All Roads Lead to Oberlin

 

All Roads Lead to Oberlin

Congratulations on your acceptance! We invite you to engage in All Roads Lead to Oberlin, a compilation of special on-campus visit days and virtual programming for admitted students and their families. We have put together an extensive array of options to help you learn about all that Oberlin has to offer.

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Admitted students and their families are invited to come to campus during All Roads Lead to Oberlin.

All Roads Preview Days

March 28 | April 11, 15, 18, 22

We encourage you to get to know us better during one of these five dates, which will feature opportunities to attend classes; take campus tours; learn about campus resources; interact with faculty, staff, and students; and meet fellow members of the Class of 2026! Come and experience the distinct feel of the Oberlin community.

You are also welcome to visit campus outside of these preview days. We will be offering tours and information sessions for admitted students on other weekdays and Saturdays in late March and throughout April. Class visits, campus dining options, and other activities and events will also be available for admitted students on most of these days.

 

Register for a Campus Visit

 

Planning for Your Visit

Registration will be open from 8:15 am through 10:00 am. Visitors will be able to sign up for the a campus tour and class visits (students only) during check-in. 

Students who have been admitted to the Conservatory of Music or Double Degree Program, or who have an interest in music opportunities on campus, should plan to arrive in time for our 9:00 am sessions. 

Class visits are available throughout the day, beginning at 9:00 am. Space in certain courses is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in attending a 9:00 am class, we recommend that you arrive at 8:15 am to allow for ample time to check in, select your class, and walk to the class location. A list of available classes will be emailed to registrants before the program date.

Time Activity
8:15 AM to 10:00 AM Check-in and Sign Up for Tours and Class Visits
9:00 AM

- General Campus Tour
- Music Opportunities for Arts & Sciences Students
- Information Session, Conservatory of Music

10:00 AM

- General Campus Tour
- Practicing Arts Overview and Facilities Tour (Cinema Studies, Creative Writing, Dance, Studio Art, Theatre)

11:00 AM All Roads Welcome Address
12:00 PM to 1:45 PM Grab-and-Go Lunch
12:40 PM Undergraduate Research Panel
1:30 PM

- The Natural Sciences and Research Labs at Oberlin
- Allen Memorial Art Museum Open House
- General Campus Tour

2:30 PM

Separate panels for admitted students and their parents/guardians

3:30 PM The Engaged Liberal Arts: Experiential Learning at Oberlin
4:30 PM Student Social Activity (students only)
6:00 PM Dinner in a Dining Hall (optional, students only)
7:00 PM Select evening activities open to campus visitors

Class Visits
Visiting admitted students must be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative test result that is no more than 72 hours old in order to visit classes while on campus. You do not need to make class visit arrangements in advance. There will be a large selection of classes available to visiting students, but not every academic department will be represented on each program date. We also encourage you to sign up for our virtual Academic Department Fair on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00 PM.

 Evening Activities
Admitted students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of evening activities during All Roads. Families are also welcome to attend other events and performances taking place on campus during your visit. Please refer to the College's event calendar for other activities that you may wish to attend.

Getting Here

Oberlin is about a 30-minute drive from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). If you are traveling from the airport, the Airport Oberlin Shuttle Service is available. Please refer to their website for shuttle times and prices.

If you plan to drive to campus, set your GPS to: 38 East College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074.

Accommodations

The health and safety of our visitors and campus community is Oberlin’s top priority. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, the Admissions Office is unable to accommodate requests to stay on campus overnight in a residence hall with a current Oberlin student. However, a limited number of rooms have been reserved at The Hotel at Oberlin with a special rate of $200. This discounted rate is valid the night before and/or the night of your All Roads programming date. To reserve your room at the discounted price, please call 440-775-7001 and reference the appropriate group code:

  • March 28: 21990
  • April 11: 23197
  • April 15: 17538
  • April 18: 23198
  • April 22: 17539

Additional information on other nearby hotels and local bed & breakfasts is available on our Accommodations page

Parking
Visitor parking is available behind The Hotel at Oberlin in the parking lot accessible from Willard Court, one block east of Main Street. From Willard Court you can see the hotel's covered driveway guest entrance as well as the main entrance for the Office of Admissions. Please refer to our Campus Map for additional parking options.

