Lottery

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 January, OSCA holds a Spring Upperclass Lottery for returning Oberlin College students. (Read more about the Spring Lottery below.)

Each June, OSCA holds a similar New Student Summer Lottery for all students new to Oberlin College. (Read more below.)

Jack-o-lantern with Two Trees  logo as eyes.
Band playing outside Harkness Co-op.

Concert in Harkness Bowl.

SPRING UPPERCLASS LOTTERY:
Spring Lottery is now closed!


SUMMER NEW STUDENT LOTTERY:
Is now open!

Incoming Obies

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

Current Oberlin students may become members of OSCA next Fall by entering the Spring Upperclass 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.

Missed a Lottery?

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