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To our prospective students and families:

Due to social distancing measures required by the global COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty over how long those measures may be in place, all admission-related campus visits have been suspended until further notice. Please complete our prospective student inquiry form and we will contact you when visit opportunities become available.

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.

Learn more:

College of Arts and Sciences information session
Conservatory of Music information session

Con Chats

Con Chats (short for conservatory chats) are online sessions for prospective conservatory students held every Saturday through Zoom. In these student-only chats led by our current students, you will have opportunities to ask them questions about Oberlin from their unique perspectives. Register here.

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.

Allen Memorial Art Museum: Hear from directors, professors, alumni, staff, and more about the last one hundred years at the Allen and what the future holds. 

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.

Athletics: See a video tour of Oberlin’s extensive athletics facilities, and browse our latest athletics photo gallery.

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.

Conservatory Faculty Lessons

At Oberlin, our faculty are a big reason why the conservatory is so special. These celebrated teaching artists and educators are completely invested in undergraduate education. We always encourage you to interact with our faculty to find out for yourself if Oberlin Conservatory is for you. Please feel free to email them for opportunities to connect or have a virtual lesson. We recommend you attach a musical résumé when emailing so that our faculty can learn more about you.

Find a faculty member in your area of study here.

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

Conservatory Webinars

For prospective students interested in the Conservatory of Music, click here to learn more about our campus and student opportunities.

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?”

Watch now

Contact Us

At Oberlin, we take a personalized approach to education. Our admissions representatives are here to help as you explore Oberlin.

Athletics: What does it mean to be a scholar-athlete at Oberlin? Connect with a coach to learn more.