Our weeklong Orientation for first-year, international, and transfer students helps in the transition to Oberlin College. Orientation occurs the week before classes begin. You’ll attend information sessions, tours, and recreational and social events and complete your course registration. Parents and family members can stick around for a two-day orientation designed just for them.


New Students Orientation

Orientation week begins Monday, August 27, and continues through Friday, August 31. Once you settle in, we’ll introduce you to the wide range of resources available in the college and conservatory.

The week features academic department open houses, social and recreational events, course and financial aid advising, placement testing, and other programs to familiarize you with the Oberlin campus and community.

Our two-day orientation for parents and family members begins Monday, August 27, and concludes at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 28.

We are in the process of creating the schedule and will post information as it becomes available.  Please free to contact Tina Zwegat (tzwegat@oberlin.edu, 440-775-8167) with any questions.


Orientation for International Students

This year’s pre-orientation program for international students begins on Saturday, August 25, and continues through the morning of Monday, August 27, when Orientation for all new students takes place.

International students will have opportunities to meet other newcomers and attend programs and events to help in your transition to Oberlin and living in the United States. Be sure to stop by the International Student Resource Center, whose staff can assist you with everything from Visa status to getting around campus.

International Student Resouce Center


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