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Our four-day orientation weekend is 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.) are required to attend New Student Orientation Weekend.

Use this app to make sure you have all the resources you need, including what to bring (and not bring!), orientation schedules, campus map and directions, how to get involved in campus life, and many more!

You are welcome to share this app with your parents and family and bring them for the first two days of Orientation Weekend

What to pack

If you are living in the residence halls, below is a handy list of things you should and should not 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. Just remember, university life isn’t too much different to normal life back at home, except that at Findlay you won’t have a parent around to do your laundry.

Do Not Bring

  • The same large items your roommate is bringing
  • Air conditioner
  • Appliances with open heating elements
  • A hamster
  • Candles
  • Dartboards
  • Hot Plates
  • Stuffed animals
  • Your Entire Wardrobe
  • Incence
  • Pets (non-violent fish are permitted)
  • Potpourri burners (candle warmers are permitted)
  • Space Heaters
  • Sunlamps
  • Fondue Pot
  • Toasters/toaster ovens
  • Coffeemakers


  • Bring your car, we have free parking on campus!
  • Driver’s license
  • Housing details and contacts
  • Bank account details
  • Bank card/Debit card/Credit card
  • Insurance card
  • Student ID card


  • Laptop
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Smaller George Foreman grill
  • Extension cords (handier than you may imagine)
  • Headphones
  • Microwave
  • Games console/games/controllers/cords
  • TV
  • Camera
  • Speakers
  • Lights


  • Pens and pencils
  • Notepads
  • Binders
  • Highlighters
  • Post-it Notes
  • Calendar/diary/scratchpad
  • Paper clips
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Tape


  • Beds are twin extra long!
  • Covers and pillow covers
  • Blankets
  • Laundry bin
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Alarm clock (as a backup for when you drop your phone in the toilet)
  • Desk Lamp
  • Earplugs


  • Shower caddy
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Shower gel
  • Hair dryer/straighteners
  • Deodorant
  • Razor/shaving cream
  • Towels (bring at least two)
  • Hand towel
  • Washcloth
  • Hairbrush/combs
  • Flip flops/slides
  • Healthcare
  • Personal medications and/or prescriptions
  • Basic first aid kit (pain relief tablets, cold and flu medication, allergy tablets, antibacterial lotion or spray)
  • Glasses/contacts/contact solution
  • Multivitamins

Everything Else

  • Sturdy bag/Tote
  • Pokémon decks
  • Pictures of friends and family
  • Fidget spinners
  • Small sewing kit
  • Netflix/Hulu username and password
  • Board/card games
  • Bike/Bike lock
  • Star Wars movie collection