Oberlin College offices represent the administrative and academic functions of the college, ranging from human resources and academic advising to student records and residential education. These offices support the functions of the college and conservatory to ensure all campus members receive appropriate information and support.

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Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences administers the academics of the college. Directly and through academic departments and programs, the dean’s office deals with a wide range of academic issues, including hiring and promotion of faculty members, faculty development, curriculum, and educational policy.

view of the pond outside of the Oberlin conservatory

Dean of the Conservatory

The Office of the Dean of the Conservatory administers the academics of the conservatory. Directly and through the music divisions and departments, the dean’s office deals with a wide range of administrative and academic issues that guide and support conservatory faculty, staff, and students.

  • Bibbins Hall, Room 113
  • 440-775-8200
  • 8 a.m. to noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m., weekdays

Exterior view of the Service Building

Department of Human Resources

The Department of Human Resources is responsible for all matters regarding Oberlin College employees, including benefits, compensation, labor relations, and employee policies.

Bandstand, grass, flowering tree

Development and Alumni Affairs

The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs serves the interests of Oberlin’s alumni, parents, and friends by maintaining close relationships with the donors and volunteers who help sustain Oberlin.

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Dining Services

Oberlin has a contract with Bon Appétit Management Company to operate the dining halls on campus. Bon Appétit is an on-site restaurant company that provides café and catering services to the college.

Photo of Peters Hall where Office of Disabiity Resources is housed

Disability Resources at the Center for Student Success

The staff of Disability Resources at the Center for Student Success facilitates access to all programs, services, and activities that are provided at Oberlin College, while encouraging and helping students to develop student self-advocacy.

  • Peters Hall, Rooms 116 and 118
  • 440-775-5588
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.                                             (closed 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.)                  Monday - Friday

Facilities Planning and Construction

Facilities Planning and Construction (FP&C) is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of facilities on the Oberlin College campus.

  • Service Building, Room 209
  • 440-775-8422

Fellowships and Awards

The Fellowships and Awards office works with Oberlin College students and alumni interested in applying for nationally competitive programs in a broad range of fields.

exterior view of rice hall

Friendship Initiative

The Friendship Initiative is a campuswide and campus and community initiative started at Oberlin College to promote friendship as a radical framework for developing international, interfaith, and intercultural justice and peace from the personal to the global levels.