Welcome Parents

Welcome Parents

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 any questions or suggestions you wish to share with us about the website. Send your comments by e-mail to


FAQs: Oberlin College Student Health Fee

Oberlin College instituted a student health fee beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year that is applied to student accounts. Please read our FAQs: Student Health Fee for details about this charge.

Just for Parents

Oberlin's weeklong New Student Orientation begins August 26. Until then, check out our Just for Parents webpage for specific information to help you assist your student with this transition to college. Read about student health, mailing procedures, care packages, the Obie Dollars prepaid debit card program, and more.

Parents and Family Weekend: November 7-9, 2014

We invite parents and other family members to Oberlin for a weekend of informal gatherings with faculty, staff, and your student. Come experience  Oberlin community and learn about the academic and cultural activities, programs, and resources available to your student.

The Wilder Bowl Bulletin: A Parent's Perspective

We are in the process of redesigning the Wilder Bowl Bulletin, Oberlin's e-newsletter for parents and family members of Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music students. 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 an Oberlin College or Conservatory of Music student and want to subscribe to our newly redesigned e-newsletter, send e-mail to with your current e-mail address so that we can add you to our distribution list.