Oberlin College’s graduating Class of 2013 numbers about 750 students. These graduates will in the same day join the ranks of some 40,000 alumni during this year’s Commencement/Reunion Weekend.

Reunion weekend features traditional class and affinity group gatherings and symposiums led by returning alumni experts, as well as such unconventional activities as co-op lunches and the grand piano extravaganza. And everyone enjoys performances by OSteel, the Obertones, and OCircus! During Commencement, graduating seniors often don message-laced mortarboards or funky hats and wear traditional black robes (or not). This joint affair is perhaps the largest campus event open to all members of the Oberlin community.

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