​2022 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. Click on the orange button for the full schedule.

Highlights during our four-day orientation weekend.

Click the button above for a full schedule.



Thursday, August 11, 2022
•    Residential Move-in and Orientation Weekend Check-In
•    For all-freshman Student-Athletes - B.O.R.N. 
•    Active Oilers


Friday, August 12, 2022
•    Sunrise Yoga
•    Keynote Speaker, Dave Coleman - "Why Be Ordinary When You Can be Remarkable"
•    Orientation Leader Activities and Discussions
•    Arch Ceremony
•    Building Oiler Nation


Saturday, August 13, 2022
•    Sunrise Yoga
•    Orientation Service Projects
•    Bingo!
•    Zumba
•    Orientation Service Projects
•    Bingo!
•    Zumba
•    Intercultural Welcome Reception - Buford Center for Diversity and Service
•    UF Block Party - Live DJ, Inflatables, and Fun


Sunday, August 14, 2022
•    Sunrise Yoga
•    Orientation Weekend Worship Service
•    Oilers Changing Campus Culture
•    Findlay Family Reunion
•    Celebration of a New Year at UF
•    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