Oberlin’s Connect Cleveland program is a daylong experience for first-year students to familiarize themselves with Greater Cleveland.


Connect Cleveland helps new students build connections with each other as they learn about Greater Cleveland arts and culture, connect with Obies in the area, and explore future service, internship, and employment opportunities.

This 35-minute trip to Cleveland is made carbon neutral thanks to EnviroAlums, a group of alumni who are passionate about sustainability and social justice and who seek to empower students. Emissions from transportation to and from Cleveland have been calculated and will be offset—invested in energy-saving projects to reduce the equivalent carbon emissions in Cleveland. This is part of Oberlin College’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2025.

See upcoming Connect Cleveland trips 

Read about the Connect Cleveland program

View the Connect Cleveland 2019 photo gallery

To learn more, send email to Della Kurzer-Zlotnick, dkurzerz@oberlin.edu , at the Bonner Center.


Connect Cleveland Projects and Partners