Orientation for New Students

We know that students and families are eager for information about Oberlin’s plans for New Student Orientation. We are currently planning dates and programs for our fall 2021semester session. 

We are excited to welcome you to campus and present a new model for delivering New Student Orientation. We believe that our programming will support students in making the transition to college in what we know is a challenging yet exciting time.

In general, students can expect to participate in a series of fun and informative information sessions, learn about advising, and meet with their assigned academic advisor, play trivia games, and attend affinity group gatherings. Students will also spend time with a cohort of other first-year students led by our Peer Advising Leaders (PALs), who are trained to support college and conservatory students throughout their first year of student life and learning.

New Student Orientation Schedule

The New Student Orientation team is working to finalize dates and programming for the fall 2021 session. We will provide a schedule of events and activities in a format that you can view online or download via App.

Orientation for International Students

Oberlin’s Orientation for International Students provides opportunities for international newcomers to meet one another. Targeted programs and events will ease your transition to Oberlin and living in the United States.

Contact the International Student Resource Center, whose staff can assist you with everything from Visa status to getting around campus.