Innovation Lab

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The Esports Innovation Lab is a state-of-the art facility that is the home for all things esports at the University of Cincinnati.  

Located on the first floor of the 1819 Innovation Hub, the Esports Innovation Lab is outfitted with more than 40 high-end gaming computers, a community lounge, a broadcasting and production studio, and a conference room. Our lab serves all enrolled UC students. 

Your Bearcat Card is required for check-in. You will find up-to-date COVID-19 information on the Safe and Healthy Bearcats website

Hours of Operation: Fall 2023*
Day Time  
Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  
Friday 5:00 p.m. - Midnight  
Saturday 5:00 p.m. - Midnight  

* Lab may not be available due to events. Please follow our social media for latest information.

Additional Details

Holiday Closure Dates  
Labor Day September 4  
Veteran's Day November 10  
Thanksgiving Break November 23 - November 26  
Winter Closure December 9 - January 5  
Holiday Closure Dates  
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday January 15  
Thanksgiving Break March 10 - March 17  
Summer Break May 1 - Welcome Week August 2024  

The UC shuttle service is free for students, faculty and staff with 16 shuttles covering 14 routes, including one route from Lindner College of Business to 1819 Innovation Hub.

Th Lindner-1819 route takes roughly 12 mintues and runs Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Keep track of up-to-date announcements and shuttle tracking through TRANSLOC / Shuttle Tracker.

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Our high-end computers allow users to game to their heart's content as well as meet the needs of the most demanding academic software.

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Free for all members of the Bearcat community to use, regardless if you are a seasoned Twitch veteran or a first-time streamer.