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.

German House

German House (Max Kade Haus)

Kade is the building on campus where German speakers are encouraged to reside. Residents in Kade regularly enjoy the large living room, kitchen, study rooms, and practice spaces.



On the roof of the Science Center, a 2,581-square-foot greenhouse provides the ideal space for botanical investigations by students and faculty.

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Hales Annex

Hales Annex is adjacent to Hales Gymnasium and houses the College Lanes, the Pool Room, and the Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse.

Art Studio

Hales Art Studio

Hales Art Studio is a space on the lower level of the Hales Gymnasium. Students who take certain art department classes meet here for instruction and to work on large-scale projects.

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Hales Gymnasium

The Hales Gymnasium features a gym with one basketball court used for a variety of group sports and exercise classes.

Hall Annex

Hall Annex is a two-story building just behind the Sophronia M. Brooks Hall Auditorium and near the Allen Memorial Art Museum. The college added the building in 1960, to address the demands for more...

Hall Auditorium

Hall Auditorium

This 501-seat theater is used for large-scale opera, drama, and dance productions.

Hallock Auditorium

Hallock Auditorium

Hallock Auditorium is in the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies. The auditorium serves the dual purpose of being a lecture space for academic classes and a venue for campus events.

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Harkness Bowl

Harkness Bowl, as well as the backyard of Talcott Hall, is an unofficial dining area for Harkness Co-op and Kosher Halal Co-op.

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Harkness Hall

Situated in the center of campus, Harkness is a housing and dining co-op with a focus on vegetarian cuisine with vegan options at each meal.