Office of Residential Education

Housing Options

From large and traditional to small and cozy, single-sex to coed, traditional dorm to cooperative community, Oberlin provides a wide range of residential options to suit the varied personalities and interests of its students.

Aerial view of Village Housing and the college track
Photo credit: John Petersen

Oberlin’s residence hall system includes traditional residence halls; identity based, language, and living-learning communities; theme communities; apartments; and private houses. Oberlin has no fraternities or sororities.

Students living in college-owned housing are required to keep the facilities in good condition. During the check-out process, students will be charged if damage has occurred. All students have the right to contest charges if they feel they were charged improperly and had previously checked in properly. Students relocating during the semester have 30 days from the date of their move to appeal charges.  

Any student wishing to contest housing charges must complete the check-out charge appeal form on our Spring Closing web page.

At the end of the fall semester, winter term, and spring semester check-outs, students must submit appeals within 30 days of receiving the ResEd email of check out charges.