Our orientation program strives to provide students and parents with a clear sense of expectations, an introduction to the Oberlin community, and essential information to help students make a successful academic and social transition.
Beginning August 3, the remote components of Orientation will feature a series of programs welcoming parents and students to Oberlin and introducing you to all we have to offer. Some of these programs will be live, and many will be recorded for you to watch at your leisure before coming to campus.
Many of the sessions throughout the month are required. Please watch for instructions for accessing Guidebook, a schedule app that will have more details, including how students can join sessions and whether they are expected to join live.
The move-in dates will be shared as soon as they become available.
Throughout the orientation period on campus, you can expect to:
- meet your academic advisor
- finalize your class schedule and or auditions
- get to know your PAL (Peer Advising Leader) and RA (Resident Assistant)
- make new friends
- learn important policies
- enjoy physical distancing activities
- learn about our local community
A comprehensive schedule will be added as Orientation draws near. If you have a question, don’t hesitate to reach out to Tina Zwegat, director of Orientation.
Pre-Orientation for International Students
Oberlin’s Pre-Orientation for International Students provides opportunities for international newcomers to meet one another. Targeted programs and events will help with 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.
Prepare for Arrival
Wondering what you need to do before you get here? Find out about registration forms, packing, shipping, and more.