Come back to Oberlin from May 25-28, 2018, for Commencement/Reunion Weekend and exercise your mind, body, and sense of fun. Reunion attendees tell us that Commencement/Reunion Weekend is “amazing” and that connecting with fellow Obies, visiting campus, and celebrating the graduation of the newest class was a highlight of their year.

Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

The weekend is rich with presentations, musical performances, family friendly activities, and time to catch up with friends and make new ones. Plan to arrive on Friday and stay through Commencement on Monday to fully enjoy the weekend.

Register Today

Already planning to come? Register online today for CRW 2018. If you are a family member or guest of a graduating student, refer to the Information for Graduating Students web page.

You may also download and print the registration form to mail with payment to our office.

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Celebrating Reunion Years

The following classes and reunion clusters will celebrate reunions May 25-28, 2018.

15th Cluster Reunion –  2002, 2003, 2004
25th Reunion – Class of 1993
35th Cluster Reunion – 1982, 1983, 1984
50th Reunion – Class of 1968
65th Cluster Reunion – 1952, 1953, 1954


Schedule Highlights

Oberlin’s Commencement/Reunion Weekend offers a wealth of activities and programs for alumni, and graduates and their families. The schedule outlines both free and fee-based events. The weekend includes such traditional favorites as the Grand Piano Extravaganza, IIlumination, Late Night Organ Pump, and OCircus!, as well as the popular performances by the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble, Oberlin Steel, and the Cinema Studies Program showing of the best student films of the year.

Alumni Schedule Highlights
Graduate and Families Schedule Highlights


Welcome Center

The Ward Alumni Center will serve as the Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center. When you first arrive on campus, please register at the center and pick up your prepaid meal tickets, room assignments, and a full weekend schedule. In addition, you may leave messages for friends.

Welcome Center Hours:

  • 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, May 25
  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 26
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, May 27
  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, May 28

If you will be arriving after the Welcome Center closes, please indicate a late arrival on your registration form, or alert the Office of Alumni Relations before the weekend or the Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center during the weekend. After the center closes each night, arrivals need to go directly to the Office of Safety and Security. If you have preregistered for a room, someone from Safety and Security will take you to your room and let you in: however, they will not be able to give you a key to your room. Return to the Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center in the morning to pick up your registration packet and room key.


Reunion Giving

Reunions are a special opportunity to reflect on your years as a student and to celebrate your Oberlin experience. Your reunion gift makes a difference for current students and demonstrates your commitment to helping sustain the college’s tradition of scholastic excellence, academic innovation, and musical artistry. As you make plans to return to campus for your reunion, we hope you will consider how a new or increased gift to Oberlin College can honor your past while supporting the college’s future.

Your support demonstrates your continued commitment to the outstanding educational experience that Oberlin College offers.

Every gift makes a difference, no matter the size. Thank you for your support.

Follow these instructions to see the ways you can give and to make a reunion gift online. Contact us should you have any questions:

Toll-Free: 800.693.3167
Phone: 440.775.8550
Email: giving@oberlin.edu