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.
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.
It’s Saturday night in March and there’s a pulsating glow spilling from the windows of the Root Room in Carnegie Building. Inside, rows of spectators line the perimeter of a long narrow stage. Oberlin’s most anticipated fashion show begins as cheers swell when models, draped in creative attire, take their turn down the walk. This is a signature event during Black History Month. It also serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.
Ever wonder what species of frog is bellowing in your backyard on late summer nights? Invite C.J. Blair ’18 over. He has a talent for identifying several species of frog by their calls. He’s also responsible for ToadsCo, the amphibian-themed ExCo at Oberlin College. Learn more about Blair—including why his favorite childhood memories involve possums, boa constrictors, and fawns—in this installment of Who Am I?
Silhouettes and attentive audience members facing a bright glow is one photographer’s artistic interpretation of the energy during a concert inside Finney Chapel. The photo also serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.