We offer several visit programs to help you determine if Oberlin is right for you.  Choose the visit program that will allow you to experience as much of Oberlin as your time allows. Spend a few hours, a full day, or even overnight.

Fall Open Houses

High school juniors and seniors are invited to experience Oberlin through a Fall Open House. This is a full-day program that includes an optional overnight stay (seniors only) in a residence hall with a current student, panel sessions with faculty and current students, class observation, Admissions interview (seniors only) and the opportunity to have lunch in the dining hall.

Multicultural Visit Program

The Multicultural Visit Program (MVP) is a selective, all-expenses-paid visit program for high-achieving high school seniors interested primarily in the College of Arts and Sciences. We encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds including black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic/Latino/a/x, or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

To support socioeconomic diversity, the selection committee also will consider students from families with limited financial resources, regardless of cultural or racial background, as well as those who are among the first in their families to attend college (first generation). 

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Regional Fly-Ins

Take advantage of a special trip to Oberlin for high school seniors from your area. The Regional Fly-in includes round-trip air transportation, ground transportation between the airport and campus, overnight accommodations in a residence hall, and all meals on campus. All 2018 Regional Fly-in Programs are filled to capacity. 

Fly-in FAQ

  • September 23-25, 2018 - Denver ($325) Registration Full
  • September 23-25, 2018 - Los Angeles ($475) Registration Full
  • September 23-25, 2018 - San Francisco ($475) Registration Full
  • September 27-28, 2018 - Boston ($350) Registration Full
  • September 27-28, 2018 - DC/Baltimore ($275) Registration Full
  • October 1-2, 2018 - Chicago ($250) Registration Full
  • October 1-2, 2018 - New York ($350) Registration Full
  • October 1-2, 2018 - Boston #2 ($350) Registration Full

Spring Junior Visit Program

Attention juniors: The Spring Junior Visit Program is an insider’s view of Oberlin that will allow you to take a tour, sit in on classes, speak to admissions counselors and current students, and attend other events on campus. Registration for 2019 programs will open in December 2018.

Admitted Student Visit Days

Students who are admitted are invited to attend one of three highlight programs in April 2019. These visit days feature opportunities to attend class, learn about campus resources, and interact with faculty, staff, and students. For registration details, refer to your All Roads Lead to Oberlin email invitation or log in to your applicant portal page.

Summer Open Houses

For students looking for an in-depth summer visit, the Summer Open House is a full-day program that may be just right for you. While on campus, you’ll take a tour, attend panel sessions, and meet staff, students, and faculty. Registeration for Summer 2019 programs will open in Spring 2019. 

Ohio Six College Tour

Oberlin College is partnering with the Ohio Six Colleges (Denison, Kenyon, Ohio Wesleyan, Wittenberg, and Wooster) to offer half-day visit programs in early August. Pick two colleges per day and join us to learn about liberal arts opportunities in Ohio! Registeration for 2019 programs will open in Spring 2019. 

Daily Visits

Information sessions led by an admissions counselor and campus tours led by a current student provide an overview of the Oberlin community and the application process. If you are unable to make it to a visit program, please consult the admissions calendar to confirm availability for a daily visit throughout the academic year and summer.

Contact Us

Questions about visiting? Contact us at campus.visit@oberlin.edu.