Each year, OSCA conducts lotteries to determine which students will become members of OSCA the subsequent Fall. All participants receive a randomly assigned lottery number to ensure that all applicants have an equal chance at becoming members of OSCA. 

Each February, OSCA conducts a Spring Lottery for students returning to Oberlin College in the Fall or subsequent Spring. 

Each June, OSCA conducts a similar Summer Lottery for students new to Oberlin College. 

At all other times of the year, students may become members of OSCA by joining the Wait List.

Concert in Harkness Bowl.

Concert in Harkness Bowl.

Incoming Obies

Will re-open Summer 2024

Every year, OSCA reserves 100 spaces for First-Year and incoming Transfer Students. Students new to Oberlin are encouraged to enter the Summer Lottery.

Of course, after the Summer Lottery students new to Oberlin, who either did not enter the lottery or did not receive placement in their first-choice co-ops, may still join OSCA by signing up on the current-year Wait List.

No deposit is required to join OSCA from students new to Oberlin College.

We're excited to be a part of your first-year experience!

Current Obies

Will re-open Spring 2024

Current Oberlin students may become members of OSCA for next Fall by entering the Spring Lottery, and selecting their co-op preferences. 

An advance deposit is required of students placed into OSCA during the Spring Lottery, as well as a signed Membership Agreement.

If you do not get into OSCA during the Spring Lottery, or decide to join OSCA later in the year, you may do so by signing up on next year's Wait List.