Oberlin students may choose from a variety of housing styles: traditional residence halls, program houses organized around language or cultural affinities, and co-op houses in which students share in the preparation of meals and running the household.
Singles, doubles, triples, and quads are all available room types inside these larger halls, which vary between the extremely traditional and historical to modern architectural styles. Additionally, some residence halls feature special-interest housing, such as the quiet floor, substance-free housing, and sustainable living areas. Should you have an interest in these themed-based housing options, you must complete additional application forms.
Eleven traditional residence halls offer a college living experience that brings together students of many different interests and majors.
Three First-Year Experience halls, Barrows, Dascomb, and Robert L. Kahn, offer programs to assist first-year students in the transition to college life.
Ten Program Houses offer unique housing options. Four are language-based, while the rest celebrate and embrace various identities and educate others about them.
Four cooperative residence halls on campus are in addition to the eight cooperative dining halls.
Mostly fourth-year students live in Village Housing, the college-owned houses and apartments that offer a sample of postcollegiate living while maintaining the benefits of college-maintained property.