Alumni Association

Class of 1970

As you celebrate reunion, consider visiting the 50th Reunion Memorial Wall to share memories of friends, faculty and staff, and other loved ones who are no longer with us, but live in our hearts.

Share a memory

A string of colorful VRW Illumination lanterns

50th Reunion Virtual Reunion Weekend Schedule

Please note all events time are EDT.

All week long Monday-Saturday, May 17-22

President's Fitness Challenge: Designed for participants at all levels of ability and skill, the challenge encourages all alumni to move and learn during the week of May 17-22. Participants completing five out of six activities will receive a special finishers fitness towel.

Daily @ 7:30 AM | VRW Daily Dispatches: a series of emails that feature interactive content from the College & Conservatory to help you celebrate reunion week.

Saturday, May 22

8 AM | YeoFit with President Carmen Twillie Ambar (Final President's Fitness Challenge activity)

9:30 AM | Academic Offerings

11 AM | “Scholar’s Take”: Interdisciplinary Film Talk with Oberlin Faculty

12:30 PM | Crimson & Gold Celebration

2 - 11 PM | 50th Reunion Saturday Night Programming

  • 2 PM Growing Your Own . . . Food
    Did you ever want to learn how? Here's a chance to hear from classmates with experience. Led by Woody Plaut ’71
  • 4PM Memorial Program - Class of '71
  • 5 PM Memorial Program - Class of '70 
  • 6 PM Career Discussion #2
    Continue your career conversations. Led by Larry Abraham ’71
  • 7 PM Zoom Lounge Social Hour
  • 8:30 PM Talent Sharing Show
    Enjoy 90 minutes of music, poetry, and singing, curated specifically for the reunion by Steven Hesla '70. (This program is premiering on Saturday, May 22, with a rebroadcast on Sunday, May 23.)

Sunday, May 23

2 - 6 PM | 50th Reunion Sunday Afternoon Programming

  • 2 PM Black Student Activism
    A conversation with classmates about their work toward creating the Africana Studies Department and Afrikan Heritage House, and what they are doing now. Led by Gayle Pinderhughes '70, Cheryl Willis Hudson '70, Groesbeck Parham '70, and Wendell Russell '71.
  • 3 PM Open Mic/Creative Writing Event
    Let’s catch up on one another’s creative writing! You are invited to read your own poetry, fiction, essays, etc. Form and topics are open. (If you want to participate, e-mail Janet Heller '71 at janetheller@charter.net so that she knows how many individuals will read and can divide the time accordingly).
  • 4:15 PM Talent Sharing Show
    Enjoy this encore presentation and rebroadcast of Saturday’s Talent Sharing Show.

 7 PM | Virtual Illumination

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