A collage of creative graduation caps.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Oberlin College

Commencement/Reunion Weekend

Oberlin College will host an in-person celebration for the Class of 2021 on Friday, May 14, 2021. Virtual opportunities for family and friends to participate in the celebration will be made available on our website and, if possible, in various physically distant locations on campus. At this time, it is not anticipated that family and friends will be able to physically attend the celebration.

Want to view the one-of-a-kind Class of 2020 celebration?

View Class of 2020 Commencement Program

Experience Commencement

Oberlin College invites graduating seniors to participate in an in-person celebration shared virtually with their parents, family members, alumni, and friends in a uniquely Oberlin way. More details will be shared shortly!

Senior Week & Commencement Celebrations

Academic departments and offices will offer students opportunities to celebrate and attend virtual events in the days leading up to May 14, 2021. Activities range from academic open houses to readings, and virtual games to recognition programs. A full schedule will be posted online with more information soon!

Check out what we did last year


Senior Class Gift

The class of 2021 is raising money to help make Oberlin more financially accessible for all students. Join us by making a gift to student scholarships, or any other fund, department, or organization on campus today!

Seniors who donate a total of $20 before the end of the academic year—or make a recurring gift for $5 quarterly—will receive a Philanthropy Cord!

Make a gift


Class of 2021 Parent and Family Tributes

A student-designed graduation cap says 'Congratulations'Oberlin College is delighted to recognize the parents and family members of the Class of 2021 who have made special gifts to celebrate their students’ achievement and support the college for the benefit of all.

Please view our honor roll for an alphabetical listing of parent and family donors. We will continue to display and periodically update this list through June 30, 2021. To make a gift, visit go.oberlin.edu/parents. Please indicate the name of your student in the “Comments” box.

Please view the congratulatory remarks from the parents of the Class of 2021. If you are the parent or family member of a 2021 Obie, you're welcome to create your own congratulatory message.

Congratulatory Yard Signs for Your Grad

Congratulate your Obie with a yard sign! Take this 18" x 24" design to a local or online print shop (Office Depot, Staples, etc.) and make a sign for your yard. Don’t have a yard? You can also use this file to make a poster or sign for your window or door, or to share on social media or as a Zoom backdrop. Enjoy!

Oberlin College

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Oberlin Conservatory

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Campus Bulletins

Senior Celebration 2021

December 21, 2020 9:00 AM

Donica Thomas Varner, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Congratulatory Messages to the Class of 2021

We are pleased to share congratulatory messages from parents and family members to the Oberlin College Class of 2021!