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.

A live audio and video feed of the commencement ceremony will be available on this page starting at 8 a.m. (Eastern Time). Guests may also view the livestream at Warner Concert Hall.

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

For the Media

All members of the media are required to register in advance to attend Oberlin’s Commencement exercises. To register, please contact Director of Media Relations Andrea Simakis by Friday, May 24. She can be reached at 440-935-0154 or at

The day of Commencement, all visiting media must check in with Director of Media Relations Andrea Simakis at the Office of Communications, 247 West Lorain Street between 8:30 and 9 a.m. to receive your credentials. Parking is available at this location.

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