Office of Residence Life

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Photo credit: Chris Schmucki ’22

The Office of Residence Life (ResLife) 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.

ResLife 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 Residence Life offers housing and program resources for diverse communities to promote learning, leadership, and respect.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Office of Residence Life is to be a student-centered organization that is the heart at Oberlin College.  Our team will continue to forge cross-campus partnerships that support critical thinking skills in our living/learning environments; help utilize the college's strategic goal of sustainability; and provide effective use of technology and suport for individual student success.



Do you need a place to stay this summer? The Office of Residence Life is now accepting summer 2023 housing applications. Summer housing will be in Union/Goldsmith Apartments. Each apartment has four single rooms, a bathroom, a living room, and a full kitchen. The anticipated cost will be $105* per week for housing. On-campus dining will not be available during the summer, but residents can prepare food in their apartment kitchen.  The deadline to apply is May 1, 2023.

To Apply : Click Here 

Both Individuals and departments can submit their requests via this form.  

Questions should be directed to the Office of Residence Life at or 440-775-8472.


*The anticipated $105 per week charge is under review and could be adjusted before the start of summer.   Applicants will be notified if the summer housing cost changes.

The Office of Residence Life is now accepting Late Stay Requests for the end of the spring 2023 semester. The deadline to apply is May 5, 2023.

Individual Requests

All residents, except those approved, must move out of their room within 24hrs of completing their last final exam and by no later than 9 am on May 15, 2023. However, in the case of extenuating circumstances, the Office of Residence Life will consider short late stay requests for approval. If a student is approved, the cost is $80 per day, including dining. There is no charge for graduating seniors. 

Departmental Requests

Oberlin College Departments may also request a student to stay late if the student is working for the department the week of commencement. There are no housing charges for approved departmental requests, but dining charges will be billed to the department at $40 per day per person.

To Apply: Click Here 

Questions should be directed to the Office of Residence Life at or 440-775-8472.

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