Welcome Parents

Welcome Parents
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The Oberlin College Parents website is intended to provide you with useful information about the college's programs, resources, policies, and procedures. We've sought to gather together in one place basic information about the college, provide answers to practical questions or point you to the right resource, and generally convey a sense of what Oberlin College is about. We welcome your questions or suggestions about the website. Send your comments by e-mail to

Parents and Family Weekend

November 6-8, 2015

Oberlin College Parents and Family Weekend will be November 6-8. Registration is required. 

Details and Registration

Parents may begin checking in at 9 a.m., Friday, November 6. You are welcome to attend Parents Weekend cover 2015classes on Friday with or without your student. The weekend officially begins at 4:30 p.m., with a reception for parents and students. After the reception, you are invited to attend other events throughout campus.

We will sponsor a continental breakfast Saturday morning in conjunction with the Resource Fair. Staff from various offices will gather in Wilder Hall Main Lounge to answer questions about campus services and resources. Other events during the weekend include a series of faculty lectures, campus tours, panel discussions, theater and dance performances, art exhibits, and student and faculty concerts.

Join other parents for breakfast with President Marvin Krislov at 9 a.m., Sunday, November 8. Parents and Family Weekend will conclude by 11 a.m.

This preliminary schedule will give you a sense of what to expect during Parents and Family weekend. Contact Tina Zwegat at 440-775-8167 or if you have specific questions or need more information.

Student Health Insurance

Oberlin College requires that all students maintain student health insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment. You may apply for a waiver if your student already has coverage under an alternate health insurance plan that meets certain minimum requirements, meaning that is comparable to the Oberlin College health insurance plan.

Students without health insurance must enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan provided and coordinated by Academic Health Plans (AHP). This plan offers students and their dependents an affordable, high quality health insurance plan. If you have health insurance and wish to waive this plan, you must do so by completing an online waiver form available on the AHP website.

Refer to the Student Health Services website for complete details about this process. If you have specific questions, call Student Health Services, (440) 775-8180, or send e-mail to


The Wilder Bowl Bulletin: A Parent's Perspective

The Wilder Bowl Bulletin, Oberlin's e-newsletter for parents and family members of current Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music students, is a publication from the Oberlin Parents Fund. The bulletin reports on Oberlin’s campus events, institutional developments, fundraising endeavors, and the achievements of faculty, staff members, and students.

If you are the parent of a current Oberlin College or Conservatory of Music student and want to subscribe to our e-newsletter, send e-mail to with your current e-mail address so that we can add you to our distribution list.