Connect Cleveland Initiative

Oberlin College is committed to community engagement and allowing our students to experience the benefits of the Greater Cleveland area. As such, this site will feature Oberlin's unique opportunities and partnerships in the Cleveland Area.


  • "Neighborhood Crawls"
    • Oberlin is proud to be partnering with Ohio City for a "Neighborhood Crawl" day! Please visit this site to register!
    • Future "Neighborhood Crawl" events are being planned! If you have a suggestion for a neighborhood, please e-mail with suggestions!
  • Student Union Trips
    • The Student Union is frequently planning trips around the Greater Cleveland area! Past trips have included the South Park Mall in Strongsville, Sporting Events downtown, and many other great locations! Please visit them in Wilder Hall for more information.
  • Orientation Event
    • During Orientation, Oberlin College brought the entire class of 2023 to the Cleveland Area to complete community service and explore the wonderful area. The Connect Cleveland program was a wonderful success that Oberlin hopes sustains our relationship to Greater Northeast Ohio.
  • Destination Cleveland
    • Oberlin College is partnering with Destination Cleveland to provide tastes of Cleveland in Oberlin while advertising the wonderful experiences of the area to our community. For more information, please visit their website.

The Cleveland Immersion Program (CIP) is a for credit course which helps connect students with opportunities and resources in the Greater Cleveland area! Contact Greggor Mattson or Gina Perez for more information about the program.


For students looking for transportation to Cleveland for independent purposes, there are plenty of options! Please visit the Oberlin Transportation website for options including public transportation, Enterprise Ride Share, and chartered excursions.

Professional Experiences and Development

As Cleveland is a thriving metropolitan area, students may look to find professional experiences to further their vocational aspirations. The Oberlin Career Development Center has plenty of options for students looking for these opportunities!