Alumni Association

Plan Your Visit

Be sure to review the information below to make the most of your time on campus and plan for an enjoyable weekend in Oberlin.

Aerial Photo of Campus

Plan Your Weekend

 


Complimentary Shuttles for Reunion Attendees:

Shuttles will run from the hotels listed below to Oberlin's campus throughout the weekend. Each trip to or from campus should take approximately 30-35 minutes. 

Shuttles will run on the following schedule:

Friday, 10/7:

  • Pick up from above hotels at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Pick up from campus to return to hotels at 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Saturday, 10/8:

  • Pick up from above hotels at 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Pick up from campus to return to hotels at 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Sunday, 10/9:

  • Pick up from above hotels at 8:00 a.m.
  • Pick up from campus to return to hotels at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

 


Parking on Campus

Parking will be available in all Oberlin College lots during the weekend, and all lots have accessible spaces. Street parking is available throughout Oberlin. View a map of campus here.

Parking enforcement will be limited only to restrictions for fire lanes and to ensure accessible parking is available to guests who need it. Please adhere to all posted parking regulation signs on and off campus.

Parking at the Hotel at Oberlin is reserved for hotel guests. Parking behind the stores on College St. is reserved for customers of those businesses. RV and large vehicle parking will be available during the day at the Professional Services Building, 247 W. Lorain St., about a one-minute walk from Wilder Hall. Please note no power hook ups are available in this lot - it is strictly for parking.

 


COVID-19 Information

Visit the ObieSafe page for the most up-to-date information regarding Covid-19 and policies on Oberlin's campus.

As of September 12, 2022, the college does not require masks indoors or outdoors for vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals. Updates will be shared on this page if changes are made to these policies.

 


Directions and Transportation 

Campus maps, detailed directions to Oberlin, and transportation services information, including rideshare services from Cleveland Hopkins Airport, can be found on our Visiting Oberlin page and the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport site

Interested in carpooling? One online tool that may assist you is GroupCarpool, which provides a platform through which drivers and passengers can connect. GroupCarpool is an unaffiliated, third party website that alumni are free to use at their convenience. An Oberlin reunion carpool has been established here.

Use of Group Carpool is entirely voluntary on the part of participants, and by using the service, all participants, whether passengers or drivers, recognize that the College does not control nor direct the circumstances around any carpooling arrangements and that the College is not responsible for any accidents or incidents that may occur while traveling to or from Oberlin College. If you are registering as a driver on GroupCarpool, you assume all safety and insurance requirements.

 


Homecoming Weekend Housing 

One significant change that will affect all 2022 reunion attendees is that on-campus housing will not be available. Students will be living on campus during homecoming weekend resulting in dorm rooms being unavailable.

We have worked with the below hotels to offer discounted rates to Oberlin alumni. Each location is within a 25 minute drive to Oberlin's campus. You are also welcome to make your own arrangements. 

Hampton Inn North Olmsted Cleveland Airport, 24601 Country Club Blvd., North Olmsted, Ohio 44070 USA
  • Special rates for Oberlin alumni ended on September 22. 
  • Please contact the hotel directly to inquire about availability: 440-617-6306
Courtyard Cleveland Airport North, 24901 Country Club Blvd., North Olmsted, Ohio 44070  
  • Special rates for Oberlin alumni ended on September 15. 
  • Please contact the hotel directly to inquire about availability: 800-321-2211 
Radisson Hotel Cleveland Airport West, 25070 Country Club Blvd., North Olmsted, OH 44070
  • Special rates for Oberlin alumni ended on September 19. 
  • Please contact the hotel directly to inquire about availability: 440-734-5060 

Tent camping and RV hookups will also not be available on campus this October, as we make way for Oberlin's Sustainable Infrastructure Project (SIP). More information on the SIP is available here. Guests interested in camping are welcome to look for options near campus. Findley State Park, about 17 minutes south of Oberlin, is one such option.

 


Important Information for Guests with Special Needs

We will try to accommodate guests with mobility issues, recognizing some buildings on campus are not as accessible as others. If you have questions about the accessibility of a venue, please contact alumni@oberlin.edu.