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Anonymous asked: What is the procedure for moving for returning students? I probably won't get to Oberlin until 7 or 8 on the 2nd, will that be a problem?

You’ll find most of the resources necessary for your return to campus on the check-in page on the ResEd site. I believe that if you’re returning to campus outside of the hours listed, you are to contact Safety and Security to gain access your room.

- Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator

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burningbrightlyone asked: On /post/26974188617/ it says that dorms are closed through January 2, 2012 for winter break. Does that mean we can sleep there the night of the 2nd, or do dorms open the morning of the third?

After consulting with the Office of Residential Education, I have learned that the residence halls will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd at 12 noon. So yes, you can stay there on the night of January 2nd.

- Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator

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Anonymous asked: Hi there! It's getting near the end of july and I was wondering how/when we (freshman) find out about housing (mail or email or PRESTO or something else)?

This question is one of two we have in our ask box asking about when the housing info will be available (I’m just going to post this one, though, as to not repeat too much here), and the most recent estimate I’ve heard is mid- to late July, I guess with a bit more of an emphasis on late July at this point. ResEd wants to assure that all students get their roommates and assignments at the same time, so if you haven’t heard, then no one has yet. They want to make sure it’s all going to be good for everyone at the same time, kay? You’ll have a room and a roomie yet, promise :)

I have been told that ResEd is going to email your OCMail account with information about how to find out your housing assignment and roommate (I believe that you have to log into their system to view it; instructions should be in their email).

- Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator

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Anonymous asked: Why doesn't ResEd have any pictures of Barnard House rooms available?

We went on a serious mission to get photos of the interior of as many rooms in different dorms as possible a few years ago, but unfortunately, we didn’t manage to connect with students in each dorm. Barnard is sorely missing, you are correct.

While no two rooms in Oberlin are exactly the same, you can get a general idea of what a Barnard room looks like from looking at rooms in other dorms (specifically North, South, East, Zeke, and Barrows, since these dorm rooms were renovated at about the same time as Barnard). Barnard has three super singles, 28 singles, two quads, 14 open doubles, and two divided doubles.

Alternatively… if you live in Barnard next year, can we come visit your room and get a photo so our archives have a picture of a Barnard room for future reference? :D

- Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator

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Anonymous asked: When will freshman find out their living arrangements for next year (dorms, roommates, etc.)?

Mid-July if you selected traditional on-campus residential education housing (traditional four-year, program, first-year experience), and around a week earlier (so near the beginning of July) if you applied to OSCA. You will find out your room number in the residence hall and your roommate at the same time.

- Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator

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Anonymous asked: First year question: If I apply for program housing and get in, am I allowed to not accept it and go with FYE instead? How does this work? I cannot figure out which my first choice is.

Unfortunately, no. First years can preference their top choices but are placed into housing based on what is available around campus. However, it is important to remember that because of the multiple ways in which our students connect with each other, students can participate in the programs offered in the various types of housing, no matter which space they are assigned to for housing.

For more information about program housing at Oberlin, please email resed[AT]oberlin.edu.

- Becky Mosely, Assistant Dean/Assistant Director of Residential Education

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Anonymous asked: Are program houses hard to get into for first years?

No. Program houses specifically save some spaces for first years because they wish to encourage first years to live there. These spaces offer great community and make it easier to know your neighbors as they are smaller than most halls.  

Do take the application seriously, though, to give yourself the best opportunity to get your top choice.

For more information about program housing at Oberlin, please email resed[AT]oberlin.edu.

- Becky Mosely, Assistant Dean/Assistant Director of Residential Education

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