​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.

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


If you are living in the residence halls, below is a handy list of things you should and should not 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. Just remember, university life isn’t too much different to normal life back at home, except that at Findlay you won’t have a parent around to do your laundry.

Important

Bring your car, we have free parking on campus!
Driver’s license
Housing details and contacts
Bank account details
Bank card/Debit card/Credit card
Insurance card
Student ID card

Electricals

Laptop
Cell phone and charger
Smaller George Foreman grill
Extension cords (handier than you may imagine)
Headphones
Microwave
Games console/games/controllers/cords
TV
Camera
Speakers
Lights

Stationery

Pens and pencils
Notepads
Binders
Highlighters
Post-it notes
Calendar/diary/scratchpad
Paper clips
Scissors
Stapler
Tape

Bedroom

Beds are twin extra long!
Covers and pillow covers
Blankets
Laundry bin
Laundry detergent
Dryer sheets
Clothes hangers
Alarm clock (as a backup for when you drop your phone in the toilet)
Desk lamp
Earplugs

Bathroom

Shower caddy
Toothbrush/toothpaste
Soap
Shampoo/conditioner
Shower gel
Hair dryer/straighteners
Deodorant
Razor/shaving cream
Towels (bring at least two)
Hand towel
Washcloth
Hairbrush/combs
Flip flops/slides
Healthcare
Personal medications and/or prescriptions
Basic first aid kit (pain relief tablets, cold and flu medication, allergy tablets, antibacterial lotion or spray)
Glasses/contacts/contact solution
Multivitamins

Everything Else

Sturdy bag/Tote
Pokémon decks
Pictures of friends and family
Fidget spinners
Small sewing kit
Netflix/Hulu username and password
Board/card games
Bike/Bike lock
Star Wars movie collection

Do Not Bring

The same large items your roommate is bringing
Air conditioner
Open-coil appliances (toasters, hot plates, space heaters, etc.
A hamster
Candles/Incense
Dartboards
Hot plates
Stuffed animals
Your entire wardrobe
Pets (non-violent fish are permitted)
Potpourri burners (candle warmers are permitted)
Space heaters

Electric kettle
Sunlamps
Fondue pot
Coffeemakers
Toasters/toaster ovens
Steam vaporizers
Weapons

Fireworks
Pets, except small fish or unless approved through Academic Support and Access Center
Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
Halogen lamps




Contact Us

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