What began as an aspiration to open a history museum in Oberlin morphed into a series of app-based tours that aim to represent the city’s diverse history—including the first 100 years of Oberlin College.
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:
- A dancer stretches in a dance studio.
- A conductor leads an orchestra, viewed from behind and above the musicians.
- A baseball player fields ground balls during practice.
- A bicyclist pedals along a path toward Memorial Arch.
- A professor teaches in a classroom.
- A trombonist rehearses.
- A swimmer performs the butterfly stroke.
- A silhouetted person approaches the curved wall outside Hall Auditorium at night.
- Several groups of students work in a science lab.
- A student is animated while explaining the artwork behind her.
- An athlete runs past a building on a cold morning.
- The strings of a double bass vibrate as they are played by a jazz musician.
- A student explains an idea.
- A pianist practices on a Steinway grand piano.
- In a museum gallery, a group of students gazes at a painting.
- A singer and piano accompanist rehearse in a sunny room.
- A student in class holds a pen while speaking.
- Holding a boom microphone, a student makes a recording.
- A student cook prepares fresh vegetables.
The video then loops back to the beginning.
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Congratulations Class of 2019
Congratulations and best wishes to the Oberlin College Class of 2019. Relive the special day in pictures.
A philosophy practicum bridges the distance between teaching and learning, showing that the two are symbiotic and inextricable. The course also facilitates outreach in the Oberlin community.
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Rumi Shammin is researching the environmental and social aspects of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh.
Through Sea Education Association (SEA) programs, Oberlin students learn in a new classroom: the ocean.
Finding success with an Oberlin degree in hand, these young alumni share how Oberlin shaped their decision to seek a fellowship, to pursue a particular course of study, or to embark on their career.
Noah Sanderson ’16 is a lifelong maker and musician who became serious about steel pan while at Oberlin. Since graduation, he has been gradually improving his skills tuning and making these instruments.
From the Blogs
At Oberlin, I found a home that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
A collection of firsthand accounts on how rising second-years spend their summers, and why everyone is excited to go back to Oberlin in the Fall!
A whimsical accumulation of the Oberlin things that follow me throughout the summer, and the things I miss the most.
Plan Your Visit
For students looking for an in-depth summer visit, the Summer Visit Days are a full-day program that may be just right for you.
“Oberlin is about belonging. Belonging is the opposite of fitting in. Fitting in is about changing yourself to fit the crowd; belonging is about being yourself and finding your sense of self-expression that is accepted and appreciated by those around you.”Hannah Schoepe ’20