For those who prefer to stay on campus, residence hall housing is available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Residence hall charges are $40 per bed per night if registration is received before May 1. After May 1, the cost is $55 per bed per night. Although there are many single rooms in some residence halls, others have mostly doubles, and it may be necessary to assign roommates. 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 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020.
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, a lightweight blanket, and a 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.
Residence hall rooms are assigned once Oberlin knows how many alumni and parents are registered for the weekend. Reunion attendees will be housed together whenever possible. Be sure to register as soon as possible for the best chance to be housed with classmates. Housing is sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Primary Accommodations for the Weekend:
- 5th Cluster Reunion - 2014, 2015, 2016: Langston Hall (overflow in Burton)
- 20th Cluster Runion - 1999, 2000, 2001: South Hall
- 25th Reunion - 1995: Talcott Hall (overflow in Baldwin and Fairchild)
- 40th Cluster Reunion - 1979, 1980, 1981: Barrows (overflow in Noah)
- 50th Reunion - 1970: Kahn Hall (overflow in Barnard)
- 55th Cluster Reunion - 1964, 1965, 1966: The Hotel at Oberlin (overflow in Asia House)
- Parents/Families: Language Houses and Lord/Saunders
The camper and RV site is the Grey Gables parking lot on W. College Street across from Dascomb Hall; you may use restroom and shower facilities in South Hall. Note that only electricity, 110/220, is available; there are four light poles that have four outlets on each. There are no dumping stations nor water 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 Policy
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 (credit only, no cash, pay at the door) will be available at Stevenson Hall during the weekend. Stevenson Hall is an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall; hours of operation are:
7:30-9 a.m. -- Friday-Monday for breakfast ($7.25)
11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Friday-Monday for lunch ($10.00)
5-7 p.m. -- Friday-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.