people strolling along campus with bikes in view
Parents and their student head toward one of the campus dining halls. Photo credit: Nikolaos Villani

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.

New Student Orientation

Have a new or transfer student attending the college or conservatory this fall? Our Orientation program will help your student transition to college and life at Oberlin.

Campus Events

Recent News

Books at Work, In Oberlin

August 13, 2018
A longtime professor of English and now associate dean of the college of arts and sciences at Oberlin, Laura Baudot has long studied how people read, but now she’s asking a different question: why?

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.

Parent Community

Other Campus Resources

Just for Parents

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

Need 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.