New Family Orientation​

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Information for families of new University of Findlay students

Welcome 2023 Oiler Families!

Move-in and Orientation Check-in for new students
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
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.
Learn more about housing & move in
Learn more about new student orientation weekend


Goodie Bag Give Aways

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Winebrenner Building, Atrium​​

President's Welcome and Family Transitions
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Winebrenner Building TLB 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. Registration required via the link below.

Arch Ceremony
4:20 – 5:00 p.m.
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. No registration required for Arch Ceremony.

Family Welcome Reception
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Student Life Center and College of Business, Atrium
Learn more about what UF and VisitFindlay has to offer. Enjoy drinks and appetizers plus mingle and meet other parents and President Fell after a long day of moving in your new UF student. We look forward to seeing you there! Registration required via the link below.


Families Explore Findlay
Families are encouraged to explore the City of Findlay anytime during visit to campus.

Learn more about the City of Findlay

Click the button below to register for any of all of these events!

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."​