​New Student​ Orientation

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! All first-time, undergraduate students to the University of Findlay (First-Time Freshman, Transfers, Non-Traditional, Commuter, etc.) are required to attend both a summer New Student Registration Date and the New Student Orientation Weekend.

You are welcome to bring your parents and family for the first two days of Orientation Weekend, Aug. 15 and Aug. 16.

All first-time, undergraduate students to the University of Findlay (First-Time Freshman, Transfers, Non-Traditional, Commuter, etc.) are required to attend both a summer New Student Registration Date and New Student Orientation Weekend.


Important Dates and Times for Orientation Weekend


Wednesday, August 14
5:00-8:00 p.m. - Early Move-In (only for students signed up for New Student Registration on Aug. 15)

Thursday, August 15
1:30-6:30 p.m. - Move-In Day

Friday, August 16
4:00-5:30 p.m. - Arch Ceremony (this event concludes the parent and family involvement in Orientation Weekend

Saturday, August 17
8:00-4:00 p.m. - Orientation Service Projects

Sunday, August 18
12:30-4:30 p.m. - Oilers Changing Campus Culture

*A full schedule of events will be posted here in July.


Before You Arrive

  • Complete the online parking permit registration under the Student Intranet tab in your myFindlay account
  • Meet your roommate and figure out what things to bring

What to Bring to the Residence Halls

If you are living in the residence halls, we have put together a list of things you should bring​ with you to make your dorm room feel like home. Remember, space is limited in your room, everything you want to bring may not fit. You’re probably going to spend the few weeks leading up to your departure trying to decide what to take to Findlay with you. 

Contact Us

William Johnston
Director of Orientation and Student Persistence
419-434-5688