During Commencement/Reunion Weekend, May 24-27, as part of its new College & Main initiative, Oberlin College is actively encouraging its thousands of visitors to explore Oberlin’s local businesses with a shopping passport program.

Reflection of shops in the window of Watson's Hardware
Watson's Hardware has been a fixture of Main Street for the majority of Oberlin’s history. Photo credit: Matthew Lester

How Business Can Participate in the College & Main Passport

  1. Email collegeandmain@oberlin.edu by Friday, May 3, with your name, business, and business hours during May 24-27.  
  2. Participating businesses will receive College & Main signage and a stamp.
  3. Display the College & Main logo on your window, door, or counter May 24-27.
  4. Stamp College & Main passports when visitors make a purchase of $5 or more at your business between 9 a.m. on Friday, May 24, and noon on Monday, May 27 and present their card.