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.

Parents and Family Weekend

Oberlin’s annual Parents and Family Weekend welcomed about 390 families to campus. Weekend highlights included campus tours, classroom visits, student recitals, concerts, and more. A continental breakfast with President Carmen Twillie Ambar concluded the weekend.

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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.

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.

five adults and students sitting outside on benches.
A group of parents and students pause from the weekend’s activities to enjoy a moment together in Tappan Square. Photo credit: Elizabeth Petrone

Parents and Family Weekend is an open invitation for family members to visit Oberlin to share the college experience with their student during a special three-day gathering. Join us November 8-10. Register online to reserve your place.

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