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.
- 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.
Bring your car, we have free parking on campus!
Housing details and contacts
Bank account details
Bank card/Debit card/Credit card
Student ID card
Cell phone and charger
Smaller George Foreman grill
Extension cords (handier than you may imagine)
Pens and pencils
Beds are twin extra long!
Covers and pillow covers
Alarm clock (as a backup for when you drop your phone in the toilet)
Towels (bring at least two)
Personal medications and/or prescriptions
Basic first aid kit (pain relief tablets, cold and flu medication, allergy tablets, antibacterial lotion or spray)
Pictures of friends and family
Small sewing kit
Netflix/Hulu username and password
Star Wars movie collection
Do Not Bring
The same large items your roommate is bringing
Open-coil appliances (toasters, hot plates, space heaters, etc.
Your entire wardrobe
Pets (non-violent fish are permitted)
Potpourri burners (candle warmers are permitted)
Pets, except small fish or unless approved through Academic Support and Access Center
Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
Director of Orientation and Student Persistence