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.
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 the College of Arts & Sciences or the Conservatory of Music to learn more about the admissions process, academics, and student life. Sessions with an added focus on Oberlin's international student community are also available.
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 panels will be held on November 11 and December 2 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time.
Oberlin On Demand
Can't make a live session? No problem! Use the resources below to engage with us anytime.
Admissions 101 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.
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
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:
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?”