INCOMING & PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Are you considering Oberlin or already planning to enroll? Welcome to the Experimental College! We hope you’ll get involved in ExCo from the beginning. Here’s a mini overview of what you can do your first semester:
TAKE AN EXCO (OR TWO) AS EARLY AS YOUR FIRST SEMESTER!
Announcing our Fall 2022 ExCo courses: read more about them!
This year's roster includes a variety of interdisciplinary topics, including doula work and reproductive justice in the United States, the cultural impact of Taylor Swift, and cyborgs.
ExCos are 1 to 2-credit courses that count toward graduation. They cover a wide range of topics and are taught by students of all years, alumni, and community members. The classes sizes range from 5-25, so you get to know other new students fast, and build relationships with people who share your same values and interests. A list of ExCo courses will be provided in August during Orientation Week.
*Physical copies of the course catalog will also be available if needed.
Don't forget to go to the ExCo Fair the first week of school to meet the instructors in-person and learn more!
Follow us on Instagram @oberlinexco
or come visit the ExCo Office in-person!
“ExCo is truly a unique, one-of-a-kind experience that Oberlin affords students. I have benefited tremendously from designing and teaching a course. Who else in the *world* gets to say they teach an actual for-credit college class about the childhood book series that saved their life?”
SPRING 2021 INSTRUCTOR
“ExCo has been one of the most fulfilling aspects of my education. I would love to be a professor, but even then I wouldn't get to teach all the wacky intellectual tangents I've been able to explore as an ExCo instructor. It really is a dream job, right here in Oberlin.”
PAST TAIKO INSTRUCTOR
"I love teaching Intro Taiko because I get
to pass my knowledge on to younger students! I am especially grateful to my students for giving me the chance to share taiko, one of my greatest joys at Oberlin."