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.

Winter Term

The Oberlin campus reopens January 2, 2018, for winter term—a month-long opportunity for students to explore academic and personal interests outside of the classroom, on or off campus, individually or with a group.

Campus Events

Campus News

Q&A with Elizabeth Sullivan

February 14, 2018
“Q&A with…” is a series dedicated to introducing staff members to the Oberlin community. Learn about Elizabeth Sullivan, assessment and user experience librarian.

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.

Academic Advising

Have a new student at Oberlin? Encourage your student to check in with an academic advisor to begin planning course selections for spring.