Students returning for the start of the regular fall semester on Monday, Aug. 21 will see a slightly transformed campus, but will be greeted with the usual celebratory activities and longstanding traditions that make the University of Findlay a one-of-a-kind place to learn. They’ll find:
- A nearly-finished Center for Student Life and College of Business – A private ribbon-cutting for the campus community will be held on Sunday, followed by the annual campus picnic. Classrooms and faculty offices will be ready, but other spaces, such as the dining area on the first floor, still need finishing touches. Following the ribbon-cutting will be the annual campus picnic for students, faculty and staff.
- A few dining-related changes – For now, The Cave and Jazzman’s in the Alumni Memorial Union remain, but will soon be renovated to become a lunch counter and stage area. The Rig will also be relocating from The Village to the Center for Student Life. Food offerings once located in the Davis Street building lobby have been closed for relocation to the center. Henderson Dining Hall remains.
- Construction in The Village – Work is happening on the first floor, where the Hospitality Management Program had occupied space. The Nursing Program plans to relocate there from the Davis Street building.
- Improved wireless internet capabilities – Internet Technology Services has been working diligently this summer, particularly at off-campus housing, including townhouses, cottages, Oiler Pointe and Derrick’s Square apartments.
- Plenty of move-in day helpers – UF faculty, staff and upper-class students always roll out the red carpet by offering to do some of the heavy lifting as students move into dorms and other on-campus housing. This year’s move-in day for most students will be this Thursday, Aug. 17.
- Griffith Memorial Arch March – On Friday, Aug. 18 at 4:30 p.m. incoming freshmen and other new students will participate in the ceremony, which is a traditional and symbolic right-of-passage for incoming freshmen and other new students.
- Orientation Service Projects – The 14th annual initiative will take place Saturday, Aug. 19. New students and their project leaders will fan throughout the city and region to help with needed projects and chores, such as yard work and painting for organizations and individuals.
- Safe solar eclipse viewing – The event will happen Monday, Aug. 21 from 11:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. at the Cory Street Mall gazebo. It is open to the community.
- Welcome Week – Along with classes, the fun will commence on Aug. 21 with events such as cookies and milk at UF Counseling Services and Market on the Mall.
The 2017/2018 academic calendar can be found here.