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.
Wilder Hall Student Union serves as a campus gathering place. The building has community meeting rooms, office space for student organizations, a student lounge, a performance venue, a cafe and market, and several administrative offices including the Office of the Dean of Students.
Williams Field House officially opened in April 2009, and is the college’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building. While the field house is available for use by all varsity and club sports, the primary sports teams are baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s lacrosse.
Baldwin Cottage is the home of the Women and Trans* Collective, a close-knit community that provides women and transgendered persons with a safe space for discussion, communal living, and personal development.
Oberlin’s physics building is named for aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, whose older sister attended Oberlin and taught them about physics. The building is part of the Science Center complex.
The two-story frame house referred to as the Yellow House is home to the college’s Creative Writing Program. Staff and faculty offices and student workspace are available in this nine-room house.
This traditional residence hall is on the north end of campus across the street from the Jesse Philips Physical Education Center and athletic fields. Zechiel houses 45 students; many of whom participate in varsity sports.