​2021 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.


New Student Orientation Weekend Schedule

​Below is a glimpse of some important events for orientation weekend.


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 12, 2021

  • ​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
  • 7:30-8:45 p.m. - *Required for all freshman Student-Athletes - B.O.R.N. - FRC, Malcolm Athletic Center, Koehler 
  • 7-9 p.m. - Active Oilers - Intramural Field/Sand Volleyball Court

Friday, August 13, 2021

  • ​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, Lounge
  • 10 a.m. Noon - *Required Event - Keynote Speaker, Dave Coleman - Winebrenner, Auditorium - "Why Be Ordinary When You Can be Remarkable"
  • Noon - Lunch - Henderson Dining Hall
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. - *Required Event - Introduction to Oiler Nation - Koehler
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m. - *Required Event - Orientation Leader Activities and Discussions - Koehler
  • 3:15-4 p.m. - *Required Event - College Introductions - Various Locations
  • 4:20-5:00 p.m. - *Required Event - Arch Ceremony
  • 5-7 p.m. - Dinner - Henderson Dining Hall
  • 7-8:30 p.m. - *Required Event - Building Oiler Nation - Koehler
  • 8:30 - 10 p.m. - Foam Dance Party - Koehler Intramural Field & Sand Volleyball Court​

Saturday, August 14, 2021

  • 7-9 a.m. - ​Breakfast - Henderson
  • 7-8 a.m. - Sunrise Yoga
  • 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - *Required Event - “AM Group” Orientation Service Projects FRC, Malcolm Athletic Center, Koehler
  • 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - “PM Group” General Campus Business
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - ITS Oiler Tech Connect
  • 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - Bingo! - Alumni Memorial Union, North Multipurpose Room
  • 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. - Zumba - Student Recreation Center, Koehler
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Lunch (P.M. Group) - Henderson Dining Hall
  • 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. - Lunch (A.M. Group) - Henderson Dining Hall
  • 12:30 p.m. -4 p.m. - *Required Event - “PM Group” Orientation Service Projects - FRC, Malcolm Athletic Center, Koehler
  • 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. - “AM Group” General Campus Business
  • 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. - Bingo!
  • 2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. - Zumba
  • 5 p.m.-5:45 p.m. - Intercultural Welcome Reception - Buford Center for Diversity and Service
  • 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Dinner - Henderson Dining Hall
  • 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - *Required Event - UF Block Party - Live DJ, Inflatables, and Fun *Findlay Family - College of Business and Student Life, Front Lawn

Sunday, August 15, 2021

  • 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 a.m.-2 p.m. - ITS Oiler Tech Connect
  • 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Brunch - Henderson Dining Hall
  • 1 - 2:25 p.m. - *Required Event - Oilers Changing Campus Culture - Koehler
  • 2:30-4 p.m. - *Required Event - Findlay Family Reunion - Winebrenner, Auditorium
  • 3-4:30 p.m. - Math Placement Re-Test - Old Main, Rooms 215 and 309
  • 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Celebration of a New Year at UF - Cory Street Mall
  • 9:30 p.m. - Resident students meet with their Resident Assistants (*required for all students residing in on campus housing)




Before You Arrive

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