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.

Office of Financial Aid

Investing in education equates to an investment in human potential. At Oberlin College, our financial aid policies reflect a historic commitment to inclusion and academic excellence.

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.

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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.

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.

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Office of Residential Education Housing

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
  • 440-775-8472
  • When classes are in session: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
    fall/spring break, winter term, and summer: 8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

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Office of Safety and Security

The Office of Safety and Security supports a safe environment in which all members of the college community can learn, live, teach, and work. Open 24 hours a day, the staff responds immediately to potential criminal incidents, suspicious activity, requests for assistance, and emergency situations.

  • Office of Safety and Security
  • 440-775-8444
  • 8 a.m. to noon; 1-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday 
    The building is open and staffed 24 hours a day.  

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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
  • 440-775-8457
  • Office Hours:
    8 a.m. to Noon and 1–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
    Cashier's Hours:
    9–11 a.m. and 1:30–3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Study Away Office

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 90 affiliated programs.