Tag: Campus Life


At Home in #OilerNation

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19th November

Take a look at what it’s like to live in #OilerNation, as Meredith gives us a tour of her room and shares about residence life at UF.



A Day in the Life of a Pre-PT Major

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2nd March

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Being a health science major is exhausting! Honestly, just being in college is exhausting. My days are often busy, crazy, and filled with lots of coffee, which is also a very normal “college thing.”

This vlog is just a quick sneak peek into what an average Monday in my life looks like! I usually start off the day getting up around 7:45 a.m. or 8 a.m. Insert first cup of coffee here.

Next, I head over to my art class, a nice and relaxing class that I’m taking to fulfill one of my undergraduate requirements. I haven’t taken an art class since elementary school, and it’s been a ton of fun. This class is also a great way to take a little break from my crazy stress.

Usually after art, I head to one of my favorite places in Findlay – George House! Insert … Read More »



Five Ways to Start Fresh in 2018

Posted by Tatum Teeple in Tatum Teeple. No Comments

29th January

I cannot believe that I have already made it through my first semester here at Findlay and am diving right into my second! Although this semester has just begun, it has already proven that it will be very exciting. So far, I think that I am really going to enjoy all of my classes this semester. It is so refreshing to be able to receive a whole new schedule at the start of the semester. This is something that I love about college compared to high school. With a new schedule, however, comes establishing a whole new routine. This can be exciting for some, but terrifying for others. Luckily, I have a few tips and tricks that either type of person can find useful to start spring semester with a bang!

Start off the semester organized – There can’t be anything worse … Read More »



Dear Incoming Freshman: A Reflection Letter

Posted by Tatum Teeple in Tatum Teeple. No Comments

14th December

Since the beginning of this semester, a lot of things have changed. I would be lying if I said that one of those things wasn’t my motivation but hey, that’s natural! As a young adult, I have developed immensely in this short amount of time. Being away from my parents, in a new setting, and having to manage time by myself has taught me a lot about myself thus far. I sometimes wish I could write a note to my past self to read before I started my freshman year. Self-reflection is a wonderful thing. So as the end of the semester approaches, I wanted to take some time to write a letter to future freshman on all the ins-and-outs of starting your first semester at the University of Findlay!

Dear incoming freshman,

You’ve made it! You’re finally on your own. Now … Read More »



Why Findlay is my perfect fit, and may be yours!

Posted by Tatum Teeple in Tatum Teeple. No Comments

1st December

For me, choosing which college to attend was an easy decision. I have known since the seventh grade that I wanted to go to the University of Findlay. Findlay is my home, in more ways than one. Yes, I was born and raised a “Findlayite.” My family has lived in this town for generations upon generations; I don’t know anything else. This is not the only reason, however, that I feel Findlay is my home. When I am on campus, I get a sense of home and I can pursue my career in an excellent program. I am confident that this is where I belong,  and where I am supposed to be. It just feels right and I am fortunate for that. For others, choosing a school is not as easy as it was for me. Perhaps you are reading … Read More »



Graduation Bucketlist

Posted by Emily Gajewski in Perfect Fit. No Comments

28th April

Over the course of four years it’s tough to keep track of all the things you’ve done and the things still left to do before graduation.  From exploring the city of Findlay to participating on campus, here’s just some of the things you’ve got to do before you graduate.

The Findlay Reservoir

1. Go to the Findlay Reservoir. I didn’t get to the reservoir until my senior year, and I wish I had discovered it earlier. There are paths around the water as well as in the surrounding woods. There’s also a great dog park and the park is usually filled with people enjoying the weather… when the weather is nice that is.

2. Take a walk down Main St. — no, don’t drive, walk!  There are a ton of little shops that you’d just pass by if you were in … Read More »



You’ve Been Pranked

Posted by Madison Simmons in Tales from the Barn. 2 comments

31st March

I learned a valuable lesson last weekend — don’t leave your friends unattended in your room and do not leave your door unlocked! (Also, pranks lead to more pranks!)

I was chilling in my friend’s room down the hall from mine when I saw three of my friends come out of my room. I was confused about what they were doing in my building and even my room. I walked down and hung out with them for a little bit, but I needed to go to a friend’s room in a different building to watch the basketball game. So I left my friends with all of my trust in them that they wouldn’t do anything bad or break something.

A little way into the first half of the game, my friends were still not back from my room. What was taking them … Read More »



Students Have All The Fun!

Posted by Shannon Ebert in A Fresh Take. No Comments

31st March

It is hard to find a college like Findlay that has so many fun activities going on all the time for students to attend! I just love how much the university provides for us to do! This year I have been to so many events that were so much fun and there were so many others that I wish I would have participated in. I can not wait to share all the exciting things I have done this year. Here is a brief list of some of the events I attended:

Freshman Service Project: During the first couple days of the semester, the University takes one day for all the freshman to do a service project. Groups are divided at complete random and all the group go to different parts of the community such as churches, schools, not for profit organizations, … Read More »



Rocking Out #OilerNation

Posted by Emily Gajewski in Perfect Fit. No Comments

10th February

On Friday February 7, Student Government Association gave the students of the University of Findlay a reason to stay on campus for the weekend by bringing in Quote Unquote and the Plain White T’s.

Preston and I with the stage set-up almost completed!

My day started with a text from Preston, one of the SGA (Student Government Association) leads on the event, asking if I could come help with setting up the stage.  So I threw on my neon staff shirt and headed over to Koehler.  I helped run cables, set up lights, and was an extra pair of hands wherever I was needed until I had to go to class at noon.

By the time I went back around 6 p.m., there was already a line out the door and the space in between the two doors was packed with … Read More »



A Different kind of Throwback

Posted by Emily Gajewski in Perfect Fit. No Comments

6th February

Do I remember my freshman year at Findlay?

My short hair Freshman year

Sure I do. I remember how excited I was to live on my own. I remember taking late night drives and having adventures with my new best friend (and roommate).  I remember finally getting my hair cut short and then when it grew out earning the nickname “Justin Bieber”  I remember my first GPA above 3.0 and going to Georgia on a conference and meeting awesome entertainers. I remember thinking, “Is this real?”

I remember making tough choices and learning how to balance my life, something that I still struggle with today.   I remember playing cards in my dorm room until 2 a.m., laughing with Sarah about something that didn’t even make sense. I remember helping Drew with statistics and thinking, “Why not give this a chance?”.

I … Read More »






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