Office of Residential Education

New Students

We are thrilled you have chosen to join Oberlin and hope you will come to view this school and campus as your home for the duration of your time here.

New students and their families move in day 2016
Photo credit: Amber Benford

The Office of Residential Education offers a diverse selection of housing options that allow students the opportunity to experience a variety of living environments that enhance learning and foster relationship and community-building.

Throughout this site, you will find details about how housing and dining is conducted at Oberlin, as well as the different types of housing we offer. We hope that you find this information helpful, but please contact our office if you have questions or concerns.

Start exploring housing as an incoming student on our Housing & Dining page. 

As our mission statement asserts, we strive to facilitate a culture of learning, leadership, and respect, and are eager to embark on this journey together.

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.