New Family Orientation​

Information for families of new University of Findlay students

Welcome 2021 Oiler Nation Families!

Registration closed at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 for any events requiring registration below.

Thursday, August 12:


1:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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.


1:30 - 5 p.m.

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!

*Registration was required


CANCELED: Family Welcome Reception*

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Findlay



Friday, August 13:


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


1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

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!


2:45 - 4 p.m.

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.

*Registration was required


4:20 - 5 p.m.

Arch Ceremony

Griffith Memorial Arch

Watch in-person or via Facebook LIVE



**Please note that all in-person attendees who have not received the COVID-19 vaccination will be strongly encouraged to wear a mask and practice social distancing while in attendance.


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