Alumni are invited to come back to Oberlin May 24-27, 2019, for Commencement/Reunion Weekend to 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.
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. You can view the full schedule of events here.
For event details and common FAQs, refer to our Understanding Oberlin's Commencement/Reunion Weekend powerpoint document.
Download the ObieCRW App
If you cannot wait to plan your visit to Oberlin for Commencement/Reunion Weekend, you can start exploring the schedule with the ObieCRW app.
This tool has the complete weekend schedule, the ability to track schedules for specific reunion groups and event types, information about venues and Oberlin businesses, plus maps to help you navigate the campus. You can also set up reminders so you don't miss an event and receive notifications of last-minute changes.
Celebrating Reunion Years
The following classes and reunion clusters celebrate reunions May 24-27, 2019:
10th Cluster Reunion - Classes of 2008, 2009, 2010
25th Reunion - Class of 1994
30th Cluster Reunion - Classes of 1988, 1989, 1990
45th Cluster Reunion - Classes of 1973, 1974, 1975
50th Reunion - Class of 1969
60th Cluster Reunion - Classes of 1958, 1959, 1960
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 24
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 25
8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, May 26
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, May 27
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.
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