​Frequently Asked Questions of College Parents​

Below are some of our most frequently asked questions from parents. If you have questions not answered here, please feel free to contact the Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends at 419-434-4516 or [email protected]

Q. Is a meal plan required if my son or daughter lives on campus?

A. All freshman are required to have a meal pla​n. Sophomores and upperclassman are only required if they live in a residence hall.

Q. Should my son or daughter bring a computer?

A. Many students bring computers, but UF has several computer labs on campus with convenient locations and hours. We also have a student-developed and managed computer repair business on campus called 3C Computer Repairs.

Q. How much do books cost a semester?

A. Approximately $500 to $600. Science and health professions majors’ books could be higher.

Q. How much money should my son or daughter need for a typical week at Findlay?

A. This is a personal discussion you'll want to have with your child, but an average student should be comfortable with $15-$20 per week.

Q. How safe is the UF campus?

A. All of the residence halls are locked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students have access to the residential facilities with their key. Campus Safety and Emergency Management has safety officers on duty at all times – evenings, weekends, holidays, etc. The office has policies and services in place to protect the University of Findlay campus including security escorts available 24/7, emergency blue phones located throughout campus and a campus alert texting system. Click here for more information on campus security.

Q. Can my son or daughter get a job on campus?

A. Yes. UF offers both non-work study and work study on-campus jobs. Click here for more information on student employment.

Q. If my son or daughter is having a difficult time with a class, how can he or she get the needed assistance?

A. First, visit with the professor and determine which assistance will help. If additional assistance is needed, your student should visit the Oiler Success Center, located on the first floor of Old Main.

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