Any student not already in residence who arrives prior to the official return dates is considered an early arrival.

Early arrival is designated primarily for those returning students approved by a department and or organization whose activities directly contribute toward new student orientation.

Please Note: Early arrival is not intended for students who would like to settle into their room early.

Department Early Arrival

Students returning prior to the official return dates, have to be authorized by the individual department supervisors or coaches. All communications will occur between the department and the student.

Department Early Arrival

Personal Early Arrival

Personal early arrival is intended for continuing and incoming students who need to return or come to Oberlin one to two days prior to the official return dates, in order to attend to personal college-related business and or tasks (e.g., medical appointment as part of a return from a Medical Leave of Absence), and or other exceptional circumstances.

Students cannot be approved for both a personal and departmental early arrival.

Personal Early Arrival