Office of Residential Education

Services

If you have any maintenance issues, please submit a work order to Facilities Operations.

Submit a Work Order

For problems with your ID Card, including lost ID cards, Obie Dollars, and access to buildings:

Visit ID Card Office

Bedloft provides Oberlin students with the opportunity to rent a microfridge or fridge for their rooms. The microfridge is Energy Star rated with a special switching system that saves energy and eases electrical draw preventing breakers from tripping. This is the only microfridge allowed in the residence halls. At least one Community refrigerator and microwave is provided in the kitchenette areas of each residence hall.

The microfridge comes with a 600-watt microwave oven, full freezer, and a refrigerator in one, compact unit. Microfridges are permitted in the following buildings:

  • All of Village Housing (Union Street, 137 Elm Street, Firelands, and Residential Houses)
  • Bailey (French House)
  • Burton
  • Harvey (Spanish House)
  • Kade (German House)
  • Kahn (First Year Experience-Sustainability)
  • Lord-Saunders (Afrikan Heritage House)
  • Noah
  • Price (Third World House)
  • Quadrangle (Asia House)
  • Zechiel Hall  

The fridge comes with 2.9 cubic feet of storage capacity and a full freezer.  Fridges (without microwaves) are permitted in all residence halls and village housing.

Students may preorder their MicroFridge by July to guarantee delivery to their room before move-in day, but may continue to order after July (quantities are limited). MicroFridges may also be rented on move-in day, but quantities will be limited.

Additional Information or to Place an Order

Please Note: Oberlin does not provide microfridge or fridge rentals. This vendor is not affiliated with Oberlin College and is a private company.

Small, individual moving/storage containers, commonly referred to as PODS, are a convenient option for Oberlin students to use when planning for arrival on campus, summer storage, and or departure from campus at the end of an academic year.

All arrangements for delivery and pick-up of the container must be made by the student and or family of the student.

Container size should be limited to those accommodating 1-1.5 rooms, typically 7'-8' in length (exact measurements vary by company).

Regardless of the drop-off location (details below), students are required to inform Facility Operations of the planned date and time of the container delivery and pick-up.

Arrival
  • Containers can be delivered to campus 24-72 hours prior to student's approved arrival/move-in date
  • Containers must be picked up within 24-72 hours of the arrival/move-in date of the student
  • For planning purposes, housing assignments are typically finalized by the beginning of August
Departures
  • Containers can be delivered on campus 24-72 hours prior to student's approved departure/move-out date
  • Containers must be picked up within 24-72 hours of the departure/move-out of the student
Location Options
  • Students living in Village Housing can have containers delivered to the driveway at their house street address
  • Students living in traditional residence halls, OSCA housing, Firelands, or Union-Goldsmith housing must use one of the following locations:
    • Union-Goldsmith Housing Parking Lot: 284 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
      • Recommended for Union-Goldsmith and north campus residence halls
    • Woodland Street Parking Lot: 124 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
      • Recommended for central campus residence halls
    • Gray Gables Parking Lot: 149 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
      • Recommended for central and south campus residence halls
Moving/Storage Container Providers

** The following is not a comprehensive list of all companies available for moving/storage container services. You may choose any company for these services that best fits your needs. Prices and policies vary by company. This list is not an endorsement of services but a list of known service providers. Oberlin is not responsible for any arrangement made with these companies for your storage and or moving needs.

On-Campus storage is not provided. The following vendors are private companies and are not affiliated with Oberlin College.

Bring storage to you

Dorm Room Movers - Full service storage & shipping solutions including pickup & delivery.

 

Local Self Storage Facilities

The UPS Store

55 S. Main Street, Oberlin, OH  44074    Phone:  440-774-7447 Instead of pressing a numeric menu option, remain on the line through the recording (approximately 2 minutes) to hold for a representative from the Oberlin store to answer.

Full service shipping, including pick-up.  They sell boxes, tape and packing materials.  Located downtown Oberlin.   Alumni-owed and operated since 2001.

 

Route 58 Storage (Valley Storage)

550 S. Main Street, Oberlin, OH  44074         Phone:  440-775-7009

 

Oberlin Self Storage

45041 US-20, Oberlin, OH  44074         Phone:  440-775-4900

 

West Ridge Mini Storage   

9425 West Ridge Road, Elyria, OH  44035        Phone: 440-323-9427

 

SpareFoot Storage Finder

  • SpareFoot is the largest online marketplace for self-storage. With over 10,000 facilities nationwide, they make it easy to find storage in Ohio
  • 15% discount upon move-in of any storage unit booked through their website

 

Bike Storage

On-campus bike storage is no longer provided.  This is for the storage that used to be available in the basements of Burton and Noah Halls.

Bikes may be stored in your room during the December shutdown as long as it does not block egress and as long as you are returning to campus by spring semester.

 

Oberlin does not provide personal property or renters insurance. The college recommends that students consult a parent/guardian's homeowner insurance to see what the policy covers when the student goes to college or that they purchase supplementary renters insurance.   

The following vendors are not affiliated with Oberlin College and are private companies:

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co
College Students Renters Insurance

NSSI - Worth Ave. Group
College Plus: Personal Property Insurance
Electronic Brochure