Founded in 1833, Oberlin is one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. Its Conservatory of Music and its art museum have secured Oberlin’s reputation for artistic excellence. For those who live within driving distance of Oberlin, it is a haven for the performing and visual arts and a citadel for the life of the mind.

Each year we present a range of intellectual voices and artistic and performance visionaries through the Artist Recital Series, Convocation Series, and our opera theater, theater, and dance productions. Additionally, the Allen Memorial Art Museum enriches the community’s educational and cultural life.

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Homecoming 2024 Calendar

Friday, September 27, 2024 to Sunday, September 29, 2024

Join us Homecoming Weekend for a celebration of all things Oberlin! Enjoy concerts and live performances, Illumination on Tappan Square, sporting events, art exhibits, open houses and campus tours, fireworks, and much more! Events are open to all students, alumni, faculty/staff, and friends of...

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Additional Series

Artist Recital Series

Friday, September 1, 2023 to Friday, May 31, 2024
Oberlin's 2024-25 series continues the legacy of presenting celebrated musical artists with six extraordinary concerts in Finney Chapel.

Black History Month

Thursday, February 1, 2024 to Saturday, March 9, 2024
In 1926, Carter G. Woodson laid the groundwork for Black History Month by establishing the first Negro History Week, an event dedicated to celebrating the history, politics, and culture of Black people.

Commencement Celebrations Calendar

Thursday, May 23, 2024 to Monday, May 27, 2024
Oberlin is planning a weekend of celebrations for the Class of 2024, culminating with Commencement on Monday, May 27. Please note that some meals and performances require tickets and/or advance...

Dance 2023–24 Season

Friday, September 1, 2023
Dance happens all over Oberlin’s campus, as a part of everyday life, in site-specific work, and in faculty-choreographed productions and student-run performances. Dance at Oberlin integrates...

Oberlin at Hidden Valley

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 to Sunday, January 21, 2024
Hidden Valley Music Seminars, An Institute of the Arts is located in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Range in the world famous Carmel/Monterey area. Since 1963, Hidden Valley has worked to engage...

Opera 2023–24 Season

Friday, September 1, 2023 to Friday, May 31, 2024
Oberlin Opera has long been synonymous with excellence. Staging two major productions with orchestra each year, Oberlin Opera often challenges the operatic norm, and its performances have received critical acclaim.

Theater 2023–24 Season

Thursday, August 31, 2023
We pride ourselves on cultivating a dynamic and supportive theater culture that encourages experimentation, collaboration, and the creation of new connections across fields. New forms of community...