Want to let your college student know that you're thinking of them?

A long distance telephone call is nice, and a letter is thoughtful, but Oberlin College offers another alternative that is sure to be appreciated.

Our “Thinking of You” program lets you surprise your student with a gift that will brighten his or her day and lighten the hungry, late-night study sessions. The program can meet most everyone’s needs, as we provide vegetarian and vegan options. Simply indicate your preference and we will do the rest.

It's always nice to know that someone is thinking of you!

Box Descriptions

#1. Welcome Box

Create that home-away-from-home feeling with this box. Includes:

  • A personalized welcome card
  • One dozen cookies
  • A large bag of chips and salsa ( other dip choices available upon request)
  • A 6-pack of soft drinks of your choice
  • Plates, napkins
  • A deck of playing cards
  • A "Frisbee-style" flying disc

Price: $38.25 (tax included)

#2. Study Break Box

Cheer them on during the semester with this box! Includes:

  • Seasonal fruit
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Three individual yogurt cups
  • One organic chocolate bar
  • One half pound of fresh ground coffee or ten specialty tea packets
  • A personalized card

Price: $42.50 (tax included)

#3. Gift Box

Don't let that special occasion or achievement pass without sending this celebration in a box! Includes:

  • Sparkling grape juice
  • Brie (small wheel)
  • Crackers
  • Organic chocolates
  • Seasonal fruit
  • A personalized card

Price: $42.50 (tax included)

#4. Birthday Celebration

Celebrate your favorite student's birthday with style. Includes:

  • One double 8" layer cake -- Choose from chocolate, white, and carrot cakes and chocolate, vanilla, and cream cheese icing (vegan options available, serves 8-10)
  • A six pack of soft drinks of your choice
  • Two pints of ice cream
  • Plates, napkins & forks
  • A personalized card

Price: $42.50 (tax included)

#5. Get Well Box

Cross the miles with a loving touch when your student isn't feeling well. Your student will be feeling better in no time. Includes:

  • Seasonal fruit
  • Soup packets
  • A honey bear of locally produced honey
  • Specialty tea packets
  • Ricola herbal lozenges
  • Bottles of juice
  • A personalized get well card

Price: $38.25 (tax included)

#6. Design Your Own

This special order box allows you to create the care package that best meets the needs of your special student. Tell us what you would like in your box and we will search for the items. If the items are available we will provide you with a quote.

Price: Quoted

How to Order

Online Order Form
Printable Order Form – available soon

Place your order for “Thinking of You” packages by either telephone, email, or postal mail.

Telephone: 440-775-8420
Email: campus.catering@oberlin.edu

Either way, please include a check payable to Oberlin College with your printed form to the address below:

Oberlin College Dining Services
Attention: Campus Catering
155 North Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept credit cards at this time.

Please order your package at least two weeks before distribution date. We can not guarantee disbursement of orders received with less that two weeks notice or orders received without payment, but we will do our best. Be sure to include your personal message. Students will pick up their packages at the Wilder DeCafe.

Due to the limited shelf life of some items in the “Thinking of You” packages, we cannot guarantee the availability or quality of any packages not picked up within 48 hours of notification. No refunds will be made.