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This Week in Photos: The Big Send-Off

March 26, 2021

Yvonne Gay

Plastic bins are in piles on the  floor.
Photo credit: Julian Irland

United States Postal Service bins line the floor and are stacked on mobile shelves in the Office of Admissions. This annual display serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.

After weeks spent pouring over applications, College of Arts and Sciences Admissions Office staff members load acceptance letters into postal bins, and the excitement builds. As Oberlin College vehicles arrive and bins are placed onto trucks staff members begin to trickle outside. Throughout the years send-off day has been celebrated with cake and ice cream or a visit by Yeobie, the college mascot. But the day always ends with team members waving goodbye to the letters and trucks.


A person wearing a life-size squirrel costume carries a plastic bin.
Yeobie helps with taking bins to the trucks. Photo credit: Brittnei Sherrod ’11
Men place plastic bins on a truck.
Photo credit: Brittnei Sherrod ’11
A man in a truck drives away while waving.
Photo credit: Brittnei Sherrod ’11
A small group of people wave college flags and jump up and down.
Photo credit: Brittnei Sherrod ’11

This Week in Photos is a selection of images and is not meant to represent a weekly timeline. Images highlight campus, community, people, and events related to Oberlin College.

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