Registration is open! Celebrate your Oberlin connections and the warmth and diversity of the Oberlin experience May 17-23, 2021.
Programs will take place May 21-23, with a weeklong celebration of Oberlin connection opportunities delivered via email beginning May 17. VRW 2021 will include innovative, virtual reunion activities for all alumni, as well as focused events for those clusters and classes scheduled for reunion in May 2021.
Signature reunion elements are part of our plans, as well as academic enrichment (lifelong learning) opportunities. Additionally, there will be time for fun, music, and a celebration of many sights, sounds, and experiences from Oberlin – including potential virtual Nights at the ’Sco and Illumination.
Right now! Click the button below to learn more and register for VRW today.
Virtual Reunion Weekend Schedule
Please note all events time are EDT.
All week long Monday-Saturday, May 17-22
Presidential Fitness Challenge: Designed for participants at all levels of ability and skill, the challenge encourages all alumni to move and learn during the week of May 17-22. Participants completing five out of six activities will receive a special finishers fitness towel.
Daily @ 7 AM | VRW Daily Dispatches: a series of emails that feature interactive content from the College & Conservatory to help you celebrate reunion week
Monday, May 17
7:30 PM | Grand Piano Extravaganza
Saturday, May 22
8 AM | YeoFit with President Carmen Twillie Ambar (Presidential Fitness Challenge)
9:30 AM | Academic Offerings
- Oberlin Conservatory Global
- Healing Democracy
11 AM | Scholar’s “Take”: Interdisciplinary Film Talk with Oberlin Faculty
12:30 PM | Crimson & Gold Celebration
Sunday, May 23
7 PM | Virtual Illumination
Yes, VRW is for everyone! All Obies are invited to join the dedicated all-alumni programming on Saturday, May 22. Beginning May 17, all Oberlin alumni will receive daily emails celebrating the Oberlin experience, culminating in a variety of all-alumni events on Saturday.
Reunioning classes and clusters will host virtual events dedicated for those alumni and their families on Friday and Saturday.
VRW Reunion Groups
- 65th Reunion Cluster - Classes of 1955, 1956 & 1957
- 50th Reunion
- 35th Reunion Cluster - Classes of 1985, 1986 & 1987
- 25th Reunion - Class of 1996
- 15th Reunion Cluster - Classes of 2005, 2006 & 2007
The Class Pages will be updated to reflect important information for each respective reunioning class and cluster.
IT’S FREE! Unlike in years past, the VRW 2021 all-alumni programs on Saturday, May 22 are completely free of charge!
NOTE: Certain events for reunioning classes and clusters may have a nominal fee, depending upon activities planned by the alumni volunteers.
Alumni volunteers, staff, and campus partners are developing plans for virtual gatherings that honor the warmth and diversity of the Oberlin experience. We are determined to create meaningful virtual reunion activities that will present opportunities for alumni to connect with one another and with Obies from around the globe, as well as activities that class and cluster volunteers are planning for their classmates.
We intend to return to in-person reunions as soon as we are able. Looking to the future, we will maintain our 5-year class and cluster cycle for reunions, celebrating them as scheduled.
Reunion giving will continue to provide a vital source of support for Oberlin students. As your reunion approaches, we hope you will consider how a new or increased gift to Oberlin can honor your past while supporting the college’s future.
Oberlin alumni have a long history of securing their legacy through collective philanthropy. Over and above continuing support of the Annual Fund, each class establishes a legacy in championing the next generation of Obies! Your reunion gift is a powerful way for you to be involved in the life of the college and conservatory, and helping guarantee that future students will be able to enjoy the transformational experiences that Oberlin provided in your life.
Gifts of every size make a difference, and all donations of any designation made prior to Reunion will automatically be credited toward your class or cluster gift. Support Oberlin by:
- Making a gift when you register for reunion weekend
- Visiting advance.oberlin.edu/donate to give securely online
- Calling (800) 693-3167 to make your gift via phone
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding planned giving, gifts by stock, and employee matching gifts
- Sending a check made payable to:
PO Box 72110
Cleveland, OH 44192-0002
Oberlin’s response to COVID-19 has required an immeasurable amount of personal and community sacrifice. The combined efforts of students, faculty and staff, and other members of the college and city community have been remarkable, yielding a .05% positivity rate -- a point of pride for us all.
For more information visit the ObieSafe website, which gathers the planning, guidance, and support those on campus need to make good choices.