Finding Hope, Cultivating Purpose
By classmates for the class of 2022, their families, and friends
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life presents one of the signature Commencement weekend events, “Finding Hope, Cultivating Purpose,” at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, in Finney Chapel.
The Class of 2022, their friends, and families are invited to a panel discussion by six students across traditions and philosophical commitments. Classmates will look back on their last four years, discussing where they have found hope and purpose in their lives. Starting with the words of their professors when asked to vacate campus on March 13, 2020 (in class and by email), students will reflect on their journey to Commencement and look ahead to their immediate futures.
Whereas in most years a notable speaker is brought to campus for the Multifaith Baccalaureate celebration, students in the Class of 2022 asked to learn from one another, reaching for the expertise already present among them. The celebration concludes with an intentional class parting and an invitation to offer gratitude, one classmate to another. The talk is open to the public.
The speakers include:
- Raavi Muzaffar Asdar
- Imani Badillo
- Marwan M. Ghanem
- Avi Hurewitz
- Jane Vourlekis
- Serena Elizabeth Zets
Oberlin recommends attendance for vaccinated people. Everyone is required to wear a mask indoors at all times. Anyone with symptoms should refrain from attending campus events. Oberlin policies are subject to change based on evolving public health recommendations.
Oberlin College’s campus modernization program to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions and water consumption will cause some temporary road closures and disruptions to parking access throughout campus. You can stay up to date at the Sustainable Infrastructure Program website.
Parking in the Finney Chapel lot is limited. Nearby visitor parking is available in the lots:
- northwest of the intersection of W. Lorain Street and Woodland Street
- behind Bosworth Hall (Fairchild Chapel) north of W. Lorain Street, accessible from both W. Lorain Street and N. Main Street