Students prepare a meal in Old Barrows, lovingly called “Old B.” Run by Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA), Old B feeds 80 OSCA members at each meal. Co-op meals are a community effort at every step, from deciding what food to buy, to making the bread, to cleaning up afterward. Members learn together about sustainable dining, nutrition, and the best ingredients to use for the highly anticipated pizza for Friday dinners.
Co-ops also serve as campus social centers and foster friendships among members. “You never have to worry about finding friends to eat lunch with, because you know your co-op friends will be at your meals,” says second-year Rachel Finn-Lohmann.
Photograph by Matthew Lester
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35 miles west of Cleveland
Nearest Airport: CLE
9% in-state, 84% out-of-state,
7% from abroad
and 40+ theater & dance
productions every year
Oberlin graduates go on to earn
than alumni of other undergraduate colleges
Steinway grand pianos,
1,500 instruments of highest quality
in grants awarded to
students each year