Oberlin, Ohio, is a quintessential college town. Though small, it offers just about everything an Oberlin College student could need, within walking distance.
Oberlin is home to coffeehouses, thrift shops, bookstores, galleries, markets, a movie theater, and a yoga studio. Restaurants in town offer cuisines ranging from pizza and tater tots to Asian-fusion, Chinese, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Indian, and vegan. Here, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds: the safety and familiarity of small-town life and access to a major city—Cleveland—less than an hour away.
Affordable cultural events, museums, historic neighborhoods, professional sports teams, and a thriving restaurant scene are just a few of the reasons to visit nearby Cleveland.
Visit programs are a great way to get to know Oberlin—both the campus and community. However, if you are not able to attend a specific visit program, we sponsor visit opportunities most days of the week.
We encourage you and your family to experience the academic, cultural, and social life at one of the top-rated liberal arts colleges and conservatories of music in the nation. We offer several different ways for you to spend time on campus exploring our classrooms, facilities, and living and dining spaces.
View the campus from above with our Aerial Oberlin Tour or check out our facilities by way of our 360 Virtual Tour. Take a glimpse of places and spaces on campus where much of the academic, social, athletic, and musical activities occur, whether it’s in our highly ranked Allen Memorial Art Museum or the Adam J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, our flagship green building.
Campus Tours & Events
Take a campus tour led by a current Oberlin student to get an overview of the Oberlin community. Or experience a general information sessions led by an admissions counselor to learn more about the application process. Consult the Visit Calendar to confirm availability.
If you are on campus when the Office of Admissions is closed, no worries. Take a printed version of a self-guided campus tour from the kiosk just outside the main entrance to the admissions office. Grab a campus map and explore the community.Download Campus Map
The Oberlin Convocation Series presents free, public discussions of cutting-edge issues by some of the country’s most prominent thinkers from an array of disciplines and professional fields. These public talks take place in Finney Chapel.