The Conservatory Experience for Accepted Students

 

All Roads Lead to Oberlin

Welcome to Oberlin Conservatory of Music! 

For more than 150 years, Oberlin Conservatory has been at the forefront of nurturing countless talented musicians, just like you.

Get to know more about Oberlin by exploring the virtual events below. Our students, faculty, and staff are excited to help you find your path here in the conservatory—where creativity flourishes and extraordinary careers begin.

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Visit Campus

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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 conservatory 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 in late March and throughout April. Class visits, rehearsals, studio visits and other activities 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. 

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 Center for the Engaged Liberal Arts Panel
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

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 Oberlin'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. 

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 sessions throughout March and April that are designed to help you connect with Oberlin’s students, faculty, campus, curriculum, and culture.

Join us for these one-time sessions to hear from faculty, staff, and current students about what makes Oberlin unique. Please note that these sessions will not be recorded. All times are listed in EDT (UTC -4).

Class of 2026 Welcome | March 23, 7:00 PM
The First Year Experience | March 24, 7:00 PM
Conservatory Student Experience Panel | March 30, 8:00 PM
Conservatory Opera Theater Panel | April 12, 8:00 PM
Conservatory Ensemble Performance Panel | April 19, 8:00 PM
Housing and Dining | April 21, 7:00 PM

Students will need to log into their applicant portal to register for these events.

 

Register for Virtual Events 

 

Keep an eye on your email inbox! Invitations and registration for virtual instrument specific student hangs will be sent in the coming weeks. These events will provide the opportunity to meet classmates from the class of 2026 and have questions answered by current Obies in your specific instrument area. 

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

 

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 and register for the course

 

Oberlin on Stage 

Each year, Oberlin Conservatory presents nearly 500 performances and streams roughly 400 concerts live from eight campus venues. These webcasts showcase student ensembles and degree recitals as well as select performances by faculty and guest artists. The concerts are free and are available online only during the performance time.

See the Live Webcast schedule

Performances of the Oberlin Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble take place every Friday at 7:30 p.m. And throughout the week, you can hear performances featuring students in our jazz division, the Oberlin Baroque Orchestra, and small ensembles.

Special programs and previously recorded performances by students, faculty, and guest artists are available on Oberlin Stage Left: On Demand as well as Oberlin Backstage Pass.

Digital Brochures

Oberlin Conservatory of Music: Music is more than a profession. It's a calling.

Online Conservatory Viewbook: Oberlin offers one of the world’s most relevant undergraduate educations. Read about how we make connections between musical excellence, passion, and impact.

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Diversity at Oberlin: All students in both the college and conservatory have access to various resources across our campus in support of students from different backgrounds. Read more on how students find their community at Oberlin.

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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 440-775-8413 or conservatory.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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