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.

Campus Bulletins

New Administrators

Oberlin College has announced the appointment of two visionary leaders to take the helm as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and dean of the Conservatory of Music. David Kamitsuka and William Quillen will assume these roles, respectively, in the new year.

Campus Events

Recent News

This Week in Photos: January 16

January 15, 2020
Winter term is the centerpiece of this photo series. During the month of January students are encouraged to discover the value of self-directed education in consultation with faculty and staff. During winter term, students may choose to pursue projects that are directly linked to their field of study or explore other interests.

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.

Academic Guidance

Encourage your student to visit—in person or online—the Academic Advising Resource Center. Known as AARC, the staff supports academic advisors and students on all issues related to academic success, from course selection, to grading, to academic standing, and more.