University of Findlay’s fall New Student Arch Ceremony was held on Friday, August 14. The ceremony is held annually for each incoming class to celebrate continuing their journey of education at the University.
While this year’s ceremony looked a little different with masks and physical distancing, it didn’t stop hundreds of new students from participating in the tradition of marching through Griffith Memorial Arch. Faculty lined the path and cheerfully welcomed the new class to Oiler Nation.
Another change to this year’s Arch Ceremony is parents were asked to not attend in person to allow for proper physical distancing and ensure a safe and healthy environment for all involved.
To help our new Oiler parents be involved, the University live-streamed the event on Facebook and UFTV. A professional photographer was also in attendance so this big moment could be captured and saved. Images will be available for download in the University’s Flickr album soon.
The Griffith Memorial Arch is the gateway to Findlay’s campus. It is tradition that new students walk through the arch toward Old Main, and don’t walk back through it in the opposite direction until they graduate. These students will undoubtedly look forward to their next march through the Arch in a few years after they walk across a stage to receive their degrees.