Alumni Association

Reunion FAQs


25th (Class of 1999) and 50th (Class of 1974) reunions were held during Commencement and Milestone Reunion Weekend, Friday, May 24-Monday, May 27, 2024

15th (Classes of 2008, 2009, and 2010), 35th (Classes of 1988, 1989, and 1990) Cluster reunions, along with a reunion for the Oberlin Alumni Association of African Ancestry (OA4) will be held during Homecoming Weekend, Friday, September 27-Sunday, September 29, 2024


25th (Class of 2000), 50th (Class of 1975) and the 65th Cluster (Classes of 1958, 1959, and 1960) will be held during Commencement and Milestone Reunion Weekend, Friday, May 23-Monday, May 26, 2025

10th (Classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016), 30th (Classes of 1994, 1995, and 1996), 45th (Classes of 1979, 1980, and 1981) and 60th (Classes of 1964, 1965, and 1966) Cluster reunions will be held during Homecoming Weekend, in the fall of 2025. Dates will be shared as soon as possible.  

The following classes celebrated during Homecoming weekend, September 29 - October 1, 2023:

  • 5th Cluster – Classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • 20th Cluster – Classes of 2002, 2003, and 2004
  • 40th Cluster – Classes of 1982, 1983, and 1984
  • 55th Cluster – Classes of 1967, 1968, and 1969

Campus was energized with academic offerings, performances, athletic events, and student activities, in addition to class and cluster specific reunion programming. View photos from the weekend. 

These reunions took place from May 19-22, 2023, and included specific programming for the 25th reunion class cluster (1996, 1997, and 1998) and the 50th reunion class (1973). There was fun, music, and a celebration of signature reunion elements and traditions. Reunion activities occured from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21, with Commencement on Monday, May 22.

Check out photos from the 25th Reunion and 50th Reunion festivities.

Oberlin embraces the mutual goals of providing graduating students with a commencement celebration of the highest caliber and hosting reunions that provide alumni with meaningful opportunities for them to connect with one another, students, and the college.

To accomplish both goals within available resources, splitting reunions is necessary. In the tradition of the 50th class participating in Oberlin’s annual commencement ceremony, and in acknowledgment of a traditional 25th reunion milestone, Oberlin will celebrate both the milestone 25th and 50th reunions during Commencement Weekend.

In considering a time to hold remaining cluster reunions, fall Homecoming Weekend provides an opportune setting. The campus is full of activity and special events that allow alumni to celebrate and reflect upon their own time on campus while experiencing the Oberlin of today. Homecoming weekend carries an unambiguous invitation: return home to Oberlin, whatever that may mean to you. 

Reunions celebrated in the fall and spring will have a similar look and feel. Attendees, regardless of when their reunion is scheduled, will enjoy classmate presentations, memorial services, meals, performances, nights at the 'Sco, and plenty of other opportunities to interact with fellow classmates and students. With the addition of a fall Illumination, both fall and spring attendees will be able to share in this beloved tradition.

Many reunion cluster-specific activities are planned by alumni volunteers. When reunion classes have active planning committees, a greater breadth of programming becomes available for that cluster. If you would like to propose an idea or serve on your reunion planning committee, please send an email to

The inability to provide on-campus housing is a determination that came from an assessment of several factors reviewed by Oberlin’s executive leadership team, including:

  • Campus construction related to the carbon-neutral Sustainable Infrastructure Project 
  • Planned, necessary, and/or possible dorm renovations
  • Lack of adequate time and resources for campus staff to clean and prepare residence halls for alumni guests following the departure of students
  • Issues that arise from students being housed in dorms with alumni guests
  • Consistent alumni dissatisfaction with their experience being housed in dorms

To mitigate the effects of this housing shift, the college is working with area hotels to provide blocks of rooms, and complimentary shuttles between campus and the hotels. 

You are welcome to arrange your own hotel and transportation, but complimentary shuttles will only be available from the hotels where the College has room blocks held. 

Tent camping and RV hookups will not be available, as we make way for Oberlin's Sustainable Infrastructure Project (SIP). Guests interested in camping are welcome to look for options near campus. Findley State Park, about 17 minutes south of Oberlin, is one such option.

The College is unable to provide transportation to and from Cleveland Hopkins airport due to the volume of alumni and guests we are anticipating at various times and the resources it would require to offer transportation.

Airport Oberlin Shuttle offers transportation from the airport to campus.

For other transportation options, please visit Airports and Grounds Transportation.

While reunion events will be designed with reunion classes and clusters in mind, many scheduled campus activities are open to all alumni, from Illumination, to concerts, campus productions, and special programs.

Yes. If you have a guest, partner, or spouse in a different reunion year, please add them when you register. They will be recognized as part of your registration.

While children are welcome to attend campus and reunion activities, we are unable to provide any activities that are specifically for our younger visitors. If your child wishes to attend your reunion meals, they will need to be registered as your guest and charged for those particular meals, but they will not be charged the reunion registration fee. You will need to contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at  to receive assistance on registering your child(ren).