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To our prospective students and families:

We understand how important the college search is to you. We love introducing Oberlin to future Obies and for many families that means visiting our campus. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and the emphasis on the safety of our community, we have suspended all admission-related campus visits and admitted student events until May 1. This includes daily campus tours, information sessions, and any event for admitted students.

While we are prevented from inviting you to campus, we hope that you will engage with us through a variety of other options. We are pleased to offer:

Information Sessions

We can’t wait to share with you how Oberlin offers an exceptional academic experience in the ideal college setting. While the campus is closed, you can watch a prerecorded session or register for a live online session. 

Experience an information session

Virtual Tours

Recorded campus tour: We’ll show you what it’s like to spend your college years in a place where you have room to breathe and the freedom to explore and apply new ideas. Join our student guides as they take you around our picturesque campus.

Recorded Conservatory tour: Oberlin is a place of intense creativity. Join our student guides for an insider’s view of the Conservatory complex, from our classrooms and performances venues to our social hubs and practice spaces.

Aerial tour of campus: Get a bird’s eye view of our campus. Watch now.

360 degree virtual tour: An insider's view of campus hotspots. View now.

Walking tour map: This map highlights the places most central to student and academic life at Oberlin and sites that are historically and architecturally significant to our campus and town. Download the walking tour map.

Digital Publications


Online viewbooks: Oberlin offers one of the world’s most relevant undergraduate educations. Read about how we make connections between excellence, passion, and impact.

College viewbook:

Conservatory viewbook:


Looking for some quick facts about Oberlin? Download this short informational brochure that is packed with info.
An Oberlin Education Can Take You Anywhere

Oberlin is a four-year residential college, and we believe that living and eating together fosters a strong community. Download the pdf to check out your options.
A Quick Guide to Living and Eating at Oberlin

Sample Faculty Lecture

Oberlin prepares its students for informed, creative, and productive lives through close connections with professors. In fact, faculty here are ranked among the top in the US for undergraduate teaching. In this lecture, Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies Cindy Frantz considers the question, “Why are people sometimes irrational, inconsistent, and blind to basic facts?”

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