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Congratulations: You’re in!

We celebrate your admission to Oberlin College. We are thrilled you will be joining us as a member of the Class of 2021, and look forward to helping you begin your academic career. We're also ready to help you find your space within our growing community of learners, researchers, artists, musicians, athletes, advocates, thespians, and innovators.


Enroll Now

Let everyone know you're going to be an Obie. To secure your place in the Class of 2021, complete the "Intent to Enroll" form and submit your matriculation deposit. The form is online at connect.oberlin.edu/apply, or use the form enclosed in your admit packet.

What’s Next?

December 2016 |  Join Your Class Facebook Group

Join the Class of 2021 Facebook group and begin virtually meeting other ED students.

January 2017 |  Vote for Class of 2021 T-shirt

Cast your vote online for the best of three Class of 2021 T-shirt designs. You’ll get to sport the winning design on a T-shirt as you join your classmates in the fall.

April 2017 | Attend All Roads

Admitted students and their families are invited to a special visit program, All Roads Leads to Oberlin—or visit campus anytime during April.

May 2017 | Complete New Students Forms

Expect to receive a letter in mid-May from the Office of the Registrar about the New Students Forms. Our online registration database will have most of the forms you'll need to complete before arriving on campus. First-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences and Double Degree Program must register for one or two courses. You'll finalize your schedule during Orientation in August.

June 2017 | Select housing and meal plans

While you're probably eager to select a room and a roommate, registration for campus housing and dining opens June 1. Housing assignments are generally finalized by the end of July.

August 2017 | Register for classes

You’ll gain access to PRESTO, Oberlin’s online student records system, once you receive your matriculation materials. PRESTO has all the details about courses, course registration, and academic advising.

August 2017 | Attend New Student Orientation

Our weeklong Orientation program for first-year, international, and transfer students will introduce you to the wide range of resources available in the college and conservatory. This year's session is August 22-28, 2017. You'll attend welcoming programs, information sessions, tours, and recreational and social events and complete your course registration.


Take a Virtual Campus Tour

View the campus from above with our Aerial Oberlin Tour. Take a glimpse of places and spaces on campus where much of the academic, social, athletic, and musical activities occur, whether it’s in our highly ranked Allen Memorial Art Museum or the Adam J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, our flagship green building. Make a virtual walk-through to other campus spaces, including Wilder Bowl, the Science Center, Lemle Academic Commons, and more.


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Letter to Myself as a High School Senior

For all of you high school seniors at home filling out your college applications right now, this is a blog post for you. It's written specifically to myself, but extrapolate my own advice into your own experiences. Take what's helpful, leave what doesn't resonate. And please do leave a comment in the box below.
posted by Karalyn Grimes '16 | December 6, 2016 | 0 Responses

From Obieland to Boston: Harvard Divinity's DivEx Program

I spent the first week of November in Boston, touring Harvard Divinity School as a Diversity & Explorations program participant, and attending the school's first Black Religion, Spirituality, & Culture Conference. But wait, this is the blog platform I write for Oberlin, where does Harvard come in? This is the story about how Oberlin got me to Harvard. (Maybe.)
posted by Karalyn Grimes '16 | November 30, 2016 | 3 Responses