EXPERIENCE CINCINNATI It's good to be in the queen city

When you come to Xavier University you get a cozy campus with all the benefits of the big city of Cincinnati just down the road. Yes, the city is famous for baseball, chili and events on the Ohio River. But we can also tell you about the region’s Fortune 500 companies, its quaint neighborhoods, a variety of festivals and entertainment for all occasions. Just give us a moment and we’ll show you a few things you’ll want to explore.


Scores of area companies employ Xavier graduates, including Procter & Gamble, Fifth Third Bancorp, Kroger, Macy's, General Electric, PNC bank, Cisco Systems, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Ernst & Young LLP, Cincinnati Reds and Morgan Stanley.


You and your college friends can make downtown Cincinnati your personal playground. Shuttles from Xavier’s campus will take you to downtown activities that abound all year-round. There’s free music festivals in the summer and ice skating in the winter. You and your friends can watch football on the Jumbotron or get swept away by the on-ice chaos of a broomball match.


When it comes to visual and performing arts, Cincinnati definitely has its act together. In fact, the city has one of the most diverse cultural scenes in the Midwest, with several orchestras, theaters, museums, and a large community of working artists.

• Cincinnati Art Museum, a home for 67,000 works of art spanning 6,000 years

• Cincinnati Ballet, a creative force of classical, modern, and children’s dance productions

• Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, no seat sits farther than 20 feet from the thrust stage

• Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the fifth oldest symphony orchestra in the United States

• Cincinnati Opera, the second oldest opera company in the United States

• Contemporary Arts Center, where art and the creative process belongs to all people


Home to the Reds (MLB) and Bengals (NFL) sports teams, countless craft breweries and several distilleries, Cincinnati is a hub for sports, beer and bourbon. It’s also the capital for the game cornhole, with locals responsible for developing the American Cornhole Organization.

Year-round sports and activities mean there is always something to do in the city.


Just minutes from campus, you’ll discover pockets of neighborhoods, each with a distinct feel and culture.

Admire the architecture in Hyde Park as you and your friends browse the bookstores, coffee shops and art galleries. Play games, duck into a jazz club or visit a sushi bar in Over-the-Rhine.

Walk through a market or participate in a yoga class in Oakley. Over-the-Rhine is famous for having more than 50 restaurants in a one-mile radius. Try the kimchee‐laced hot dog and a side of duck‐fat fries. Thank us later.


Favorite student activities include Reds, Bengals or FC Cincinnati games, music festivals, The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Kings Island Amusement Park, Findlay Market, The Banks Riverfront Entertainment District and shopping at Rookwood and Kenwood.