New Students



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.

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The weeklong Orientation program introduces new and transfer students to the wide range of resources available in the college and conservatory. Additionally, you'll learn about policies and procedures, the Oberlin College community, and meet other members of the new class of first-year and transfer students.

As a newcomer, you'll attend welcoming programs, information sessions, tours, and recreational and social events. Placement tests, auditions for conservatory ensembles, academic advising, and course registration also take place during Orientation.

Join us from August 26 to September 1 for a week of enriching and interactive programs and events designed to acquaint you with the Oberlin College community and other newcomers to campus. You'll be ready to tackle the academic year when classes start September 2.

Printed schedules will be distributed during Orientation.

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