Several types of accounts are issued to members of the Oberlin College community, depending on one's needs and responsibilities.

Some accounts like ObieIDs and PRESTO accounts are created automatically. If you need to get an account created, for example, an account for a new organization, you can download the Account Request Form and

  • bring it to the CIT Help Desk in the Academic Commons OR
  • mail it to Oberlin College, CIT Help Desk, 148 West College St., Oberlin, OH 44074, OR
  • email a scanned copy of the completed and signed form to  


Everyone at Oberlin College is assigned an ObieID username and password. Accounts are created automatically for new students in the fall and spring, with account information provided in the Big Book of Electronic Forms or to OCMR (Oberlin College Mail Room) boxes.

New faculty and staff can request an account prior to arrival by completing the online form.

This is your main Oberlin College account, used to access various online resources, including:

      For more information on setting up an ObieID for the first time, please choose New to Oberlin at left. For information on resetting your password or troubleshooting problems related to your ObieID, please visit the CIT Wiki Password FAQs.


      Personal Records for Employees and Students at Oberlin (PRESTO) is used by students to register for classes; by students who have been admitted but who have not yet paid, for access to Financial Aid information and the status of their application for financial aid; by faculty to check on the status of students in their classes; and for personal employee data. Logging into PRESTO is accomplished by using your T# and assigned PIN number.  For this information, please contact the applicable office:

      Students Registrar's Office
      Students, admitted but not yet paid Financial Aid Office
      Faculty Registrar's Office
      Staff Human Resources Dept.


      Banner is a suite of integrated modules designed for higher education. The main modules implemented at Oberlin College include Student (with sub-modules for Admissions), Financial Aid, Human Resources (including Payroll), Finance, and Accounts Receivable. Banner accounts are provide to staff on an as-needed basis. Approval for accounts rests with the various module leaders. Users who require a Banner account must first contact the applicable module leader for approval. The module leader then notifies CIT in order to have the account created.

      Position Control Financial Information Systems


      College of Arts & Sciences Admissions

      Conservatory Admissions


      College Admissions

      Con Admissions

      Financial Aid Financial Aid
      Finance Financial Information Systems
      Human Resources/Payroll Payroll
      Accounts Receivable Student Accounts