New Students
On behalf of the Oberlin family of students, faculty, and staff, congratulations on your admission to Oberlin. We're thrilled that you'll be joining us this fall, and we look forward to meeting you and helping you begin your Oberlin career. In the meantime, we've gathered some useful resources to get you started. Welcome to Oberlin.

Fall Orientation Schedule

This preliminary schedule is intended primarily to provide information for making travel arrangements. The full schedule of activities will be available on the Orientation website on or after August 15, 2014. Printed schedules will be distributed during Orientation. New Student Orientation begins Tuesday, August 26, and continues through Monday, September 1. The first two days will include programs for students and parents, with the parents’ sessions concluding at 4 p.m. on August 27.

Download the Preliminary Orientation 2014 PDF

The International Students Pre-Orientation Program will begin on Sunday, August 24 and continue through Tuesday, August 26. Orientation for all new students will take place August 26. Read about the International Student Pre-Orientation Program.

Campus Visit Days in April

Although your college search is complete, we encourage you to visit campus during All Roads Lead to Oberlin. Throughout the month of April, we've planned special programs just for admitted students and families. You may stay overnight in a residence hall with a current student, sample classes and dining options, and more.

Get a jumpstart by meeting other classmates admitted by Early Decision.You'll also have a chance to connect with other students admitted for the Class of 2018 who may still be deciding on a college and let them know why you chose Oberlin. Visit us on the following days: April 7, 11, 14, 18, and 21.

Registration for All Roads Lead to Oberlin begins in mid March. Check your e-mail for more details and instructions to register online.

Pre-Orientation for International Students

The International Students Pre-Orientation Program will begin on Sunday, August 25 and continue through Tuesday, August 27. Residence halls open for new international students on Saturday, August 24. Orientation for all new students will take place August 27. Read about the International Students Pre-Orientation Program.

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Biking around Munich

When I travel underground, I miss out on a lot of what's going on in Munich. That's part of why I decided not to buy another U-Bahn semester ticket and have instead devoted myself to biking. I haven't been biking around the city for too long, but I've already started seeing the city differently (and sweating a lot more).
posted by Emily Wilkerson '15 | April 16, 2014 | 0 Responses

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