students at academic fair
Newcomers in particular attend the annual ExCo Fair, an introduction to all the non-traditional classes available to students. Photo credit: Yvette Chen

We celebrate your admission to Oberlin College. We are thrilled you will be joining us, and look forward to helping you begin your academic career. We’re also ready to help you find your space within our growing community of learners, researchers, artists, musicians, athletes, advocates, thespians, and innovators.

Congratulations: You’re In!

Let everyone know you’re going to be an Obie. To secure your place in the incoming class, complete the the Intent to Enroll form and submit your matriculation deposit. The form is online at or use the form enclosed in your admit packet.

What’s Next?

December 2016 | Join Your Class Facebook Group
If you haven’t done so already, join the Class of 2021 Facebook group and begin virtually meeting other students.

April 2017 | Attend All Roads
Admitted students and their families are invited to a special visit program, All Roads Leads to Oberlin—or visit campus anytime during April.

May 2017 | Complete New Students Forms
Expect to receive a letter in mid-May from the Office of the Registrar about the New Students Forms. Our online registration database will have most of the forms you'll need to complete before arriving on campus. First-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences and Double Degree Program must register for one or two courses. You’ll finalize your schedule during Orientation in August.

June 2017 | Select housing and meal plans
Registration for campus housing and dining opens June 1. Housing assignments are generally finalized by the end of July.

August 2017 | Register for classes
You’ll gain access to PRESTO, Oberlin’s online student records system, once you receive your matriculation materials. PRESTO has all the details about courses, course registration, and academic advising.

August 2017 | Attend New Student Orientation
Our weeklong Orientation program for first-year, international, and transfer students will introduce you to the wide range of resources available in the college and conservatory. This year’s session is August 22-27, 2017. You’ll attend welcoming programs, information sessions, tours, and recreational and social events and complete your course registration.

Housing Registration

Registration forms for housing and dining will be available June 1. You must make and submit your selections by June 15 to the Office of Residential Education. Housing assignments are confirmed in late July.

What’s Happening

Campus News

Cello Professor Darrett Adkins Releases Myth & Tradition

August 18, 2017
On his new release for Oberlin Music, Myth & Tradition , Oberlin Associate Professor of Cello Darrett Adkins ’91 teams up with the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble for the world-premiere recording of a commissioned work, Su Lian Tan’s “Legends of Kintamani.”

Community Partnership Focuses on Accessibility in Science

August 7, 2017
Oberlin Associate Professor of Biology Taylor Allen and Peter Ogbuji, executive director of the Harrison Cultural Community Center, cosponsored a camp to make science more creative and accessible to children in Lorain County.

Campus Offices


Our varsity sports, clubs sports, and recreational and wellness initiatives provide a range of activities to help you remain fit mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Safety and Security

The Office of Safety and Security supports a safe environment 24/7 in which all members of the college community can learn, live, teach, and work.

Health Services

Counseling Center and Student Health professionals provide confidential psychological support and health care to students as they pursue academic and personal goals.

New Students Orientation

Orientation week begins Tuesday, August 22, and runs through Sunday, August 27. It’s your opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Oberlin campus and community.

Mudd Center library is a popular and comfortable place for students to study and relax. Photo credit: Matthew Lester

Inside Oberlin

You’ve been accepted to Oberlin yet there is still plenty to learn and explore as you prepare to come to campus. Available classes, student groups and clubs, social activities, campus jobs, IT services, and much more are available to you once you get here.

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