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Get Ready for Oberlin

Get Ready for Oberlin

Photo by Dale Preston '83

Packing for college can feel overwhelming. Use our lists to help you get organized and get started. If your traveling space is tight, remember that you can ship boxes to your Oberlin address; shipments of your belongings will be accepted in the Oberlin College Mailroom beginning in August.

Should you forget something or not have the room to bring it with you, along Oberlin's main street area are a five-and-dime store, a market, clothing stores, and bookstores where you can buy essentials. All are within walking distance of campus, but specialty shops and superstores are difficult to get to unless you have a car. Check this list of local businesses to find out where to buy what you need.