Oberlin’s facilities are unsurpassed by any school its size. The college has one of the nation’s most extensive college library collections; one of the finest college art museums in the country; and first-rate facilities in music, theater arts, the natural sciences, computing, and physical education.

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Pollinator Garden

A large bank of two-story windows frame the pollinator garden, designed to allow students and visitors to literally see conservation at work. They may also observe the critical ecosystem services...
internal view of pollinator garden.

Pool Room

The Pool Room is in Hales Annex, a building that offers recreational space for students and the community. The Pool Room has four, nine-pocket billiard tables in a variety of colors.
Photo of Pool Room

President’s House

This Georgian-style brick structure is the official residence for Oberlin College’s president and family.
Photo of President’s House


The homey Rathskeller, more commonly known as “the Rat,” is a restaurant on the lower level of Wilder Hall adjacent to DeCafé and Market and has been a favorite lunch spot among students, faculty, and staff.
Students taking a break at tables inside the Rathskeller.

Rice Hall

Rice Hall holds faculty and academic department offices for the social sciences and the humanities.
Rice Hall

Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery

Located inside the Dewy Ward ’34 Alumni Center, the gallery is named for 1964 alumnus Richard D. Baron, a supporter of the arts and mentor to the city’s East College Street Project. The gallery provides exhibit space for student, faculty. and guest artists.
Interior of the Baron Art Gallery

Robert Carr Pool

Located in the Jesse Philips Physical Education Center, Carr Pool was the site of two NCAA swimming and diving championships and 10 consecutive NCAC championship meets. The facility is closed for extensive renovations and is set to reopen in August 2018.
Photo of Robert Carr Pool

Robert Lewis Kahn Hall

Robert Lewis Kahn Hall is part of the First Year Residential Experience cluster and is focused on sustainable living. One of the newer residence halls, Kahn can accommodate 145 first-year students.
Photo of Robert Lewis Kahn Hall a two story brick building.

Robert Lewis Kahn Track

Training and competition in track takes place at Robert Lewis Kahn Track, a joint complex with Fred Shults Field.
Photo of Robert Lewis Kahn Track