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!

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/Latino/a, 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). Visit the MVP website to learn more and apply.

Program Dates:

  • October 8-10, 2015
  • November 12-14, 2015
  • December 3-5, 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 attend other events on campus. The 2016 Junior Visit Program dates are below and registration will open in early January 2016.

​Program Dates:

  • Monday, February 15th 2016
  • Friday, February 26th 2016
  • Friday, March 11th 2016

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.

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. Summer 2016 dates will be available in Spring 2016. 

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. Registration for Fall 2016 Regional Fly-Ins will be available Summer 2016.

Nationwide Fly-in

Not able to travel from one of the above regions? Join us from anywhere in the country! Registration for the Fall 2016 Nationwide Fly-In will be available Summer 2016.

    Senior Visit Days

    High school seniors are invited to experience Oberlin through a fall Senior Visit Day, a full-day program that includes an optional overnight stay in a residence hall with a current student. Registration for Fall 2016 Senior Visit Days will be available in late summer 2016.

    Did You Know

    People who know that Thornton Wilder attended Oberlin College often believe that the college named the student union, Wilder Hall, for the famous playwright and novelist. The building is actually named for another man, Herbert Wilder, a Boston paper manufacturer, who anonymously provided funds for its construction.

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