Arts and Sciences Admissions

Visit Programs

Visit Programs

Visit programs are a great way to get to know Oberlin! However, if you are not able to attend one of the programs below, visit opportunities are offered most days of the week. Please contact us at with any questions. We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus!

Summer Open Houses

For students looking for an in-depth summer visit, the Summer Open House is a full-day program that may be just right for you.

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Ohio 5 College Tour

Ohio is home to some of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges. Here’s an opportunity for you and your parents to visit five of the best in only two days. Participating colleges include: The College of Wooster, Denison University, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, and Wittenberg University. Each school will offer programs at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. allowing you to visit two colleges each day.

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Regional Fly-ins

Take advantage of a special trip to Oberlin for high school seniors from your area! The Regional Fly-in includes round-trip air transportation, ground transportation between the airport and campus, overnight accommodations in a residence hall, and all meals on campus. Travel grants are available to students from families with limited financial resources.

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    Multicultural Visit Program

    The Multicultural Visit Program (MVP) is a selective, all-expenses-paid visit program for high-achieving high school seniors who have not yet had the opportunity to visit campus. We encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds such as Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. To support socioeconomic diversity, the selection committee will also consider students from families with limited financial resources, regardless of cultural or racial background, as well as those who are among the first in their families to attend college (first generation). Registration will be available soon!

    Program Dates:

    • October 8-10, 2015
    • November 12-14, 2015
    • December 3-5, 2015

    Senior Visit Days

    High school seniors are invited to experience Oberlin through a Senior Visit Day, a full-day program that includes an optional overnight stay in a residence hall with a current student. Registration will be available soon!

    Program Dates:

    • October 5, 2015
    • October 12, 2015
    • October 16, 2015
    • November 2, 2015
    • November 9, 2015

    Spring Junior Visit Program

    Attention juniors! The Spring Junior Visit Program is an insider’s view of Oberlin that will allow you to take a tour, sit in on classes, speak to admissions counselors and current students, complete an interview, and even stay overnight in a dorm. The 2015 Spring Junior Visit Program has concluded. Details about the 2016 program will be available next winter.

    Summer Sampler Days

    Taking a college road trip this summer? Plan a half-day visit stop at Oberlin during a Summer Sampler Day! Please note interviews are reserved for rising seniors only. Dates for Summer 2016 will be available in Spring 2016.

    Did You Know

    Despite much skepticism and trepidation among college leaders, faculty and residents, intercollegiate football makes its debut in Oberlin in fall 1891 and the team plays its first home game against Cleveland’s Adelbert College of Western Reserve University. Oberlin wins, 12-6. Since then, interscholastic sports programs have grown and the college now supports 21 varsity men's and women's teams.

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