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.

Wilder Bowl

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
  • 440-775-8428
  • 8 a.m. to  4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

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
  • 440-775-8462
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday


Office of the President

The president is the chief executive officer of the college and is responsible for its effective administration and operation. The president reports to the Board of Trustees, of which he or she is an ex officio member.

  • Cox Administration Building, Room 201
  • 440-775-8400
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday

Office of the Registrar

The Office of Registrar provides services to students from the time a student is admitted through graduation and beyond. The office staff supports enrollment and registration activities by maintaining and publishing course offerings, managing the enrollment and registration processes each semester, and coordinating the publication of the online course catalog.

Office of the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

The Office of the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary oversees the organization of board meetings, administers elections and appointments of faculty members to faculty committees and board committees, and maintains the minutes of board committees and key college committees.

Exterior view of Carnegie Hall

Office of Winter Term

Oberlin provides a winter term of four weeks in January to encourage and enable students to discover the value of self-education. The Office of Winter Term coordinates preparation for winter term and supports the work of the Winter Term Committee.

Printing Services

Oberlin College produces a wide variety of printed material each year. On average, the Printing Services staff handles more than 4,000 printing jobs annually. This printed material advertises college events and programs.

  • Service Building, Room 110A
  • 440-775-8423
  • 8 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Residential Education and Dining Services

Residential Education and Dining Services work closely together to extend and enhance the academic learning of Oberlin students beyond the classroom. Each area has a specfic mission, and separate offices and staff members.