Oberlin College considers Residential Life to be an integral part of a student’s development and believes that having students living and dining together fosters community, discourse, and debate. Therefore, all students are required to live in college housing (Res Ed) or an Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA) co-op and to participate in one of the dining programs through graduation unless an exemption has been granted.
Students with disabilities may apply for a housing and/or dining accommodation which could include off-board or other reasonable modification by making an application for accommodation. The College requires supporting documentation from an appropriately licensed professional that outlines how a housing and/or dining accommodation supports a student’s medical needs. Please be aware that a diagnosis of a medical condition in and of itself does not automatically qualify for a special housing or dining assignment. Housing and dining accommodation requests are brought before a committee of staff members with relevant expertise, such as housing, dietary issues, disabilities, physical and mental health.
Refer to the following documents for specific information:
- Housing and Dining Accommodation Policies and Procedures
- Housing and Dining Accommodations Request Form
- Elements of Quality Reports