Oberlin College Facilities Operations

The Facility Operations area serves the Oberlin College Community as the primary resource for all facility related needs and concerns. We strive to ensure efficient day-to-day operations of Oberlin College's campus that include:

  • Handling routine, emergency and preventative maintenance needs of ALL building systems.
  • Providing landscaping, snow removal, care of athletic fields, and Ground’s equipment maintenance.
  • Supporting the day-to-day Custodial needs as well as providing emergency custodial coverage to the campus community.
  • Supporting the Recycling and sustainability efforts on campus.
  • Providing pest and critter control for our campus community.
  • Supporting special functions on campus and within the Oberlin city community.
  • Working with and supporting the efforts of the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office.
  • Coordinating efforts with the Facilities Planning and Construction (FP & C) office regarding capital improvement projects on our campus.

Facilities Operations and Physical Plant: An Overview

Energy Management Winter Break - Details TBA

Energy Management Winter Break - Details TBA



ALL MVRs (Driving Background Checks) EXPIRE at the end of June every year.

Please refer to College-Related Vehicle Rentals for updated procedures and policies regarding renting vehicles at Oberlin College. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call 58445.

Please remember that all driving background checks (MVRs) expire on June 30th of each year.

PLEASE NOTE: 1st time student applicants MUST stop by Facilities Operations, 173 W. Lorain Street, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to take a written test on Ohio state driving laws prior to applying for your MVR!

MVR applications are now available online. If you plan to rent a car through Enterprise, please click here.

If you need approval to drive athletics vehicles or college vehicles (UAW, security, etc), please click here.