parent and student walking away from campus toward dining hall
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.

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 courses, to grading, to academic standing, and more.

Campus Events

Recent News

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.

Browse our campus resources

Parent Community

Other Campus Resources

Just for Parents

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

April is All Roads Month

Admitted students and their parents can get to know Oberlin by visiting campus in April during one of our special visit programs for admitted students. You must register in advance to attend these special events. A login is required.