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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Office of Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research facilitates decision-making and institutional self-assessment by collecting and providing timely, high-quality data and analysis.
Carnegie Building, Room 113
exterior view of Carnegie Building

Office of Ombudsperson

Oberlin’s ombudsperson is a multipartial and independent administrator who helps individuals—students, faculty and staff—resolve conflicts, solve problems, and communicate more effectively with others.
Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 314

Remote services until further notice

Exterior view of Wilder Hall in summer.

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) is a multifaith resource center that supports religious practice, education, service, and activism, and provides spiritual support and counseling.
Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 217
exterior view of sandy coored brick building with magnolia tree on side.

Office of Residential Education

The Office of Residential Education (ResEd) enables the extension and enhancement of academic learning beyond the classroom. This is accomplished through providing quality programming, efficient services, and safe and comfortable facilities.
Stevenson Hall, Griswold Commons

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.,
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Monday through Friday

young woman sitting across a bed in dorm room

Office of Student Accounts

The Office of Student Accounts provides customer service and financial counseling to students and guardians in resolving billing questions and facilitating financial arrangements.
Carnegie Building, Room 122

Office Hours
9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., weekdays

Exterior view of the Carnegie Building.

Office of Student Involvement

The Office of Student Involvement provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and abilities, and supports opportunities—through programs and services—for creativity and the free exchange of ideas and opinions.
Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 111
Wilder Hall home of Student Union

Office of Study Away

The Office of Study Away assists students in selecting appropriate study away programs, understanding the financial implications of studying away, and ensuring that credits earned away will transfer properly. Students interested in studying away for a semester or year can choose from Oberlin-sponsored programs, consortial programs, or more than 100 affiliated programs.
Carnegie Building, Room 124

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

A student standing in front of a big mountain in Costa Rica

Office of the Controller

The Office of the Controller is responsible for managing the overall accounting and treasury service operations of the college. The controller reports to the associate vice president for finance.
Service Building, Room 204

8 a.m. to  4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Wilder Bowl

Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students has as its mission to lead and inspire the Division of Student Life to foster a sense of community in this residential college.
Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 105

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Students lounging and hanging out in Wilder Bowl

Office of the 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

8 a.m. to noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m., weekdays

view of the pond outside of the Oberlin conservatory