​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].


Important Dates and Times for Orientation Weekend

Thursday, August 13
1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Move-In Day

Friday, August 14
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Arch Ceremony (this event concludes the parent and family involvement in Orientation Weekend)

Saturday, August 15
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Orientation Service Projects

Sunday, August 16
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Oilers Changing Campus Culture

*A full schedule of events will be posted here in July.

For your reference, here are last years full schedules:

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

#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.

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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