As you settle into Oberlin and campus life, you should know that you have a wealth of resources at your fingertips. Stop by an administrative or academic office for help or to answer questions, make appointments with faculty advisors, or find information online and via our social media channels.

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Professor of Comparative American Studies Gina Pérez talks with students new to Oberlin College. Photo credit: Matthew Lester

Important Offices

Oberlin’s bureaucracy is friendly and not especially large, but finding the right office to answer a question or help resolve an issue can be difficult when you’re new. Here are a few starting points:

Resources and support for students in the College of Arts and Sciences
Resources and support for students in the Conservatory of Music

Looking for something specific? This searchable list of offices will help you find exactly where to go when you need assistance.

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Technology @ Oberlin

Oberlin’s Center for Information Technology (CIT) provides OCMail, internet access, and lots of other technology resources. Computer labs are all over campus, audio-visual equipment is available for checkout, and we have smart classrooms equipped with neat tools to change and enhance the way you learn.

Visit CIT online or go to the Help Desk in Mudd Center to see how to get connected to all things Oberlin.


Find Everything Online

If you are trying to catch a ride home for winter break, buy a cheap used textbook, find a part-time job off campus, or see if anyone found the T-shirt you left at the gym, the Oberlin Classifieds is the place to go. You can post your own listings (things for sale, rides wanted) and look for other opportunities.

To find out about campuswide events, important announcements, local movie listings, and the weather, bookmark the Current Students web page.

Use our online community, Oberlin Switchboard, to browse posts seeking or offering jobs, internships, housing, goods, and even advice. If you are in a student organization or group, add your events and share them with the world using the campus Events Calendar.

See what you can find online. Access these sites via your ObieID, aka Oberlin username and password.


Find Everything in Town

Whether you’re trying to find a place to get a haircut, buy hooks to hang pictures in your residence hall, purchase a pound of locally sourced coffee, or figure out the closest place to fill a prescription, you are in the right place.

Along Main and College Streets are a five-and-dime store, a market, clothing stores, and bookstores where you can buy essentials. Craving for java or herbal tea? We have coffeeshops, too. All are within walking distance of campus. However, area specialty shops and superstores require a car.

Browse the Oberlin Business Directory to see what’s available in town.


Wilder Bowl Tent Sale

If you find you have missed something once on campus, Bed Bath & Beyond will have a tent sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, August 26 in Wilder Bowl.