Virtual Programming

Regardless of whether you plan to visit Oberlin's campus, we hope that you will engage with us through a variety of live and on-demand virtual visit options.

Fall Virtual Open House

Oberlin is hosting a virtual open house from October 25 through November 13. Get to know Oberlin's faculty, students, programs, and campus environment! Join us for a variety of special live virtual sessions, covering everything from the first year experience to research, languages, and music at Oberlin, along with student-led virtual campus tours, panels, and information sessions.

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Live Virtual Events


Oberlin On Demand

Can't make a live session? No problem! Use the resources below to engage with us anytime.

Admissions 101 Series

Admissions 101. Essays, recommendations, standardized tests, financial aid… there’s a lot that goes into applying to college and we're here to help make it easier! Join Oberlin admissions staff for a webinar series this summer that will outline best practices for your college search and application process. We’ll answer questions, dispel myths, and give advice to help you avoid common pitfalls.

Sessions have concluded for Summer 2021. Re-watch any webinar on-demand:

Session 1: Search - Finding the School That's Right for You
Session 2: Apply - Insights into the Application and Review Process
Session 3: Stand Out - Tips for Crafting the Best College Essay
Session 4: Discover - Understanding How Applications are Reviewed

Oberlin Blogs

Want to hear from current Obies? Check out our blogs, where a team of current students offer a variety of unfiltered perspectives about the Oberlin experience and community.

Explore the Blogs


Explore our viewbooks for an in-depth look at the College of Arts & Sciences and the Conservatory of Music:

Campus Tours

We'll show you what it’s like to spend your college years in a place where you have room to breathe and the freedom to explore and apply new ideas. Join some current Obies as they take you around our picturesque campus and discuss different aspects of the Oberlin experience.

More Video Tours and Photo Galleries

Information Sessions

Tuesday Talks

We recently introduced a series of informative workshops to help support students in their college search and application process. Topics covered include:

  • COVID-Era College Admissions
  • Applying to college as a first-generation or underrepresented student
  • Writing your college essay
  • Affording Oberlin

Want to learn more? Our Tuesday Talks sessions are available on demand on our YouTube channel.

College Faculty Lecture

Oberlin prepares its students for informed, creative, and productive lives through close connections with professors. In fact, faculty here are ranked among the top in the US for undergraduate teaching. In this lecture, Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies Cindy Frantz considers the question, “Why are people sometimes irrational, inconsistent, and blind to basic facts?”

Watch the sample lecture