Office of Alumni Engagement


Each person who has graduated from or attended the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College, the Conservatory of Music, the Oberlin College Graduate School of Theology, or the Kindergarten Primary Training School is entitled to participate as a member of the Alumni Association and receive Alumni Association benefits.

Browse some of the benefits provided to the Oberlin alumni community.

Oberlin alumni can access the full text of more than 1,300 journals at JSTOR and hundreds of journals and eBooks at Project MUSE. JSTOR includes the full text of journals across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Project MUSE features the full text of hundreds of humanities and social studies journals and eBooks.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Oberlin College Library, the Oberlin College Library, and the Oberlin Alumni Association.

Accessing Journal Databases

Scholarly journal access is available to Oberlin alumni behind the login of the Oberlin College WISR Community. After you log in, please navigate to the Alumni Headquarters Community for links to JSTOR and Project Muse.


Contact the Alumni Office at  or call (440) 775-8692 if you have problems registering for WISR or connecting to JSTOR or Project MUSE.

If you have questions about either database or would like tips for searching or saving your results, contact the  at the Oberlin College Library.

Oberlin Alumni Magazine

  • Read the latest issue 
  • To submit a class note or a digital photograph (high resolution only, please) to the Oberlin Alumni Magazine, send an email to . Include your name and class year. You also can mail your notes and print photos to:

    Oberlin Alumni Magazine
    Oberlin College
    247 W Lorain St., Suite C
    Oberlin, OH 44074
Around the Square — Your Inside Connection to Oberlin Stories, News, and Events

Around the Square is a monthly e-newsletter produced for alumni, emeriti, and friends of Oberlin College by the Alumni Association in cooperation with the Office of Communications. Around the Square reports on institutional developments; the achievements of faculty, staff, and students; town-gown news; and events and opportunities for alumni. Around the Square delivers to inboxes the first Friday of every month.

If you have any questions or feedback about this e-newsletter, send email to us at Around the Square .

The Alumni Association sponsors events  year-round, both on campus and around the country. Alumni have many opportunities to connect with each other and with Oberlin College at reunions, service events, Homecoming, book clubs and happy hours. Most events are free or only charge the cost of entry.

If you are looking for events in your part of the country, browse your Regional Alumni Club.

As a member of the Alumni Association, you are entitled to use college facilities, including Wilder Hall and Philips Gym. You also receive discounts on Oberlin theater and concert events. All you need is an Alumni OCID.

Visit the Oberlin ID Card Office in Room 020 in the basement of Mudd Learning Center. There is a one-time $10 charge for the OCID card. 

Please note your Alumni ID will not function as a library card in the Oberlin College Library. Learn how you may continue to check out materials and access journal databases.

Hotel at Oberlin Logo

The Hotel at Oberlin is footsteps away from campus. The hotel provides an ideal setting to reminisce about your time at Oberlin College and create new memories to be cherished in the years to come.

The Hotel at Oberlin offers alumni a special rate. When calling the hotel directly for your reservation, be sure to request the Oberlin College Alumni Rate. If you book online, you can access the special rate or by including OBALUMNI as the corporate/promotion code on the online form. 

Oberlin College employees, students, retirees,and alumni can save on rooms at more than 7,000 participating Wyndham Group hotels worldwide!

You can receive up to 20 percent off the best available rate at participating locations every time you travel. You can book online or call and give the agent your discount ID number (1000007780) and Oberlin's institution affiliate ID number (003560) at the time of booking to receive your discount.

Here is the fine print:

  • Discounts may be used for both business and leisure travel.
  • Discounts may be used throughout the year, excluding specific black-out dates.
  • This program is designed for individual travel and is not applicable to group travel. Up to 9 rooms may be booked for all brands except Wyndham Hotels and Resort, which has a 5-room maximum.
  • Rooms must be booked via the prescribed channels (online  or by phone) and cannot be booked via third-party online booking tools.
  • Discounts are applied at time of booking and are not backed out of bill upon checking out of hotel.

Whether you are looking for an upscale hotel, an all-inclusive resort, or something more cost-effective, the right hotel is available...and at the right price. Call the special member benefits hotline at 1(800) 525-5501  and reserve your room today at one of these eligible hotels:

  • Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
  • Ramada Worldwide
  • Dream and Night Hotels
  • Wingate by Wyndham
  • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
  • Howard Johnson
  • Knights Inn
  • Days Inn
  • TRYP by Wyndham
  • Super 8
  • Baymont Inns and Suites
  • Microtel Inns and Suites
  • Travelodge