mother and son walking across Tappan Square.
An Oberlin student and parent stroll through the 13-acre Tappan Square, which unites the campus with the community. Photo credit: William Bradford

This may be your first experience with a student going away to college, or you may be quite familiar with the college process. Either way, we welcome you to the Oberlin community and invite you to make a personal—or virtual—visit to discover the ways in which we seek to nurture your student’s academic, intellectual, and social development. Use this site as a quick reference for key campus offices, announcements, and campus happenings.

Prepare for Oberlin

Get ready for New Student Orientation, which starts Augusts 26. New and returning students will benefit from our weeklong series of programs on and off campus to help in their transition to college life and Oberlin.

Campus Events

Campus Events

Recent News

Campus Resources

These are a few of the administrative offices that provide a range of student services—from health and safety and counseling, to student activities and academic support.

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Other Campus Resources

Just for Parents

These resources that may be beneficial to parents and family members of Oberlin College students.

Get a PAL

Adjusting to college life takes time. Oberlin’s PAL program aims to create a sense of community among first-year students and help them make the most of their first-year educational experience.

two people walking across campus with suitcase.
With suitcases in tow, a parent and student walk across Wilder Bowl, a grassy area on campus that connects the library, and academic, administrative buildings. Photo credit: Elizabeth Petrone

Parents and Family Weekend is an open invitation for family members to visit Oberlin to share the college experience with their student during a special three-day gathering. Join us November 8-10.

Parents and Family Weekend