Students who park their vehicles on college property must register their vehicles with the Office of Safety and Security. The student fee per academic year is $200 and must be paid at the time you register at the college. Once you register, you’ll receive a parking pass that will allow you to park in specific lots on campus. You’ll be assigned a lot based in part on your class year and on-campus housing location.
Parking on Campus
You must acquire a temporary parking pass from the Office of Safety and Security in order to park on campus in the visitor spaces.
The Oberlin Business District is intended for patrons of downtown businesses. The city enforces a two-hour parking limit. Residential street parking is limited to 48 hours. Enforcement includes penalties of citations up to towing at owner expense. From November 1 until April 1 each year, a snow ban is in effect and parking on streets is prohibited between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Be aware of city ordinances.
We reserve spaces for visitor parking exclusively for guests of the college. The main visitor lot is the east Service Building lot, and the south row of the Carnegie Building lot for visitors to offices within that building. Visitors may park in available spaces in other faculty/staff lots and may obtain a temporary parking permit without charge from the safety and security office.