• 440-775-8445
  • 440-775-8894
  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Exterior photograph of the Service Building.
Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

Facilities Operations serves the Oberlin College community as the primary resource for all facility related needs and concerns. We strive to ensure efficient day-to-day operations of the college campus. 

Our office handles routine, emergency, and preventative maintenance needs of all building systems. We provide landscaping, snow removal, care of athletic fields, and ground's equipment maintenance. It is our priority to support the day-to-day custodial needs, including emergency custodial coverage to the campus community. We also support the recycling and sustainability efforts on campus. 

Our efforts to ensure all buildings are clean and safe include providing pest and critter control.

Facilities Operations also assists with special functions on campus and within the community at large. Our office collaborates with and sustains the efforts of the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) division and Facilities Planning and Construction for capital improvement projects around campus.

MVR — Driving Background Checks

All MVRs expire on June 30 of every year
Please refer to College-Related Vehicle Rentals for updated procedures and policies regarding renting vehicles at Oberlin College. If you have any questions, call (440) 775-8445.

MVR — Driving Background Checks for Students, Staff, Clubs, Teams, Etc.

MVR — Driving Background Checks for Campus Safety and UAW Staff

  • Students WITHOUT an Ohio driver's license MUST take and pass a written test on Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws.
  • Student should study the Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws; then take the written test at Facilities Operations, M-F, between 8am - 4pm.
  • Students MUST complete a motor vehicle background check (MVR) annually.
  • If multiple drivers are necessary for a long trip ALL drivers must be certified.
  • Student Organizations MUST submit an authorized SFC (Student Finance Committee) form at least three (3) business days prior to the date of intended use.