Funeral Directors Guide to Cincinnati

July 17, 2018

For students preparing to begin their funeral director education this fall, you might find yourself starting to learn more about the Cincinnati area as we get closer to the start of the new school year. Given that CCMS is a small, tightknit community, current students will likely show you the ins and outs of the area and maybe even a few hidden gems along the way.

But before you arrive for your first day of class, we thought it would be helpful to offer some insight on the places you’ll likely find yourself visiting in the coming months.

From quiet places, to study spaces, to entertainment and attractions, this blog post will highlight some of the popular areas you can expect to find your classmates in the coming weeks.

study spaces for future funeral directors in Cincinnati

Places to Study

With such a close community of students and faculty, there will be plenty of opportunities to have fun and unwind with your peers. But remember, you’re attending CCMS to learn and develop the skills you’ll need to succeed in the funeral profession.

Everyone is different and learns in their own ways. For some students, locking themselves away in their bedroom is how they best study and complete assignments. Others may find the distractions of home to be too much and instead look for a quiet place to go to and put in a solid session of work.

Whatever the case, here are a few different places to visit if you need a quiet place to study.

Landlocked Social House

Just a short 15-minute drive from the CCMS campus, Landlocked Social House is a great place to study and socialize. Open 7 days a week this café is the perfect place to study with a group or by yourself. Landlocked Social House isn’t your typical café though. In addition to some great tasting coffee and snacks, it also offers one of the best tasting lineups of craft beer on tap in the area.

Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop

Redtree is more than just a coffee shop. As you’ll quickly find out, this is the perfect place to study when you need to feel inspired. The company website boasts that it’s a space where creativity and community meet and we couldn’t agree more. If you’re looking for a calm atmosphere to spread out some books and dive into your work, Redtree is the ideal location.

CCMS Library

What list would be complete without mentioning our campus library? The library offers many services to students and alumni, including computers, printers, and a collection of books, journals, and educational videos focused on mortuary science. If you really want to prepare yourself for a career as a funeral director, the library is an outstanding resource for students in preparation for comprehensive exams and the National Board Examination.

college football in Cincinnati

Attractions to Visit in Cincinnati

A funeral director’s job is never easy. Something you’ll learn early on in your career is that it’s important to have a good balance of work and play. It’s no surprise that funeral directors have to deal with a lot of stressful and emotional situations and people. When you leave the funeral home, you need to be able to relax and recharge.

Cincinnati is a wonderful city full of attractions to see. Below are a few of our students’ favorite places to visit when they need to unwind.

Cincinnati Urban Adventures

With several sports teams, historical landmarks, beautiful parks and so much more, Cincinnati has something to offer for everyone. What better way to discover the new city you’ll call home during your time at CCMS then by participating in an Urban Adventures tour. With 5 distinct tours costing $45 to $69, there really is no better way to experience the highlights our city has to offer.

Take in a Game at Nippert Stadium

Cincinnati is also home to several colleges and universities including the University of Cincinnati. Get to know your fellow students in the area by taking in a football game at Nippert Stadium. You haven’t experienced a fun day out until you join 40,000 screaming fans for Saturday afternoon game of football in the fall.

CCMS Student Lounge

Before and after class, our student lounge is always buzzing with students looking to take a break from studying. The CCMS student lounge was designed to give students a place to decompress with their peers. The lounge is equipped with a flat screen television, DVD player, video game system, full-sized air hockey table, vending machines, lockers, and private kitchenette.

restaurants for funeral directors in Cincinnati


Let’s face it, as a student, you likely won’t want to cook for yourself all the time. Going out for dinner is a great way to unwind, strengthen relationships, and catch up with friends. With hundreds of restaurants in the area, it’s hard to pick just a few. Here are a few of our students’ favorite places to eat.

Dewey’s Pizza

Whether you are staying up late to study or spending some downtime with friends, Dewey’s Pizza is sure to please. A favorite among students, this pizza place offers a large menu that has something for everyone to enjoy. Just a short drive from campus, it’s been hailed as one of the best pizza restaurants in Cincinnati.

Keystone Bar & Grill

If you’re looking for casual and relaxed atmosphere to meet up with friends or go on a date with that special someone, Keystone Bar & Grill is great. With a menu full of hearty dishes like the famous Mac n Cheese dishes, you’ll be sure to leave full and satisfied.

Graeter’s Ice Cream

Whether you just aced your exam or need to satisfy that sweet tooth, Graeter’s Ice Cream never disappoints. Known around town for their quality ice cream and friendly service, Graeter’s Ice Cream is the perfect place to escape and reward yourself with a treat.