Conference Services

Events, Camps, & Conferences

Conference Services hosts a number of diverse groups throughout the academic year and summer.

We provide housing, dining, and or facilities to different groups, including:


Checkout Form

Before leaving, please complete the checkout form below

           Checkout Form

Athletic Facilities Information - as an overnight guest, your ID card gives you access to the recreation center.  It has a pool, weight room, basketball court, indoor track, indoor tennis courts, sauna, and an equipment room where you can rent balls, rackets, etc.

Summer Dining Hours- Starting 7/3 these hours of operation will be in effect in Stevenson dining hall and Azariah's Cafe.

Stevenson: Open Sunday to Saturday 

- Breakfast 8:00AM-9:30AM

- Lunch 11:30 AM-2:00PM 

- Dinner 5:00PM-7:00PM

Azariah's Cafe: Monday-Thursday 9:30 AM-2:00 PM


Fan rentals- 

To maximize your comfort, we offer fan rentals for a flat rate of $11.26. Fans can be rented in the Conferences Services center located in the Stevenson building in Griswold commons. Upon checkout, simply leave the fan in your room and we will pick it up.




Notify the Conference Services staff if you change rooms for any reason. In the event of an emergency, this will assist the staff in ensuring that all rooms are checked and everyone is safely accounted for.

Please treat all fire alarms as real fires. The city’s fire code requires evacuation during alarms. Failure to evacuate can result in fines. You must evacuate and stay 30 feet away from entrances. Staff may ask you to move farther away if necessary.

Oberlin College is a tobacco-free campus that prohibits the use of all tobacco products on all campus grounds and facilities. Portable electronic vaporizers, otherwise known as “vapes,” are permitted for outdoor use at least 30 feet away from campus buildings. Candles or incense may not be used in residential rooms, lounges, or kitchens.

Do not hang anything from the sprinkler heads or pipes.

The college is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property. When leaving your residence hall room, please lock all windows and doors. Do not leave valuables in plain sight in your room.

The college reserves the right to enter your room in the event of an emergency, for maintenance, and for other purposes as outlined by college policy.


Weapons are not permitted on or in college property. If you are seen with weapons, you may be immediately removed from college property.

Fireworks of any sort are not permitted on college property. If you are seen possessing or using fireworks, you may be immediately removed from college property.

Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons under legal drinking age (21) is prohibited. If you are 21 or older, you may drink alcohol in your residence hall room, kitchens, or lounges in your assigned residence hall. No alcohol may be consumed outdoors. If you would like an exception to this policy, please have your group leader contact the Conference Manager assigned to your group.


If your group has arranged for internet access while on campus, you will be given a username and password to access the Oberlin College network, either via your own personal computer or by logging in on a lab computer.

Conference Services partners with the Oberlin College Center for Information Technology (CIT) to provide free guest access via the ObieGuest wireless network. All requests will be processed by Conference Services.

Conference groups must request internet access at least two days prior to arriving on campus. (Waiting to submit the request until you arrive will delay being able to set up access to the network.)

Note: Internet accounts are valid for your length of stay on campus. If you have questions, contact our CIT Help Desk at 440-775-8197 (on-campus 58197), or send an email to


You must acquire a temporary parking permit from Conference Services to park on campus. To avoid fines, please register your vehicle with Conference Services and display a parking permit on the windshield facing out.

Visit for an interactive parking map and more information on parking on campus and in the city of Oberlin. You will also receive a parking map and instructions when you register for a parking permit. Please park in spaces identified on your map and avoid special use or reserved parking.

The permit holder is responsible for parking violation notices. If no permit is displayed, the ticket will be the responsibility of the owner.

Oberlin College assumes no responsibility for a vehicle or its contents while parking or operating on the ground of the college.

If you have any questions, call Conference Services at 440-775-8730 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call Oberlin College Safety and Security at 440-775-8444.


Oberlin has been recognized as one of Ohio’s BEST Hometowns by Ohio Magazine. The city of Oberlin embodies all the qualities and characteristics that made Ohio hometowns so special: historic landmarks and architecture, world class music and art, quaint shopping and galleries, and an amazing sense of community.

The Oberlin Business Partnership offers information about the Oberlin community and sponsors events such as Friday night concerts on Tappan Square. Visit its website or stop in the office for a downtown map and information about places of interest and Oberlin downtown shopping and leisure activities. 

Oberlin Business Partnership 

23 East College Street

Oberlin, OH 44074



The Lorain County Visitors Bureau is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and information and brochures are available in the vestibule 24 hours a day. Stop in the Visitors Bureau or visit its website for great information on places of interest and ideas for fun activities and shopping. 

Lorain County Visitors Bureau

226 Middle Avenue (5th Floor)



The Oberlin Heritage Center (Local Historical Society) Office is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment. Tours of the building are on Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Stop by or visit the website to learn more about Oberlin’s unique heritage. 

Oberlin Heritage Center

20 West Vine Street




Prior to checking out, please make sure that your residence hall room is clean, all furniture is in the room, all linens are left on the bed, doors and windows are locked, and blinds are closed. If your room or residence hall is assessed for damages or cleaning, your group will be billed.

When you check out, please look for the check-out drop box in your residence hall lobby. If you have a plastic access card, you can simply drop it in the group box. If you have a metal door key, please put the key in the small manila envelope that is labeled with your residence hall name and room number and seal the envelope before placing it in the drop box.