Weekend Housing

For those who prefer to stay on campus, residence hall housing is available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Due to the short turnaround time between the undergraduates leaving and weekend guests arriving, we are not able to accommodate guests on Thursday. 

All dorms must be vacated by 1 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018.

Residence halls are not air conditioned (except for Kahn Hall and some rooms in Asia House, where the Half-Century Club classes are housed), and all beds are twin-sized. A common bathroom is located down the hall from each room. Linens, including a towel, sheets, and a blanket and pillow for each bed, are provided. We encourage you to bring the following items: reading lamp, hangers, small fan, alarm clock, and extra blankets or pillows if needed. Please note that residence hall accommodations are very basic and offer few amenities. No pets, other than approved service animals, are allowed.

Oberlin College has a limited number of ADA accessible housing options. If you have a disability that requires special accommodations, please provide us with a description of your disability or the condition that is the basis of your request.

A hotel list is available if you prefer not to stay in a residence hall room. If you stay in a hotel, you will need to travel back and forth to campus; however, you will have the benefit of a private bath, air conditioning, and TV, which are not available in the residence halls. Please work directly with the hotel to make reservations.

The primary accommodations for the weekend are as follows:

1952, 1953, 1954: Hotel at Oberlin/Asia House
1968: Kahn Hall (overflow in Barnard and Bailey)
1982, 1983, 1984: Burton Hall
1993: Talcott Hall (overflow housing in Baldwin and Fairchild)
2002, 2003, 2004: South Hall
Parents/Families: Language Houses and Lord/Saunders


Camping

The camper and RV site is the Grey Gables parking lot on West College Street across from Dascomb Hall; you may use restroom and shower facilities in South Hall. Note that only electricity is offered at the camper and RV sites; no dumping stations nor water are available. Sites are limited, so please request one when registering for the weekend. There is a $20 fee per night. Your parking tag will be included in your ticket envelope at the Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center.

Tent sites are available, free of charge, west of the Williams Field House. You may park in the Jesse Philips Physical Education Center parking lot and use restroom and shower facilities on North Campus. No registration is required for campsites. Please visit the Welcome Center for a key card for access to restroom and shower facilities.


Weekend Dining and Alcohol

Commencement/Reunion Weekend meals are available á la carte so that you can select the meals you would like during the weekend. Vegetarian/vegan options are available for any ticketed meals by advance request with your reservation. If you have food allergies and are attending a ticketed meal, please list allergies on the registration form so we may alert the dietitian.

Due to space restrictions, we request that only classmates and spouses/partners attend the reunion dinners.

General meal dining (cash only, pay at the door) will be available in the Dascomb food court during the weekend. Hours of operation are 7:30–9 a.m.,  Friday through Monday for breakfast ($7.25); 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday through Monday for lunch ($8.75) and 5–7 p.m., Friday through Sunday for dinner ($12.50). Children ages 4-12 are half price; children 3 and under are free.

No alcohol will be provided in the residence halls; however, alumni and other guests may purchase their own alcoholic beverages for socials in the residence halls.