Oiler Success Center helps stressed out students as they approach the finish line

Taylor Christensen




As the University of Findlay nears the end of the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year, the students on campus are frantically preparing for final projects and tests to try and get the best grades possible.

On campus, students are encouraged to seek help from the Oiler Success Center. This is a great resource for students to use up as it has print kiosks, comfortable chairs to study in, and plenty of helpful people to assist in any questions or concerns you have as a student.

Bill Johnston, the Director of Orientation and Student Persistence, is a staff member at the Oiler Success Center. He specializes in familiarizing students with the University of Findlay through orientation and helps students be successful while attending the university.

“The main way I help students be successful is through Starfish,” said Johnston. “Starfish is our student success tool designed to connect students, faculty, staff, and services in the most effective and efficient way possible.”

“One of the most effective tools we use in Starfish is our Midterm Survey. This allows professors to alert students who have a C- or lower at midterm,” said Johnston. “The Oiler Success Center then reaches out to each of these students to help them create a plan to finish the semester strong.”

Starfish gives the professors and Oiler Success Center staff an opportunity to meet with

students who may be having a hard time in classes and create an active plan to fix the problems as fast as possible, while also giving the students multiple services offered at the Success Center.

As finals approach, students may want to consider stopping by the Oiler Success Center to seek some academic counseling from the General Advising services. The faculty there are available to discuss academic goals, Starfish flags, concerns or complaints, and much more.

The Oiler Success Center is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is located on the first floor of Old Main, right in front. The easiest way to schedule an appointment is through Starfish. Walk-ins are also welcome and will be helped.


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