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.

Registration is closed for CRW 2018. If you are a family member or guest of a graduating student, refer to the Information for Graduating Students web page.

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.

The ObieCRW app is free and works on all devices. Download the ObieCRW app or view it in your browser .

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


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.

Full Schedule 

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