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 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.

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

Students lounging and hanging out in 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
  • 440-775-8462
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday


view of the pond outside of the Oberlin conservatory

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

The Cox Administration Building beside a flowering tree in full bloom

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

Entrance on the west side of the Carnegie Building

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.

view of Cox Administration Building

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

Winter term provides an opportunity for variations and supplements to the usual course offerings, with an emphasis on experimentation, creativity, and intellectual independence. Oberlin schedules a winter term of four weeks in January to encourage and enable students to discover the value of self-education.