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.
Prepare for Oberlin
Get ready for New Student Orientation, which starts Augusts 26. New and returning students will benefit from our weeklong series of programs on and off campus to help in their transition to college life and Oberlin.
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.
Our SHARE advisors use their knowledge of campus resources and professional experience to educate, mentor, refer, and guide students in the process of building intellectual and developmental skills for campus life, and in preparation for their lives after Oberlin.SHARE Advisors
Conservatory Student Academic Affairs
This office provides information about academic requirements, regulations, and procedures for Oberlin students pursuing course work in the Conservatory of Music.Conservatory Student Academic Affairs
Student Academic Services
Advising, peer mentoring, tutoring, academic workshops, and strategies to improve study skills are among the services available to students through this office.Student Academic Services
Career Develpment Center
Students and recent alumni benefit from such Career Development Center services as career exploration, experiential and internship opportunities, skill building workshops, and more.Career Development Center
Student Health Services
Our team of medical practitioners treat a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries and offer follow-up care as needed.Student Health Services
Multicultural Resource Center
The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) serves as a gathering place for the collaborative support of historically disenfranchised communities and works on issues of diversity and inclusion within a social justice context at the college and conservatory.See the Multicultural Resource Center
Counseling Center professionals provide short-term confidential psychological support to students as they pursue academic and personal goals.Counseling Center
Office of the Registrar
Registrar staff and academic advisors provide services to students from the time of enrollment through graduation and beyond. They assist with all of the changes that occur during a student's academic career—from change of majors to change in names, from verifying degrees to sending transcripts.Office of the Registrar
Parents and family members can get involved in the life of the college and conservatory through a range of volunteer opportunities and by supporting the Oberlin Parents Fund, which provides resources for study away, internships, athletics, and other programsSupport Parents Fund
The Wilder Bowl
The Wilder Bowl is Oberlin's e-newsletter for parents and family members of current Oberlin College and Conservatory students, reporting on campus events, news, fundraising, and more. Contact us to update your subscription details and ensure that you receive The Wilder Bowl.Contact the Wilder Bowl
Other Campus Resources
Get 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.
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.