Prospective students for the College of Arts and Sciences and Oberlin Conservatory of Music can experience student day life—and nightlife—by scheduling an overnight stay. 

You’ll stay on campus overnight with a current student in one of our residence halls. It’s a wonderful opportunity for you to discover what college life could be like if you choose to attend Oberlin College.

During your visit, you might sample food in a dining hall or a co-op, explore the campus and town, attend a dance or jazz concert in the ’Sco or the Birenbaum, hear a poetry slam or a cappella group in the Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, or attend another evening event.

Be prepared to sleep on a residence hall room floor. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, and toiletries. Questions about staying overnight? Review the Overnight FAQ.


Visit Options

Overnight visits are available on a limited basis. You’re welcome to stay with us through one of the following  programs:

College Admissions Visit Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences sponsors these programs, which include the Regional Fly-In Program, Multicultural Visit Program, and Senior Visit Program. 

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Conservatory Audition

Prospective conservatory students who plan to stay overnight should be prepared to stay with a current arts and sciences student and sleep on a residence hall room floor. If your audition is scheduled after your overnight, you should consider staying in a local hotel or similar facility instead. We do not offer overnight stays for Saturday or Sunday nights.

If you plan to stay overnight during the time of your on-campus audition, contact Conservatory Admissions, 440-775-8413 or conservatory.admissions@oberlin.edu at least two weeks prior to your audition date to register.

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Stay with a Friend

Know a current College of Arts and Sciences or Oberlin Conservatory student? You may arrange to stay overnight with them in their residence hall. You must confirm in advance that the student is willing to be your host and complete a permission/release form at least three days before your visit.

Visitation Permission/Release Form (pdf)