Alumni are invited to come back to Oberlin May 22-25, 2020, 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. A full schedule of events will be available closer to the weekend.
For event details and common FAQs, refer to our Understanding Oberlin's Commencement/Reunion Weekend powerpoint document.
Celebrating Reunion Years
The following classes and reunion clusters celebrate reunions May 22-25, 2020:
- 5th Cluster Reunion - Classes of 2014, 2015, 2016
- 20th Cluster Reunion - Classes of 1999, 2000, 2001
- 25th Reunion - Class of 1995
- 40th Cluster Reunion - Classes of 1979, 1980, 1981
- 50th Reunion - Class of 1970
- 55th Cluster Reunion - Classes of 1964, 1965, 1966
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 22
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 23
8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, May 24
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, May 25
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:
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