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Commencement 2022

Oberlin College & Conservatory is pleased to announce that Oberlin's Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2022 will take place Sunday, June 5 at 9:30 a.m. on Tappan Square. Signature celebratory activities for families and graduates will begin Friday evening, June 3, and conclude at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5.

Check this page regularly for updates about Commencement activities and events taking place throughout the weekend.


Experience Commencement

Register for Commencement Weekend Events

Registration for Commencement Weekend events closed on May 23, 2022. Tickets are not required to attend Sunday morning's commencement ceremony.

Commencement Weekend Schedule of Events

Visit Oberlin's Commencement and Reunion Weekend events page for a complete list of departmental open houses and other celebrations.

See a schedule of signature commencement weekend celebrations here, including signature events and additional celebrations of students.

Commencement Ceremony

9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 5

Tickets are not required to attend Sunday morning's commencement ceremony.

We will honor the graduates of the Class of 2022 with a Commencement ceremony on Tappan Square featuring President Ambar and Board of Trustees Chair T. Chris Canavan '84. Additional information for families and friends can be found here.

Commencement Weekend Signature Events

The Grand Piano Extravaganza ($)

8 p.m. on Friday, June 3

How many pianos can we get on stage? This not to be missed Oberlin tradition features performances by faculty, staff, and graduating seniors to raise funds for the piano department.

Crimson and Gold Celebration featuring President Carmen Twillie Ambar

10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4

President Ambar will join Assistant Vice President of Admissions Communications Ben Jones '96 for a state of the college conversation and celebrate the generous philanthropy of our milestone reunion classes.

Class of 2022 Family Social ($)

11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4

Enjoy an informal social celebration with graduates, family members, and guests. Light lunch fare and beverages will be served. Advanced registration is required. Complimentary tickets are available to all members of the Class of 2022. 

Commencement Recital

1 p.m. on Saturday June 4

Oberlin Conservatory's 2022 outstanding seniors will perform in Finney Chapel.

Multifaith Baccalaureate Celebration

2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will host a Multifaith Baccalaureate Celebration beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Finney Chapel.

Illumination and Social on the Square

7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4

Tappan Square at its most beautiful, with hundreds of colorful Japanese lanterns strung across the green. Join us for this beloved Oberlin tradition that gathers alumni, graduates and their families, faculty and staff, and the Oberlin community for an evening of music and fun.

Additional Commencement Weekend Celebrations

A number of department-based programs and affinity-based graduation celebrations will take place throughout the weekend. Find more information about the events and celebrations on our calendar page.




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