Room 217

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Wilder Hall provides office space for the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life as well as for student organizations, the Student Union, and the Office of the Dean of Students. Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) is a multifaith resource center that supports religious practice, education, service, and activism, and provides spiritual support and counseling. ORSL organizes opportunities for individual and group religious observance, study, and growth; supports on- and off-campus spiritual communities and service and social justice movements; and promotes multifaith dialogue, understanding, and action within and beyond the college community.

Whether you are deeply rooted in a faith tradition, a seeker searching for a spiritual community and practices to nourish you, or a skeptic curious about religion and its roles in our society and world, we welcome you and hope you will find among our programming valuable opportunities to learn and grow along your particular journey.

Oberlin was founded on strong religious convictions and a passionate desire to make the world a better place. Today spiritual life at Oberlin takes shape in an exciting multitude of vibrant religious communities and activities that enrich our campus life. We also participate in the dynamic religious life of the local community.

We invite you to explore our offerings and to seek us out as you connect with the endless opportunities for growth and community that spiritual life offers.


Multifaith Potluck

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Join us this for our annual Thanksgiving Potluck Feast and Multifaith Gathering, an opportunity for the campus and community to unite as the holiday season approaches. Event takes place November 21 in the Root Room, Carnegie Building. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share with at least 10 people.

Events cosponsors are the Interfaith Student Council (ISC) and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.


To Reserve Space:

  • Fairchild Chapel

To make a reservation, please fill out this online form.

Upcoming Office Events