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

Parents and Family Weekend

Oberlin’s in-person Parent and Family Weekend is scheduled for November 4–6, 2022.

Recent News

Renovations to Historic Wilder Hall Beginning in January

January 12, 2023

A multi-year capital improvement plan to upgrade Oberlin’s Student Union is officially underway, with work beginning during Winter Term 2023. Wilder Hall, designed by Chicago architect Joseph Lyman Silsbee—designer of the Memorial Arch on Tappan Square—opened in 1911 as a men’s dormitory. In addition to providing housing for undergraduate men, the building was conceived as a meeting and performance place, and has evolved over time into Oberlin’s Student Union.

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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.