Oberlin College and Conservatory requires its students and faculty to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. In keeping with that policy and to preserve the health and safety of our campus community, we are requiring that visiting admitted students be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative test result that is no more than 72 hours old in order to fully participate in in-person All Roads programming. 

All guests are asked to do a health self-check the day of their visit. Anyone who is not feeling well, who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and/or who realizes they may have been exposed to the virus in the past five days should refrain from visiting. Please see our ObieSafe website for the latest information on Oberlin's response to COVID-19.

Engage with Oberlin Virtually

Whether or not you are able to come for an in-person campus visit, we encourage you and your family to engage with Oberlin virtually! We invite you to participate in a variety of live and on-demand sessions throughout March and April that are designed to help you connect with Oberlin’s students, faculty, campus, curriculum, and culture. Our virtual programming will allow you experience Oberlin from afar to help you picture yourself as an Obie! Students will need to log into their applicant portal to register for these events.

 

Special Events and Webinars

Join us for these one-time sessions to hear from faculty, staff, and current students about what makes Oberlin unique. Follow the links below to sign up. All times are listed in EDT (UTC -4).

Faculty Panel | April 20, 7:00 PM
Housing and Dining | April 21, 7:00 PM
Parent-to-Parent Q&A | April 27, 7:00 PM

Please note that these sessions will not be recorded.

Faculty Panel

Learn about StudiOC, an innovative interdisciplinary curricular program that connects courses around complex issues and global challenges. Faculty members from the departments of French and Sociology will talk about their exciting collaboration in the emerging field of food studies. 

Housing & Dining

Oberlin is a residential college and we believe that living and eating together fosters a strong community. During this webinar, Oberlin Residential Education staff and current students answer your questions about housing and dining at Oberlin.

Parent-to-Parent Q&A

Whether you are sending your first child to college or are a seasoned pro, we know that you have questions that are best addressed by parents who have been through this process with their Oberlin student. Ask questions and engage with current faculty and Obie parents during this webinar.

International Students

Calling all International students! We hope that you will join us for these virtual events that are specifically designed to address life as an international student at Oberlin. Follow the links below to register; all times are listed in EDT (UTC -4).

International Information SessionsEnjoy a brief overview of Oberlin presented by an admissions counselor and have your questions answered by current international Obies.

April 20, 8:30 AM
April 27, 3:00 PM

 

Recurring Events

Join us for Admitted Student Zoom sessions when it’s convenient for you! The following sessions will be offered on a repeating basis through April 28th.

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Virtual Campus Tours
A live-narrated and interactive student tour of the Oberlin campus. Open to admitted students and their families.

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Virtual Student Q&As
Admissions Counselors and Oberlin students will lead interactive sessions to provide a brief overview of Oberlin and answer your questions. Open to admitted students and their families. 

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Virtual Student Hangouts
Meet classmates from the class of 2026 and have questions answered by current Obies. This is a casual way to get to know the student experience!

A collage of Oberlin students.

Many Voices Panels
Ask current students from under-represented backgrounds about their experiences regarding finding community, support, and belonging at Oberlin.

Register for Virtual Events 

 

Admitted Student Course

Oberlin faculty are renowned for their commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentorship. We want to help you get to know our professors and learn what it looks like to study at a liberal arts college! Please join us for a free, nine-week long sample course specifically for admitted students: Climate/Change: Disruption and Transformation.

This virtual course will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 PM Eastern Time from March 29 through May 24. There is no charge for enrolling and the course credits can be applied toward an Oberlin degree. The deadline to register is Sunday, March 27.

Learn more about the course

 

Financial Aid Appointments

Answers to commonly asked financial aid questions can be found on our Financial Aid website. If you would like to speak with a counselor from the Financial Aid Office, virtual appointments are available via Zoom on weekdays. Register here to schedule an appointment (students will need to log into their applicant portal):

Chat with a Financial Aid Officer

 

 

Need More Information?

Interested in learning more about Oberlin on your own time? Check out our YouTube Channel for a variety of virtual campus tours, webinars, and recordings of past concerts.

Oberlin on YouTube

If you have questions, we're here to help! Contact admissions at 440-775-8411 or college.admissions@oberlin.edu. You can also reach out to Financial Aid or Housing if you have specific questions for those offices.

 

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