When vans and SUVs packed with boxes, luggage, bikes, and backpacks begin to take up space on side streets and in parking lots around Oberlin College, you know it’s Move-in Day, signaling the start of a new academic year. First-year and transfer students in the Class of 2020—roughly 798 from the College of Arts and Sciences and Conservatory of Music— are able to settle into their residence halls about a week before the onslaught of returning students. A variety of orientation sessions help these new Obies adjust to a different environment, navigate the 440-acre campus, and perhaps get a jumpstart on making new friends.
Photograph by Amber Benford
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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