Benefits

Each person who has graduated from or attended the College of Arts and Sciences of Oberlin College, the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, the Oberlin College Graduate School of Theology, or the Kindergarten Primary Training School is entitled to participate as a member of the Alumni Association and receive Alumni Association benefits.


Tap In to Your Oberlin Network: the TAPPAN Network

Connect with your classmates, fellow alumni, and current students on the TAPPAN Network, our online directory. You can update your contact information, connect with others based on careers and interests, and share news of your life events with Class Notes.

To register for the TAPPAN Network, you will need your Alumni ID number. This can be found above your name on the address label of the Oberlin Alumni Magazine or any mail from the Oberlin Alumni Association or Oberlin Annual Fund. You can also contact our office to receive your ID number. After accepting the TAPPAN Network Privacy Policy, you will select your username and password and set up a security question. After that, you will have full access to the TAPPAN Network.

You may also send your class note to us at alumni@oberlin.edu. Please let us know if you do not want your note published in the Oberlin Alumni Magazine.

If you have any questions about Class Notes or the TAPPAN Network, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@oberlin.edu or (440) 775-8692.


Electronic Journal Database Access

Oberlin alumni can access the full text of more than 1,300 journals at JSTOR and hundreds of journals and eBooks at Project MUSE. JSTOR includes the full text of journals across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Project MUSE features the full text of hundreds of humanities and social studies journals and eBooks. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Oberlin College Library, the Oberlin College Library, and the Oberlin Alumni Association.

Accessing Journal Databases

Scholarly journal access is available to Oberlin alumni behind the login of the TAPPAN Network Alumni Directory. After you log in, please click on the Scholarly Journal Article Access link under the Useful Resources section of the TAPPAN homepage.

Questions?

Contact the Alumni Office at alumni@oberlin.edu or call 440-775-8692 if you have problems registering for TAPPAN or connecting to JSTOR or Project MUSE.

If you have questions about either database, or would like tips for searching or saving your results, please contact the reference.desk@oberlin.edu at the Oberlin College Library.


Publications for Alumni

Oberlin Alumni Magazine

  • Read the latest issue
  • To submit a Class Note or a digital photograph (high resolution only, please) to the Oberlin Alumni Magazine, you can do so by sending an e-mail to alum.mag@oberlin.edu. Please include your name and class year. Notes and print photos can also be mailed to:

    Oberlin Alumni Magazine
    Oberlin College
    247 W Lorain St., Suite C
    Oberlin, OH 44074

Around the Square - Your Inside Connection to Oberlin Stories, News, and Events

Around the Square is a monthly e-newsletter produced for alumni, emeriti, and friends of Oberlin College by the Alumni Association in cooperation with the Office of Communications. Around the Square reports on institutional developments; the achievements of faculty, staff, and students; town-gown news; and events and opportunities for alumni. Around the Square delivers to inboxes the first Friday of every month.

If you have any questions or feedback about this e-newsletter, send e-mail to us at Around the Square.


Alumni Events

The Alumni Association sponsors events year-round, both on-campus and around the country. Alumni have many opportunities to connect with each other and with Oberlin College at reunions, service events, Homecoming, book clubs and happy hours. Most events are free or only charge the cost of entry.

If you are looking for events in your part of the country, check out your Regional Alumni Club.


Oberlin College Facility Access

As a member of the Alumni Association, you are entitled to use college facilities, including Wilder Hall and Philips Gym. You also receive discounts on Oberlin theater and concert events. All you need is an Alumni OCID. Please visit the Oberlin ID Card Office in Stevenson-Biggs, 155 North Professor Street. There is a one-time $10 charge for the OCID card. 

Please note your Alumni ID will not function as a library card in the Oberlin College library. Click here to learn how you may continue to check out materials and access journal databases.


The Hotel at Oberlin

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Just footsteps from campus, The Hotel at Oberlin provides an ideal setting to reminisce your time at Oberlin College and create new memories to be cherished in the years to come.

The Hotel at Oberlin offers alumni a special rate. When calling the hotel directly for your reservation, please be sure to request the Oberlin College Alumni Rate. If you are booking online, you can access the special rate via this link or by including OBALUMNI as the corporate/promotion code on the online form. 


Hotel Savings Available to Alumni

Wyndham Hotel Group

Oberlin College employees, students, retirees and alumni can save on rooms at more than 7,000 participating Wyndham Group hotels worldwide!

You can receive up to 20% off the "best available rate" at participating locations every time you travel. You can book online using this link or call and give the agent your discount ID number (1000007780) and Oberlin's institution affiliate ID number (003560) at the time of booking to receive your discount.

Here is the fine print:

  • Discounts may be used for both business and leisure travel.
  • Discounts may be used throughout the year, excluding specific black-out dates.
  • This program is designed for individual travel and is not applicable to group travel. Up to 9 rooms may be booked for all brands except Wyndham Hotels and Resort, which has a 5-room maximum.
  • Rooms must be booked via the prescribed channels (online or by phone) and cannot be booked via third-party online booking tools.
  • Discounts are applied at time of booking and are not backed out of bill upon checking out of hotel.
Whether you are looking for an upscale hotel, an all-inclusive resort, or something more cost-effective, the right hotel is available...and at the right price. Call the special member benefits hotline at 1-800-525-5501 and reserve your room today at one of these eligible hotels:
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® Days Inn®
Ramada Worldwide® TRYP® by Wyndham
Dream® and Night® Hotels Super 8®
Wingate® by Wyndham Baymont Inns and Suites®
Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham Microtel Inns and Suites®
Howard Johnson® Travelodge®
Knights Inn®