Classes

Celebrate your Oberlin connections with special VRW events for this year’s reunioning classes and clusters May 21-22.

A string of colorful VRW Illumination lanterns
Photo credit: Office of Communications

VRW Reunion Groups

Give a Reunion Gift

Reunion giving continues to provide a vital source of support for Oberlin students. Your reunion gift is a powerful way to be involved in the life of the college and conservatory, and help guarantee that future students will be able to enjoy the transformational experiences that Oberlin provided in your life.

Give a gift

Reunion giving will continue to provide a vital source of support for Oberlin students. As your reunion approaches, we hope you will consider how a new or increased gift to Oberlin can honor your past while supporting the college’s future.

Oberlin alumni have a long history of securing their legacy through collective philanthropy. Over and above continuing support of the Annual Fund, each class establishes a legacy in championing the next generation of Obies! Your reunion gift is a powerful way for you to be involved in the life of the college and conservatory, and helping guarantee that future students will be able to enjoy the transformational experiences that Oberlin provided in your life.

Gifts of every size make a difference, and all donations of any designation made prior to Reunion will automatically be credited toward your class or cluster gift. Support Oberlin by:

  • Making a gift when you register for reunion weekend
  • Visiting advance.oberlin.edu/donate to give securely online
  • Calling (800) 693-3167 to make your gift via phone
  • Emailing giving@oberlin.edu for questions regarding planned giving, gifts by stock, and employee matching gifts
  • Sending a check made payable to:

Oberlin College
PO Box 72110
Cleveland, OH 44192-0002

Beginning in May 1974, Oberlin adopted a "Cluster Plan" for Commencement/Reunion Weekend.

The Cluster Plan enabled reunion-year alumni to return to campus with friends who graduated a year or two before or after them.

The sample chart shows, for example, the classes of 1955, 1970, 1985, and 2005, which observed their respective 60th, 45th, 30th and 10th reunions in May 2015. They could return in May 2016 for cluster reunions with the classes of 1956, 1957, 1971, 1972, 1986, 1987, 2006, and 2007. The classes of 1996 and 1991 would observe traditional 50th and 25th class reunions.

All alumni are welcome back for any Reunion whether celebrating a specific reunion or not.

Browse the Cluster Reunion Chart