The University of Cincinnati is happy to enhance your organization or corporate event with a Bearcat mascot appearance! Please read the guidelines below for all details and fees associated with your request. We cannot guarantee that your request will be filled. Once you have submitted your request through our online system, you will be contacted by someone in our Marketing department for next steps.
Request Requirements All mascot appearances are to be requested through our online system. Requests must be submitted a minimum of two (2) weeks in advance of the actual appearance/event date to be considered. Please no phone calls.
Cost for Booking There are varying rates for different organizations/groups that we receive requests from. Please check out the descriptions below to see which category your event will fall under.
GENERAL PUBLIC AND FANS: There is a flat rate (listed below) for personal appearances such as corporate events, weddings, birthday parties, etc to be paid. If the event is more than 15 miles from campus, there will be an additional charge for roundtrip mileage (@ .40 cents/mile).
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI: In the case of booking a mascot, University departments, units, regional campuses, and student organizations receive a reduced rate. Payment is accepted through our online request system or University of Cincinnati internal fund transfers can be coordinated by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: The University of Cincinnati mascot offers a discounted rate for non-profit organizations. Like all other appearance requests, these must be made by completing the online form.
Confirmation If the mascot is able to appear at your event, you will receive an email confirmation from the Mascot Coordinator within five (5) days of the event date (or earlier if possible). At that time, we will confirm the date/time/location of your event and also give you the name and contact information for the student who will be the mascot at your event.
Payment Payment is accepted through our online request system. University of Cincinnati internal fund transfers can be coordinated by emailing email@example.com.
Cancellation PolicyWe reserve the right to cancel an appearance due to illness, personal emergency, class conflicts, etc.