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This Week in Photos: Changes on Campus

August 18, 2020

Yvonne Gay

A classroom with desks facing toward a chalkboard.
Desks are socially distanced in a classroom in King.
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay

Adjustments to a new kind of normal have led many to wonder what to expect when they come to campus. Maybe this will help: Although the changes are apparent—with many spaces receiving safety measure makeovers—they cannot overshadow the beauty of the campus and community.

This week we visit some of the changes on campus, join a summer campus tour, read motivational messages, and end with views of familiar places.

A large tent
Tents around campus will be used for classes. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A parent and son take a guided campus tour.
An Admissions campus tour. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A tent in front of an oval shaped building.
Williams Field House is converted into a COVID testing site for faculty, staff, and students. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
Trees in a park
A walk though Tappan Square. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A woman prunes a tree.
Professor of Biology Mary Garvin prepares the pollinator garden for classes. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
Messages on sticky notes posted to a door.
Motivational messages in Peters Hall remind passers-by to “keep on keepin’ on.” Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A night photo of an art museum and statue.
The Allen Memorial Art Museum still illuminates at night. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A wooden bridge in a forrest.
This week’s series ends with a relaxing visit to Oberlin’s Arboretum, a preserve with trails, creeks, bridges, and, of course, trees. Along with the wooded section, the Arb also has a reservoir, split into two lakes. Photo credit: Arisa Williams ’06


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

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