Colorful Illumination hanging lanterns

Celebrate Oberlin. Shine Your Light During Virtual Illumination.

We encourage you to shine your light on the global Oberlin community and take part in Virtual Illumination.

Here's what we need from you:

  • Find a lantern or source of light - feel free to decorate it and make it your own
  • Hold, stand next to, near or under that light—maybe grab another Obie to join you—and take a photo (like Emily, Tina and Kyle are doing below)
  • Upload that photo using our Virtual Illumination Form by Friday, May 7 to participate in the global event

On Sunday, May 23 at 7 p.m. ET, tune in as Oberlin alumni light up the world. 

Submit your photo here.

Examples of how you can celebrate Virtual Illumination

Dir. of Alumni Engagement Emily Cole with VRW Illumination Lantern

Oberlin pennant in front of a lamp and VRW Illumination lantern

Asst. Dir. of Alumni Engagement Kyle Youngblood taking a selfie with a VRW Illumination lantern

Administrative Assistant Tina Roberts with VRW Illumination Lantern in Tappan Square

REMINDER: In order to shine your light, please submit your photo(s) by Friday, May 7.

VRW Information

For more information on this year's celebration, visit the VRW Homepage.