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

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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

socially distanced student musicians rehearsing together.

Out Loud and Outside

October 19, 2020

Oberlin College Choir sings in different ways for a different world.

A student stands with his hands in his pockets.

Exploring Interstellar Waves

October 12, 2020

Jakob Faber ’21 explored ways to broaden the scope of branched flow with the goal of introducing work that has been done in radio astronomy and radio geophysics into the field.

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 portrait of a girl next to a poster of a figure with COVID-19 symptoms

Winter Term - Summer 2020

September 3, 2020

More than 200 students performed individual and group projects during this year’s Winter Term. Although typically held in January, it was shifted to August this year under the same premise: a time for students to explore opportunities outside of their regular course of study.

From the Blogs

Ruth Bieber-Stanley in the sun
October 19, 2020

At Oberlin College, we like to talk about the phenomenon of the “accidental minor.”

It took a fall afternoon and an impostor bumblebee to show me there’s more to campus than you might notice at first.

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