We all remember what it was like during our first year at Oberlin. Adjusting to college life, stressing as first big projects loomed, and looking forward to fall break. Within the anxiety of the period, it can be easy for students to forget that they are part of a wider Oberlin community that will always be a resource for them.
You can make a difference in the life of an incoming student in just a few minutes with Oberlin M.A.I.L.! From now until Wednesday, October 1, the Alumni Office will be collecting postcards from alumni across the world with words of encouragement for students. As midterm week approaches, we will send each incoming student a postcard. It’s a simple but powerful way to connect with the next generation of alumni and make a difference for a stressed-out student.
How to Participate
- Acquire a postcard. We want to showcase the geographical reach of the Oberlin community. Choose a postcard that depicts where you are writing from if possible.
- In a few sentences, share a moment from your first year at Oberlin or a bit of advice you wish you had heard during your first year.
- Sign legibly with your class year. Include your email address if you would like to be contacted by the student.
- Mail your postcard to:
Kira McGirr ’06
Ward Alumni Center
65 E. College St. Suite 4
Oberlin, OH 44074