Campus Safety




Students who park their vehicles on college property must register their vehicles with the Office of Safety and Security at 159 W. Lorain St., (440-775-8444). The student fee per academic year is $200 and must be paid at the time you register at the college. Once you register, you’ll receive a parking pass that will allow you to park in specific lots on campus. You’ll be assigned a lot based in part on your class year and on-campus housing location.


You must acquire a temporary parking pass from the Office of Safety and Security in order to park on campus in the visitor spots.


The Oberlin Business District is intended for patrons of downtown businesses. The city enforces a two-hour parking limit. Residential street parking is limited to 48 hours. Enforcement includes penalties of citations up to towing at owner expense. From November 1 until April 1, a snow ban is in effect and parking on streets is prohibited between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Be aware of other city ordinances.


We reserve spaces for Visitor Parking exclusively for guests of the college. The main visitor lot is the East Service Building Lot, and the south row of the Carnegie Building lot for visitors to the Admissions Office. Visitors may park in available spaces in other faculty/staff lots and may obtain a temporary parking permit without charge from the safety and security office.

More questions? Refer to the Office of Safety and Security website, stop by the office at 159 W. Lorain St., or call (440) 775-8444.