​New Student​ Orientation

​​THE FINAL STEPS OF BECOMING AN OILER!

August 13 through 16

We want to make sure that you start the​ year off right! Because of that, all new students are required to participate in The Oiler Experience! This is a four-day orientation weekend designed to help you settle into campus life, meet other new students and have a lot of fun!

You are welcome to bring your parents to the first two days of orientation weekend.

Schedule is subject to change. Please review all the information so you will know what to expect during The Oiler Experience.

Oiler Experience
​ Balloon release during the Arch Ceremony


BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:

  • Activate your Oiler OneCard (You need your card to use your meal plan.) 

  • Meet your roommate and figure out who is bringing shared items (see Things to Bring).

Tentative Schedule of Events

Thursday: 

  • Your meal plans begins
  • Move-in day
  • Parents welcome tent
  • First dinner in Henderson Dining Hall as a UF student
  • UF block party - live DJ, food and fun

Friday:

  • "Why be Ordinary When You Can Be Remarkable" - Keynote speaker: Dave Coleman
  • Just for parents sessions
  • Welcome session by College
  • The presidents welcome and the arch ceremony
  • Farewell reception for parents
  • Building Oiler Nation

Saturday:

  • Orientation Service Projects (two sessions): 
    • Session 1 begins at 8:30 a.m.
    • Session 2 begins at 12:15 p.m.
  • Survival bingo
  • Comedians

Sunday:

  • Traditional church service - College First Church of God
  • Academic Support Center open sessions
  • Games, giveaways and live DJ
  • Picnic style dinner

Monday

  • Classes begin!

Questions? Please contact Brandon Mooney, at 419-434-4707 or by email: mooney@findlay.edu.​ ​​