If you need to choose a class, seek accommodations for a disability, get tutoring, print a paper, or something else, we have the resources (both people and facilities) you’ll need.
From your first days on campus, a faculty advisor helps guide your academic plans and desires. Thinking about an internship? Trying to balance extracurricular activities? Your advisor is a text, phone call, or an e-mail away.
Our unique class dean structure is a vital resource for students. Your assigned dean will follow you from Orientation to graduation. This consistency allows them to offer holistic support, mentoring, and institutional knowledge to guide your life on campus—and prepare you for life after graduation.
The Office of Disability Services actively works with roughly 15 percent of Oberlin’s student population, offering accommodations and tools for self-advocacy.
Tutoring and Workshops
All students have access to free tutoring services and workshops. Many are sponsored by specific offices and or academic departments.
Oberlin College Bookstore
The Oberlin College Bookstore is on the corner just west of the intersection of Main and College Streets. The college-bookstore division of Barnes & Noble manages the bookstore, which was once the Co-op Bookstore. Stocked with textbooks you’ll need for class, it also has official college merchandise: T-shirts, caps, sweatshirts, hoodies, bibs, pennants, and even socks. You’ll also find items for your residence hall including lamps, stationery, clocks, energy-efficient light bulbs, fans, and bedding items.
The Oberlin College Bookstore has a textbook rental program and a textbook buy-back program. Yet before you hand over the credit card, find out if the textbook is part of the bookstore’s e-book collection. If so, you may download the textbook to your PC or Mac and access the contents with an e-Reader.
The Oberlin College Bookstore is part of the Barnes & Noble College Booksellers partnership, a comprehensive service-oriented bookstore that includes more than 600 campus bookstores nationwide.
Oberlin Technology Store
Students planning to purchase a new computer should consider the Oberlin Technology Store (OTS), part of the college’s Center for Information Technology (CIT). The store is an authorized sales and service provider for Apple and Hewlett Packard (HP) Pro Line computers, and sells a variety of other technology products at educational prices. If you buy from the tech store, you’ll get on-site tech support, a loaner coomputer should yours need repair, and other perks.
Take advantage of discounts at the Back-to-School (BTS) Sale each July through September. Save on laptops, iPads, iPods, accessories, and other tech gear. Find the Tech Store on the ground level (Level A) of the main library.