central Login Service for students, faculty and staff to access essential online services and tools. This includes registering for classes, paying tuition and fees, checking financial aid, accessing courses through Blackboard, accessing your UC email account, online library resources and more — all using the same Username and Password.

What is Your Central Login?

Your Username (or “6+2”) is usually the first six letters of your last name followed by your first and middle initials. There are exceptions in cases of common names or users without a middle initial. Contact the UCIT Integrated Help Desk at 513-556-HELP (4357) for assistance.

Your default password is: Uc!mmddyyyy where mmddyyyy is your full date of birth. Remember to use the ! exclamation point and not a 1 or an l. If your initial password does not work, contact the helpdesk at 513-556-4357.

Getting Your Central Login Username
  1. Go to
  2. Under “PERSONAL INFORMATION” click on “get my username”
  3. Fill in the online form. You will need the last four digits of your social security number (if you did not disclose your social security number, you will need to contact the helpdesk at 513-556-4357 to get your username).