Graduating students in caps and gowns at the Commencement ceremony.
Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

Commencement Weekend 2024

Congratulations to the Class of 2024! The commencement ceremony for Oberlin College and Conservatory graduates is Monday, May 27 at 9:30 a.m. in Tappan Square. Tickets are not required.

Weekend activities for families and graduates will begin Saturday, May 25 and conclude around 1 p.m. on Monday. Highlights include an outdoor family social, Illumination on Tappan Square, conservatory recitals, and much more. 

See below for upcoming events. Please note that some weekend events require tickets and/or advance registration. For questions, please contact

Lighting the Way

June 8, 2023

Tony Award-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz ’81 first found her spark at Oberlin.

Bask in the Glow

May 18, 2023

Illumination celebration unites campus and community on Oberlin’s bucolic Tappan Square.

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