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.

Celebrating the Class of 2019

Oberlin College conferred 595 degrees to students in the college and conservatory during Commencement exercises. Lisa Jackson of Apple gave the keynote address. Congratulations to the Class of 2019.

Campus Events

Campus Events

Recent News

"Diving into the Art World"

June 20, 2019
This episode of An Oberlin Minute spotlights the Practicum in Museum Education winter term, which explores the Allen Memorial Art Museum and familiarizes students with museum education and gallery teaching.

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.

Career Exploration

Eager to support your student in career planning? Review the Parent’s Guide to Career Development.

classroom of students with three in the front making a presentation
Students prepare to present their collaborative project as part of the daylong Senior Symposium held in classrooms throughout the King Building. Photo credit: Michael Hartman

The Senior Symposium is a one-day annual conference showcasing the academic and artistic work of each year’s graduating class. Students present talks about their original, independent, or collaborative work conducted for seniors honors, program/departmental capstones, research assistantships, community-based projects, private readings, summer research, or course-based research.

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