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!

2024 All Roads Preview Days

April 1, 5, 12, 19, 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 2028! Come and experience the distinct feel of the Oberlin community.

Conservatory of Music and Double-Degree students are encouraged to attend the Friday visit days for the most comprehensive experience, including opportunities to attend student performances.

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 8:00 am through 8:45 am. Visitors will be able to sign up for the a campus tour and class visits (students only) during check-in. 

Class Visits
We will email a list of available classes to registrants before the program date. Class visits are available throughout the day, beginning at 9:00 am. If you are interested in attending a 9:00 am class, we recommend that you arrive by 8:15 am to allow for ample time to check in, select your class, and walk to the class location. Visiting admitted students do not need to make class visit arrangements in advance.

Time Activity
8:00 AM to 8:45 AM Check-in and Sign Up for Tours and Class Visits
9:00 AM

- General Campus Tour
- Conservatory of Music Tour

10:00 AM

- General Campus Tour
- Conservatory of Music Tour
- Pre-Professional Meet & Greet (Pre-Health, Pre-Law, 3-2 Engineering, Business)

11:00 AM All Roads Welcome Address
12:00 PM to 1:45 PM Lunch
12:40 PM Undergraduate Research Panel
1:00 PM Ensemble Rehearsals
1:30 PM

- The Natural Sciences and Research Labs at Oberlin Tour
- General Campus Tour
- Music Opportunities for Arts & Sciences Students

2:30 PM

- Separate panels for admitted students and their parents/guardians
- Conservatory of Music Faculty and Student Experience Panel

3:30 PM

- Practicing Arts Overview and Facilities Tour (Cinema Studies, Creative Writing, Dance, Studio Art, Theatre)
- STEM Tour
- Athletics Facilities Tour
- Conservatory of Music Tour
- Student Music Organizations Overview (Fridays only)

4:00 PM

- Allen Memorial Art Museum Object Talk
- Double Degree Q&A

4:30 PM

- Student Social Activity (students only)
- Parent/Guardian Reception

6:00 PM Dinner at an Oberlin Co-Op (optional)

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 offers a private car service via reservation. Please refer to their website for more information.

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


A limited number of rooms have been reserved at The Hotel at Oberlin with a special rate of $259. 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:

  • April 1: 41165 (sold out)
  • April 5: 41167 (sold out)
  • April 12: 41168 (sold out)
  • April 19: 41169
  • April 22: 41170

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

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. All campus parking is free.

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). 

Class of 2028 Welcome and Introduction to Oberlin | March 27, 7:00 PM
Faculty Panel | April 3, 7:00 PM
Navigating and Thriving as a FGLI Student at Oberlin | April 4, 7:30 PM
Student Life Panel | April 10, 7:00 PM
Parent Webinar | April 11, 7:00 PM
Science at Oberlin | April 15, 7:00 PM
Music Opportunities for A&S Students | April 16, 7:00 PM
The Many Voices of Oberlin Panel | April 21, 7:30 PM
Housing & Dining | April 23, 7:00 PM

Except for the Parent Webinar, students will need to log into their applicant portal to register for these events. Please note that these sessions will not be recorded.

Class of 2028 Welcome and Introduction to Oberlin

We are excited to formally welcome you to the Oberlin family! Hear from the Directors of College and Conservatory Admissions and current students about choosing Oberlin and what it means to be an Obie. This is a Zoom webinar open to all admitted students and their families.

Faculty Panel

Join us for a panel with faculty from various disciplines to learn more about teaching, faculty-student mentorship, and the Oberlin academic experience.

Navigating and Thriving as a FGLI Student at Oberlin

Learn the tips and tricks of thriving as a first generation and/or low-income college student at Oberlin. We will have representatives from Center for Student Success, Bonner Center of Community-Engaged Learning, Academic Advising Resources and Career Exploration and Development offices to talk about support systems on campus. This short presentation will be followed by a Q&A panel with the support offices and current students who serve as peer mentors to first-generation college students.

Student Life Panel

Ask students anything! This panel is a chance for admitted students to ask their burning questions and get honest answers from current Obies.

Parent Webinar

Parents may have many questions of their own about life and academics at Oberlin. No question is too basic or silly. Ask our panelists anything!

The Many Voices of Oberlin Panel

This is your opportunity to ask current students from under-represented backgrounds about their experiences around finding community, support, and belonging at Oberlin. You will get honest and candid answers to your questions about what diversity and inclusion look like on our campus. This panel will also highlight academic programs, housing, and student groups that support under-represented students at Oberlin. We hope to see you there!

Science at Oberlin

Students and faculty will discuss our rigorous science programs, how students partner with professors to conduct research in labs and in the field, and why we think the best science education happens in a liberal arts setting.

Music Opportunities for Arts & Sciences Students

Join us to learn more about the rich musical opportunities available to students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences. Our panel will discuss lessons for college students, ensembles, facilities, conservatory classes, pursuing a major or minor in music, and more!

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.

Connect with Current Students

When you ask an Obie what they love about Oberlin, the first thing they’ll probably say is “the people!” With a student body that has a wide range of interests and backgrounds, Oberlin creates a unique community of students from all over the world. 

A collage of Oberlin students.

Virtual Student Hangouts
Meet classmates from the class of 2028 and have questions answered by current Obies. This is a casual way to get to know the student experience!

April 7 at 7:00 PM EDT
April 21 at 7:00 PM EDT


International Students

Join us for an International Student Welcome on Thursday, March 28 at 8:30 AM Eastern Time (UTC -4). Hear from Oberlin's Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, Manuel Carballo, Director of the International Student Resource Center, Josh Whitson, and members of the Oberlin International Admissions Team to learn more about the class of 2028, the All Roads Lead to Oberlin Program, and why we’re excited for Oberlin’s future. This event is a Zoom webinar open to all admitted international students and their families, but geared toward students in the College of Arts & Sciences. 


We hope that you will also join us for an International Student Panel and Q&A: A panel of international Obies are eager to share why they love Oberlin, what it's like to be an Oberlin student, and to get to know you! Follow the links below to register.

April 2 at 8:30 AM EDT (UTC -4)
April 9 at 12:00 PM EDT (UTC -4)
April 17 at 8:30 AM EDT (UTC -4)



Virtual Campus Map

Can't come in person? Explore Oberlin's campus virtually using our new, interactive map. Take a virtual campus tour!


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 select weekdays. The Financial Aid Office can help with questions regarding your need-based financial aid. Questions about merit scholarships should be directed to the Admissions Office.

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 You can also reach out to Financial Aid or Housing if you have specific questions for those offices.

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