New Family Orientation​

Information for families of new University of Findlay students


Dates & times will be announced summer 2022!
(Details subject to change)

Move-in for new students
Check-in at Alumni Memorial Union, Multi-Purpose Room
Students should check in at the AMU to get their key. Families are encouraged to park close to their child's dorm hall. Signage will indicate unloading zones. UF faculty, staff, and students will also be available to assist with moving items from your vehicle to your child's room.

Family "Pop-in" at the President's House*

Carrothers Home of the President

Pop in to meet the Director of the Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents, and Friends and the Director of Visit Findlay and grab a parent swag bag!


Family Welcome Reception

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Findlay

An opportunity for families to learn about the City of Findlay and all it has to offer.



Families Explore Findlay

Families are encouraged to explore the City of Findlay Friday morning prior to the afternoon College Parenting session with Dave Coleman.

Learn more about the City of Findlay



College Parenting- Keynote presentation by David Coleman

Winebrenner Building Auditorium

David Coleman is a motivational speaker known on college campuses worldwide as The Dating Doctor. ™️ He has been honored 14 times as The National Speaker of the Year, 11 times by Campus Activities Magazine and three times by The National Association for Campus Activities. He is the only speaker to be honored as the National Entertainer of the Year!



Family Transitions*

Winebrenner Building Auditorium

Dropping your child off at college can be difficult. This session will provide helpful advice and guidance from UF leaders plus include a Q&A session. You'll also have the opportunity to write letters to your child that they'll receive after your departure.



Arch Ceremony

Griffith Memorial Arch

The Arch Ceremony has been a campus tradition since 1923. New students walk through the Griffith Memorial Arch toward Old Main during our new student Arch Ceremony each fall, which signifies their entrance into their college career, and do not walk back out of the Arch until their graduation ceremony, which signifies the beginning of their careers as University of Findlay alumni.



Download Oiler Mobile

If you haven't already, please download our app, Oiler Mobile. Our free app has a persona selector, which gives you quick access to parent-specific information. The app is available via iOS and Google Play by searching "Oiler Mobile."