New Student Orientation Schedule is Posted!
August is here, and we can’t wait for you to join us on campus! Orientation sessions take place virtually from August 15-26, then resume in person when you move to campus on Sunday, August 28. You’ll find the full orientation schedule here.
Orientation activities are designed to help you build social connections and friendships, register for classes, and introduce you to academic advising. You’ll also learn about important campus offices, resources, and your new home of Oberlin and the City of Cleveland. Finally, we’ll help you understand our inclusive community, our commitment toward equity, and important policies that help us maintain everyone’s safety.
On September 1, the first day of classes, New Student Orientation shifts to Welcome Week—a week of concerts, open houses, special meals, and other fun events open to all new and returning students.
For questions about Orientation or Welcome Week, please contact Director of Student Involvement and Orientation Tina Zwegat.
Who’s Who at Orientation
These are the returning students that you’ll meet during Orientation:
Orientation leaders—recognized by their matching t-shirts—will answer your questions and serve as a resource for you and your family. They will also take attendance at Orientation and Welcome Week activities.
Student-athletes, wearing team jerseys and gray baseball caps, will be stationed at various residence halls to assist with move-in.
PALS and ConPALS, or Peer Advising Leaders, will lead cohorts of students to help orient you to Oberlin’s academic and social life. You’ll learn more about PALs in next week’s edition of Ready, Set, Oberlin!
RAs, or Residential Assistants, will help to build community in your residence hall.