parents and student walking in front of building.
An Oberlin student and their parents stroll through Oberlin’s campus toward Oberlin Conservatory.
Photo credit: Bryan Rubin

Parents

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

Virtual Family Visit

Oberlin’s traditional Parents and Family Weekend is going virtual: Join us April 17–22 for a Virtual Family Visit—an exciting week of virtual programming.

Recent News

2021 Commencement Celebrations will be held May 14

May 7, 2021

New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker will give the keynote Commencement address and receive an honorary doctor of fine arts. The college will also present honorary degrees to journalist, novelist, and film critic Renata Adler, composer John Harbison, and Paul Quinn College President Michael J. Sorrell.

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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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Just for Parents

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

ObieSafe and Coronavirus Updates

Find resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.