Oberlin College and Conservatory

Tappan Square

Photo by Nathaniel Page

Tappan Square connects the college to the city of Oberlin.

Legend has it that Oberlin's founders, Presbyterian ministers John Shipherd and Philo Stewart, stopped at an elm tree in the southeast corner, prayed, and decided that it was the place to build their community. The historic elm stayed on the square until disease forced its removal in 1965. A year later, Tappan Square became a National Historic Landmark.

Tappan Square, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

Upcoming Events

Oberlin College Taiko

Taiko means wide drum in Japanese; Oberlin Taiko means a great show, lots of energy, and plenty of drums. In the event of inclement weather, the performance...

5/25 3pm
5K Fun Run and Walk

A family friendly annual event. Coordinated by Ray Appenheimer, head coach of track and cross country. Sponsored by the Heisman Club. Please arrive by 8:15...

5/26 8:30am
Oberlin College Taiko

Taiko means wide drum in Japanese; Oberlin Taiko means a great show, lots of energy, and plenty of drums. In the event of inclement weather, the performance...

5/26 3pm
Community Event: Illumination Art Show

Enjoy a 35-year Oberlin community tradition and visit the Illumination Art Show, featuring works of art by Oberlin High School students. Purchases benefit...

5/26 7pm
Social on the Square

This old-fashioned ice cream social has become a mainstay of Illumination night. An assortment of pies as well as locally produced ice cream and assorted...

5/26 7pm

Recent Events

Juneteenth Oberlin

6/16/2018

Commencement 2018

5/28/2018

Recent Activity

Peter Asch

Peter Asch left a positive review 8/31/2013

Gotta love it if you're an Oberlin student (though my assignment was just eh)!

Sharon Pearson

Sharon Pearson left a positive review 5/26/2013

Loved it!

Tappan Square

Tappan Square posted a photo 3/2/2013