Parents and Family Weekend gets under way November 9-11. Plan now to spend a few days in Oberlin to share the college experience with your student.

Parents and students at luncheon
Parents and their students often share meals together during Parents Weekend, which might be a formal luncheon or a meal in a dining hall. Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83

We invite 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.

Parents Weekend kicks off with a reception at 4:30 p.m., Friday. A myriad of events will be offered throughout the weekend, ranging from mini-lectures by our faculty and info sessions by select staff. Parents are invited to attend classes on Friday with (or without) their student. Campus tours and music events will round out the weekend.

The weekend formally concludes with breakfast with President Carmen Twille Ambar at 9 a.m., Sunday. Seating for the breakfast is limited. Preregistration is required of all attendees.

Register to spend time with your student by October 30. Should you have specific questions about the weekend, contact Director of Student Activities Tina Zwegat at 440-775-8167 or  

Register for Parents and Family Weekend

Register online by October 30 to let us know you are coming and to take part in the weekend’s activities. Once on campus, stop by the Registration Center in Wilder Hall anytime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, November 9 or between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, November 10. Your registration packet will include tickets to the Sunday breakfast with President Carmen Ambar, Oberlin’s 15th president.

The registration fee is $25 for single attendee, $50 for two or more. Students are free. All attendees must register.

Register for Parents and Family Weekend

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