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.

father and daughter standing in front of college library
Parents Weekend offers a chance for parents to spend time with their student in their academic home away from home. Photo credit: Sarah Goodstein ’21

We welcome parents and other family members to Oberlin for a weekend of informal gatherings to help you learn more about Oberlin and the academic and cultural programs and resources available to your student.

Highlights of this year’s weekend included faculty lectures, museum docent-led tours, 16 sold-out musical performances including an a cappella festival, a student dance show, and a WOBC Band Showcase, a standing-room only concert at the ’Sco featuring performances by student bands and facult and staff bands, and plenty of dancing: contra dancing, line dancing, swing dancing, and an open mic event. The closing program, a continental breakfast on Sunday with President Carmen Twillie Ambar, attracted more than 700 guests.

Should you have specific questions about the weekend, contact Director of Student Activities Tina Zwegat at 440-775-8167 or .

Parents and Family Weekend take place each fall.

See the weekend in pictures; what you missed and what you enjoyed:
Parents Weekend on Flickr