How do I join OSCA? (I am a returning Oberlin student)
In the Spring, students returning to Oberlin fill out an OSCA Upperclass Lottery Form (online) listing all their co-op preferences (as well as checking off OSCA as a preference on the Residential Education housing and dining forms). Each student is assigned a random lottery number, so everyone has an equal chance of getting into a co-op, regardless of seniority. The two exceptions are co-opers holding all-OSCA positions and new students, for whom 100 spaces are saved for the summer new student lottery.
If you do not get into OSCA from the lottery, or decide to join OSCA later in the year, you join OSCA by getting on the wait list .