New Students



Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones

Oberlin's weeklong Orientation 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 23 to 28 for a series 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.

Refer to the Orientation schedule to see what’s being planned.