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Students in a dorm room
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The Office of Residential Education (ResEd) enables the extension and enhancement of academic learning beyond the classroom. This is accomplished through providing quality programming, efficient services, and safe and comfortable facilities.

ResEd maintains a personal presence in students’ lives through its staff of resident assistants (RAs)  and village assistants (VAs), full-time students who help build community, involve students in college programs, resolve conflicts, and uphold college rules. RAs, and VAs report to professional staff who live in college housing and support and oversee their efforts toward fostering community.

Mission Statement

The Office of Residential Education offers diverse housing and resources for diverse communities to promote learning, leadership, and respect.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Office of Residential Education is to be a student-centered organization that is the heart of student life at Oberlin College. To make this vision a reality, our team will continue to forge cross-campus partnerships that support critical thinking skills in our living/learning environments; the college's strategic goal of sustainability; effective use of technology; and, individual student success.

Through transparency, assessment, and feedback, our office will continually strive to improve.