REGISTER TODAY for the OIEP - Cole Scholars 20th Anniversary celebration!  This is your chance to catch up with old friends and hear the latest on campaign politics from prominent speakers, including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore and Professor Gary Jacobson of UC San Diego.  Everyone is welcome to attend the presentations and panels, but you must register if you'd like to attend the receptions and meals in honor of our special guests.  We look forward to seeing you in November! 
Here are some links that will help you plan your trip.  
Program:  The Anniversary Celebration will run from 5:00 pm on Friday, November 14th to 8:30 pm on Saturday, November 15th.  Please click here for a copy of the program.  (Times and events are subject to change.)
Accommodations:  The Oberlin Inn is under construction so room availability will almost certainly be limited.  We suggest booking another local option found using this link or staying at the La Quinta in North Olmsted.  We have reserved a block of rooms at La Quinta--just mention the Oberlin College Politics department when you call 1-440-734-4477 or you can book online.   
Transportation:  You can get information about renting a car here.  We are also arranging a ride share/shuttle program to run at specific times between La Quinta and the College.  Please sign up here to secure your ride.  If you are driving or would like to share a ride to Northeast Ohio, please visit this ride share link.
Please contact Michael Parkin ( if you have any questions.





About Us

The Oberlin Initiative in Electoral Politics (OIEP) is a non-partisan program funded by Oberlin College alumni Richard and Dorothy Cole to encourage Oberlin graduates to run for and serve in public office.