Video Description: Oberlin Scenes

This silent video makes quick cuts, with each of the following segments lasting 2 or 3 seconds.

From an aerial view, the Oberlin campus comes into focus, followed by: 

  1. A dancer stretches in a dance studio.
  2. A conductor leads an orchestra, viewed from behind and above the musicians.
  3. A baseball player fields ground balls during practice.
  4. A bicyclist pedals along a path toward Memorial Arch.
  5. A professor teaches in a classroom.
  6. A trombonist rehearses.
  7. A swimmer performs the butterfly stroke.
  8. A silhouetted person approaches the curved wall outside Hall Auditorium at night.
  9. Several groups of students work in a science lab.
  10. A student is animated while explaining the artwork behind her.
  11. An athlete runs past a building on a cold morning.
  12. The strings of a double bass vibrate as they are played by a jazz musician.
  13. A student explains an idea.
  14. A pianist practices on a Steinway grand piano.
  15. In a museum gallery, a group of students gazes at a painting.
  16. A singer and piano accompanist rehearse in a sunny room.
  17. A student in class holds a pen while speaking.
  18. Holding a boom microphone, a student makes a recording.
  19. A student cook prepares fresh vegetables.

The video then loops back to the beginning.

Aerial view of campus

Important Announcement

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College of Arts and Sciences

The Oberlin ethos encourages cross-discipline exploration that breaks down boundaries and allows students to find—or create—their own paths. See where your path might lead.

Conservatory of Music

Music is in Oberlin’s DNA. We are the only major music school in America that focuses almost exclusively on undergraduate education. Our programs, classes, and performance opportunities create an ideal environment for developing the complete musician. 

Experience Oberlin

While some visit options have been suspended due to COVID-19, we are offering guided campus tours on a limited basis. Registration is required. We also offer a variety of dynamic virtual sessions for prospective students.

Recent News

four pepple spread out in a room making an audio recording.

From Main Stage to Airwaves

November 17, 2020

The curtain has closed on many professional, community, and college theaters throughout the country due largely to the global pandemic. Yet those who have the audacity to reimagine the theater and the arts in new ways are discovering the options are varied and rewarding.

The front view of the Allen Memorial Art Museum.

Welcome to the Virtual World of the Allen Memorial Art Museum

November 16, 2020

Light streams inside the King Sculpture Court of the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) and onto the statues around the perimeter. To the left, a long narrow hallway lined with artifacts from Greece leads to other galleries. Where to go first? Since this is a virtual visit the museum is always open so time is not an issue. I grab a cup of coffee from the kitchen and lean back in my chair.

Eight people seated in a row in building lobby.

Talking Sustainability with Oberlin’s Green EDGE Fund

November 13, 2020

October was Sustainability Month at Oberlin, and no group is more dedicated to its celebration than the Green EDGE Fund. Composed of 10 student board members, the organization distributes funds to community-based projects dedicated to environmental sustainability.

Winter Term

Each year, Oberlin students develop individual and group projects during a four-week period known as winter term. The central objective is to encourage personal and academic discovery outside of the classroom.

A lake with the reflection of trees.

Winter Term: Psychological Factors on COVID-19

October 1, 2020

Many areas of the country saw significant drops in pollution levels when stay-at-home orders were put in place several months ago. The effects on the atmosphere suggested to Devin Williams ’21 that there might be other factors to investigate. He joined a team of students who assisted Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies Cindy Frantz in a project that would lead to the study of COVID-19 on psychological factors.

From the Blogs

Looking back, if there is one thing I could tell my giddy-to-go-to-college yet nervous self, it would be to relax, letting go of any preconceived notions of living in a small town.

Staying Safe

In response to COVID-19, Oberlin has devised new approaches to the academic schedule and the student experience. Get the details at ObieSafe.

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“I am fortunate to have studied at a school with such an impressive history of pushing for social change.”

Nicholas Morgan ’18