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.
Live Virtual Events
Join a current Oberlin student for an interactive virtual tour of our beautiful campus!
Attend a live virtual session for an overview and Q&A for either the College of Arts & Sciences or the Conservatory of Music to learn more about the admissions process, academics, and student life. Prospective conservatory and double degree students interested in a virtual trial lesson with faculty should see here for more information. Students interested in the Double Degree program should attend both sessions.
Many Voice Panels
Join current students from underrepresented backgrounds to learn about their experiences with finding community, support, and belonging at Oberlin and to get candid answers on what diversity and inclusion looks like on our campus.
The next panel will be offered in fall 2021. Check back for registration information!
Admissions 101 Summer Series
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.
Click on the links below for full session descriptions and to register. Can’t make a session? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording after! All sessions are at 3 pm Eastern Time.
Previous Session Recordings
Session 1: Search - Finding the School That's Right for You
Session 2: Apply - Insights into the Application and Review Process
Coming Soon! Session 3: Stand Out - Tips for Crafting the Best College Essay
Oberlin On Demand
Can't make a live session? No problem! Use the resources below to engage with us anytime.
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.
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?”