Office of Alumni Engagement

Washington, D.C. Alumni Club

Welcome to the Oberlin Club of Washington, D.C.!

Nearly 2,000 Oberlin graduates reside in the Washington, D.C. region. The area is a national and international center for politics, the arts, research, and advocacy. No wonder so many Oberlin graduates are drawn to the region where they can apply their Oberlin education to change the world!

The D.C. Club is Oberlin's most active regional organization. The Club sponsors several programs each month, including events that are on Zoom or in-person. Lectures, social events, museum tours, volunteer days, etc., offer many opportunities for you to meet with cohorts and alumni of all eras, and to network as you seek career information.

If you will be moving to the D.C. region or live outside the region and would like to receive notices about D.C. Club events, please send an email to the Alumni Office at  . You can review the Alumni Events Calendar  to check on upcoming Oberlin events in the area.

Can You Host a Winter Term Student?

One of the greatest challenges for students pursuing winter term internships is securing housing. It can be very difficult and expensive to find a place to live for one month, especially in our area. If you are able to host an Oberlin student, please contact the Center for Career Exploration and Development at .

Act Locally

Get involved in your local club! Your ideas, energy, and willingness to collaborate with other Obies are welcome. In the process you'll make new friends and have fun. Contact Club President Clyde Owan '79 to ask how you can get involved or to share thoughts about future programs at .

Other Questions?

Contact the Alumni Office at (440) 775-8692  or .

President: Clyde Owan ’79
Treasurer: Samuel George ’07
Communications Coordinator: Alena Palevitz ’07
Recording Officer: Daniel Wasse ’88
Member Advisory Committee: Maury Sterns ’62
Alumni Leadership Council Representative: Ted Gest ’68

At Large

Kathy Kendall ’58, Suzanne Ludlow ’81, Dixie Sommers ’70, Cynthia Whittlesey ’79

New to the area?  Be sure to update your address (both physical and e-mail) with the Alumni Office as invites are targeted by your zip code. We will typically send you an electronic version of announcements to save paper–be sure to add  to your address book.

If you have any further questions, e-mail us at  and we'll be happy to help.