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Ask An Obie: Spring 2017 Virtual Panels!
April 3, 2017
The Spring 2017 Virtual Panels are on their way!
echoes across fault lines
November 17, 2016
My shifting thoughts over the last two weeks, with an eye to the coming admissions cycle.
The Fall 2016 Virtual Panels!
September 26, 2016
Have any questions about Oberlin? Ask your questions and we'll get to them in one of the three virtual panels we're hosting this fall!
Circles in Time and Travel: a Reflection
May 27, 2016
The universe has funny ways of inviting us to reconnect with ourselves, especially when we're far from home.
All Roads Lead to Oberlin: A Guide
April 7, 2016
All Roads gives you a lot to pack into one day. Here are a few suggestions for navigating the program!
The April 2016 Virtual Panels!
March 30, 2016
April is about you choosing which college to attend, and the virtual panels are a way for you to ask questions of current Obies about life at Oberlin!
Anatomy of a Prank
November 6, 2015
How Admissions handles Travel Season: pranks.
On Making Space: Pie and Other Quiet Truths
October 27, 2015
This is not so much a reminder to be good to yourself as it is a call to action: go read Fangirl! (With a side of pie.)
The Fall 2015 Virtual Panels!
September 29, 2015
The fall 2015 virtual student panels are here! Get your questions ready!
September 11, 2015
It's interview season! Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you walk into your college interview.
GUEST POST: The Lost Shops of Oberlin
August 4, 2015
Eoin looks back at the Oberlin of his childhood.
GUEST POST: Amanda on the Oberlin Social Dance Scene
July 31, 2015
Amanda leads you through the social dance opportunities at Oberlin!
GUEST POST: Caitrin's Downtown Brunch Picks
July 28, 2015
Caitrin ranks the downtown brunch offerings and advises you on menu choices. Mmmm.
GUEST POST: Matt's Guide to Jazz at Oberlin
July 24, 2015
With the help of a new friend, Matt presents his guide to jazz at Oberlin!
GUEST POST: Sam's take on what makes an Obie an Obie
July 21, 2015
Sam, a varsity athlete, reflects on what drew him to Oberlin, and what he sees as a unifying quality of Obies across the board.
GUEST POST: Caitrin's Dos and Don'ts for the Oberlin Winter
July 16, 2015
Caitrin's winter survival guide: make yourself some hot chocolate and read up!
GUEST POST: Liz Hui on the Summer Campus Visit
July 13, 2015
Liz Hui, Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions, offers some tips on planning a great summer college tour!
GUEST POST: Eoin's Seven Wonders of Oberlin
July 12, 2015
Eoin, who grew up in Oberlin, lists his top seven hidden gems of Oberlin. Explore away!
GUEST POST: Amanda's Getaway Spots
June 30, 2015
Looking for a quiet place to hang out? Amanda's got you covered.
Introducing our Summer 2015 Admissions Interns!
June 23, 2015
Meet our six summer interns!
GUEST POST: Chul & Sarah's Nap Blog
May 27, 2015
Working your way up to professional napper status? Chul and Sarah tell you where to catch your midday Zzzzzs!
Reaching High & Reaching Back
April 27, 2015
What do Oberlin, FLOTUS, and Martin Luther King, Jr have in common?
A Few Thoughts on the Waitlist
April 7, 2015
The waitlist is exactly what it sounds like: a wait. And you can make that waiting useful.
Got questions for current Oberlin students?
March 26, 2015
Our spring virtual student panels are here!!
Top 5 Emailed Questions: Fall 2014 Edition
January 2, 2015
Here goes, the top 5 emailed questions we received in fall 2014!
QuestBridge: What's Next?
December 2, 2014
On December 3rd, we will host a virtual informational session for QuestBridge applicants considering the next steps in their application process.
Top 5 Emailed Questions from International Students
November 13, 2014
In the lead-up to our Early Decision deadline, I wanted to address some of the frequently asked questions we get from international students.
GUEST POST: Business Bike Travel: Two wheels and a dream
November 4, 2014
Guest Blogger Kris Surovjak details how she reduced her environmental impact during this fall's travel season by renting a bike and biking across the Pacific Northwest.
An Admissions-Sized Surprise: Part II
October 11, 2014
I had this crazy idea that, while I was in Texas traveling for the admissions office, I could meet up with the second graders' teacher and see if there was any kind of encouragement Oberlin could provide for her students.
Presenting the Fall 2014 Virtual Panels!
September 24, 2014
This fall, we're hosting four separate virtual panels on the Oberlin student experience so you learn directly from current students what it means to be an Obie!
My Oberlin Family Dinner
August 4, 2014
The Oberlin Family Dinner was never meant to end at the recipes. Food is, at its most honest heart, something to be shared.
An Admissions-Sized Surprise
June 3, 2014
Last year, I received an email from two Texas elementary school teachers, asking for materials for their classroom. I sent things with lots of pictures, and thought I was done.
Some Thoughts at Semester's End
May 7, 2014
Grab at the opportunities before you; charge forward to meet them. Invest in the people around you. The magic is in the relationships you build.
May 2, 2014
The lead-up to May 1st is preparation for home-building. The next four years, wherever they may take you, are about solidifying that fit and that feeling of belonging.
The Short Essay: A 200 Word Challenge
December 11, 2013
Intention is important to me as a reader, and nothing clues me in to that as much as your Extracurricular Activity essay.
Bring on Reading Season! (And a note on Early Decision)
November 14, 2013
Once Halloween passes and stores start stocking their oranges-and-browns or reds-and-greens, my mind turns to the crisp promise of a newly opened application.
On the Liberal Arts
November 1, 2013
And then, in unison: "What we want to know is, what is the value of a liberal arts degree?"
The Eve of Travel Season
October 23, 2013
The admissions process can feel like it is never-ending, but I love the adventure of it: next year, who knows where you'll be and who your best friends will be, and which clubs you'll have joined or founded?