​2020 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.) should attend both a summer New Student Registration Date and the New Student Orientation Weekend.

We are all in this together! The Oiler Success Center is being proactive in preventing illness and promoting a healthy campus environment through social distancing. These dates and times are subject to change based around the Ohio rules and suggestions that are in place by our governor. Please contact us with any questions at 419-434-5688 or [email protected].


Orientation Weekend Schedule

​Below is a complete schedule for orientation weekend, but you can also see a more detailed schedule in the Oiler Mobile app and in our digital flipbook


New parents and families can find special information, including links to live streamed events, like the Arch ceremony, on our new parents and families orientation page.


Thursday, August 13, 2020

  • ​1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Residential Move-In and Orientation Weekend Check-In - Alumni Memorial Union Multipurpose Room
  • 5-7 p.m. - Dinner - Henderson Dining Hall
  • 7-9 p.m. - Active Oilers - Koehler 

Friday, August 14, 2020

  • ​7-9 a.m. - Breakfast - Henderson
  • 7-8 a.m. - Sunrise Yoga - Front Lawn of College of Business Building
  • 9-10 a.m. - Orientation Weekend Check-In - Alumni Memorial Union
  • 10 a.m. Noon - Why Be Ordinary When You Can be Remarkable - Koehler
  • Noon - Lunch - Henderson Dining Hall
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. - Introduction to Oiler Nation - Koehler
  • 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. - Orientation Leader Activities and Discussions - Koehler
  • 3:15-4 p.m. - College Introductions - Various Locations
  • 4:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Arch Ceremony
  • 5-7 p.m. - Dinner - He​nderson Dining Hall
  • 7-8:30 p.m. - Building Oiler Nation - Koehler

Saturday, August 15, 2020

  • 7-9 a.m. - ​Breakfast - Henderson
  • 7-8 a.m. - Sunrise Yoga
  • 8:30-10 a.m. - Orientation Service Project (A.M. Group 1) - Various Locations
  • 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.- General Campus Business Time (P.M. Group)
  • 10:30 a.m. - Noon - Orientation Service Project (A.M. Group 2) - Various Locations
  • 10-10:30 a.m. - Spin Class (P.M. Group), limited to first six attendees - Koehler
  • 10-11:30 a.m. - Survival Bingo (P.M. Group)
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch (P.M. Group) - Henderson Dining Hall
  • 12:30-2 p.m. - Lunch (A.M. Group) - Henderson Dining Hall
  • 12:30 - 2 p.m. - Orientation Service Project (P.M. Group 1)
  • 12:30-4 p.m. - General Campus Business Time (A.M. Group)
  • 2:30-4 p.m. - Orientation Service Project (P.M. Group 2)
  • 2-2:30 pm. - Spin Class, limited to first six attendees - Koehler 
  • 2-3:30 p.m. - Survival Bingo (A.M. Group) - AMU
  • 5-5:45 p.m. - Intercultural Welcome Reception - Buford Center
  • 5-7 p.m. - Dinner - Henderson Dining Hall
  • 7-9:30 p.m. - UF Block Party - Front Lawn of College of Business Building


Sunday, August 16, 2020

  • 7-8 a.m. - Sunrise Yoga - Front Lawn of College of Business Building
  • 10 a.m. - Orientation Weekend Worship Service - College of Business Building
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Brunch - Henderson Dining Hall
  • 1 - 2:25 p.m. - Oilers Changing Campus Culture - Koehler
  • 2:30-4 p.m. - Findlay Family Reunion - Koehler
  • 3-4:30 p.m. - Math Placement Re-Test - Old Main
  • 4:30-7:30 p.m. - Dinner - Henderson Dining Hall
  • 9:30 p.m. - Meet Your Resident Assistant - Your Assigned Residence Hall​



Here is a detailed scheduled in a digital flip book for you to review.





Before You Arrive

  • Complete the online parking permit registration under the Student Intranet tab in your MyFindlay account
  • Meet your roommate and coordinate on what you are bringing

OilerNation Bound Podcast#OilerNationBound Podcast

This is a must listen podcast for all incoming students. Get all the advice upperclassmen wish they had before their first year. These episodes will give advice on a variety of topics from what to bring to transitioning from high school to college life. Subscribe and download the latest episode on Spotify​, on the web at WLFC 88.3.

Listen now:

Spotify playlist       

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