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.

Parents and Family Weekend

Parents and family members are invited to campus for Parents and Family Weekend, November 9-11. Come see the campus in the fall—and find out how well your student is adjusting to college life. Take a campus tour, attend a class, hear a mini lecture, and more. Register by October 30.

Campus Events

Recent News

A Conversation with Baron Pineda

October 17, 2018
A cultural anthropologist specializing in human rights and indigenous peoples, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies Baron Pineda is one of seven scholars advising Facebook on the challenges of enforcing community standards.

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.

Need a PAL?

Adjusting to college life takes time. Oberlin’s PAL program aims to create a sense of community among first-year students and help them make the most of their first-year educational experience.